Due to the extension of the provincewide stay-at-home order all HOC in-person events have been cancelled until June 2nd

Paddling Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program May 20 2021

  • 20 May 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual



2021 Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program

Registration opens March 5 2021

Halton Outdoor Club is a non-profit volunteer based club and we are seeking volunteer trip paddling leaders to help shape today and future paddling trips.  Become involved by joining us for a five part Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program. The program consists of a virtual three part series, one real live experiential on the water course and a mentor to show you the way and be part of the journey. Our purpose as a Club is:  

Active and energized together outdoors.

To create and sustain a community of members engaged in year-round, healthy, outdoor activities, where everyone is encouraged to participate, volunteer, learn and grow.

Today and in the future

Open invitation to all Club Members. Come out to find out more on May 6th 7:00pm.  Registration is required.

Course Summary

Three (3) virtual 90 minute classes via Zoom 
One (1) day water (Kayak Rodeo) Sunday June 27, 2021
Mentorship with current Volunteer Trip Leader 

Join for all or for any

Register separately for each event

Course Contact

Sandy Nay , paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

3 Virtual Classes
90 minutes 

Guest Speaker


Via Zoom  

  May 6, 2021 – Class #1

Come out to find out, HOC handbook & policies 
Introduction; objectives of the program;  skill level required to be a trip leader; HOC best practices; mission, vision, values; types of trips (day, extended); insurance; PC requirements. 
Guest Speakers: 3 Current HOC Volunteer Trip Leaders.

  May 13, 2021- Class #2

Risk Management.  When to “pull the plug”, change the plan.  Communication, effective positioning as a leader. Looking at the risks when environment/weather/participants are all in ‘the pool’. 
Guest Speaker: Jeff Arbing OSKC Instructor  

  May 20, 2021- Class #3

Leadership Principles, Effective Group Communication and Management. What skills makes a good leader. How to manage group dynamics pre-during-post a trip.
Guest Speaker : Dympna Hayes OSKC Owner   

Cost: Free to all Club members

1 Day Experiential Water Course
Sunday June 27, 2021

Kayak Rodeo Sunday June 27th  Register
OSKC Instruction
Live on the water experience 
* please bring tow belt
Cost $113.00 HOC sport subsidy 15% available.
Contact Paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for details.  
Wait list available    


HOC current Volunteer Trip Leaders available to mentor you throughout the season. They will help you on “how to plan a trip, organize a trip, and lead a trip. Co-leading trip(s) where possible for the season.

# Of spots in total 

Virtual online: Open invitation to all Club Members
Experiential Water Course: 12 max
Mentorship: Open invitation to all Club Members  


  • 3 Online classes – free
  • 1 day water experiential class with OSKC $113* 
  • Mentorship – free for season 
    * HOC course subsidy available 

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Email Us info@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

Call Us  905-634-2012

Mail Us 3023 New St.
P.O. Box 91565
Burlington, ON L7R 4L6

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