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PostPosted: April 27th, 2015, 12:32 pm 
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Vinessa Foster, owner/founder of Clearwater Canoeing here in Saskatchewan was killed in a car accident this past weekend. Vinessa was very involved in the Sask canoe scene.
She leaves behind 4 yr old twin boys and a 7 week old daughter.


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PostPosted: April 27th, 2015, 2:18 pm 
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That is awful news. I hope her family can pull through ok :(

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PostPosted: April 28th, 2015, 12:42 pm 
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Terrible news. Our thoughts and payers are with her family and friends.

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PostPosted: April 28th, 2015, 2:44 pm 
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Here is what I wrote for the Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium website:

https://sites.google.com/a/saskpaddling ... ry-vinessa

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In Memory of Vinessa

Passion. Vitality. Energy. Excitement. Enthusiasm. Commitment. But above all, passion.

These are some of the words and phrases that come to mind as we remember Vinessa Currie-Foster. On Friday, April 24th, 2015, the night before the Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium, Vinessa was en route to Saskatoon for the symposium with her young family. Tragically, she never made it to her destination and the paddling world, her family, friends, and all who knew her, are left to mourn her passing. Vinessa’s death hung heavy over our hearts throughout the symposium, yet she would have loved to see so many people together, celebrating paddling, and being brought closer as a paddling community, reaching out to embrace new members in that community.

Without Vinessa, there likely would not be a Common Currents Paddling Association or a Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium. It was her bright vision which lit the spark that brought the 2014 Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium into being, and it was the success of that initial event that brought Vinessa and the rest of us together in its wake to create the Common Currents Paddling Association as a vessel to continue to bring the paddling community together.

Just 35 years old, Vinessa was a force to be reckoned with. She was passionate about paddling, the north, wilderness, Saskatchewan, history, and passionate about her family. Not only was Vinessa a rising pillar in the paddling and tourism community, she was also a mother, wife, sister and friend. She will have a legacy in the people she has inspired to do great things, and her legacy will be reflected through her children and family. Those of us who have met her twin boys know that they, too, have a fair share of their mother’s energy.

Over $3800 plus the donation of a canoe was raised during the paddling symposium, money that will go to helping Vinessa’s family. If you wish to contribute to helping her family, there is a GoFundMe campaign started and a trust account in memory of Vinessa set up at the CIBC in Maidstone. Donations to that account can be made at any CIBC branch with the transit/account #00378/72-70933.

We also hope to be able to create something in Vinessa’s memory that will endure for the long term, but what shape that takes has yet to be determined. If this is something you wish to contiribute towards through ideas, work or a donation, please contact us.


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