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Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem 4 Women, Non-Binary or Gender Diverse Individuals

  • 17 Jun 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • VCKC Clubhouse
  • 5


  • Basic tandem canoe

Please do not pay when you register. You will be sent a reminder to pay when we know there are enough registrants to run the course.

Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem for People who Identify as Women, Non-Binary, or Gender Diverse.

Start all your paddling adventures with this introductory course. Whether you are a first-time paddler or with some prior experience, discover the essential skills, manoeuvres and knowledge to safely paddle a tandem (two-person) canoe, either from the bow (front) or stern (back). The aim of this course is to provide an inclusive and safe environment for people who identify as women, non-binary or gender diverse to learn to canoe. 

Topics include:

    Canoes, paddles, PFDs and other gear

    Paddling positions and boat trim

    Launching and landing

    Forward, stopping and reverse paddling

    Basic turns while paddling forward

    Spins and sideslip manoeuvres

    Storing and waterproofing gear

    Canoeing safety guidelines and equipment

    Handling waves and wind

    Capsizes and rescues (Wet/Dry suit recommended)

Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Basic Tandem course in a full-day session held on the Gorge waterway near the VCKC clubhouse.

All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it.

You must be a club member to take a course, you will not be able to register until you have logged into the website.

Please register online now to secure your spot. You can delay paying until one week before the course date; a payment reminder email will be sent at that time.

Course-specific details will be sent by the instructor before the course.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the VCKC Canoe Director - canoe@vckc.ca

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