Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intro April 30 & May 1, 2021
Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intro Tandem
Aim – To introduce the novice paddler to paddling with a partner in Lake Water situations. This course serves as the prerequisite for Canoe Tripping & Moving Water Canoe courses. Successful completion of this course provides you with a great understanding of lake canoe paddling skills, manoeuvers, and knowledge.
Location – Wascana Lake Marina (just off Broad Street). The pool paddling session will take place at the University of Regina pool in the Kinesiology Building.
Canoe Basics or previous paddling experience approved by the instructor.
Course Dates: April 30, 2021 4pm – 8:30pm and May 1st 9-4pm & 7-9pm
Course Cost: $200 per person, limit of 10 participants
Location: This course is taught on Wascana Lake in the heart of Regina, SK. We meet at the small beach area in the North East corner of the lake, just off Wascana Parkway/Broad Street. Use the parking lot for the Marina or Willows Restaurant. The Saturday 7-9pm session is taught at the U of R pool.
Gear needed: All participants will need to bring their own paddling equipment such as PFD, paddle, throw bag, bailer, and canoe. If you need to rent gear for the course please use the registration extra at the bottom of the page.
Theory – This course covers information and tips on preparing for canoeing, safety regulations and safe canoe procedures, environmental hazards, and an in depth review of the parts of the canoe and canoe equipment.
- General paddling skills:
– Launch and remove canoe (shore or dock)
– Paddling concepts (MITH, basic: hand placement)
– Paddling mechanics (balance & trim, and pivot point)
– Stroke terminology (catch, power phase, recovery)
– Switching sides in cadence
– Body position (centred on seat & reach with the shaft hand)
- – Paddling strokes:
– Forward and Reverse
– Check (stop)
– Pry or Push Away
– J Stroke
– Rudder stroke
– Low Brace
- Maneuvers (performed on one side):
– Forward straight line paddling (50 metres)
– Wide turns (triangular course)
– Pivot turns
– Reverse paddling
– Backing up
– Left and right turns
– Switching ends in the canoe (if time permits)
– Paddling in cadence
About the Instructor, Geoff Horn is a Paddle Canada instructor trainer in Moving Water, Lakewater, and Camping (Canoe Tripping), and former Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Instructor. Geoff has set up and taught many XC ski courses & programs in schools all over southern SK and was a session instructor at the U of R teaching canoeing and skiing. Geoff has helped design and create canoe certification standards for Regina & area schools for safe canoe tripping and wilderness trips. Geoff is also a Senior Canoe Instructor for Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.