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Jordie Allen-Newman - Level Three Guide

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Jordie is an expert Sea Kayak Instructor and Guide and has worked with Ocean River Sports since 1996. He has pursued a life long interest exploring nature along Canada’s west coast and has circumnavigated both Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii as well he has paddled the outer passage from Alaska to Vancouver Island. He enjoys teaching paddlers of all levels and is keenly interested in assisting students to reach their goals using innovative and engaging teaching methods. Recently, Jordie became licensed through Transport Canada to Captain commercial vessels and combines this with guided sea kayaking in Gulf Islands National Park, through Ocean River Adventures. When he is not sea kayaking, SUPing or river paddling Jordie participate on the Leadership Team with the Guides Alliance and works as a clinical counsellor with Island Health.

Ongoing Professional Development

SKGABC Examiner/Trainer meeting - 2017 - attendee

SKGABC Board of Directors - 2017-present

SKGABC Exchange - Victoria - 2012 - Facilitator

SKGABC Exchange - Victoria - 2018 - Facilitator

PPS 2018 coach

SKGABC guides exchange Tofino October 26-28 2018