Canoe Kayak Canada – Come Paddle With Us

Canoe Kayak Canada – Come Paddle With Us

“Paddling is a part of our history. Paddling teaches us how to be alive in the world. It cultivates the skills for life success. It embodies the values we believe in. Everything that our country stands for is brought to life in the act of paddling. Paddling makes us who we are.”

Millions of Canadians paddle, whether recreationally or competitively. This short film captures the essence of paddling in its myriad forms. Beautifully showcasing the sport’s finest aspects, the piece seeks to relate to the broader Canadian demographic and to capture the imaginations of the many who feel a historical, cultural, geographic and physical connection to the quintessentially Canadian sport.

Produced for: Canoe Kayak Canada
Creative Lead: Blaine Pearson & Jason van Bruggen
Director: Jason van Bruggen
Sound & Voice Over: Paul Matthews
Cinematographer: Kiel Milligan
2nd Camera: Brian Smith
Editor: Married to Giants (Graham Chisolm)
Sound: Boombox (Stephanie Pigott)
Colour: Alter Ego


  1. therealcorwyn on March 18, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Love it! It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from; paddling is priceless and a sport for EVERYONE.

  2. Jean Paul Monnin on March 18, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Sorry but I really am offended that this does not show any Canoe Polo, a sport where we have 4 teams representing Canada, let’s recognize all paddle sports.

  3. Multiyapples on March 18, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Great game.

  4. Bryan Sarauer on March 18, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Wow, great video & kudos to CKC. I do wish life jackets were more evident, but a top-notch inspirational video all the same.

  5. Jaysterplayz on March 18, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    I come from lac sergent and i won first in k1 at the provincials and my mom is melanie dolan the lac sergent head

  6. mcflorian95 on March 18, 2020 at 3:19 pm


  7. AJ Winsor on March 18, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    I’m very used to seeing great videos like these coming from other countries, so when I saw Canoe Kayak Canada… I cannot described how amazed and excited I was. Awesome video, thanks.

  8. Trevor Folgering - Biohacking Coach on March 18, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    I miss those kayaking days at the WRCC. 🙂 To be 17 again… 🙂 Great video, brings back lots of memories

  9. Ivy Williams on March 18, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    I love the narrative on this video…I would like to have the words and author…Is it Graham Chisholm? I know edited this video….

  10. Alexandra Skeggs on March 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    This is amazing.

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