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Intro to kayaking (Beginners)

Date 2019 Sep 06-Oct 26 Ical
Days/Times Friday’s 4.30-6.00pm
Location October location: Cedarwal Farms
Address Cedarwal Farms 5722-5854 Interprovincial Hwy, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2P7
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This 8 week course is suitable for beginners aged 8-14 who want to learn to kayak. We start on flatwater and progress to whitewater kayaking and slalom racing, with a fun community slalom race at the end of the program. Paddling slalom gates is a great way to improve paddling skills in a safe environment and it’s lots of fun.

Schedule UPDATED
Friday September 6/13/20/27th at Cultus Lake
Friday October 4th & 18th at Cedarwal Farms slalom gates (On google maps:
Cedarwal Farms, 5722-5854 Interprovincial Hwy, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2P7 - park on grass opposite farm entrance) PLEASE NOTE there are NO WASHROOMS at this location.

Saturday October 12th River Skills 9am-11am OR Friday 11th 4.30-6pm at CULTUS LAKE

COOKIE RACE (Bring a dozen cookies: choose cookies to take home based on race time). Race will be held at Cedarwal Farms CONFIRMED: Friday October 25th 4.30-6pm.

All equipment provided (kayak, helmet, paddle, PFD, spray skirt)

Safety is our #1 priority - there will be a maximum student: instructor ratio of 5:1 on the river. All river paddles are weather, skills and water-level dependent.

Club membership required: $20. Course fee $150.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early and ready to paddle.

PARKING at Cultus:
We are able to park 3 cars for free for 2 hours right in front of the boathouse on the gravel. The parking lot around the boat house is for-fee and regularly patrolled. There is free parking around the strip mall on the opposite side of the street ("Plaza Parking" see https://www.cultuslake.bc.ca/parking/)

WHAT TO WEAR:
YOU WILL GET WET!! Please check the forecast & dress for the weather. NO COTTON!! There are change rooms & washrooms at Cultus Lake but not at Cedarwal Farms

Bathing suit or swim shorts
Towel
Shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet (no flipflops or crocs)
If you wear glasses (or sunglasses) they should have a tether or strap so you don't lose them in the water.
Extra dry clothes
** If you have a wetsuit, or neoprene clothing, this will be perfect for the river or for cold weather days!*

For a sunny & warm day:
A synthetic long sleeve or light windproof layer in case you get cold when wet

For a wet/ cold day:
Thin thermal base layer +/- fleece if very cold
Rain jacket/ windproof layer (we do have some splash tops at the Boathouse at Cultus)
Wool socks will stay warm when wet

Prerequisite Club members only. Must comfortable swimming with head underwater and in deep water with a PFD.
Contact Ali Borrows
Type Club Program - Short Term
Category FUNdamentals
Deadline September 04, 2019 21:00
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