THE CLUB WITH THE OHANA SPIRIT
Vancouver Ocean Sports is a not-for-profit society started for the sole purpose of providing an inclusive paddling venue for people with all levels of ability and skill. VOS is now over a decade old and one of the fastest growing clubs in BC. We are a club for the community offering kayak, SUP and surf ski memberships along with beginner, recreational and competitive paddling courses for outrigger canoe racing.
In Hawaiian Ohana means family. When you join VOS you become part of our family, where we improve together and no one gets left behind.
You don't have to give up all your other life commitments to enjoy paddling.
Paddle when you want to and choose how hard you want to go.
No task is too big when done together
Vancouver Ocean Sports has an experienced team of coaches and directors whose aim is to make sure you get the most out of your membership.
We work hard to create a team environment that is inclusive and united, while providing the opportunity to excel in sport and life.
Founder; Former President
Past President; Storage Director
Fleet / Compound Maintenance
Secretary; Membership Director
Assistant Coach; Compound Maintenance
Beginner / Intermediate Level Courses
Trevor has a long history in both dragon boat and outrigger paddling. Trevor has always been known for his fun factor when coaching paddlers. He is motivating and passionate about racing. His motto is: “Doesn’t matter how you finish, as long as you look good!” Trevor coaches our beginner and intermediate/recreational level paddlers.
Sean has been involved in the sport of canoeing and kayaking for over 12 years. In addition to provincial and national team endeavors in Canada, he was also a triple gold medalist with the Junior National Team in Japan and a bronze medalist in the 2009 Canada Games. Sean coaches our Race Development program which is open to all paddlers with a minimum one season of outrigger paddling.
Introduction to Outrigging
In some form or another, Jim has been involved in paddling for twenty plus years. His passion for paddling led him to sign up for the courses required to give him official standing as a coach; he is NCCP Level II certified.