Yukon River Marathon Paddlers Association

Vision, Values and Mission

 

Vision: a healthy and inspired marathon paddling community

Values: 

i) Respect indigenous culture and Yukon river history

ii) Inclusivity, equality, and fair play

iii) Well-being, safety and environmental stewardship

iv) Youth engagement and community involvement

v) Board transparency and accountability

Mission:

i) To challenge paddlers in a world class wilderness event – the Yukon River Quest

ii) Acknowledge the cultural value and the historical use of Yukon waterways

iii) Support paddling associations, events and training

iv) Promote the Yukon as a paddling destination

 

2019 Officers and Board of Directors

  • President: Peter Coates
  • Vice-President: Deb Bartlette
  • Secretary: Spencer Edelman
  • Treasurer: Lidwien Hanrath
    Directors:
    Jason Biensch
    Stan Fordyce
    Jeff Brady
    Carmen Gustafson
    Roger Hanberg
    Jim Boyde
    Hank Moorlag
    Anne Jessup
    Harry Kern
    Stephen Mooney
     
    The above were elected at the December 4, 2018 Annual General Meeting

Life Members

  • John Firth (2003), Past-President 2003
  • Jeff Brady (2003), Past-President 2006-08, Race Marshal 2002, Media Director (2009-present)
  • Harris Cox (2003), Race Marshal 2003-2006
  • Linda Bourassa (2003)
  • Harry Kern (2003), Past President 2014-16.
  • Ingrid Wilcox (2003)
  • Dianne Villeseche (2003)
  • Al Ekholm (2003)
  • Yvonne Harris (2003)
  • Peter Coates (2003), Past-President 2005, Race Marshal 2007, Race Tracker/Results Coordinator (2012-present), President 2019
  • Catherine Pinard (2003)
  • Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club (2003)
  • Stephen Mooney (2004), Past President 2011
  • Valerie Ross (2004)
  • Kerry Newell (2006)
  • Jean-Francois Latour (2006), Past President 2009-10
  • Joe O’Blenis (2008)
  • Ron Bernardin (2009)
  • Daniel Girouard (2011)
  • Joe Evans (2012)
  • Carl Rumscheidt (2012), Past President 2012-13
  • Roger Hanberg (2012), Past President 2017-18, Race Marshal 2011-19.
  • Jason Doucet (2012)
  • Tim Hodgson (2012)
  • Patricia McKenna (2012)
  • Claire Desmarais (2013)
  • Linda Rapp (2013)
  • Al Foster (2014)
  • Thomas de Jager (2015)
  • Don Sundquist (2016)
  • Estrada Tan Partners (2016)
  • Allan Martin (2016)
  • Glen Young (2016)
  • David Hutchison (2016)
  • Anne Clark (2016)
  • Emily Matthews (2017)
  • Dr. Wolfram Scheicher (2017)
  • Stan Fordyce (2018)
  • Deb Bartlette (2018)
  • Lidwien Hanrath (2019)
  • Mia Lee (2019)

Memberships are $20 per year for adults, $10 per year for juniors (18 & under) • Life Memberships are $100 

To become a member click here.