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Intro to whitewater kayaking

Date 2019 Sep 20-Oct 26 Ical
Days/Times Friday’s 4.30-6.00pm
Location CCE Boathouse
Address 76 Pavillion Rd, Cultus Lake, BC

This 6 week (7 sessions) course is targeted to teens and pre-teens who have already completed an introductory paddling course or camp on the lake and want to try whitewater (river) kayaking and/or slalom paddling. Did you know that slalom paddling is an excellent way to improve your paddling skills? And it's fun!!

We start on Cultus Lake in September (Friday 20th & 27th) then progress to the Chilliwack River for basic moving water skills. In October some lessons will be in our local slalom race course (October Fridays 4th, 11th, 19th PLUS Saturday 20th).
On the final weekend October 26th participants can take park in our annual Mamquam Race Day Festival - a fun community slalom event on the Mamquam River (Squamish). Registration for & instruction at this event is included in the course fee (transport to-from the event is NOT included)
You will learn river safety including safe swimming techniques on the river and whitewater paddling techniques.
All equipment provided. Come prepared to get wet!!

Safety is our #1 priority - there will be a maximum student: instructor ratio of 6:1 on the river, with two certified instructors, OR one instructor + 1 experienced safety boater on every river run with novice paddlers. All river paddles are weather and water-level dependent.
Target age range 10-16 year old.
Prerequisites: Must have completed a introduction to kayaking camp or series of lessons. Must be comfortable swimming in moving water with a PFD
Club membership required: $20
Course fee: $120

Please arrive 15 minutes early and ready to paddle.

Prerequisite Must be club member. Ability to swim with head underwater. Ability to swim in deep water wearing a PFD.
Contact Michelle Fortier
Type Club Program - Short Term
Category Instruction - Whitewater
Deadline September 13, 2019 21:00