Flatwater Training

Lakewater (Flatwater) Tandem Training June 10 - 11

Paddle Canada Introduction and Intermediate Levels - STILL ROOM!

This course is especially for canoeists who have never had training, have paddled very little OR have paddled a lot and would like to improve and learn new skills.Participants learn how to steer and control the canoe, how to paddle together, trim the canoe, launch and land the canoe and lots more.

Here's what some participants in our recent course said:
" I feel inspired by all of you, your enthusiasm and dedication are catchy. I feel a new world has opened up to me. This is what I was seeking, I got much more out of the week-end than I had hoped for. "
" Just want to say a big thank you for the wonderful course this past weekend.Your enthusiasm and love for paddling is evident and contagious (in a good way). I have not paddled in this manner in a long long time. I truly enjoyed it. I think the experience last weekend has re-ignited my passion for paddling."
"It was an excellent course, and I felt I learned a lot. "

Click here for a participant's report from last year's course.

These courses run Intro and Intermediate levels simultaneously. See info below re: prerequisites.
Participants will be assigned to course level per their skill.

Course Barcode 9944
June 10 - 11 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM site to be determined
AND June 2 (7 - 8:30 PM) Pool Session, Gloucester Pool

Maximum number of participants: 16

All Participants should be comfortable swimming while wearing a PFD
(Intermediate level: Paddle Canada Lakewater Canoe Introduction Certification, or permission from instructor)

This course will run 2 Paddle Canada instruction levels simultaneously. 
o On Saturday morning all participants will learn (or review) the basic strokes common to both Introduction and Intermediate levels: Paddling in a straight line forwards and backwards, starts/stops, pivots, turns, side slips and simple dock landings as well as safety, boat control, partner collaboration and rescue techniques.
o Instructors will then assign students to Introduction or Intermediate groups per their abilities.
o The Introduction level students will focus on accomplishing the paddling skills in calm water conditions.
o The Intermediate level students will focus on the Intermediate strokes and maneuvers with greater precision, refinement and control while paddling in various wind and wave conditions, as well as expanded hazard awareness, rescues and emergency skills and knowledge.

Recommended for:
The Introduction level is intended for paddlers who would like to learn how to canoe or who have never had formal training and would like to refine their canoeing skills.
The Intermediate level is for paddlers who have all the prerequisite skills and who want to further their paddling and safety skills beyond the Introduction level.

Course Fee:  $100
Canoe rental is included in the course fee.

Additional costs:
Participants should budget an extra $30 for shared transportation and parking fees.
Participants help cover gas and parking for the instructors (they are volunteering)

Participants must be RA Canoe Camping Club members to join training events.
Joining is easy! Sign up here (http://www.raccc.ca/membership/join) or at the Member Services desk at the RA Center.

To register for this course, please use one of the following three options:
1. Online at PlayRA (https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/racentre/Start/start.asp) - Course Barcode 9875
2. In Person at the Open House (April 22nd) or at the Front Desk of the RA Center (East Wing)
3. By phone, calling RA Member & Guest Services at 613-736-6224.
Click here to learn how to register for courses (including in-person and phone options)

Lead Instructor Contact Info: (for student questions about course content):
Dot Bonnenfant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.