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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:

Contact Info:

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

Additional Notes:

Woodsman (or Woodswoman) Basics

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

September 14, 2024 to September 14, 2024

Location:

Sunny Corner area, NB

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

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

Additional Notes:

Wilderness Navigation Skills Basic

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

September 7, 2024 to September 7, 2024

Location:

Sunny Corner area, NB

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

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

Additional Notes:

Intermediate Solo Poling Canoe Course

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

June 22, 2024 to June 23, 2024

Location:

Fredericton NB

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$250

Intermediate Solo Poling Canoe Course

This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Intermediate Solo Poling Canoe course and is scheduled for June 22/23 in Fredericton, NB. We have space for 6 canoes 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 navigate rivers safely using a pole while standing with confidence at an intermediate level. There is also the opportunity for a Intro level certification as well.

Prerequisite requirements: A demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment with a understanding of the river environment being an asset but not MANDATORY (based on conversation with an instructor). This is an introductory / Intermediate course and basic skills will be covered.

What can you expect?
Saturday Morning we will cover all paper work and basic knowledge requirements. Next, 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 – Poles will be provided or you can bring your own if you have them.
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. (also weather dependent for this time of year)
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 and be registered for the course. The full balance paid by June 8th, 2024. Message for payment information. Refunds: Deposit are none refundable but are transferable to another participant.

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!

Additional Notes:

Advanced Lakewater Canoe (Tandem)

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

June 22, 2024 to June 23, 2024

Location:

Camp Wegesegum, Chipman, NB

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

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

Additional Notes:

Solo Canoe Poling

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

June 15, 2024 to June 16, 2024

Location:

Little Southwest Miramichi River

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

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

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Lake Water Tandem Canoe

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

June 8, 2024 to June 8, 2024

Location:

Killarney Lake Fredericton

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$125

Lake Water Introductory Canoe Course

This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Lake Canoe course and is scheduled for May 11th 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 to no experience on Lake water (no current) to develop the skills to be able to paddle a canoe safely and with confidence at a basic level.

Prerequisite requirements: A strong desire to learn. No formal paddling experience required.

What can you expect?
A full day of fun and learning while we cover the following topics throughout the day.
• Terminology
• Safety
• Understanding of gear needed and required by Transport Canada
• Paddling strokes and how they affect the canoe’s movement
• Different paddling exercises to learn to control the canoe with the paddling strokes we learned.


Questions? Read below and if I don't answer them contact me.
What do you need?
1. A tandem canoe suitable for Lake water. (a smooth bottom boat without a keel) equipment can be arranged if needed.
2. Paddles
3. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, PFD or 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.
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?
$125/participant. Deposit of $50 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by
June 1st. Message for payment information.

Do you need to have a paddling partner before registering?
No. Participants who don’t have a paddling partner already can join and will be partnered with others that don’t have a partner already. If there are odd numbers of participants I am sure I can find someone to join us for the day to paddle with someone.

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!

Additional Notes:

Intro Solo Canoe Lake Water

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

June 1, 2024 to June 2, 2024

Location:

Camo Wegesegum, Chipman, NB

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

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

Additional Notes:

Intro Solo Canoe Moving Water

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

May 25, 2024 to May 26, 2024

Location:

Little Southwest Miramichi River

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

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

Additional Notes:

Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

May 5, 2024 to May 6, 2024

Location:

Nashwaak River Fredericton

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

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, 2024. 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, 2024 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!

Additional Notes:

Intro Moving Water

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

May 4, 2024 to May 5, 2024

Location:

Fredericton NB

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$250.00

Moving Water Introductory Canoe Course

This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course and is scheduled for May 4/5 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. Next, 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, 2024. 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, 2024 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!

Additional Notes:

Paddle Canada Canoe Lake Water Tandem Intermediate

Instructor(s):

Paul Nickerson

Dates:

August 20, 2023 to August 22, 2023

Location:

Camp Wegesegum, Chipman, N.B.

Paul Nickerson

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$200

Here is a course for those with a introductory course, or a limited amount of canoe skills and experience. This course is designed to make you confident to get out paddling on flat water conditions with 2 canoeists. The course will cover safety, paddle strokes, maneuvers and skills needed to enjoy paddling our New Brunswick waters.

Participants come self-contained. Paddling gear provided for those who need it.

There are shared cabins with bunks and mattresses.

Arrival Sunday August 20 at 6 P.M.

Depart Tuesday August 22 4 P.M.

Additional Notes:

Canoe Poling Instructor Course

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

June 22, 2023 to June 25, 2023

Location:

Little Southwest Miramichi River

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

Contact Rory

Here is an opportunity to become a Paddle Canada Instructor. A Solo Poling Instructors Course is being offered. Location is set for Little Southwest Miramichi River.

You must have a minimum of Intermediate solo poling skills as a prerequisite for the course.

For more information please contact Rory at rivermanrory@gmail.com

Additional Notes:

Big Canoe Intro Leader Instructor Course

Instructor(s):

Dave Wooldrige

Dates:

June 15, 2023 to June 18, 2023

Location:

Halifax Area, Nova Scotia

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$300.00 + $10.00 CKNS Membership

Opportunity for Big Canoe Program Leaders in New Brunswick to become Instructors! Canoe Nova Scotia has arranged for an Instructor Course and are opening their doors to candidates from New Brunswick

Pre-requisite Skills - Big Canoe Intermediate Leader Certification

For further information please contact CKNB Technical Director of Canoeing at rivermanrory@gmail.com

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Moving Water

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

June 3, 2023 to June 4, 2023

Location:

Sunny Corner, NB

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

250.00

Moving Water Introductory Canoe Course

This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course and is scheduled for June 3rd and 4th in Sunny Corner, NB. We have space for 7 tandem canoes (14 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 Lakewater canoe course or a demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment (based on conversation with an instructor). This is an introductory course and basic skills will be covered.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at whitewaternb@gmail.com. Some FAQ’s are answered below.

What can you expect?
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?
$250/participant. Deposit of $100 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 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 May 20, 2022 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 Sunny Corner 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:

Lake Water Instructors Course

Instructor(s):

Rory Matchett

Dates:

May 25, 2023 to May 28, 2023

Location:

TBD

Rory Matchett

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$500.00

Here is an opportunity to become a Paddle Canada Instructor. A Lake Water Instructors Course is being offered. Location is yet to be determined and will be based on best suited location for majority of participants.

you must have a minimum of Intermediate flat water skills as a prerequisite for the course.

For more information please contact Rory at rivermanrory@gmail.com

Additional Notes:

Introductory Moving Water Tandem Canoe

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

May 5, 2023 to May 7, 2023

Location:

Fredericton

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$250

Moving Water Introductory Canoe Course

This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course and is scheduled for May 5-7 in Fredericton, NB. 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.
Prerequisite requirements: A lakewater canoe course or a demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment (based on conversation with an instructor). This is an introductory course and basic skills will be covered.

If you have questions please feel free to reach out to whitewaternb@gmail.com. Some FAQ's are answered below.

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?
$250/participant. Deposit of $100 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 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 May 1, 2022 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:

2022 Canoe Camping Symposium

Instructor(s):

CKNB

Dates:

September 9, 2022 to September 11, 2022

Location:

Fredericton

Canoe Kayak NB

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

Prices vary, see website!

Join Canoe Kayak New Brunswick at the 2022 Canoe Camping Symposium from Sept. 9-11, 2022 for camping and paddling tips and tricks from New Brunswick’s best outdoor educators. 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
Introductory Kayaking

Location:
The Symposium will be held on beautiful Yoho Lake at the Yoho Scout Reserve. The Yoho Scout Reserve is located just off the Hanwell Road, roughly 20-minutes outside of Fredericton, 1.5 hours from Saint John, and 2 hours from Moncton.

Accommodation:

Participants are welcome to stay at the Yoho Scout Reserve for no charge. There is plenty of space to set up tents on site. So, if you’d like to tent, bring your gear (Trailers are not permitted)! There are limited indoor bunk-style cabins on site. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis – so arrive early Friday evening if you’d like a bed! Note that we cannot guarantee you will not be sharing a cabin with others.

www.CanoeKayakNB.com/2022Canoe

See you there!

Additional Notes:

Solo Intro Canoe Poling

Instructor(s):

Tim Humes and Kevin Silliker

Dates:

July 1, 2022 to July 3, 2022

Location:

Sunny Corner NB and Little Southwest Miramichi River

Tim Humes or Kevin Silliker

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$200.00

Intro Solo Poling Course
Dates: 1 July 2022 – evening dry land session, home of Kevin Silliker, 7:00 pm
181 Northwest Road, Sunny Corner
(Road opposite the Irving gas station)
2-3 July – on the water sessions, Little Southwest Miramichi River
Instructors: Kevin Silliker & Tim Humes
Contact Info: Kevin Silliker - kbsilliker@gmail.com
- 836-7634 (unavailable June 25 & 26)
Tim Humes – timhumes@bellaliant.net
- (506) 622-5050
Cost per participant: $200.00
12’ poles will be supplied as part of the course
Prior canoe courses/experience not required.

Other:
Course participants should bring canoe, personal PFD, change of clothing for the water, rain gear (regardless of weather report), lunch/hydration for the 2 days on the water, sun/bug protection items, etc.
Footwear: recommend sturdy sneakers which will get wet… NO scandals, NO rubber boots.

Any inquiries can be made to instructors listed above.

Come with a smile & enjoy the outdoors.

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Moving Water

Instructor(s):

Jordan Fournier

Dates:

May 13, 2022 to May 16, 2022

Location:

Killarney Lake and Nashwaak River

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Price: 

$250.00

Moving Water Introductory Canoe Course

This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course and is scheduled for May 13-15 in Fredericton, NB. 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.
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?
$250/participant. Deposit of $100 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 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 May 1, 2022 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:

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