The annual Delivery Partner Awards celebrate those who have paddled the extra mile for the environment, built links with their local community or ensured everyone involved has had the chance to develop. The awards ceremony took place during the Delivery Partner Conference on 25th January 2024. It was inspiring and great to hear about the work that our Delivery Partners do to support the paddling community.
Congratulations to all of our nominees and award winners.
We know that Omega Outdoor Adventure is a small team dedicated to providing amazing adventures that are accessible, affordable and promote learning! They specialise in education through outdoor activities.
The panellist were really pleased to read about Judith and the team at Omega and for their education and engaging approach.
Judith and mark at Omega are 100% committed to all who come and take part whether that be kids, parents, adults or groups for party’s! Truly one of a kind.– Nomination
Congratulations Judith, Mark and the team at Omega Outdoor Adventure. We hope you have a great 2024 supporting your team to develop their paddling skills and continue their journey to becoming Instructors.
The Every Person Matters Award is sponsored by Channel Training.
Established in 2017, Live Free Adventures have gone from strength to strength and now has three locations where they take their customers on unforgettable adventures.
Live Free Adventures were nominated for a number of reasons but the one that stood out was the ‘Pick and Paddle’ initiative. This gives their customers the opportunity for a free paddle in return for a bag of rubbish from the environment. You can really see a difference in the waterways where they operate, with just one of their sites proving over £2500 worth of free sessions. One nomination clearly referenced the impact it has had not only on the environment but also their children who managed to paddle every week of the summer (a treat that the family wouldn't have afforded otherwise). When they were back in school in September, not only did they share their adventures, but they are picking litter up every day on the walk to and from school!
Congratulations to the team at Live Free, it was really great to read all of the nominations and that just one of your sites collect 147 bags of rubbish last summer.
The Committed to the Environment Award is sponsored by Leach.
Willowgate Activity Centre, a charity-run activity centre is a place for adventure, exploration and good ol' fun! Set in the heart of Perthshire, just a stone's throw away from Perth. Willowgate have a breadth of engagement sessions, such as the FIT for Girls sessions, their weekly kayaking groups which have developed a group of young paddlers who are fully engaged in the sport and are now Scottish Canoeing Association Young Ambassadors’ shaping the sport and provision in Scotland, to ‘Pay as you feel” Safety sessions ensuring safety training is affordable for their community.
Sponsored by Aquapac, we would like to congratulate Adam and the team, we wish you a successful 2024.
Thomo's Outdoor World, located in the heart of Eryri, Snowdonia, is a team of committed outdoor professionals who are passionate about our outdoor life.
Thomo's Outdoor World received multiple detailed nominations and the team should be very proud of the words that were repeated across the nominations including kindness, encouragement, empathy, put fear at ease, confidence, professionalism, friendly, caring and safe. Nominations ranged from course participants, centres they support with advice and guidance parents as well as paddles joining them on their guided trips.
This nominee highlighted the great work of Steve and Julie –
Steve and Julie are unrivalled. Up until this year, I had never had the confidence to get onto the water and try something like SUP. The quality and warmth of the coaching that Steve and Julie gave me, was quite frankly second to none. The instruction, atmosphere and quality of kit - helped me progress substantially in the sessions I had. They are friendly, experienced and were challenging in order to help lead me to pushing myself. Steve and Julies adaption to my individual needs has given me such confidence in the quality of their instruction that I cannot wait to progress further in my SUP journey!– Nominee
Congratulations Steve and Julie, it was a pleasure to read the nominations and hear the passion in every person your work affected in 2023. Good luck for 2024.
This award is sponsored by British Canoeing.
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