• January 7, 2017
    2017 Spring Exchange:
    Hosted by Gabriola Sea Kayaking on Gabriola Island, BC! More...

  • July 6, 2016
    2016 Fall Exchange:
    Hosted by PIKA on Pender Island, BC! More...

  • June 2, 2016
    2016 Fall Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • February 1, 2016
    2016 Spring Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • January 7, 2016
    2016 Spring Exchange:
    Hosted by Terracentric and Footprint Nature Exploration in Lund, BC! More...

  • August 14, 2015
    2015 Fall Exchange - Skookumchuck:
    September 24-26, 2015 - Current, skill sessions, socializing!

  • March 3, 2015
    2015 Spring Exchange:
    April 17-19, 2015 - Sooke! Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!

  • March 17, 2014
    2014 Spring Exchange:
    May 9-11, 2014 - Salt Spring Island. Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!

  • March 17, 2014
    On-Going Training Policy Update:
    The SKGABC has evolved the On-Going Training policy to give options to more members! More...

  • Dec 22, 2013
    Northern Gateway Pipeline: SKGABC working to safeguard the BC coastline and sea kayaking industry.

  • Oct 25, 2013
    2013 Annual General Meeting: Nov 9, 2013 - Nanaimo, BC.

  • May 15, 2013
    Toquaht Bay Closure
    Alternative launch sites available at village of Macoah. More...

  • March 26, 2013
    Electronic Guide Logs
    Submit your logs using an easy electronic spreadsheet! More...

  • August, 2012
    Wolf Advisory: Vargas / Flores Island Park - Clayoquot Sound Due to wolf activity on Vargas and Flores Island this summer, BC Parks has issued a Wolf Advisory More...

  • June 1, 2012
    Tsunami Debris Reporting Environment Canada - Tsunami Debris Sighting and Reporting Information

  • May 25, 2012
    Online Resource Sheets Printable equipment list, emergency contact list, earthquake and tsunami notification, operating standards summary and more!

  • May 23, 2012
    Pacific Coast - Marine Weather Guide Environment Canada Marine Weather Guide for the BC Coast updated and online!

  • February 14, 2012
    Updated - Water Classification Maps: Outlining water classfications within British Columbia

  • February 14, 2012
    New Pro-Deal: Killarney Kayaks joins the SKGABC Pro-Deal Program! Deals for members from companies like: Aquabound, Brooks, Broform, Delta, Level Six, Nimbus, North Water, Ortlieb, and Seaward! Members Area

  • Technical Guides Manual
    The SKGABC has produced a manual for guides of every level. For more information Click Here


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Certified Guides

The guides listed on these pages received their SKGABC certification on the date indicated. At the time of certification, all requirements for the indicated certification level were met. Your guide will be able to provide a current SKGABC certification card indicating their current status.

SKGABC Certified Level Three Guides

Name Certification Date
Jordie Allen-NewmanMay 28,2003
Mike Lennie AllisonJune 15,2004
Laurel ArcherMay 08,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer, Class 4 Waters Endorsement
Carter ArletteOctober 14,2013
Serina BainJuly 01,2008
Andrea BellJune 06,2008
Jeremy BeningerMay 21,2013
Amy BenskinMay 31,2016
Matthew BowesJune 04,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer
Angela BueckertOctober 01,2008
Genevieve BurdettJune 01,2010
Toni BustonOctober 01,2008
Miray CampbellMay 28,2006
Peter CarsonJuly 03,1995
Trevor ChapmanJune 07,1995
NOTES:Guide Trainer
Brian CollenSeptember 18,1996
Daye CooperJune 30,2013
NOTES:SKGABC Executive Director
Kim CrosbyDecember 09,1996
Benjamin DoffeJune 10,2007
Gary DoranJune 13,2002
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer
Jonathan DunsmoreJuly 13,2010
Caroline FisherJune 13,2002
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer
Nick GallantJune 05,2015
Sue GlennMay 08,2005
Cody HartikinenFebruary 10,1995
Sarah HauserOctober 09,2005
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer
Christine HawesJune 22,2011
Kate HivesJune 01,1995
NOTES:Class 4 Waters Endorsement, Guide Trainer, Guide Examiner
Luke HyattMay 28,2006
Andrew JonesApril 17,2003
Matt KellowMay 02,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer
Bradshaw KevinApril 26,2006
Steve KonikApril 24,2002
Joel LagasseJune 03,2005
Jeff LarsenJune 21,2009
Joel LavigueurJune 20,2012
David LecovinNovember 10,1995
Gerhardt LeppSeptember 21,2008
Calum MacDonaldDecember 15,1996
Duncan MackJune 01,2012
JF MarleauApril 22,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Executive, Guide Trainer & Examiner, Class Four Waters Endorsement
Manuel MartelOctober 30,2008
James McKerricherOctober 09,2005
Liam McNeilJune 05,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer, Class Four Waters Endorsement
Chris NagleJune 03,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer
Georgia NewsomeSeptember 01,2009
Kerry OrchardMay 28,2006
Sarah OsbergOctober 21,2007
David PinelMay 27,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer & Examiner
Sheila PorteousOctober 16,2011
Emily RaichuraJune 05,2004
Janna RistJune 17,2012
Jack RosenJanuary 01,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Executive,Guide Trainer & Examiner
Dave SarkanyJune 30,2011
Marshall SavillOctober 16,2011
Allan SchafferNovember 05,1998
Jennifer SmithJanuary 01,2003
Rick SnowdonMay 26,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer & Examiner
Lorenzo VogelgesangJune 20,1995
Dave WanJune 10,2008
NOTES:SKGABC Guide Trainer
Donald WebsterJune 13,1995
NOTES:SKGABC Executive, Guide Trainer & Examiner
Philipp WinterJune 13,2011

Please note; only individuals who have requested to be included are listed.
Members who wish to be listed, please contact us

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