Paddling Courses

PADDLING TRAINING
by Valerie Van Veen

What do you want?? please read and respond asap…….

Several club members have indicated a desire to take a paddling course to learn/improve skills. Others want the opportunity to practise already learnt skills, especially self and assisted rescues.

To meet these needs, I have researched several options for Club members. The research criteria for courses were:

  • On QI if possible
  • If on QI, on-water skills to be learnt/practised in the Lakes (somewhat warmer and more protected)
  • If available, a Paddle Canada Certified instructor so those who want it can receive the PC certification at the end of the course
  • Competitive pricing of course

The easiest way to make sure every member has the basic skills is for the Club to arrange for an INTRODUCTION TO SEA KAYAKING COURSE and/or  LEVEL 1 SEA KAYAKING COURSE for our members, to be held on QI.

(See the Paddle Canada Course guidelines at: http://www.paddlingcanada.com/programs/sea-kayaking25.html   )

The following options are available.

NOTE: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OPTION 1 OR OPTION 2, EMAIL ME IMMEDIATELY. Coast Mtn. is holding those dates for us but can only hold them another week or if you can make weekdays let me know as well!!

OPTION 1:
Introduction to Sea Kayaking:
Offered By Coast Mtn Expeditions, Quadra Island

OPTION 2:
Level 1 Sea Kayaking
Offered By Coast Mtn Expeditions, Quadra Island

OPTION 3:
Level 1 Sea Kayaking
Offered by Kayak Unlimited, Campbell River

 

OPTION 1: 

Introduction to Sea Kayaking:

Offered By Coast Mtn Expeditions, Quadra Island
coastmountainexpeditions.com

8 hours (1 day or 2 days; water and land instruction)

  • At the Lakes and the Coast Mtn Lodge on QI
  • dates available: June 1-2 and/or June 15-16 OR more flexibility in dates if a weekday, and/or Friday or Monday were used
  • Limit 6 – for those who want the Paddle Canada Certification at the end of the course (1 instructor per max 6 participants is Paddle Canada requirement)
  • Larger group  possible if participants don’t want Paddle Canada certification
  • Pricing, based on at least 5 participants:
    • cost $99 per person + $15 for optional Paddle Canada Certificate  (regular $125 + $15 optional certification)

OPTION 2:

Level 1 Sea Kayaking:

Offered By Coast Mtn Expeditions, Quadra Island
coastmountainexpeditions.com

12 hours (2 days; land and water instruction; includes planning and executing a day trip in sheltered waters)

  • at the Lakes and Coast Mtn Lodge
  • dates available: June 1-2 and/or June 15-16 OR more flexibility if a weekday, and/or Friday or Monday were okay
  • Limit 6 – for those who want the Paddle Canada Certification at the end of the course (1 instructor per max 6 participants is Paddle Canada requirement)
  • Larger group  possible if participants don’t want Paddle Canada certification
  • Pricing, based on at least 5 participants:
    • cost $210 per person,  with certification; $199 per person without certification  (regular $250, includes cert)

For both courses:

Kayak rentals $40 per day, delivered.  (regular $60 + delivery)

OPTION 3:

Level 1 Sea Kayaking

Offered by Kayak Unlimited, Campbell River
crpaddlers.blogspot.ca/2013/04/442013-pc-level-1-course.html

  • McIvor Lake and Community Hall; day trip on Quadra Island
  • May 25th and 26th.
  • Up to 9 participants; 3  PC accredited instructors ; ratio 1 per 3
  • cost : $240 per person (unless you are a member of the Campbell River Paddlers; cost then is $220 per person)

Kayak rental: $20 for the course

If you are interested in OPTION 1 OR OPTION 2 CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY BY EMAIL.  vvv@qisland.ca

If you are interested in OPTION 3 email Ken Bueckert at ken.bueck@shaw.ca

13 April 2013
Valerie Van Veen

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