Life Members of Paddle SA

Roger French – Life Member

Roger’s extensive (and continuing) dedication to the sport commenced way back in the early 1970s. Well done Roger, and thanks for your invaluable contribution to competition, education and pathways development over so many years. Roger helped start the West lakes Canoe Club in 1978 with Heinrich Sueppel (a kayak paddler from Germany) and Ken Venables.  […]

Martin Finn – Life Member

Congratulation to Martin Finn. Martin has a history of dedicated service to our sport that spans more than three decades, including the past 19 years as Event Director of the annual Riverland Paddling Marathon

Ron Blum – Life Member

Ron Blum –  Marathon Paddler Life membership of Canoe SA conferred at the Annual General Meeting held on 20 March 2013 Citation for Ron Blum: The chance find of a homemade canoe at Taperoo in 1944, when Ron was a ten year old, started what was to become his keen interest in canoeing and paddling on […]

John Hales – Life Member

John Hales Life Membership of Canoe SA conferred at the Aunnal General Meeting held on 20 March 2013 Citation for John Hales: John Clarence Hales was born at Alberton, South Australia on 3rd February 1936 the State’s Centenary year. He was born within a stone’s throw of the Alberton Oval and naturally became a Port […]

Ian Hume – Life Member

Ian Hume – Marathon Paddler, Volunteer and Supporter Confirred as a life member at the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 20 March 2013 Citation: As a 14 year old Ian commenced paddling in the Red Cross Murray Ultra-marathons, competing in 13 both in kayak and canoe. From 1995 to 2001 Ian was a Board member of Canoe SA […]

Jim Murphy – Life Member

The Board of Directors of Canoe South Australia congratulates Mr Jim Murphy (current President of Canoe South Australia and Life Member) for being awarded Life Membership of Australian Canoeing (AC) on Saturday 12th November 2005. The award was announced by Life Member and Past President of AC, Ms Helen Brownlee OAM, at the 55th Annual General […]