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Intermediate Lakewater Instructor course (date and costs TBD)

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

September 21, 2024 to October 27, 2024

Location:

TBD

Rory Matchett

Contact:

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Price: 

TBD

Sept-Oct ( date and costs TBD) - Intermediate Lakewater Instructor course. This course will interest current Intro Lakewater Instructors who want to upgrade their certification to become Intermediate Instructors. Pre-requisite Intro Lakewater Instructor Certification and have taught two Intro courses. Contact Rory at email address riverjmanagement@gmail.com

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Woodsman (or Woodswoman) Basics

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

September 14, 2024 to September 14, 2024

Location:

Sunny Corner area, NB

Rory Matchett

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Price: 

$80

Sept 14- Woodsman (or Woodswoman) Basics - We are excited to offer this course to persons who are interested in increasing and rounding out their skills in order to become truly confident to travel in a woodlands area. Some topics you will cover are trip planning and preparation, use of woodland tools, essential knots, rigging a tarp shelter, fire preparation, water purification, navigation, how not to become lost but what to do if that happens. Cost $80.00. Location: Sunny Corner area, NB

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Wilderness Navigation Skills Basic

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

September 7, 2024 to September 7, 2024

Location:

Sunny Corner area, NB

Rory Matchett

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Price: 

$80

Sept 07- Wilderness Navigation Skills Basic - Whether you are a hiker, hunter, nature lover the ability to navigate our woodlands with confidence is an essential skill. This course will cover topographic map reading, coordinate systems, understanding and use of hand compass, how to combine map and compass, how to supplement navigation with GPS and cell phones. Cost: $80.00. Location: Sunny Corner area, NB

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Advanced Lakewater Canoe (Tandem)

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

June 22, 2024 to June 23, 2024

Location:

Camp Wegesegum, Chipman, NB

Rory Matchett

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Price: 

$200

June 22-23 - Advanced Lakewater Canoe (Tandem). This course will be of interest to someone who wants to increase their skill level and precision or to current Intro Lakewater Instructors who
aspire to become Intermediate Lakewater instructors. Cost: $200.00 Location: Camp Wegesegum, Chipman, NB. Contact Rory at email address riverjmanagement@gmail.com

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Solo Canoe Poling

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

June 15, 2024 to June 16, 2024

Location:

Little Southwest Miramichi River

Rory Matchett

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Price: 

$200

June 15-16 Solo Canoe Poling - Come and learn recreational canoe poling that will enable you to descend and ascend rivers using this traditional method of travel. Canoe poles will be provided for use during the course. You will learn river reading, ferries, eddy turns, obstacle avoidance, and much more. Cost: $ 200.00. Location: Little Southwest Miramichi. Contact Rory at email address riverjmanagement@gmail.com

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Intro Solo Canoe Lake Water

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

June 1, 2024 to June 2, 2024

Location:

Camo Wegesegum, Chipman, NB

Rory Matchett

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Price: 

$150 -$200 (depending on # of participants)

June 01-02 - Intro Solo Canoe Lakewater - This course will be of interest to someone who wants to learn how to solo canoe in flatwater. You will develop skills to have excellent control in wind and waves, pivots, turns, dock landings, and more. Cost: $150.00 -$200 (depending on # of participants. ) Location: Camo Wegesegum, Chipman, NB. Contact Rory at email address riverjmanagement@gmail.com

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Intro Solo Canoe Moving Water

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

May 25, 2024 to May 26, 2024

Location:

Little Southwest Miramichi River

Rory Matchett

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Price: 

$250

May 25-26 - Intro Solo Canoe Moving Water- This course will be of interest to someone who wants to upgrade their paddling skills to be able to descend Class 1-2 rivers in solo position (one person in canoe). Topics include canoe outfitting, effective canoe strokes, river manoeuvres, eddy turns, carving, ferries. Pre-requisite is Intro Tandem Canoe or equivalent experience. Cost- $250.00. Location- Little Southwest Miramichi river. Contact Rory at email address riverjmanagement@gmail.com

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Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

May 5, 2024 to May 6, 2024

Location:

Nashwaak River Fredericton

Jordan Fournier

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Price: 

$250

Moving Water Introductory Canoe Course
This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course and is scheduled for May 3-5 in Fredericton, NB. We have space for 6 tandem canoes (12 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?
Saturday Morning we will cover all paper work and basic knowledge requirements. Saturday morning, we will cover basic skills needed in a flat water environment (lake), 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?
$250/participant. Deposit of $100 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by April 26, 2022. 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 April 26, 2025 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, snacks and plenty of water with you!

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