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FGPC’s 2021 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge

Real gold, real silver, a chance to paddle around the world, and join in the battle against COVID-19.

Congratulations to all the athletes in Fairway Gorge Paddling Club‘s 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge. We’ve paddled around the globe!

But we’re not done yet.

We’ve extended the challenge until August 6, and we’ll celebrate our achievements during the new Splash Dash festival on August 7. That means we’ve got just under a month to catch up and pass Evolution Paddle Club‘s Michael Sim, who’s currently our top paddler by distance!Remember to keep submitting your kilometres until August 6.

To add incentive, Fairway Gorge will award solid gold and silver 2021 coins courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint to the top male and female paddlers by distance. The male and female paddlers with the third-longest distances will also be awarded commemorative 2021 RCM coins.

Half of the registration fees from all participants will go to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The balance of net proceeds will be directed to clubs registering for the 49th Parallel challenge.

All paddling or erging distances can be included, including GPS-logged solo and double distances, kayaks and SUPs, logged ERG sessions and OC6 and dragon boat distances if Canadian crew boat training opens up before we reach our round-the-world finish line (Victoria BC).

Note: Two separate registrations are required for any double boats (for example OC2, M2, etc.)

If your club would like to officially participate in the Global Paddle Challenge as a fundraiser, please email your request to info@fgpaddle.com with the words “Global Paddle Challenge” in the subject line. 50% of new registration fees will be going to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and 50% to a new participant’s home paddling club*

CLICK HERE to register

*less a small credit card processing fee.

List of Participants

First Name
Last Name
Associated Club
Current Meters Paddled
ConnieGrossFemaleDragon Boat Association of Southern Alberta0
RominaSennekerFemaleDragon Boat Association of Southern Alberta0
LauriaMacDougallFemaleEdmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club151,269
TinaCheungFemaleEvolution Paddling Club856,917
MarianneInternicolaFemaleEvolution Paddling Club599,202
LouisLowMaleEvolution Paddling Club1,626,939
MirjaRaitaFemaleEvolution Paddling Club1,643,550
MichaelSimMaleEvolution Paddling Club1,751,328
ForuzanVeljiFemaleEvolution Paddling Club1,520,449
PaulAgateMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club538,047
ErikAgesMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club341,540
JanetBrightFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club126,871
PaulBucciMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club173,310
DonCarlsonMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club1,587,773
MeganCarsonFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club203,110
CarlaCoghlanFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club366,420
ShirleyCurtisFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club231,370
TerryCurtisMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club0
NadineEnglehartFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club295,142
LeslieEwartFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club230,652
CraigFergusonMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club359,108
NoreenFrischFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club202,491
HeatherHallidayFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club215,920
Meg Harrigan-LeeFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club98,813
TaraHastingsFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club551,420
WendyIsdahlFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club470,017
JanosKovacsMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club235,520
PennyLedouxFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club397,300
RickLindenMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club78,440
KimPoitrasFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club0
MurrayRichmondMaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club175,863
LisaRossFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club0
MaryRowlesFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club130,828
YvonneSharpeFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club524,291
DaleWolowiczFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club522,902
LynneYoungFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club450,502
WendyYoungFemaleFairway Gorge Paddling Club374,794
NoraChunFemaleFalse Creek Racing Canoe Club222,740
GaryCohenMaleFalse Creek Racing Canoe Club357,174
NicoleHofsFemaleFalse Creek Racing Canoe Club624,580
AmandaHuntFemaleFalse Creek Racing Canoe Club476,600
KarenLutzFemaleFalse Creek Racing Canoe Club278,600
CatherineMarrFemaleFalse Creek Racing Canoe Club18,620
KatReidFemaleFalse Creek Racing Canoe Club36,230
BobAndersonMaleFort Langley Canoe Club196,006
CherylBublitzFemaleFort Langley Canoe Club356,220
BelindaBurkeFemaleFort Langley Canoe Club141,060
MareCoxFemaleFort Langley Canoe Club591,920
SueHillierFemaleFort Langley Canoe Club945,500
BrendaHoffmanFemaleFort Langley Canoe Club248,360
DavidLongmanMaleFort Langley Canoe Club556,970
IngridRennieFemaleFort Langley Canoe Club240,774
PamSutherlandFemaleFort Langley Canoe Club294,646
JonathanWilkinsMaleFort Langley Canoe Club1,323,882