Training

Whitewater Training

Whitewater SOLO Intro Course June 8-10, 2018

Intended for individuals with little to no moving water / whitewater solo canoe experience. This course aims to introduce paddlers to the basic solo skills required to navigate through whitewater rapids. Emphasis will be place on solo canoe skills using the 2x4 method as well as understanding whitewater principles and river safety. Successful participants will receive Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Solo certification.

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Comfortable swimming in moving water
  • Only open to RACCC Club members (See club website for registration information)

DATES:

  • Friday, 08 Jun (1800) – Sunday, 10 Jun 2018

LOCATION(S):

RA Centre, Palmers Rapids

COURSE FEE:

$160

ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Participants should budget an extra $50-100 for shared transportation and camping costs (food/fees).

EQUIPMENT:

Canoe rental is included with course fee. Private boats may be used, but they must be fully outfitted with thigh straps and floatation and must be pre-approved by course instructor.

The club has paddles, white water helmets and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) available for student use. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal gear. You must talk to you instructor prior to the course to ensure your equipment appropriate for whitewater training. If you plan on buying gear prior to the course, please check with your instructor.

Participants require their own tent and sleeping bag for camping at Palmer’s rapids.

REGISTRATION:

Course Code:  614

HOW TO REGISTER

 http://www.raccc.ca/programs/training/how-to-register-for-training/1328-training-registration

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For course information/questions please contact the training coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For registration questions please contact the RA center at 613.733.5100

Whitewater SOLO Intro Course June 1-3, 2018

Intended for individuals with little to no moving water / whitewater solo canoe experience. This course aims to introduce paddlers to the basic solo skills required to navigate through whitewater rapids. Emphasis will be place on solo canoe skills using the 2x4 method as well as understanding whitewater principles and river safety. Successful participants will receive Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Solo certification.

 

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Comfortable swimming in moving water
  • Only open to RACCC Club members (See club website for registration information)

 

DATES:

  • Friday, 01 Jun (1800) – Sunday, 03 Jun 2018

 

LOCATION(S):

RA Centre, Palmers Rapids

 

COURSE FEE:

$160

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Participants should budget an extra $50-100 for shared transportation and camping costs (food/fees).

 

EQUIPMENT:

Canoe rental is included with course fee. Private boats may be used, but they must be fully outfitted with thigh straps and floatation and must be pre-approved by course instructor.

The club has paddles, white water helmets and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) available for student use. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal gear. You must talk to you instructor prior to the course to ensure your equipment appropriate for whitewater training. If you plan on buying gear prior to the course, please check with your instructor.

Participants require their own tent and sleeping bag for camping at Palmer’s rapids.

 

REGISTRATION:

Course Code:  565

 

HOW TO REGISTER

 http://www.raccc.ca/programs/training/how-to-register-for-training/1328-training-registration

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For course information/questions please contact the training coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For registration questions please contact the RA center at 613.733.5100

Whitewater Tandem Intro Course June 8 - 10, 2018 

For individuals with little or no moving water / whitewater canoeing experience, this course aims to introduce the basic skills and techniques needed to maneuver through white water rapids. Emphasis will be placed on canoe skills, understanding whitewater principles and river safety. Successful participants will receive Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water certification. A partner is not required, pairs will be arranged by instructors.
Pre-requisites:
Able to paddle a tandem canoe from both bow and stern positions in flat water
Comfortable swimming in moving water
Only open to RACCC Club members
Date and Time:
08-10 Jun, 2018  Friday - Sunday  (6pm Fri-5pm Sun)
A planning evening will also be arranged prior to the weekend course.


For information on how to register, click here and use Code: 551.
Any questions please contact the Training Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Whitewater Tandem Intro Course June 1 - 3, 2018 

 

For individuals with little or no moving water / whitewater canoeing experience, this course aims to introduce the basic skills and techniques needed to maneuver through white water rapids. Emphasis will be placed on canoe skills, understanding whitewater principles and river safety. Successful participants will receive Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water certification. A partner is not required, pairs will be arranged by instructors.
Pre-requisites:
Able to paddle a tandem canoe from both bow and stern positions in flat water
Comfortable swimming in moving water
Only open to RACCC Club members
Date and Time:
08-10 Jun, 2018  Friday - Sunday  (6pm Fri-5pm Sun)
A planning evening will also be arranged prior to the weekend course.


For information on how to register, click here and use Code: 549.
Any questions please contact the Training Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017 Training Program

The RACCC has an amazing training program designed for beginner paddlers or accomplished paddlers alike. Whether flatwater or whitewater paddling, training also incorporates safety and trip planning.

Our Paddling Courses feature instruction from friendly, experienced and certified instructors that love what they do. They love it so much, that our club instructors VOLUNTEER their time for the benefit of members, new and experienced alike!

Join us!

Please see below for details of the 2017 training program.   

How to register

Below is a list of the club's course offerings. Click the links for details and descriptions.

Whitewater

Paddle Canada Certified

Beginner Whitewater Tandem 2017

Beginner Whitewater Solo 2017

Whitewater Tandem Intermediate 2017

Whitewater Solo Intermediate 2017

  • June 16-17-18 CANCELLED

Moving Water Instructor Maintenance Clinic 2017 - May 6-7

General Whitewater Skills Development

Whitewater Safety Training 2017

    • Swiftwater rescue --  Open for Registration
      • SWR, 2-day (July 6-7) -- Barcode 9835
      • SWR, 2-day (July 8-9) -- Barcode 9836
      • WRT, 4-day (July 6-9) -- Barcode 9834
      • WRT Bridge (July 8-9) -- Barcode 9832
      • WRT Recert (July 8-9) -- Barcode 9833

  

Flatwater

Tripping Training

Family Camp

Family Camp 2017 -- Barcode 9870, 9871 (Repeat attendance)

How to Register for Courses

Unless otherwise stated, registration closes one week before the course start, to allow for planning and administration.

Registration can be done online:https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/RACentre/

Or in person at the RA Centre (2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa).

  • For instructions on how to register for training, click here

Not finding what you're looking for? If you want a specific course, and can find at least 3 interested and committed club members, we might be able to get something off the ground, pending instructor availability. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

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