John & Sharon Hackert, 416-438-7672, firstname.lastname@example.org ----- Book before April 18. This is the fourteenth year of our clinic, which is designed to help improve your basic skills. We will paddle the Lower Mad on Saturday and practice our basic skills at Palmers Rapids on Sunday. The emphasis will be on front ferries, eddy-outs, and peel-outs. Your paddle strokes will be critiqued. You will also have an opportunity to practice self-rescue techniques. Open to properly fitted solo and tandem canoes. Tandem boats must have centre air bags. Wetsuits or drysuits will be needed. We will camp at our cottage.
We are organizing winter pool sessions for whitewater canoes & kayaks at a pool in the west end of Toronto in the Islington Avenue and Lakeshore area beginning the second week of January, 2011 and running till the middle of March. These will be on Sundays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Please contact the organizers directly for costs & other details. Book as soon as possible.
Peter Jaspert, 905-278-1949, or email@example.com. Steve Lukasko, 905-276-8285
We didn't meet minimum participant requirement. To be rescheduled later this summer. This course offers a great opportunity to combine learning WFA skills and paddling on the same weekend! Very popular in the past, we expect that this course will fill quickly so act now! To register, simply click on the "Sign Up" button at the bottom of this page. Course fee is $175.00 + $8.75 gst (after 01 July, you will pay additional 8% for HST). Payment by cheque or credit card to Paddler Co-Op, 6535 Palmer Road, Palmer Rapids, ON, K0J 2E0.
Full payment is required to confirm your space. Payment deadline 15 June.
Camping: available at $8 per person per night.
Lee Chantrell is a Paramedic with a wealth of experience in outdoor leadership and managing risk in remote wilderness environments. A former expedition leader in Nepal and the Alps, a river operations manager on the Ottawa River, and more recently a practicing Advanced Care Paramedic, Lee integrates his teaching expertise with practical medical training and well-honed incident management skills. Lee is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society, with his Outdoor Emergency Medicine program being endorsed by both the National Safety Council and the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Lee is a passionate instructor and certified educator who brings a professional, practical approach to the wilderness first aid training.
Book as soon as possible. This is a four day workshop on the Madawaska River for novice to budding intermediate whitewater paddlers.
We will focus on the basics of moving water boat control and maneuvers, water reading, and safety. Both tandem and solo paddlers are welcome.
The weekend will be spent at Palmer Rapids and on the Snake Rapids section of the Madawaska River, one hour northeast of Bancroft. The location offers some of the best novice to intermediate whitewater in Southern Ontario. In order to be able to work closely with participants, registration is limited to 6 boats.
Contact me as soon as possible. We planning a river safety and rescue course with Paddler Co-op on August 7 - 8.
The course will specifically focus on the needs of paddlers who must deal with problems in remote locations with limited equipment. We think it will provide valuable skills and greater self-confidence for both trippers and playboaters.
Get rid of the mid-winter blahs and prepare for the next paddling season by joining fellow WCA members and paddlers from across the continent for George Luste’s 24th annual Wilderness and Canoeing Symposium at Monarch Park Collegiate in Toronto. See full information elsewhere in this issue, or on our website at www.wcsymposium.com