To most in the Manitoba paddling community, Steven is still 14 years old. Steven spent his teenage years kayaking with anyone who was willing to drive him to the river. During the summer, he would explore whitewater throughout the province and then spend the winter analyzing whitewater videos of the pros in preparation for spring!
Now 21, Steven is at the cutting edge of the whitewater kayaking scene here in Manitoba. He has traveled across Canada and internationally to improve his skills in order to progress the sport in his home province. Steven spends more time on the water than anyone and knows the whitewater rivers in this province like the back of his hand.
If there is one thing Steven likes more than paddling challenging whitewater in remote locations, it’s introducing people to the sport that has brought him so much joy over the years. Steven is a certified whitewater kayak instructor (Canoe Kayak Canada, River Kayaking Instructor 2 / Leader 2 Certified; Paddle Canada, River Kayaking Instructor Level 2 Certified) and has training in Wilderness First Aid and Swift Water Rescue. His passion for all things whitewater is contagious; he is excited to teach you everything you want to know, from the basics to aerial freestyle maneuvers. You’re in good hands with Steven on the water.