Opportunity for members: Paddle Canada Level 1 course

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    George Prevost

    Philip Kubik, who is one of our members, and two PIKA members are offering a Paddle Canada Level 1 course that might be of interest to some of you.  Details are below.  Please note that this is not a SKABC course.

    Dates: May 27-28, 2023 plus 2 evening Zoom sessions

    Location: Lower Mainland

    Instructors: John Drent, Philip Kubik, and Doug Childress.

    Fee: $140.00.

    For information or to register, contact: John Drent (jtrdrent@telus.net). Please register by May 10.

    This Paddle Canada certified course teaches participants how to move beyond flatwater kayaking and into the sport of sea kayaking. A detailed description of the course may be viewed at:


    Two 1-day sessions on the water plus 2 evening Zoom sessions are included. The on-water portion of the course will take place at a location in the Lower Mainland, which will be chosen to be reasonably convenient for the majority of participants. The dates of the 2 evening Zoom sessions will be selected
    based on the availability of participants.

    1. Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge, at the discretion of the course director.
    2. Paddling skills and experience:
    a. Five kayaking excursions (at least 2 or 3 hours each).
    b. Ability to perform a wet exit.
    c. Ability to perform an assisted rescue.

    Participants must supply their own kayaking equipment, including a wetsuit or drysuit.

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