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Board of Directors

Wanted: new paddlers to join our amazing team on the SKPC board. Make a splash this year and contribute your skills, talents and energy to help us take this club to the next level. Plus, you’ll have a lot of fun!


Paul Woodard, President

Paul has been involved with the Somba K’e Paddling Club in various capacities since 2012, before finally assuming the role of President in 2015. He tends to spend the bulk of his summers at remote sites in the High Arctic studying birds as part of his day job, but tries to hit the water as often as possible when not in the field. Originally hailing from Ontario, Paul has extensive experience with flatwater canoeing, and has picked up whitewater and sea kayaking since moving to Yellowknife in 2008. He can often be found exploring the many lake, rivers, and trails around Yellowknife with his company of his adventurous dog Quintus.


Dan Wong, Board Member

Dan just loves to paddle. He works tirelessly to help northerners get outdoors and on the water in a safe way. He’s recently led the organization of the Mosquito Creek Paddlefest, renewal of this website and many other projects on behalf of the Somba K’e Paddling Club. Dan sits as the National Director for the Northwest Territories for Paddle Canada, is a Wilderness First Responder, Whitewater Rescue Technician, Advanced Canoe Tripping/ Lake Canoe/Moving Water Instructor for Paddle Canada, three-time canoe champion at the Latham Island Paddle Race, and guide for Blackfeather: A Wilderness Adventure Company. He’s paddled on the top varsity dragonboat team at the University of Singapore, is growing his own paddling instruction and expedition business in Yellowknife, and has explored extensively across the Northwest Territories and Canada by canoe and sea kayak.


Sara Wong – Board Member

Since moving back home, Sara has become involved with the club through participation in different activities and has fallen in love with being on the water. She is a flat water instructor and looks forwarding to contributing to the club by helping with events and getting other people out paddling!


James Hodson – Master of Coin (Treasurer)

Yellowknifer since 2009, avid weekend paddler and occasional whitewater dabbler.