Board of Directors

Rhys del Valle - CommodoreRhys del Valle

Rhys worked as a Vice Commodore, Commodore and High Performance coach before helping to establish Chinook Racing Canoe Club.  She is a certified NCCP Comp Dev Sprint Canoe Kayak coach, was the Assistant Coach for Team BC at 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec, was the recipient of the 2013 Sport BC Presidents’ Award, and is the current President of Canoe Kayak BC.





Nicole Nyvall - SecretaryNicole Nyvall

Nicole has a background in customer service and travel planning with an Associate Arts degree from Camosun College.  Active in the lives of her four children she is an executive member of the Parent Advisory Committees and School Planning Councils for their schools.  Her areas of interest include organizing a natural play structure and facilitating the school meals program.  A big supporter of physical activity she encourages her children to pursue various sports.   She now has three children in her family specializing in Sprint Kayaking through Chinook and has discovered her own enjoyment of Dragon Boating and Outrigger Canoe.  We are pleased to have Nicole on the Board of Directors and appreciate her diverse skill sets.



Clifton Cann - Registrar/TreasurerClifton Cann

Clif worked 8 years as a Flight Service Specialist in the northern interior of Canada. A career change to Canadian Coast Guard Officer brought him to the Pacific Northwest coast in 1988.  Originally from the prairies, he enjoys the temperate climate of the coast and the vibrant marine community associated with it.  Clif is highly involved in the paddling community in supporting his youngest son who paddles with Chinook.