Like many Eastern Canadians, Patrice Gagnon moved to B.C. to train and enjoy paddling year round. His plan paid off as his slalom career culminated at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics where he finished 21st. He also represented Canada at nine World Championships and is a national champion. Now a pilot based out of Vancouver Airport, this CKBC Legend continues to enjoy being connected to nature through paddling.
When and why were you in B.C.?
What are your paddling career highlights and accomplishments?
What is your favourite paddling moment?
What are you doing now (professionally, personally)?
Are you still involved in the paddle sports? If yes, how?
What impact did paddling in B.C. have on you professionally and personally?
Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization for the paddle sports and actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in them. Members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. The association's mission enourages and promotes personal growth and success for our members through participation and performance in paddle sports.