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#ShePaddles Ambassadors


British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassadors are chosen yearly to promote the fantastic variety and benefits of paddlesport. 

The seventeen Ambassadors are chosen to represent paddlesport at a range of different levels and in a variety of disciplines. All seventeen women have fantastic and unique stories about why they paddle. One thing they all have in common is their passion for getting outdoors and sharing their love of the sport with others. Our #ShePaddles Ambassadors help inspire women and girls to participate in paddlesport. Meet our 2023/24 Ambassadors.

One of our 2022 #ShePaddles Ambassadors, Charlotte Ditchburn, shares why she applied to be an Ambassador and some of her highlights.

"No matter your current paddling ability, if you’ve got something positive to share with other paddlers then get applying! I had only paddled for around 12 months when I applied, I was (and still am) a novice paddler but wanted to show others if I could do it then so could they.

I’m proud to be recognised as an access advocate through the role, taking part in the Big Paddle Clean Up 2022 was a lovely way to engage with others about protecting their access to green spaces. I’m also proud that two of my blog series of interviews with other #ShePaddles Ambassadors have been published in the Canoe Focus in the Paddler Magazine.

One of my favourite moments of being an Ambassador has got to be taking to the stage at Kendall Mountain Festival alongside two fellow #ShePaddles Ambassadors to talk to Cal Major, Chris Brain and the audience about my paddling journey, how blue spaces have improved my mental health and sharing my passion for access on the water."

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#ShePaddles Ambassadors news