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Introduction to Canoeing

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Training
Date
06.09.2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location

Description

This course introduces the beginner to paddling with a partner in calm waters. The skills and knowledge gained at this level form the foundation necessary for confident and safe travel within small and calm environments.

Prerequisites

None

All equipment will be provided.

Course Length and Enrollment

1 day, 10 students maximum

Cost

$25 per person or $40 per pair for 2019 Northwest Voyageurs members

Contact:

Donna McKenzie

Ph: (780) 481-4756

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Course Overview

Safety & Rescue, Theory

  • Transport Canada Regulations
  • Designated Paddling Area
  • Cold Water Concerns (Hypothermia)
  • Heat (sun) Related Concerns (Hyperthermia)
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Emergency Procedures for the Camp (if known)
  • Rescue Procedures
  • Expanding Ones Skills
  • Buddy System

Safety & Rescue, Practical

  • Warm Up to Reduce Paddling Injuries
  • Lifejacket Selection
  • Canoe Carries
  • How to Sit or Kneel
  • Basic Whistle Signals Paddling Skills, General:
  • Enter & Exit Canoe (shore or dock)
  • Balance 3 Point contact
  • Paddling Positions
  • How to Hold a Paddle
  • Coordinating Switching Sides & Places

Paddling Skills, Strokes

  • Forward
  • Reverse
  • Check (stop)
  • Draw (above water recovery)
  • Pry
  • J or Rudder
  • Forward Sweep (stern paddler)

Paddling Skills, Maneuvers

  • Forward Paddling
  • Pivoting the Canoe
  • Turns under power
  • Stopping

Knowledge

  • Canoe & Paddle Parts
  • Paddling with the Group
  • Course Limitations
  • Canoeing Resources & Local Paddling Clubs or Groups

Location information

Rundle Park Paddling Centre

Country
Canada
County
Alberta
City
Edmonton
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