Canoe Camping Symposium

Instructor(s):

Canoe Kayak New Brunswick

Dates:

September 10, 2021 to September 12, 2021

Location:

Yoho Lake, Fredericton NB

Canoe Kayak NB

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

Individual and family rates

Join Canoe Kayak New Brunswick at their 2021 Canoe Camping Symposium from Sept. 10-12, 2021 for camping and paddling tips and tricks!
About this event
Some of New Brunswick's best outdoor educators will be on hand to deliver fun and exciting workshops related to paddling and camping! Workshops include:

Canoe strokes and manoeuvres
Introduction to Canoe Poling
Canoe trip Planning
Paddling on moving water
Big Canoe Paddling
The Perfect Tarp Setup
Useful knots for canoeing and camping
Baking with a Reflector Oven
Safety tips and knife sharpening
Cast iron cooking
...and more!!
Visit CanoeKayakNB.com/2021canoe for more info!!

Location:

This year's event will be held on the beautiful Yoho Lake at The Yoho Scout Reserve , just outside of Fredericton, N.B.

Address:

3566 Route 640, Yoho, New Brunswick, E6K 3B1

Additional Notes:

Intro To White Water Kayak on the Nepisiguit

Instructor(s):

Adam Tremblay

Dates:

June 19, 2021 to June 21, 2021

Location:

Nepisiguit River

Adam Tremblay

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

350

The course begins the morning of June 19th. the First hour and a half will be spent getting participants set up and familiarized with their kayaking gear; along with familiarization with the weekend itinerary and what to expect.
The remainder of the first day will begin with the development of fundamentals on flatwater. This includes basic strokes as well as safety on the water. Then in the afternoon we will move to the river and practice, developing comfort and proficiency in a moving water environment.
The second day June 20, will be spent running a long sections of the river, where the participant will learn how to read white water and safely negotiate rapids; dialing in and advancing their river skills along the way.
For those without gear at no additional cost kayak and essential gear can be provided for those who do not already have their own, i.e. Kayak, paddle, helmet, pfd, spray deck.
To register email Adam Tremblay at. adamtremblay1977@gmail.com
or leave a message on East Coast kayak schools inbox
Once the course is officially open
Include in the subject line, "Intro to WW"
Cost$350:
Your full name, Contact info, address, phone, e-mail required.
50% ( E transfers preferred or Cash)
Deposits are non-refundable and are required to secure a spot once the course is slated to go.
Remaining 50% of payment by May 1st.
For those without gear at no additional cost kayak and essential gear can be provided for those who do not already have their own, ie Kayak, paddle, helmet, pfd, spray deck.
Transportation, accommodations, and food not provided.

Additional Notes:

Canoe Poling Instructor School

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett, Kevin Silliker

Dates:

June 17, 2021 to June 20, 2021

Location:

Little Southwest Miramichi, NB

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$500

Are you an experienced canoe poler who wants to take your canoe poling skills to the next level to become a poling instructor? As a Paddle Canada Canoe Poling Instructor you will be qualified to give skills level courses and certifications in canoe poling. This instructor school is not given that often so now is your chance!

Prerequisite requirements: Intermediate Poling Skills course or equivalent experience
What can you expect?
Four day school with training and coaching from certified Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer. Course will concentrate on polishing your poling skills to demonstration quality and developing/assessing your teaching abilities.
Tentative schedule:
Day one, two and three: Skills reviews on water and instruction review/practise
Day four: Completion of remaining items, review of Paddle Canada administration.
Questions? Read below and if I don't answer them contact me at riverman@nb.sympatico.ca
What do you need?
1. Canoe and paddling equipment suitable for Class 2 moving water.
2. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, life jacket)
3. Appropriate clothing - Dress with options to increase/decrease layers. Bring a change of clothes
5. All other personal gear to make for a safe and enjoyable day(s) on the water.
7. Vehicle - the group will work together to make transportation happen on a daily basis. You may need to drive your own vehicle.
8. Canoe poles will available for loan and use during the poling school.
How much does this cost?
$500/participant. $ 100.00 deposit required to reserve your seat by May 15 with balance of $400.00 due upon registration on Day 1 of the school.
Is certification a possibility?
Yes. Certification through Paddle Canada is possible.
Accommodations and food?
Accommodations and food are not provided.

Additional Notes:

Intro to White Water Kayaking and Yoga for Women

Instructor(s):

Adam Tremblay

Dates:

June 4, 2021 to June 6, 2021

Location:

Maguadavic

Adam Tremblay

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

350

The course begins the evening of the June 4th. This time will be spent getting participants set up and familiarized with their kayaking gear; along with familiarization with the weekend itinerary and what to expect.
June 5th and 6th are full days on the water, beginning with the development of fundamentals on flatwater. This includes basic stroke concepts as well as safety on the water. Then we will move to a river and practice, developing comfort and proficiency in a moving water environment.
The final day will be spent running a long section of the river, where the participant will learn how to read water and safely negotiate rapids while practicing and further developing skills along the way.
While in kayaking there is the individual aspect of paddling our own boat; kayaking is very much a team/group activity where people will be expected to work with one another in an effort to promote and maintain safety and cooperation on the river and to aid in fostering the most positive experience possible.
The whitewater kayak community in NB is small and has very few female paddlers. We want to grow the community and are hoping to do that by bringing together a group of women to paddle, laugh and learn together. As a matter of transparency, we want you to know that the instruction and safety will be provided by men. This is in large part because the community does not have active female paddlers that are taking a leadership role in the sport. We hope that changes and that this course helps to do that.
Location will be Magaguadavic River
(subject to change based on water levels)
https://www.google.ca/.../@45.317253,-66.8572126,13.75z...
Cost $350 per person.
To register email Adam Tremblay: adamtremblay1977@gmail.com
Include in the subject line, "Intro to WW"
Your full name, Contact info, address, phone, e-mail required.
50% ( E transfers preferred or Cash)
Deposits are non-refundable and are required to secure a spot. First come first served.
Remaining 50% of payment by May 1st.
For those without gear at no additional cost kayak and essential gear can be provided for those who do not already have their own, ie Kayak, paddle, helmet, pfd, spray deck.
Transportation, accommodations, and food not provided.
Covid rules and updates will be communicated.

Additional Notes:

Introductory Tandem Canoe Moving Water Instructor School

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett and Rob Neish

Dates:

June 3, 2021 to June 6, 2021

Location:

Little Southwest Miramichi River

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$500

Are you an moving water (whitewater) canoeist who loves the sport and want to take your skills to the next level to become an instructor?
Prerequisite requirements: Tandem Intermediate Skills course or equivalent experience
What can you expect?
Four day school with training and coaching from certified Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer. Course will concentrate on polishing your moving water skills to demonstration quality and developing/assessing your teaching abilities.
Tentative schedule:
Day one, two and three: Skills reviews on water and instruction review/practise
Day four: Completion of remaining items, review of Paddle Canada administration.
Questions? Read below and if I don't answer them contact me at riverman@nb.sympatico.ca
What do you need?
1. Canoe and paddling equipment suitable for Class 2-3 moving water.
2. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, life jacket)
3. Appropriate clothing - Dress with options to increase/decrease layers. Bring a change of clothes
5. All other personal gear to make for a safe and enjoyable day(s) on the water.
7. Vehicle - the group will work together to make transportation happen on a daily basis. You may need to drive your own vehicle.
How much does this cost?
$500/participant. Deposit of $100.00 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 15, 2021. Message for payment information.
Is certification a possibility?
Yes. Certification through Paddle Canada is possible.
Accommodations and food?
Accommodations and food are not provided.

Additional Notes:

Intro to White Water Kayaking

Instructor(s):

Adam Tremblay

Dates:

May 28, 2021 to May 30, 2021

Location:

Maguadavic

Adam Tremblay

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

350

The course begins the evening of May 28. This time will be spent getting participants set up and familiarized with their kayaking gear; along with familiarization with the weekend itinerary and what to expect.
May 29th and 30th are full days on the water, beginning with the development of fundamentals on flatwater. This includes basic strokes as well as safety on the water. Then we will move to a river and practice, developing comfort and proficiency in a moving water environment.
The final day will be spent running a long section of the river, where the participant will learn how to read water and safely negotiate rapids while practicing and further developing skills along the way;
For those without gear at no additional cost kayak and essential gear can be provided for those who do not already have their own, i.e. Kayak, paddle, helmet, pfd, spray deck.
Location will be Magaguadavic River
(subject to change based on water levels)
https://www.google.ca/.../@45.317253,-66.8572126,13.75z...
Cost $350 per person.
To register email Adam Tremblay: adamtremblay1977@gmail.com
Include in the subject line, "Intro to WW"
Your full name, Contact info, address, phone, e-mail required.
50% ( E transfers preferred or Cash)
Deposits are non-refundable and are required to secure a spot. First come first served.
Remaining 50% of payment by May 1st.
For those without gear at no additional cost kayak and essential gear can be provided for those who do not already have their own, ie Kayak, paddle, helmet, pfd, spray deck.
Transportation, accommodations, and food not provided.

Additional Notes:

(SOLD OUT) Tandem Moving Water Canoe Course (Paddle Canada)

Instructor(s):

Rob Neish

Dates:

May 15, 2021 to May 16, 2021

Location:

Fredericton

Rob Neish

Contact:

Contact Info:

@RobNeishPaddlingInstruction

Price: 

$230

This fun and exciting experience will provide an opportunity for paddlers with some canoeing experience to develop canoeing skills on the river so that they can paddle rivers safely and with confidence.
Prerequisite requirements: A demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment. Your skill level will be assessed on day one and throughout. You will be challenged appropriately in an effort to promote learning in a safe and positive environment.
What can you expect?
Two days of paddling on either the Nashwaak River or the Magaguadavic River with training from certified Paddle Canada Instructor(s). (Location may change depending on water levels and other variables. We may go to more than one river/location)
Tentative schedule:
Day one: Safety briefing, overview of course, skill assessment and development
Day two: Skill development and river run
Questions? Read below and if I don't answer them contact me @RobNeishPaddlingInstruction
What do you need?
1. A tandem canoe suitable for moving water.
2. Paddles - preferably T-grip, and square shaped blade.
3. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, life jacket)
4. Cold water clothing - Wetsuit or drysuit with other layers appropriate for the outdoors. If this is a barrier for you reach out and we can discuss options.
5. Helmet - bring your own or use one of mine.
6. All other personal gear to make for a safe and enjoyable day(s) on the water.
7. Vehicle - the group will work together to make transportation happen on a daily basis. You may need to drive your own vehicle.
How much does this cost?
$230/participant. Deposit of $115 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 2021. Message for payment information.
Refunds: $50 non-refundable service fee. 100% of deposit refunding (minus service fee) if request made before April 15, 2021. 50% refundable (minus service fee) if made between April 16, 2021 and May 1, 2021. No refunds after May 1, 2021.
Do you need to have a paddling partner before registering?
No. Participants will all have opportunities to paddle with different people throughout the course. If you have a partner you will have lots of opportunity to learn together.
Is certification a possibility?
Yes. Introduction or Intermediate Moving Water Canoe Certification through Paddle Canada is possible and you will be given an opportunity to discuss this with your instructor before the course.
Accommodations and food?
Accommodations and food are not provided.

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Moving Water

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

May 14, 2021 to May 16, 2021

Location:

Fredericton, NB

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$225.00

Moving Water Introductory Canoe Course
This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course and is scheduled for May 14-16, 2021 in Fredericton, NB. We have space for 4 tandem canoes (8 people) on the course, on a first come first serve basis. This fun and exciting experience will provide an opportunity for paddlers with little experience on moving water (AKA Rivers and Streams) to develop the skills to be able to paddle rivers safely and with confidence at a basic level.
Prerequisite requirements: A demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment would be an asset but not MANDATORY (based on conversation with an instructor). This is an introductory course and basic skills will be covered.
What can you expect?
Friday evening will cover all paper work and basic knowledge requirements. Saturday, we will cover basic skills needed in a flat water environment (lake or bogan), then we will move to a river environment to continue to practice the moves in moving water. Day two will be a full day paddling on a river with opportunities to continue to practice and refine the skills from day one.
Questions? Read below and if I don't answer them contact me.
What do you need?
1. A tandem canoe suitable for moving water. (a smooth bottom boat without a keel)
2. Paddles - preferably T-grip and square shaped blade. (basic paddle will work if it is all you have)
3. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, life jacket)
4. Cold water clothing - Wetsuit or dry suit with other layers appropriate for the outdoors. If this is a barrier for you reach out and we can discuss options.
5. All other personal gear to make for a safe and enjoyable day(s) on the water.
6. Vehicles - the group will work together to make transportation happen. Shuttling to put ins and take outs will be organized as a group.
If you need any of these items, please don’t let that be a barrier as we do have a limited supply available. A quick conversation can overcome a lot of obstacles! Boats, safety gear and other equipment can be arranged.
How much does this cost?
$225/participant. Deposit of $100 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 2020. Message for payment information.
Refunds: Deposit are none refundable but are transferable to another participant. If full payment has been made, deposit will be retained, and remaining balance will be refunded until May 1, 2020 after which time no refunds will be available. However, Payment may be transferred to another participant.
Do you need to have a paddling partner before registering?
No. Participants will all have opportunities to paddle with different people. If you have a regular paddling partner and wish to paddle with them entirely it can be arranged.
Accommodations and food?
Accommodations and food are not provided. All training will be based out of the Fredericton North-Side area. Lodging (hotels and camping) and food are readily available. Lunches will be onsite so please plan to bring a lunch and snacks with you!

Additional Notes:

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 Skills

Instructor(s):

Jeremy Cline

Dates:

August 27, 2020 to August 30, 2020

Location:

Deer Island

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$

Our Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Course will bring you to the tidal region around Deer Island where you will learn to combine your level 1 skills and expand on them to navigate the dynamic waters in the area.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to confidently sea kayak in class-2 conditions along moderately exposed shoreline in the company of one or more paddlers with similar skills and knowledge. The Level-2 paddler will be an asset to the group in all aspects of multi-day journeys with peers, including leadership, navigation skills and the ability to establish an overnight bivvy.

Overview

Prerequisites

Certification: Sea Kayak Level-1 Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge at the discretion of the course director.
Paddling experience: At least 3, one-day-long kayaking trips in Level-1 conditions in different locations.
Other training: Wilderness first aid (16 hours) with CPR strongly recommended.
Re-entry Skills

Re-entry Skills
Assisted Re-entry
All-in Re-entry
Bow Rescue
Re-entry Exercises or Scenarios
Introduction to Rolling
Towing
Paddling Skills

Launching and Landing
Forward Stroke
Turning Strokes
Sweep Strokes
Low and High Brace Turns
Bow Rudders
Low & High Braces
Draws
Draw Stroke
Sculling Draw
Hanging Draw
Stern Draw and Stern Pry
Paddling in Rough Water
General Knowledge

Equipment
Introduction to Tides & Currents
Wilderness Navigation Techniques and Chart/Map Work
Navigation Techniques
Nautical Charts and Topographic Maps
Other Navigation Tools or Activities
Weather Interpretation and Basic Forecasting
Heat and Cold Issues
Emergency Overnight
Leadership and Decision Making
Risk Assessment, Incident Management and Evacuation Options
Knots & Ropework
Collision Regulations
Not Included:

Meals (restaurant and takeout available on the island)
Lodging (campground available on the Island)
Equipment (Rental Equipment available at extra cost)

Additional Notes:

Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak

Instructor(s):

Jeremy Cline

Dates:

August 8, 2020 to August 9, 2020

Location:

Dominion Park

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$

OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip.

In this 2 day course we will cover:

The extent of knowledge required for safe paddling at this level is governed by the conditions within a sheltered bay. The following list is not exhaustive and is provided here as a guide to the nature and extent of knowledge necessary for safe and enjoyable paddling in a level-1 environment.

Equipment
Demonstrate basic knowledge of the features and attributes of equipment, including:

Transport Canada equipment requirements
Sea kayak, paddle and spray skirt designs
Bailing devices
Lifejacket and clothing
Rescue Equipment
Skills
Paddling skills - It is important to master the skills for calm water in this level:

Lift and carry - Use proper body mechanics to prevent injury while moving a kayak.
Launching & Landing - Demonstrate launching and landing in sheltered conditions off a beach or dock.

Forward paddling - Demonstrate efficient forward paddling, with good speed and control over 100 meters. Show good upright posture, torso rotation, extended front arm.
Stopping - Travel at a moderate speed then stop the kayak within 2 strokes (count one side).
Reverse paddling - Demonstrate controlled reverse paddling while looking back for a clear and safe route. Show good torso rotation.

Sweep strokes - From a static start, turn the kayak 360 degrees. Use a combination of forward and reverse sweep strokes. Show efficient placement of the paddle and unwinding of the trunk. While moving forward at good speed, turn the kayak with a forward sweep stroke and edging.

Edge control - The paddler will demonstrate beginnings of good edging control that assists turning.

Draw stroke - From a static start, move the kayak sideways 2 meters, using the draw stroke and the sculling draw stroke. While moving forward, move the kayak sideways using a draw stroke.

Low & high brace - The paddler will demonstrate an understanding of correct technique to prevent a capsize with a low and a high brace.
Stern rudder - Use the stern rudder stroke to turn the kayak in calm conditions.

Rescue skills - Rescue skills are your first line of defense in the event of an incident. These skills are arguably the most important skills you can learn for group outings:

Bow rescue - Demonstrate a confident capsize and attract attention by banging on the hull. The rescuer will move in from 5 meters away but should not approach at right angles to where the hands or body are located. The victim must show confidence and control; bow, stern, side or paddle presentation may be used.

Assisted rescues - In deep water, wet-exit and re-enter the kayak with assistance from another paddler. The capsize must be natural with spray deck in place. Rescue is complete when the excess water is removed from the cockpit, the swimmer is back in the boat, the spray skirt is attached and the paddler has regained sufficient stability to paddle effectively. The participant will demonstrate as both swimmer and rescuer.

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Moving Water Canoeing

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier, Grant Virgin

Dates:

June 12, 2020 to June 14, 2020

Location:

Fredericton, NB

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$225

Course URL: www.facebook.com/events/2191041624537897/

This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course. We have space for 8 tandem canoes (16 people) on the course, on a first come first serve basis. This fun and exciting experience will provide an opportunity for paddlers with little experience on moving water (AKA Rivers and Streams) to develop the skills to be able to paddle rivers safely and with confidence at a basic level.

Prerequisites: A demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment would be an asset but not MANDATORY.

What can you expect?
Friday evening will cover all paper work and basic knowledge requirements. Saturday, we will cover basic skills needed in a flat water environment (lake or pond), then we will move to a river environment to continue to practice the moves in moving water. Day two will be a full day paddling on a river with opportunities to continue to practice and refine the skills from day one.

What do you need?
1. A tandem canoe suitable for moving water. (a smooth bottom boat without a keel)
2. Paddles - preferably T-grip and square shaped blade. (basic paddle will work if it is all you have)
3. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, life jacket)
4. Cold water clothing - Wetsuit or dry suit with other layers appropriate for the outdoors. If this is a barrier for you reach out and we can discuss options.
5. All other personal gear to make for a safe and enjoyable day(s) on the water.
6. Vehicle - the group will work together to make transportation happen on a daily basis. You may need to drive your own vehicle.
7. Who are the instructors? They are Jordan Fournier and Grant Virgin. Both are Paddle Canada Moving Water Instructors.

If you need any of these items, please don’t let that be a barrier as they can be provided, if advance notice is given. A quick conversation can overcome a lot of obstacles! Boats, safety gear and other equipment can be arranged.

How much does this cost?
$225/participant. Deposit of $100 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 2020. Message for payment information.

Refunds: Deposit are none refundable but are transferable to another participant. If full payment has been made, deposit will be retained and remaining balance will be refunded until May 22, 2020 after which time no refunds will be available. However Payment may be transferred to another participant.

Do you need to have a paddling partner before registering?
No. Participants will all have opportunities to paddle with different people.

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Moving Water Tandem Canoeing

Instructor(s):

Mike Hutchinson & Grant Virgin

Dates:

June 6, 2020 to June 7, 2020

Location:

Fredericton, NB

Mike Hutchinson or Grant Virgin

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$225

Are you interested in learning how (or improving your technique) to paddle a tandem canoe in moving water (aka river)? If so, this course is for you! This Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course is scheduled for June 6-7th, 2020 in Fredericton, NB. We have space for 8 tandem canoes (16 people) on the course, on a first come first serve basis.

Here's the summarized details, more details will follow shortly if you sign up:

Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water (Tandem) Course

Dates:
Friday, June 5th, 7-9 pm (classroom session Fredericton)
Saturday, June 6th, 9am - 4pm (on the water)
Sunday, June 7th, 9am - 4pm (on the water)
Instructors: Grant Virgin and Mike Hutchinson

Location: May vary dependent on water levels, however, it will be either the Nashwaak River, Saint John (Wolastoq) River, or St. Croix River

Prerequisites: Prior paddling experience will be an asset, but not mandatory

Registration: $225.

Requirements: Your own PFD, paddle(s), bailer, food, water, extra clothes in a sealed bag, knee pads recommended. If you can bring your own boat, and if you have a vehicle that can transport a canoe(s), please let us know. Oh yeah, and... SMILES, and a willingness to have fun paddling with a great group of people!!!

Additional Notes:

Moving Water Canoe School (Tandem)

Instructor(s):

Rob Neish

Dates:

May 22, 2020 to May 25, 2020

Location:

Sunny Corner, NB

Rob Neish

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$500

This fun and exciting experience will provide an opportunity for paddlers with some canoeing experience to develop canoeing skills on the river so that they can paddle rivers safely and with confidence.

Prerequisite requirements: A demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment. Your skill level will be assessed on day one and throughout. You will be challenged appropriately in an effort to promote learning in a safe and positive environment.

What can you expect?
Four days of paddling on one of the most spectacular rivers in NB, the Little Southwest Miramichi, with training from certified Paddle Canada Instructors. (Location may change depending on water levels and we may go to more than one river)

Tentative schedule:

Day one: Skill assessment and development
Day two: Skill development and river run
Day three: Skill development and river run
Day four: River run

Questions? Read below and if I don't answer them contact me.

What do you need?
1. A tandem canoe suitable for moving water.
2. Paddles - preferably T-grip, and square shaped blade.
3. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, life jacket)
4. Cold water clothing - Wetsuit or drysuit with other layers appropriate for the outdoors. If this is a barrier for you reach out and we can discuss options.
5. Helmet - bring your own or use one of mine.
6. All other personal gear to make for a safe and enjoyable day(s) on the water.
7. Vehicle - the group will work together to make transportation happen on a daily basis. You may need to drive your own vehicle.

How much does this cost?
$500/participant. Deposit of $250 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 2020. Message for payment information.

Refunds: $50 non-refundable service fee. 100% of deposit refunding (minus service fee) if request made before April 15, 2020. 50% refundable (minus service fee) if made between April 16, 2020 and May 1, 2020. No refunds after May 1, 2020.

Do you need to have a paddling partner before registering?
No. Participants will all have opportunities to paddle with different people throughout the course. If you have a partner you will have lots of opportunity to learn together.

Is certification a possibility?
Yes. Introduction or Intermediate Moving Water Canoe Certification through Paddle Canada is possible and you will be given an opportunity to discuss this with your instructor before the course.

Accommodations and food?
Accommodations and food are not provided. All training will be based out of the Sunny Corner/Red Bank area and there are some local outfitters that may be able to provide lodging.

https://www.miramichioutdoors.ca/
https://redbanklodge.com/

Additional Notes:

2019 Canoe and Camping Symposium

Instructor(s):

Many CKNB Instructors!

Dates:

September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019

Location:

Camp Pascobac

Canoe Kayak New Brunswick

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

TBD

CKNB is very excited to announce that it will be hosting its Second Bi-Annual Canoe and Camping Symposium September 27-29, 2019 at Camp Pascobac on Belleisle Bay. The 2017 Symposium was a huge success with participants coming from all over New Brunswick to learn about Bushcraft. The preliminary list of workshops included in the 2019 event is looking really great! Probable workshops include:

Dehydrating Food and Menu Planning
Safe handling tips for axe and knife
Eddy Turns and Peelouts
Big Canoe Paddling
Setting up Tarps – Tips and Tricks
Introduction to Canoe Poling
Useful knots for canoeing and camping
Fire starting with bow-drill or ferrocerium rod
Dutch oven usage and potluck supper

Save the date!!!

Additional Notes:

Intro. to White Water River Kayaking

Instructor(s):

Adam Tremblay

Dates:

September 14, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Location:

Magaguadavic River

Adam Tremblay

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

350

Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/576034646259399/

Intro Paddle Canada Intro to river kayaking.

While the summer is drawing to a close there are many warm days left in September, rivers also are still warm and comfortable enough this time of year to get engaged in to a new activity like white water kayaking.

September 14th will begin with getting acquainted with our gear and boat set up and with the development of fundamentals on flatwater. This includes basic stroke concepts as well as safety on the water. Then we will move to a river and practice, developing comfort and proficiency in a moving water environment.

The day of September 15th will be spent running a long section of the river, where the participant will learn how to read water and safely negotiate rapids while practicing and further developing skills along the way.

While in kayaking there is the individual aspect of paddling our own boat; kayaking is very much a team/group activity where people will be expected to work with one another in an effort to promote and maintain safety and cooperation on the river and to aid in fostering the most positive experience possible.

The whitewater kayak community in NB is small and has very few paddlers. We want to grow the community and are hoping to do that by bringing together a group of like minded individuals to paddle, laugh and learn together.

Location will be Magaguadavic River
(subject to change based on water levels)

https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//45.3119773,-66.8494553/@45.317253,-66.8572126,13.75z?hl=en&authuser=0

Cost $350per person.

To register email Adam Tremblay: adamtremblay1977@gmail.com
Include in the subject line, "Intro to WW"

Your full name, Contact info required in the e-mail and Cell number if you have it.

50% deposit required to register and secure a spot on the course.

( E transfers preferred or Cash)

Deposits are non-refundable and are required to secure a spot. First come first served.

For those without gear, at no additional cost, kayak and essential gear can be provided, ie Kayak, paddle, helmet, pfd, spray deck, paddle jacket.

Transportation, accommodations, and food not provided.

Additional Notes:

Intro to Kayaking Skills - Paddle Canada Intro to Kayaking

Instructor(s):

Jeremy Cline

Dates:

September 10, 2019 to September 10, 2019

Location:

Grand Bay - Westfield, NB

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$150

Course fees for our Intro Level Course. Includes Course fee and Intro Manual cost. OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Intro to Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking for beginners. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip in warm sheltered waters.

The participant in the Introduction to Kayaking course will engage in a guided exercise of judgment and decision-making prior to going out paddling. We will discuss journeying and seamanship and the need to focus on general patterns, accepted rules and emphasize the need for continued training and additional experience.

Knowledge:

Boat Design
Boat Outfitting
Clothing
Safety Equipment
Paddles
Injury Prevention
Equipment Care

Skills:

It is important to master the skills for calm water in this level before moving on to the open water conditions to be found in Level-1 and 2.


Paddling skills:

Lift and carry - Use proper body mechanics to prevent injury while moving a kayak.
Launching & landing - Demonstrate launching and landing in sheltered conditions off a beach.

Forward paddling - Demonstrate efficient forward paddling, with good speed and control over 100 metres. Show good upright posture and torso rotation.

Stopping - Travel at a moderate speed then stop the kayak within 2 strokes (count one side).
Reverse paddling - Demonstrate controlled reverse paddling while looking back for a clear and safe route. Show good torso rotation.

Sweep strokes - From a static start, turn the kayak 360 degrees. Use a combination of forward and reverse sweep strokes. Show efficient placement of the paddle and unwinding of the trunk. While moving forward at good speed, turn the kayak with a forward sweep stroke and edging.

Draw stroke - From a static start, move the kayak sideways 2 metres, using the draw stroke and the sculling draw stroke. While moving forward, move the kayak sideways using a draw stroke.

Low brace - The paddler will demonstrate an understanding of correct technique to prevent a capsize with a low brace.
Edging - Paddle 5 meters forward with the kayak tilted on edge.

Rescue skills:
Retrieving a swamped kayak - Participants should be able to swim out 25m to a swamped kayak and swim it back to shore

Wet Exit - Capsize, tuck forward, reach around boat, bang side of boat three times, move hands back and forth along the hull, pull spray skirt cord, easily come out of the boat and surface comfortably. The paddler must show confidence and control.

Assisted Rescue - In deep water, wet-exit and re-enter the kayak with assistance from another paddler. The capsize must be natural with spray deck in place. Rescue is complete when the excess water is removed from the cockpit, the swimmer is back in the boat, the spray-skirt is attached and the paddler has regained sufficient stability to paddle effectively. The participant will demonstrate as both swimmer and rescuer.

Rafting - Raft up in a group to form a stable platform.

Location:

Courses are offered at Nerepis Marsh in Grand Bay(with Rockwood Park as an alternate in case of wind)

For more info or to register visit: https://www.outdoorsnb.com/products/intro-to-kayaking-skills-paddle-canada-intro-to-kayaking

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Tandem Canoe, Lake Course

Instructor(s):

Peter Foss and Charles Graves

Dates:

August 23, 2019 to August 24, 2019

Location:

Saint John

Chris Kennedy

Contact:

Contact Info:

506-647-2382

Price: 

$80 for Fundy Paddlers Members, $160 for non-members

Fundy Paddlers Club is offering a registered Paddle Canada, Introduction to Tandem Canoe, Lake Course. Successful candidates will be certified as such with Paddle Canada.

The course fee for Fundy Paddlers Club members is $80.00 and $160.00 for non-members.
Fundy Paddlers Club Membership is $15.00 for individuals and $20.00 for a Family.
Payable to Fundy Paddlers Club.

The maximum class size is 8 minimum 4.

All participants are expected to be both physically and mentally prepared to successfully complete all the planned activities of this course. Participants should be at least 14 years of age.

Some canoeing experience will be an asset.

Part I: 2019 August 23rd (Friday 18:30 – 21:00)

A Theory session to be held at the Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre. STC

Part II: 2019 August 24th (Saturday 09:00 – 17:00) Possible Foul weather date Sunday 25th.

A Practical session planned for Fisher Lake.

A limited supply of canoes, paddles & PFDs are available: Canoe with paddles $20.00/day. PFD $5.00/day

Instructors: Peter Foss and Charles Graves

Questions: fossp83@gmail.com

Pre-Registration is required.

Registration :

Chris Kennedy – 647-2382
Registrar / Treasurer
Fundy Paddlers Club.

Additional Notes:

Basic Sea Kayaking - Paddle Canada Level 1

Instructor(s):

Jeremy Cline

Dates:

August 12, 2019 to August 13, 2019

Location:

Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$250.00

Payment Includes Course Fee and Basic Sea Kayaking Manual.

OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip.

Location: Courses will be offered at Nerepis Marsh (with Rockwood Park as an alternate in case of wind).

If all participants have the required cold water gear then Deer Island will be available as an alternate option.

For more information or to register visit: www.outdoorsnb.com/products/basic-sea-kayaking-paddle-canada-level-1?variant=40095507853

Additional Notes:

Basic Sea Kayaking - Paddle Canada Level 1

Instructor(s):

Jeremy Cline

Dates:

July 15, 2019 to July 16, 2019

Location:

Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$250.00

Payment Includes Course Fee and Basic Sea Kayaking Manual.

OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip.

Location: Courses will be offered at Nerepis Marsh (with Rockwood Park as an alternate in case of wind).

If all participants have the required cold water gear then Deer Island will be available as an alternate option.

For more information or to register visit: www.outdoorsnb.com/products/basic-sea-kayaking-paddle-canada-level-1?variant=40095507853

Additional Notes:

Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills (2 days)me

Instructor(s):

Shaun Gibbs

Dates:

July 13, 2019 to July 14, 2019

Location:

Edmundston

Shaun Gibbs

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$310

Whether you have been kayaking for years or are just starting out this level 1, sheltered water, 2 day course will teach you / help you refine your boat handling skills and techniques, heighten your awareness of the on water environment and help you to develop your rescue/re-entry skills.

I am looking to see if there is any interest in a Mid July course, if so please contact me.

Skills Covered: Forward, Reverse and Sweep Strokes, Support and Recovery Strokes, Wet Exiting, Contact Towing, Basic Self Rescue and Partner Rescues, Lifting and Carrying

Topics Covered: Coast Guard Requirements, Navigation, Boat Fit, Paddles, Rescue Equipment, Paddling Equipment.

Appropriate kayaks should be a minimum of 13ft long with both a front and back storage hatch. Sea Kayaks are available for rental for $75 for the duration of the course.

The location will be in the Edmundston area. I would be looking for 6 sea kayakers and the course will take place on an appropriately sized Lake in the area.

On a recent course a comment from a 25 year self-taught paddler was; After paddling for years my skills had reached a plateau, the teachings and feedback I received through this course helped me to extend my skills and comfort level on the water.

For more information contact Shaun Gibbs at seakayakmoncton@gmail.com

Cours disponible en français

On top of my 20 years of sea kayak guiding experience, my certifications include:
Paddle Canada: Introduction, Level 1 and Level 2 Sea Kayaking Instructor
Paddle Canada: Level 4 Sea Kayak Skills
British Canoe Union: 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Award
Canadian Red Cross: Wilderness Remote First Responder

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