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Mike's an Adventuresmart Instructor/Trainer, a Paddle Canada  Level Two Sea Kayak Instructor, Kayak Rolling Instructor, Advanced Flat Water Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor, and has attained a Level Three Sea Kayak Skills qualification.  Mike is also certified by the Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association as a Coastal Kayak Level One Instructor, Kayak Tripping Instructor Level Two, and holds a Coastal Kayak Level Two skills qualification, as well as, Moving Water Canoeing Level 2A, and 1B. Mike also has a British Canoe Union 3 Star Certification.

Ann's an Adventuresmart Instructor/Trainer, a 

Paddle Canada  Level One Sea Kayak Instructor, Kayak Rolling Instructor, Basic Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor, and has attained a Level Three Sea Kayak Skills qualification.  Ann is also certified by the Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association as a Coastal Kayak Level One Instructor, and holds a Coastal Kayak Level Two skills qualification, Kayak Tripping Level Two Multi-day Trip Leader certification, as well as, Moving Water Canoeing Level 1A.  Ann also has a British Canoe Union 3 Star Certificaion.

​​​IT'S ALL ABOUT FUN!

HAPPYPADDLING.COM is led by the husband and wife team of Mike & Ann Valin and we do our best to build fun into everything we do!  With the support of our team of Professional Instructors and Trip leaders we are committed to making your new endeavour in the great outdoors safe, fun, and enjoyable. 

Interested in trying Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Canoeing?  Join us for a 90 minute tour around Beautiful Kempenfelt Bay!!  Want to start building a foundation for your passion?  During the summer we offer 2.5 hour Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, and Canoeing clinics, as well as, Paddle Canada and ORCKA Certification courses.  How about making a Greenland Paddle or working on your Navigation Skills? HAPPYPADDLING is here to help you get started.  Please follow the links on menu bar above to have a look at all that we do. :-)  ​​