Vancouver Whitewater Club

For All things Whitewater...

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About Us


The Vancouver Whitewater Club (VWC) is a non-profit volunteer organization of whitewater enthusiasts who organize trips, training and educational meetings for paddlers in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. We offer introductory training for beginner whitewater kayakers but welcome all disciplines of whitewater paddling, so bring your Canoe, Kayak, Raft, Sup or Inflatable Unicorn and join us on the river

Why Paddle With Us?

Whitewater paddling is both fun and challenging, and is a great way to experience remote and beautiful areas of our country. We welcome new paddlers to join our activities whether they be a beginner or experienced, young or not so young. Please feel free to contact one of our executive members or trip organizers for more information.


Dave Wortley

Club President

A British Import.  Known for being late, being broken and being in the way.


Ben 'Benjy' Bradford

Vice President

Ben moved over from Ireland (not The Island) and found himself drawn to BC's rivers.  After 2 years as Club President he's now moved to position of Vice and has a history of working with clubs and mountain rescue back in Ireland.


Kate Traczyk


Champion of the swim league, she's new to paddling but always finds the best deals out there so we made her Treasurer!


Bethany Ladd

Officer of Internal Affairs

Her biggest claim to fame is being rescued by an Olympic Gold Medalist at Skookumchuk... but we don't bring that up much... honest.


Adam Spencer

Membership Coordinator

Adam does computer stuff... 


Tom Kemecsey

Equipment Coordinator

Tom dishes out our club gear from the trailer location in Coquitlam


Ray Robb

Activities / Trip Coordinator

What Ray doesn't know about the BC rivers probably isn't worth knowing about...


No Pool sessions this year :(

Pool Session Lead Instructor

Directors at Large


Lauren Lipsius


Colin Jeffery


Jessica Blok




Hannah Tang