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The Canoe is Canadian

 

"What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature."                           - P. Trudeau

Upcoming Courses:

 

Introduction to Tandem Lakewater Canoeing

Cost: $95.00/person

26 May 2019 

8 - 12 July: Cenalta Conservation Academy

 

Solo Lakewater Canoeing

By arrangement 

 

Canoe/Kayak Safety and Rescue Clinic

TBA : 1:00 - 5:00pm

 

Introduction to Lakewater Canoeing

Cost: $95.00/person

 

Workshop Details:

This 8 hour workshop is designed for paddlers that desire to be comfortable and confident in Lakewater Canoeing.  Participants will learn about canoe design and selection, entering, exiting and loading canoes, landings, forward, reverse and maneuvering strokes.  We will cover safe transport of canoes, tieing knots and carrying your canoe.  Each person will have the use of safety equipment and perform rescues of capsized canoes.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn the essentials of canoeing, build your confidence and ask any questions that you may have.

 

Outcome:

After taking this workshop participants will have the basic skills and confidence required to paddle a canoe safely on calm water. Successful demonstration of all skills will result in awarding of Paddle Canada Introduction to Lakewater Canoeing certification. 

 

Prerequisites:

  • Eagerness to learn and have fun.

 

Workshop Information:

  • 7-8 hours

  • Time: 9am - 5 pm

 

Registration:

 

Introduction and Intermediate Solo Lakewater Canoeing

Introduction: Cost: $95.00/person, 1 day course

Intermediate: Cost: $190.00/person, 2 day course

 

Workshop Details:

If you have dreamed about paddling quietly along the shores of lakes and ponds, exploring secret marshes and enjoying time alone in your own canoe, then this 8 hour workshop is designed for you.    Participants will learn the following key topics from a solo canoe perspective, canoe design and selection, entering, exiting and loading canoes, landings, forward, reverse and maneuvering strokes.  We will cover safe transport of canoes, tieing knots and carrying your canoe.  Each person will have the use of safety equipment and will have the opportunity to perform rescues of capsized canoes. 

 

The second day of the course will offer participants the opportunity to add finesses to their paddling skills as they challenge themselves to complete more precise maneuvers.  More advanced strokes, combinations of strokes and a variety of rescue skills will be emphasized.

 

Outcome:

Successful demonstration of all skills will result in awarding of Paddle Canada Introduction and/or Intermediate Solo Lakewater Canoeing certification. 

 

Prerequisites:

  • Eagerness to learn and have fun.

  • Intermediate course requires previous documented training.

 

Workshop Information:

  • 7-8 hours for Introduction

  • 14 - 16 hours for Intermediate

  • 9am - 5 pm

 

Registration:

 

Additional Information:

  • All safety equipment is provided (life jackets, ropes, throw bags, paddles)

  • Courses are limited to 10 participants to ensure excellent instructor attention.  Minimum number of participants 4.  Youth (13-18) are encouraged to register with an adult.

  • Canoes: Feel free to use your personal equipment, however, if you need canoe, please provide 5 days notice.

 

What to Bring:

This is an outdoor course, so be prepared for sun, wind, rain and good times.  Be sure to bring clothing for sun and warmth, including long sleeves, windproof, waterproof and insulation.  While swimming is entirely optional, bringing a change of clothing is a very wise idea.  Be sure to bring snacks and liquids to sustain you through an entire day.  Toilet and change facilities are rustic.

© 2019 by Mammut Bushcraft & Wilderness Skills.   Updated 4 November 2019

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