Coaches

CHINOOK Coaches - Rhys del Valle, Head CoachRhys del Valle
Head Coach, Competitive Program

Rhys is an NCCP certified Competition Development Sprint Canoe Kayak Coach and works with our national and international Competitive and Performance athletes. Rhys was Assistant Coach for TeamBC at Canada Summer Games 2013 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, was a past recipient of the Sport BC Presidents’ Award, and is the current President of Canoe Kayak BC.


CHINOOK Coaches - Patrick Dann, Development CoachPatrick Dann
Coach, Development Programs

Patrick is an NCCP certified CanoeKids Community and NCCP certified ELCC Sprint Canoe Kayak coach.  He was a member of the Canadian National Jr. World’s 2013 team and on the Jr National Development and 2014 Sr. National Development Teams.  He is a performance multi-discipline paddler, a Canadian Nationals Canoe Kayak Sprint silver (2) and bronze medalist, Team BC Canada Summer Games medalist and Jr/U23 World’s finalist.  Patrick is our lead on the Development Programs.  (Photo credit Matt Abbott)