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Basic Kayak Skills Course (including Rescues) at Thetis Lake

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Saturday, August 20th, 2016
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

This inspiring course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge you need to safely start kayaking. It is suitable for new paddlers on their path through a nationally accredited curriculum; or for paddlers who already have some experience, but are looking for some formal instruction.

You will learn basic paddling skills, including forward and reverse paddling, drawing your kayak sideways, and edging (intentionally leaning your kayak). As well, you’ll have the opportunity to experience what it feels like to capsize in a kayak, how to be rescued by another kayaker, and how to rescue a paddling partner who has capsized. Finally, we’ll discuss useful information to round out your understanding of kayaking, including aspects of boat design, safety equipment, and proper clothing. This course teaches you the necessary components for Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills Certification within the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Program.

Cost:  $140
Kayak and Paddling Gear Rental:  $40
Suitable for Ages: 16 and up
Prerequisites: None

For more information and to register for this course online, go to

Cost: General: $140
Category: Sports | Recreation
    On the Water
Location: Thetis Lake Park
Thetis Lake, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Teens, Seniors, Student / College
More Info: Ocean River Sports
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