Training Coordinator Valerie has tracked down the elusive Strathcona Pool Kayak course, a Paddle Canada “Introduction to Sea Kayaking” as outlined on (page 16 of 40 in the PDF, which is actually page 40 of 64) of the Campbell River Spring Recreation Guide:
Each course is a standalone course. If you take all three courses (Rescue IK1, Paddle Skills IK2, Progressive Paddling Skills IK3) you can earn your Paddle Canada Introduction to Sea Kayaking Certification. Kayaks and all the gear are provided for all courses.
NOTE: IK1 (Rescue skills) at Strathcona Pool; IK2 and IK3 Paddling skills at McIvor Lake or CR Estuary
Please contact STRATHCONA POOL, 250-287-9234, if you are interested in taking any or all of these courses.
Rescue Skills (Ik1)
Increase your confidence and safety on the water by learning, or just to refresh, how to safely wet-exit your kayak, then re-enter both with and without the assistance of another paddler.
Classes take place at Strathcona Gardens Pool. Wetsuits are supplied.
Thurs April 18 8-9:30pm $60
Thurs May 9 8-9:30pm $60
Thurs May 23 8-9:30pm $60
Paddling Skills (Ik2)
This course teaches the basic strokes for paddling, stopping and turning your kayak, as well introduces and explains kayak options, kayak clothing, and all the gear.
Sun April 21 10am-1pm McIvor Lake $60
Sat May 11 10am-1pm McIvor Lake $60
Tues May 28 5:30pm-8:30pm CR Estuary $60
Progressive Paddling (Ik3)
This session builds the paddling skills by reviewing the basic strokes from IK2, and introduces edging and bracing – essential skills for finesse and safety as a paddler. Weather awareness and navigation are also introduced.
Sun April 21 2pm-5pm McIvor Lake $60
Sat May 11 2pm-5pm McIvor Lake $60
Thurs May 30 5:30pm-8:30pm CR Estuary $60