Paddle

Paddle Battle

When it comes to distance-friendly activities, kayakers are way ahead of the game. Pro and recreational paddlers, surfskiers and even skateboarders can register for Deep Cove Kayak’s Virtual Tuesday Night Race series and compete from anywhere (as long as the water’s flat). Details are posted on Tuesday morning, and you have until Sunday night to get your time in. If you send the organizers a clip of your finest strokes, you might end up in their weekly race video. Through September 8; free registration

Farmers

Farm Fresh

We little piggies can now go to the market (but when we’re not doing that, we’ll stay home). Declared an essential service, farmers markets will be opening throughout the summer in Vancouver. They’re no-frills events—food vendors only, with no crafts, live music or eating—but sunshine sure beats the fluorescent supermarket glare. Through October; free admission; eatlocal.org 

books

Read This  

With Leading Meaningful Change: Capturing the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of the People You Lead, Work With, and Serve, Victoria-based organizational development (OD) consultant Beverley Patwell builds on many of the themes that she and her late professor and mentor, American OD pioneer Edith Whitfield Seashore, established in 2006’s Triple Impact Coaching. The use-of-self theory that the two employed as a performance model for TIC is stretched out here to become a larger process for organizations hoping to transform. “The only constant in modern life is change,” Patwell writes. Figure 1 Publishing 272 pages, softcover, $24.99