Member Profile

Matt DeLong - Assistant Overnight Guide

Available For Hire

Contact Me:

matt@candleboxkayaking.com


Profile:

I have been a SKGABC certified guide since 2009 and recently passed a Level 3 exam (October 2017). I'm passionate about kayaking and introducing people to our country's beautiful and diverse coastline and rivers. I have a keen interest in the history of the areas I guide and coach in and love to share stories of the people and events that have shaped them. I am the lead guide and coach for Candlebox Kayaking in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Areas paddles: Gulf Islands, Johnstone Strait, Clayoquot Sound, Douglas Channel, Broken Group, Gwaii Haanas, Isle of Skye (Scotland), Bay of Fundy (NS), South Shore (NS), Eastern Shore (NS). Professional qualifications: - Paddle Canada Level 4 skills sea kayaker - Paddle Canada Level 2 sea kayak instructor - Paddle Canada/Canoe Kayak Canada River Kayak Instructor 2 - Leader 2 - Certified in Wilderness First Aid, Standard First Aid and CPR level "C" - Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross, Canadian Lifesaving Society - Swift water rescue technician (SRT 1) - Registered examiner for Maritime Radio (ROC). Professional background: - BA (English), University of King's College - MDiv., Acadia University


Ongoing Professional Development

SKGABC Level One course and exam - 2009

SKGABC Assistant Overnight Guide upgrade course and exam

SKGABC Level 3 Exam - 2017 - passed exam - insufficient logged days for certification.  Level 3 guide status will be granted once additional professional days are logged.