Paddle People


Penny Powers

Penny was born in South Africa, and lived in Banff and Canmore prior to moving to Invermere to live with her partner, Max, and start a family. Penny has traveled all over the world but is always happy to return to one of the most wonderful places in the world, which we can call home.

Penny has always been involved in sports. She works out every day at the gym, is a tennis pro, marathon runner, white water rafting guide, aerobic trainer, skydiver, paraglider pilot, triathlete, downhill and cross country skier.

Aside from her spending as much time as possible on the water and working at the “docks”, and meeting all the amazing people who join us to paddle, she also works as a personal trainer, nutritionist and wellness consultant (Certified Can-Fit-Pro PTS and NWS).


Max Fanderl

Born and raised in Kempten Allgaeu (Germany – Bavaria) Max emigrated to Canada in 1992. Max has been involved in Paragliding since 1987 and started Hang Gliding in 1989. Max worked as a Paragliding instructor and test pilot for various Paragliding manufactures and the DAeC in Germany.

He also flies Single Engine Aircraft’s since 1999, Sailplane’s since 2000 and has been an Ultralight Flight Instructor since 2003. Besides flying, hiking, skiing and chasing adventures with his family, Max is working as an Internet Marketing/Development Consultant and is the founder of and is the President of Trappeur Homes Ltd.