Calgary Herald - Parker: Airdrie kayaks travel world's waterways

April 13, 2018

Calgary Herald - Parker: Airdrie kayaks travel world's waterways

 

Alberta is a long way from the sea, so it might raise an eyebrow to learn the head office and design operations for a company that produces portable ocean kayaks sold in 40 countries is based in Airdrie.

TRAK Kayaks’ founder and managing director, Nolin Veillard, grew up near Saskatoon. Following university he moved to Calgary to article as a chartered accountant with Deloitte.

But after five years at the firm, Veillard followed his explorer instincts and moved to San Francisco to work with startup technology companies. He said it was while paddling in a kayak and looking back at the Golden Gate Bridge that he fell in love with the sport of sea kayaking.

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