Norm Hann

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Norm Hann is a professional stand up paddleboarder who spends his time training, racing and, exploring remote locations on his SUP, while sharing the sport in Canada. Based in Squamish, BC, Norm runs his own expedition company which provides SUP training and multiday SUP expeditions. A former successful school teacher in Ontario, Norm has worked in BC in the Great Bear Rainforest for more than 20 years as an outdoor guide, teacher and expedition leader. Norm has a special relationship with the community of Hartley Bay where he has been adopted into the Gitga’at First Nation and given the name T’aam Laan, which means “Steersman of the Canoe”. Through the International award-winning documentary film STAND (now available on Vimeo on demand), the Take a Stand program, and his Standup4Greatbear Society, Norm has brought awareness and fought for the protection of the wildlife and food harvesting areas of the First Nations people along the BC coastline.