Whitewater Rescue & Paddling Instructor and Guide
Ben brings a ton of energy and skill to the river. He instructs rescue, kayak, and canoe courses and also leads expeditions. Ben’s foundation stems from supporting youth and adults of marginalized backgrounds to find adventure, and connection in the wilderness. In the past he worked with Boundless Adventures, which got him into the world of whitewater. In tandem with his river work, Ben is currently working toward becoming an arborist at Fleming College.
Last summer Ben went to one of his dream paddling locations. He and a group of his friends paddled from Inuvik to Kugluktuk in the Arctic in sea kayaks. It was a 2.5-month trip that took a year and a half to plan. The trip made him realize that it’s possible to visit your dream paddling locations, you just have to commit.
For his next paddling trip, Ben would like to go to Haida Gwaii or Newfoundland.