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Whitewater skills (youth)

Date 2020 Aug 13-Sep 05 Ical
Days/Times Thurs 6-8pm, Sat 9-11am
Location Cultus Lake & Chilliwack River
Address 74 Sunnyside, Cultus lake, BC

COVID-19 update: safety is our number one concern. This summer, all group sizes are smaller (max 4 youth per instructor on the river), all equipment is disinfected between participants and social distancing will be practiced on the water except where it would be unsafe to do so for emergency management.

This set of lessons is suitable for youth aged 10-16 who want to improve their whitewater kayaking skills.
LEVEL 1 (Thursdays) Must have completed an Intro to kayaking course or camp with at least 1 day on the river (or equivalent).
LEVEL 2 (Saturdays) For youth who have completed the "Intro to Rivers" camp and/or are already comfortable paddling easy (grade 1-2) sections of the river.
The lessons will be tailored to the skills and confidence of the group

Schedule: Please arrive 5-10 minutes early and ready to paddle.
Thursday evenings 6-8pm
Saturday mornings 9.00-11.00am
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. The first lesson in each set will be at Cultus Lake.

Club membership required: $25.
Level 1 (Thursday) 4 lessons: $75
Level 2 (Saturday) 4 lessons: $75
NOTE: If you do not wish to pay using Paypal, please email us for details about paying by e-transfer.

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!!
A wetsuit and splash top is recommended [The club has a some available]
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

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 Intro to Paddling Rivers course/ camp
Contact Jenny Wakeling
Type Participation
Category Instruction - Whitewater
Deadline July 31, 2020 21:00