Canoe Basic Skills Clinic - Blue Ridge Recreation Area
Canoe Basic Skills Course/Clinic - Blue Ridge Recreation Area, AB
2020 Dates TBD
Credentials: Fully Insured and Certified Paddle Canada Instructors
Fee: $40 per session. All Equipment supplied - or bring your own PFD, paddle, or canoe
Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Blue Ridge Recreation Area (5 minutes North of Blue Ridge, AB - 15 minutes East of the Town of Whitecourt)
Dates: Wednesday, May 10 and the clinic is offered a second time on Wednesday May 31, 2017
Description: This fun and inspiring clinic will give you the skills to safely and confidently paddle tandem (two person canoe) boats on lakes and ponds for occasional recreational paddling. Canoeing is often thought of as a simple, easy, and safe, however many novice paddlers quickly get into trouble when lacking the basic skills offered in this clinic.
Skills covered in this excellent clinic include:
8 different strokes to control the canoe,
Safely launching, landing, loading, carries, and trimming the canoe.
Canoe selection, equipment, outfitting, and Transport Canada regulations pertaining to canoeing.
Signals, rescue, towing, throw bag, and environmental hazards.
Completing challenging manoeuvers with your paddling partner.