WK Alberta Ambassador : Eric Albert

I have been active in whitewater sports ever since I left home in Southern British Columbia in order to live by the glacial fed rivers of Jasper! Whitewater has been in my blood for the past 25 years, and it has made me who I am today…a whitewater junkie! I have an undying passion for expeditionary rafting, creeking, and of course freestyle kayaking.

I was one of the first to complete the Outdoor Pursuits / Physical Education Program at Mount Royal College University in Calgary, and one of the first to complete the rigorous Adventure Travel Guide Program held at the Thompsons River University in Kamloops back in the early 90′s…yes I’m that old.

My passion for the rivers lead me to work down at the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School as an instructor and River Specialist for a few summers, and then brought me to the Bow Valley corridor to run a rafting company in the Kananaskis River for a number of years. Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to lead trips down the Grand and the Selway Rivers, along with being a member on a Middle Fork of the Salmon as well. Paddling is my passion!

Wanting more of a challenge, I took on the task of becoming a Director at Large for the Alberta Freestyle Kayaking Association, which subsequently coincided with me taking on the Alberta Ambassadorship for World Kayak. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead, and I look forward to fostering great relationships and developing World Kayak in Alberta.

However my biggest role, is being a positive role model for my kids and forging a positive fun filled competitive environment for them to paddle into. With World Kayak supporting Alberta, that will be an easy task to achieve. I look forward to meeting you on the river! Eric

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June 24th, 2017

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