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Intro to kayaking (8-12 years)

Date 2022 Apr 23-Jun 18 Ical
Days/Times Saturday 2.45-4.00pm
Location Cultus Lake
Address Pavillion Rd, 76 Sunnyside Blvd, Cultus lake, V2R4Y5

This 9 week (9 lessons) course is suitable for complete beginners aged 8-12 who want to learn to kayak. Most of the lessons are at Cultus Lake but at the end of the lessons set we include flatwater slalom gates at our Cedarwahl Farms slalom facility, with a fun community slalom race at the end of the program. Slalom gates are a great way to improve paddling skills in a safe environment and it’s lots of fun!

Schedule: Saturday 2.45-4.00pm (this is a 1 hour lesson plus ~15 minutes to gear up and get to the water)

Cost: Course fee $180 (includes club membership [$25] & 9 lessons, includes an end of program Cookie Race June 18th!!).

NOTE: If you do not wish to pay using Paypal, please email us for details about paying by e-transfer.

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

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

PARKING at Cultus: We are able to park cars for free 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

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 be comfortable swimming with head underwater and in deep water with a PFD.
Contact Monika
Type Participation
Category Instruction - Flatwater
Deadline April 21, 2022 16:00