Paddling Lessons Saturday Afternoon Jun 15 2019

  • 15 Jun 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Guelph Lake


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For members who have taken Beginner Basic.
  • Member has taken Safety/Rescue previously and has done wet exits and rescues. Wants to improve speed / technique

Registration is closed

Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

Lessons & Fun at Guelph Lake

Beginner, refresher and advanced lessons offered on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  Make it a day trip or an overnight trip. Camping is available on site.

Check the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' for detailed descriptions of the 6 Lesson Types. Some options are described below.

Beginners Full-Day Options

Register for Beginner Basic in the morning and Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon.  Option 1: Take both lessons on Saturday or both lessons on Sunday. Option 2: Take Beginner Basic on Saturday morning and Basic Safety/Rescue the next day on Sunday afternoon.  If you complete both sessions you can qualify for Paddle Canada Certification - Basic Kayak Skills Certificate.

Beginners Half-Day Option

Take Beginner Basic on either Saturday or Sunday morning. Beginner Basic alone is sufficient to be able to go on club trips, but we recommend doing both Beginner Basic and Basic Safety/Rescue Lessons.

Refresher Full- or Half-Day Option

Refresher classes take place only on Saturday. You can register for Refresher Basic in the morning and Refresher Basic Safety/Rescue in the afternoon on Saturday.  Or just take the Refresher Basic class in the morning. 

Registration Opens Friday April 19, 2019

Advanced Paddlers: 

Read the 'Kayak Lessons Information Sheet' and register for one, two or even three half-day lessons over the two days.

Advanced Skills: Sunday morning -- will cover improving the forward stroke, and some more advanced strokes, as well as braces, edging, blended strokes, and whatever other skills paddlers want to work on.

Advanced Rescues: Sunday afternoon -- will focus on different ways to get back into your boat - scrambles, re-enter & roll, an intro to rolling or just simply improving your rescues to make them faster and more efficient.

Paddle Canada Basic Certificate:  Register for both Basic Beginner Lesson and a Basic Safety/Rescue Lesson and indicate that you would like to earn the Certificate. No extra charge. 

Trip Leader:   Dorothy Rideough

All lessons are a half day in length. Morning lessons start at 9AM sharp. Afternoon lessons start at 1:30PM sharp. 


Beginner: $95 for each half-day lesson. Includes boat and gear rental. Tax included.

Advanced: $80 for each half-day lesson. Bring your own boat but it must have two watertight compartments. Tax included 

Location: Guelph Lake Conservation Area is just north of Guelph; there is an entrance fee payable at the gate. We will be in the parking lot opposite the beach at the entrance to “The Island”.  Please note: there is a triathlon taking place there this weekend:  Allow lots of time to make your class.  Camping is available on site.

Cancellation: There is no self-serve cancellation. Contact Dorothy before 8 pm on Sunday June 10 2018 to cancel without penalty. 

Kayak Lessons Information Sheet

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