Girls on Boards is Going Global!
Check out what our Licensed Program Leaders are doing in their communities!
British Columbia, Canada
Susy is an artist and teacher, as well as a snowboard, swim, and yoga instructor! She finds that the feeling of being free and living life to the fullest is most commonly felt while on a board! Susy looks forward to leading more SUP and snowboarding programs in the Okanagan Valley region!
British Colombia, Canada
Shasta is a deep-green landscape architect and highly accomplished SUP river runner, being the first woman to paddle a number of rivers on a SUP. She believes that paddling is a catalyst for social and environmental justice and personal healing. Shasta runs Streamworks River SUP, click the link below to find out more about what they're doing!
Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
Marissa is a SUP and kayak instructor, as well as a hike leader and yoga teacher! She is a kayak retreat host and skills clinic leader for Women on Water, a women's paddling festival! Marissa strives to continue to empower women through transformational experiences and adventure!
Marissa runs Peak to Shore Adventures in Georgian Bay, click the link below to find out more about what she's doing!
British Colombia, Canada
Gina is the founder of Mer Tales Ocean Journeys, a professional marine biologist, occupational diver, accredited Paddle Canada advanced flatwater and tour level 2 stand up paddleboard instructor and personal life coach. She enjoys sharing her love of the ocean with others and is excited to be able to combine this with Girls on Boards’ programs as a licensed provider. In aligning with GOB's mission, Gina’s mission is connecting girls with the ocean and their bodies to inspire and empower them to begin a journey of genuine self love and acceptance, where their confidence and trust in self can grow and they can align with their authentic truth so they may share their unique gifts with the world.
Find out more about what Gina is doing: https://www.facebook.com/mertalesoceanjourneys/
British Colombia, Canada
Pam is a Paddle Canada SUP instructor/guide, marine biologist and photographer who shares her passion for the ocean through her SUP company, Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures which is based in Sidney on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC. She offers lessons, courses, tours and multi-day adventures geared towards all levels of paddlers. Her emphasis is always on safety & technical skills while having fun in a positive, supportive environment. Pam’s goal is to share a love of the ocean, from the perspective of paddling and ocean literacy in order to foster connections between people and between people and the sea.
Pam is thrilled to be offering Girls On Boards paddles. Her mission is to facilitate connection for girls and women by creating a safe space on the water where their voices may be heard.
Find out more about what Pam is doing: https://www.bluejellyfishsup.ca
Kelly is a Digital Project Manager and newly certified SUP instructor whose passion for paddling and helping others brought her to Girls on Boards. Kelly is the Founder of Paddle it Forward and is very excited to offer this programming in her community. When not on the water, Kelly can be found exploring the outdoors with her family on land.
Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada
Karah is a teacher, mom of 2 and a SUP instructor. She loves spending time outside and on the water. Karah, through her love of SUP came across Girls On Boards and knew that this would be a great program to offer in her community. She cannot wait to get on the water and offer this programming to the young girls who she knows will really benefit from it!
Find out more about what Karah is doing:
Clare, Nova Scotia, Canada
Laura is a mom, teacher, and soon to be fully certified surf instructor with the International Surfing Association. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Good Wave Project, a socially-minded business located in Clare, Nova Scotia whose mission is to help everyone get to the beach and surf. She enjoys sharing her love of the ocean and waves with others and is stoked to be able to combine this with Girls on Boards’ programs as a licensed provider.
To find out more about The Good Wave Project:
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Yarra Valley, Australia
Kerrie is the proud founder and owner of SUP Yarra Valley - an ASI accredited SUP school that opened in 2020! She is also a qualified yoga and SUP yoga instructor! After being an Events Manager for 20 years, Kerrie’s newfound love for SUP continues to drive her to provide meaningful and memorable SUP opportunities for all. Kerrie just hosted her first Girls on Boards paddle!
Find out more about what Kerrie is doing:
Rebecca works in community development and education in the Scottish Highlands. She moved to Scotland in Fall 2020 and is from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Rebecca has always had a love for watersports from living on the Bras d'Or and working at summer camps. Moving to the Highlands, she knew a programme like Girls on Boards would be perfect for girls and women throughout Sutherland and was so excited when Beth Simco and the Lairg & District Learning Centre got behind the idea. There is always a new loch to discover and being on the water is such a unique way to experience a community. Setting up Girls on Boards has been such an incredible way to get to know her new home.
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