Paddle Canada Advanced SUP instructor.
Touring Level 1 and 2 Instructor certification.
SUP Surf Level 1 Instructor.
2500+ hours ocean touring, instructing and training experience.
Former North Shore (Vancouver) Rescue Team member.
Strong swimming skills including free diving.
Wilderness First Aid Certified and PaddleSmart Instructor.
WestCoast SUP Symposium, BC SUP Cup and SixPack SUP Race Series Organizer.
Active competitor in the SixPack SUP Race Series and the BC SUP Cup Races.
Olympic Triathlon Champion
Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist
Paddle Canada Advanced Instructor
Wilderness First Aid Certified
Cultural tours via SUP in and around Victoria BC and Vancouver Island.
My name is Tlaa'kwaa, I am a Nuuchaanulth First Nations woman with Diitiidaht, Kyuquot, and Coast Salish roots. My father, Art Thompson is from the Ditidaht Tribe and my mother Cathy Leo is from the Kyuquot Tribe. I am Coast Salish via my Grandmother, Tsi'ta'sia, Ida Thompson(Modeste)
I am an artist – a costume designer, a writer, a graphic designer and a story teller. I have extensive knowledge of several indigenous peoples in North and South America.
Paddle Canada Basic SUP instructor
First Aid Certified