Fishell Pro Team
Adam Shoalts is a professional adventurer. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) for “extraordinary contributions to geography” and in 2017 completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada’s Arctic. In 2016, he was named a national champion of the Trans-Canada Trail. A geographer and historian, he holds a Ph.D. from McMaster University, has participated in numerous archaeological projects and digs, and enjoys long walks in the woods.
Born and raised on Georgian Bay, a perfect venue for canoeing, Marty has enjoyed everything this area has to offer. Canoeing began for him at the summer cottage when he was 9 years old. By 16, he was the proud owner of his first craft. Over the years, the Tannahill fleet has expanded leaving precious little space left in the garage. An ORCKA Master Canoeing Instructor, Marty has taught and volunteered for camps, clubs and organizations. He specializes in introducing novices to the sport. Canadian Style Paddling is his favorite activity and, in his words, “a Fishell Quill is the only paddle for this purpose”.
Matt is an ORCKA instructor, ORCKA canoe trip leader, and an avid paddler. In 2019, Matt started Explore Canoeing to share his passion for canoeing with others. Whether it is a canoe trip, paddling on a local lake or playing around in rapids, Matt simply loves being in a canoe. Matt uses a Fishell Quill for Canadian Style Paddling and when teaching flat water courses. For all other flat water paddling Matt turns to his Fishell Ray Special.
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