Director of operations, in charge of logistics and all that matters on our base!
If you book with us via phone it is occasionally possible Kafi will answer the phone. We are in the process of teaching her our language but until then … we know we may lose a few clients. PLEASE BE PATIENT!!! She has problem with the “W” letter she kind of using it a bit too frequently. And she quite doesn’t understand the phone concept, she always think that the person is somewhere in the room…
Should you be scared of dogs, be reassured, she is completely docile and loving!
Assistant director, guide
A.k.a The Goat, for his appearance and intelligence (a goat is really beautiful and intelligent…), Roch is a plumber by trade. With only 8 years experience, his passion and dream of becoming a better guide then Phil transforms him, for a short period of time, in a very good guide on the river. But he is still so far far far away from his goal, and he knows that.
Roch name one of his two kids RAFTaël. That tell’s a lot about is priority in life. He is also part owner of Rafting Momentum.
Assistant director, guide
A.k.a The Louse, for his 6’5” frame and his intelligence (a Louse is really beautiful and intelligent…), François use to be a guide. After taking a short break to find the love of his life and start a family, he joins us again with a new perspective on life and administrative skills. Is one of the brain behind this website. In our meeting he represent the respected opinion. François is part owner of Rafting Momentum and father of two.
General director, river manager, kayaker, bus driver
A.k.a The Veteran! Phil Ouell has more then 18 years experience as a guide and river manager. His passion for the rapids, makes this business his # 1 priority. And so all year long, Phil Ouell devotes his time and energy to making this new company viable and successful. Philippe is part owner of Rafting Momentum and father of a 30 month old little fella.info*raftingmomentum.com
A.k.a Miv or Mimi The Bear, for his strength, his appearance and intelligence (a bear is really beautiful and intelligent…), he is a social worker for at risk youth. He has 14 years experience as a guide and river manager. He started in 2002 as a training guide and has never since then, left the company that trained him. Loyal Mimi The Bear is not only one of our great guides, he is also part owner of Rafting Momentum.
Future Raft Guide
Too small to be big, this future Raft guide will soon be faced with a easy dilemma. Either respond to the will of his mother to become a soccer player or his father to aspire to the best job in the world, Raft guide!
This is an old guide. He worked in the distant past for a company named “Ottawa Adventure”. After a break of a few years as a guide, Erick is the living proof that once a guide, always a guide. He his what he was 10 years ago… with just a bit less shape. Rafting Momentum count him as an extremely reliable quality resource. Come see him in the spring and admire its Barney look!
Adam Laterreur – A.k.a Little Bomb
River board guide, guide
Little Bomb was a life guard for several years. He is an emotive with suppressed feelings that uses Rafting Momentum and his clients as therapy. If you have Adam as a guide, you will have to sign a notary waiver releasing us of all responsibility concerning his mood swings! He once wore mascara voluntarily before heading out and he is a guide in which we have great confidence in. It is very rare for a guide to evoque such strength, enough to break a paddle in half! Adam is going on his third paddle and since then we have less paddles!
Guide, kayakist, social media manager
Driven like a bull in china shop, Julien is a determined individual for which limits don’t exist! This multi talented guy is our social media guru and provides Rafting Momentum with added credibility. We cannot thank him enough!
Siren of the Ottawa River and special education technician, Marie joined our team in 2010. Always there when needed, her video/photography talents are essential to our business. Her pictures tell our story and reflect the Rafting Momentum experience and for that we are forever grateful! We also want to thank Marie, for wearing her sexy construction overall and for her construction work contribution, her devotion is comforting.
Construction man, cook, architect of many ingenious ideas
Hugo has a legendary past with us. This man as died twice while building Rafting Momentum … and survived both times. Some say he is not dead if he survived … but what do they know of death. Hugo is able to have the last word on everything with an infallible and unquestionable argument. He’s the only one we know that have survive death and for that, he will always be right.
Rafting Momentum owes much to Hugo. It is the reason why Rafting Momentum grew so quickly. Hugo thank you very much for all your sacrifices and your time.