Paddle Canada Lake Skills Canoe Course

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Participate in the Paddle Canada Lake Skills Canoe Course, where you can explore both solo and tandem canoeing. This certification program is suitable for beginners and experienced canoe enthusiasts alike. Recognized by most Saskatchewan School Divisions (please verify with your administration before registering), this challenging course is suitable for teachers, educators, community leaders, Girl Guide and Boy Scout leaders, as well as anyone involved in leading or participating in canoe adventures.
This course was designed by Paddle Canada and is often selected by teachers to help fulfill the requirements of school division canoe guidelines.   Both the tandem and solo Lake Skills courses have three levels:  Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced – with the skill of the participant determining the level attained. The introductory level will greatly increase skill and safety level – it will also enable you to make a greater contribution to a canoe program.  The intermediate skill level is required to lead most canoe waterfront programs and is a prerequisite for both Paddle Canada Canoe Camping / Tripping courses.  The time required to complete the course(s) depends on the participant’s determination and prior skill level.  Summaries of the courses can be found on paddlecanada.com.
Please prepare to spend the day outdoors with protection from sun, wind, wet, and cold.  This means hats, long sleeves, pants, windproof, waterproof, and insulation layers for body, head, and hands.  Old running shoes are best and a change of clothes is a necessity – as swimming is often accidental.  Because much of the canoeing is done in a kneeling position we suggest kneepads – even though the canoes have installed kneepads.  If possible, please bring an approved personal floatation device (PFD) and a paddle.  We provide PFDs and paddles – but sizes and styles are limited.  John Avant Park has no facilities and the nearest public washrooms are located within a five-minute drive at a number of fast food outlets.  Snacks and liquids will be important!  All participants should recognize the physical strength, balance and coordination required to canoe.  We hope that you have been exercising regularly beforehand and arrive with a good fitness level – especially your core and upper body.  Sit-ups, push-ups and stretching exercises (especially your ankles) are all recommended.
Start Date:
End Date:
Time:
Location:
Participate in the Paddle Canada Lake Skills Canoe Course, where you can explore both solo and tandem canoeing. This certification program is suitable for beginners and experienced canoe enthusiasts alike. Recognized by most Saskatchewan School Divisions (please verify with your administration before registering), this challenging course is suitable for teachers, educators, community leaders, Girl Guide and Boy Scout leaders, as well as anyone involved in leading or participating in canoe adventures.
This course was designed by Paddle Canada and is often selected by teachers to help fulfill the requirements of school division canoe guidelines.   Both the tandem and solo Lake Skills courses have three levels:  Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced – with the skill of the participant determining the level attained. The introductory level will greatly increase skill and safety level – it will also enable you to make a greater contribution to a canoe program.  The intermediate skill level is required to lead most canoe waterfront programs and is a prerequisite for both Paddle Canada Canoe Camping / Tripping courses.  The time required to complete the course(s) depends on the participant’s determination and prior skill level.  Summaries of the courses can be found on paddlecanada.com.
Please prepare to spend the day outdoors with protection from sun, wind, wet, and cold.  This means hats, long sleeves, pants, windproof, waterproof, and insulation layers for body, head, and hands.  Old running shoes are best and a change of clothes is a necessity – as swimming is often accidental.  Because much of the canoeing is done in a kneeling position we suggest kneepads – even though the canoes have installed kneepads.  If possible, please bring an approved personal floatation device (PFD) and a paddle.  We provide PFDs and paddles – but sizes and styles are limited.  John Avant Park has no facilities and the nearest public washrooms are located within a five-minute drive at a number of fast food outlets.  Snacks and liquids will be important!  All participants should recognize the physical strength, balance and coordination required to canoe.  We hope that you have been exercising regularly beforehand and arrive with a good fitness level – especially your core and upper body.  Sit-ups, push-ups and stretching exercises (especially your ankles) are all recommended.