Rescues & Boat Handling (previously Strokes & Rescues) – Registration page

When: May 25, 2024 until May 26, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We're fully booked for this event. NEW: scroll down to see if a waitlist spot is available. Note that we may be able to add space depending on interest.

Location:  Sasamat Lake (White Pine Beach) at təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park

This course is highly recommended for Currents Course participants.

In this course you will learn and practice:

  • Techniques for efficient forward paddling
  • Reverse paddling
  • A variety of bracing techniques
  • A variety of steering and maneuvering strokes
  • A variety of towing methods
  • A variety of self-rescue and assisted rescue techniques

Course Format:
Two-day weekend course (be ready to be on the water by 9:00 AM).
Participants will receive an email with further details prior to the course.

This course is hands on and participants should have taken a beginners course (preferably) or have some paddling experience.  You must wear paddling clothing that is suitable for immersion (eg. wet or dry suit) and be comfortable performing wet exits.   You must have all required safety equipment and your kayak must have water tight hatches and proper flotation or bulkheads.

Registration Fee: $60                  Limit: 8 participants (minimum 4)

Instructor: George Prevost
Assistant Instructor:  Kapila Jayaweera, Quirine Schuyff
Course Coordinator: (Training Officer)  Kallie Cunningham 

Registration:  Once your registration is confirmed by the course coordinator, you will receive a password to complete your registration.  Note: the course is full and there is a waitlist.  The number on the waitlist shows as a “-x” . If someone cancels the first person on the waitlist will receive a notice to register.
NOTE: payment must be made within 48 hrs of receiving the link.  If payment is not received and there is a waitlist, your spot will be replaced with the next person on the waitlist.

Transportation:  It is each participant’s responsibility to get themselves to the course location.  The course coordinator will email the group so that all participants have the email addresses of the others attending the course.  This will enable participants to reach out to the group or an individual to organize carpooling.  Carpooling is a great way to be kind to the environment, minimize parking issues at popular sites, and to minimize the cost of gas and ferries where applicable.

Parking:  At the time of posting, the daily rate after 10 am is $17.50 (or $3/hr). See link here for latest information.

Refund Policy: If a participant cancels, refunds are available if another member is able to fill the vacant spot. 

  White Pine Beach Road
Signed up:
  • Don Froese
  • Lynda Froese
  • Selena Chong
  • Timothy Lim
  • lihua Sui
  • Eric Hall
  • Esmeralda Cabral
  • Matthew Martin

Spaces Available: -2

Sign up:

By signing up I understand that per club policy I am responsible for having the skills, health, ability and equipment to participate safely in the activity. I also understand that I am responsible for notifying the organizer about any physical or mental impairment or medical condition that could interfere with my ability to participate fully in the activity and/or create a safety concern for the group.

I acknowledge that when participating in this SKABC activity it is my responsibility to inform my fellow participants if I do not wish to have images or video footage of myself or a minor family member shared on the SKABC website, in the SKABC newsletter, or on social media.

I recognize that some club members may ask that images and video footage of themselves or their minor children captured during this activity not be shared on the SKABC website, in the SKABC newsletter, or on social media and, if so, I agree to respect their wishes in this matter.


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