About Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers

EWP is a kayak club.

With your registration you become a member of the Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers club.

Our clubhouse is located near the Valley Zoo. Click here to see the map.

Below is some history and other information about the Club that can help you be aware of what we do, and our hope is that you will choose to join in further activities.

The Club is a registered non-profit society formed in 1973 for the purpose of promoting canoe and kayak paddling for recreation and competition.

We are a member club of Whitewater Canada which is the amateur sport governing body for canoeing and kayaking in Canada, as well as the Canadian Canoe Polo Committee and a member of the Alberta Canoe Polo Association (ACPA) which is the provincial body governing the growth of Canoe (kayak) Polo in Alberta.

The Club is administered by a volunteer executive elected yearly at our Annual General Meeting. Operating funds are obtained through membership and user fees, while equipment purchase usually is through matching grants and/or other volunteer fundraising activities.

Youth Lessons

EWP offers classes to kids as young as 6 years old and emphasizes a fun learning environment in order to develop basic kayaking skills. Older youth are transitioned into our youth program (or start there) and are exposed to all aspects of the sport, including whitewater, rolling basics and canoe/kayak polo. There are many opportunities to get folded into the main EWP training group that practices in an adjacent pool at the same time when they aren’t participating and helping with lessons themselves. Click the button below to inquire further about our youth programs.

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