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About Pisiquid Canoe Club

Pisiquid was founded in 1975 by Fred and Karen Lynch and ever since it has provided summer fun to the youth of Windsor and West Hants.  More recently, and with the redevelopment of the clubhouse in 2016/17, Pisiquid now offers year-round training in addition to summer camps.  There is something for everyone at Pisiquid - see you on the water!


Our Coaching Staff

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Josh Nowen

Head Coach

Josh started with Pisiquid as Head Coach in September 2020 after working as the Lead Development Coach at the Cheema Aquatic Club. Josh brings over 12 years of experience in the sport of sprint canoe/kayak, a great passion for this sport, and vision of helping it advance and grow.

Some of the relevant skills and certifications that Josh brings to this role:

  • BSC Kinesiology, Dalhousie University

  • Diploma of Disability Management, Dalhousie University

  • NCCP ELCC Certified, currently completing NCCP Competitive Development certification

  • International coaching/racing experience

  • Experience coaching both kayak and canoe disciplines

Josh coaches the high-performance program and is responsible for all day-to-day operation of the programs at Pisiquid.

Our Summer Staff

Meet our 2021 Summer Team!

Head Coach

Josh Nowen

Assistant Head Coach

Jacob Naugler

Assistant Coaches

Cam Nowen

Hali Wile

Eva Bruce

Jenna McCulloch

Alexis Blair

Club Manager

Rianne McIlwrath


Our Board of Directors

Pisiquid's Board of Directors is elected at the annual AGM and is responsible for operation and maintenance of the club.  The Board meets monthly year-round and more frequently during the summer season.

Brad Carrigan


Sheldon Hope



Paddling Chair

Karen Carrigan


Sarah Jackson

Secretary & Fundraising Chair

Jason Frank

Facility Chair

Josh Nowen

Head Coach