Passionate about canoeing, I take great pleasure in sharing insights as a professional instructor and regular contributing writer to outdoor and paddling magazines. Recently I've collaborated on the design and implementation of Paddle Canada's new whitewater canoe program and continue to promote my own instruction book Canoeing; The Essential Skills and Safety and DVD Canoeing.
Currently, the creation of Paddle Pointers provides a terrific opportunity to pass on skills, both tried and true, and, new and hot off the presses. Plus, expect to see the latest advances in canoe instruction. If you'd like to participate in a whitewater clinic, check out westwoodoutdoors.ca.
Further introduction is provided on Westwood Outdoors, "created by Andrew and Carole Westwood in order to provide a site where people can find information on paddling techniques, tips and ideas all pertaining to kayaking and canoeing"...
Passionate about canoeing, [Andrew Westwood] shares his insights as an professional instructor and regular contributing writer to outdoor and paddling magazines. He has worked in both canoe design and marketing for prominent paddle sport companies. As a successful open canoe athlete, Andrew has also garnered many first place finishes in international slalom events. At home in the wilderness, he has guided on the Nahanni River, the North Shore of Lake Superior and explored areas of Ellesmere Island in Canada’s far north.