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Dympna Hayes

Dympna – who owns the Ontario Sea Kayak Centre – is one of very few women in Canada to accomplish the Paddle Canada Level 4 skills certification and is also a passionate instructor trainer. She has been a full-time certified sea kayaking guide and Paddle Canada instructor since 2007. Over the years she has helped paddlers of all ages, shapes and sizes to accomplish more than they ever imagined they could in a sea kayak. Dympna has the motivational manner and patient persistence needed to move paddlers up in their skills in a fun and playful way.