Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/28/2022
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Hall of Fame Inductee
Bob Daffe
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He’s built a life by teaching others to paddle as well as boosted local white water paddling for more than forty years, culminating with the Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club. Working as a raft guide, he sees the value of sharing rescue skills and delivering development courses. 


When his son Kevin became immersed in the white water world with encouragement and coaching from Bob, he became Yukon’s first international paddling athlete. He’s competed in many of the annual Whitewater Rodeos hosted by his beloved YCKC, and as much as he loves being an athlete, he also makes waves as an organizer, volunteer and business supporter. From freestyle to slalom to safety, nothing gets lost on the water with Bob.


After developing an education initiative during paddling trips in Uganda. Bob is now spearheading an art history project with YCKC. Historic river maps are digitized and retouched, given to the Yukon Archives and subsequently shared with the greater community. Bob continues to use his paddling skills to build community and elevate others. Welcome to the Sport Yukon Hall of Fame Bob, where you belong.

Bob made a splash in Yukon Sport when he began canoeing in 1969, soon moving on to kayaking and rafting.