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.


Ben 'Benjy' Bradford

Club President

Ben moved over from Ireland (not The Island) and found himself drawn to BC's rivers.  He's now the club President and has a history of working with clubs and mountain rescue back in Ireland.


Dave Wortley

Vice-President / Pool Lessons Coordinator

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


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

Secretary / Pool Session Coordinator

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... 


Martin Feuchtwanger

Equipment Coordinator

Martin keeps track of the gear, and Rich helps distributing.


Ray Robb

Activities / Trip Coordinator

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


Josh Askew

Pool Session Lead Instructor

Josh runs the training pool sessions.

Directors at Large


Rich Powell


Colin Jeffery


Jessica Blok


Josh Askew


Megan Cramb