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Intro to kayaking (Youth)

Date 2020 May 20-Jun 26 Ical
Days/Times Wed 5-6.30pm, Fri 5-6.30pm
Location Cultus Lake
Address 74 Pavillion Rd, Cultus lake, BC

This 6 week (12 lessons) course is suitable for beginners aged 10-14 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.

Wednesday evenings 5-6.30pm
Friday evenings 5-6.30pm
Cost: $180 for full course (12 lessons), $100 for Wed/Fri only (6 lessons).

On the last day of the course JUNE 26th we will hold a COOKIE RACE (Bring a dozen cookies: choose favourite cookies to take home based on race time). Race will be held at Cedarwal Farms slalom site.

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

Safety is our #1 priority - there will be a maximum student: instructor ratio of 4:1 on the river. All river paddles are weather, skills and water-level dependent.

Club membership required: $25. Course fee $180.

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

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
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 Jenny Wakeling
Type Participation
Category FUNdamentals
Deadline May 13, 2020 21:00