This is the Basic Kayak Course for individuals new to the sport or with limited kayaking experience. For more details on what is covered go to Paddle Canada's website Here and scroll down
All participants are required to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer as these will not be provided. All efforts will be undertaken to ensure appropriate social distancing, however, in the event that less than the 2 meters occur you will need these items.
You must have attended the protocol orientation session and signed the waiver regarding the COVID protocol prior to attending the course. If you have not already completed this requirement contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a session.
All aspects of the training will occur outside so be sure to dress appropriately. Participants will require appropriate immersion clothing, which will include a wet or dry suit as you will be in the water for the recovery session and the gorge can be cold this time of year. These can be rented from Ocean River or Sports Net.
If you have your own PFD that would be ideal, however, it you need to borrow one from the Club that can be arranged. You will be required to bring a whistle as these are mandatory when on the water and not currently on club PFD's due to COVID restrictions.
Participants can either use their own boats and safety equipment or reserve a club kayak through the booking coordinator here. Participants will be required to properly clean any equipment that is used at the end of the session.
Due to the current participant restrictions a maximum of 6 registrants will be excepted.
Payment must be received at time of booking your spot or it will not be guaranteed.
There is limited places for purchasing food around the Club so it is best that you bring a lunch, snacks and beverages.