This three hour beginner’s course focuses on basic paddling strokes, safety and rescue. Whether you are new to paddling or have just never had any formal training, this course offers the skills and knowledge to keep you safe and comfortable on the water. The class will begin with on land introductions and a safety chat where we will go over proper safety equipment, Transport Canada regulations, weather, and proper paddling clothing. Once we get in the lake we will then learn the basic strokes needed to get you going. Strokes covered are: Front stroke, sweep stroke, draw stroke, and low brace.
The second half of the lesson will be spent on rescues. We cover both group and self rescues with and without a paddle float. This part of the course requires you to capsize the boat and get wet, so be prepared!
Date: Saturday July 4th, 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Sunnyside Beach (meet by the Royal Burger)
What to bring
Bring clothing and footwear that will keep you comfortable and warm when wet (synthetic or wetsuit is best!) as well as a towel. If you require goggles, noseplugs, or any other accessories to be comfortable in the water – bring them! Lastly, don’t forget your hat and sunscreen and a lunch or snacks. If you need to rent a kayak and gear for this course the fee is $50.00 extra.
You will be contacted by our staff prior to the course to confirm details.
*Times are subject to change and courses are weather-dependant. Cancellation, refunding and rescheduling is available if necessary. These changes must be made with at least 48 hours notice prior to your selected lesson. Please refer to our cancellation policy on our Lessons page.