Club Events

Seminar - Adaptive Paddling

Wednesday 23 February 2022, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

With a little planning, paddle sports can be enjoyed by people with all kinds of physical and developmental abilities. Dawn and Pauline will deliver a very informative presentation on how canoes, kayaks, etc. can become welcoming and fun spaces for people with physical, developmental, and mental health challenges.

Dawn is currently program designing for Northern and Arctic land and water safety under Canadian Safe Boating Council and Playsafe Productions.  I am a Behavioural Technologist, with a special focus on life-style  planning with a focus on differently able people.  In terms of paddling world I am known for being the inaugural designer and coordinator of Paddlesmart. program.

For the past twenty years, Pauline has enjoyed learning and offering adaptive paddling.  The initial thrill of kayaking has never been forgotten and her mission is to have all abilities enjoy the serenity of paddling and develop skills.  Currently, she is the founder and Executive Director of Abilities In Motion, based in Ontario and spreading to Nova Scotia.  She is also Chairperson of the Paddle Canada Adaptive Paddling Committee, which is committed to training Paddle Canada instructors across Canada. Just being in a boat is a wonderful experience for emotional and physical health - for everyone.

Details for joining the meeting are listed listed here for club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.