Manitoba Paddling Association                                 

About the MPA

In our earliest of days, the Manitoba Paddling Association was known as the Winnipeg Canoe Club, located by the current Canoe Club Golf Course on the east side of the Red River, near Kingston Row. 

Incorporated in 1982, the Manitoba Paddling Association is the provincial entity whose main purpose is to promote and foster paddling in Manitoba. Whether people are just considering trying out paddling for the first time, are full members of our Provincial Team or are somewhere in between, we work with all athletes and paddling clubs throughout the province to promote paddling as an excellent lifestyle pursuit.

In addition to the physical benefits, paddling can also promote good mental health... a whole body approach to well-being.

We offer paddling options in Canoeing, Kayaking and Dragon Boating. Why not check us out?

How You Can Help

As a not-for-profit, the Manitoba Paddling Association relies on many different positions in our organization from full time coaches to our always reliable volunteers. If you're interested in getting involved with paddling at any capacity please contact us.


Organizations such as the Manitoba Paddling Association are nothing without their volunteers.

Whether you sit/have sat on our Board of Directors, volunteer(ed) at one of our many events over the padding season, chaperon(ed) our paddlers at any of their many training sessions and trips across North America or beyond, please know that we truly appreciate your efforts.

2017 Canada Summer Games

Join us from August 4 to 13, 2017 at the  MB Canoe & Kayak Centre (80 Churchill Drive in Winnipeg) to support MPA in hosting the Prairie Regional Divisional Championships from August 4 to 6, 2017 and the Canada Summer Games from August 7 to 13, 2017. Watch as young athletes from across the country give their all at these exciting events. Contact Tammy Mitchell at for more information on how you can volunteerSpecific details regarding volunteer jobs available and times/dates will be determined in the next few months.  For now, we’d just like to gather a data-base of interested individuals.

If you are sitting on the fence and haven't fully decided to do this, please understand that typically, our volunteers get more out of donating their time and efforts than they put in.

Our Volunteers make it possible for our high performance athletes to succeed! Our Volunteers make it possible for the Manitoba Paddling Association to deliver programs to new paddlers across the province! Our Volunteers make a difference!

Employment Opportunities

You are welcome to contact MPA at any time if you feel you would be a good fit for our organization.

The Manitoba Paddling Association's member clubs do hire summer staff to run lessons, camps and other programs. Contact us in January or February to find out more about these opportunities.

For other opportunities in sport, check out the Sport Manitoba, Jobs in Sport page.

Mission, Vision & Values

An organization such as the Manitoba Paddling Association can only exist with a framework in place to guide them. We are pleased to share our Mission, Vision & Values with you.


The purpose of the Manitoba Paddling Association is to support and ensure the development of competitive and recreational paddling throughout Manitoba.


Turning people into paddlers, athletes into champions, one adventure at a time.


The Manitoba Paddling Association has many values, among them:

  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • With a strong work ethic, teamwork, and innovative thinking, anything is possible

Manitoba Paddling Association Policies

The Manitoba Paddling Association and its member clubs are governed by their policies and procedures. We are pleased to share those policies with you here. But check back with this page as we work to add more information for your benefit.

MPA Policies

Anti-Harassment Policy
Bingo Policy
Code of Conduct
Dispute Resolution Policy
Respect In Sport Policy
Travel Policy

MPA Club's Policies

In addition to the policies put in place by the Manitoba Paddling Association, each MPA club may also provide their own policies.


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