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Episode 59: Maddi Leblanc

Maddi Leblanc - Canadian National SUP Team, non-profit founder, inspiring woman of the water

In Episode 59 we speak with Maddi Leblanc, an amazing young woman from Ontario, Canada who continually shares her passion for standup paddling / SUP. We hear of Maddie’s discovery of the sport of SUP as a young girl, the evolution of her paddling in local rivers and Great Lakes. Maddie shares her story of how the loss of 2 women close to her inspired her to create her non-profit event, On Board, to raise money for cancer research through standup paddling. Maddie takes us through her competitive racing in the Ontario area and tells the amazing story of being invited to represent Team Canada in the ISA World Paddleboarding Championships in China and the challenges she faced during the event. Maddie shares some great thoughts on what SUP and being on the water means to her from a spiritual and environmental perspective and how she is actively sharing that with others through her own college thesis project and active speaking engagements. 

Thanks for sharing Maddi’s ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of Maddi on Facebook, her website, and Instagram.

This Ocean Life Podcast Maddi Leblanc

Episode 40: Aimee Spector

Aimee Spector - Cuba to Florida Paddle, Mother, Woman of the Water

In Episode 40 we speak with Aimee Spector, a legendary woman of the water who excels strongly in multiple paddle sports while raising her son and giving back through the Ocean of Hope Campaign. Aimee takes us through her passion for the ocean canoe where she has completed 20+ Catalina Channel crossings, her stories of prone board paddling with 2 other women from Cuba to Florida to raise money for charity, as well as many great insights into her world of competitive paddling. Aimee shares a great perspective on the community of woman paddlers who she derives inspiration from and her overall passion for the people, places, and challenges that the ocean has brought her.

Thanks for sharing Aimee’s ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of Aimee on her Instagram page, Facebook, her own website, and Ocean of Hope website.

This Ocean Life Podcast Aimee Spector