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Paddling Practice and Play - Paddle Skills, Safety, and Re-entry - Jul 4 2021

  • 04 Jul 2021
  • 8:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Valens Conservation Area
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Paddling Practice and Play - Paddle Skills, Safety, and Re-entry Jul 4 2021

Name of Trip Volunteer

Mike Eaton

Email of Trip Volunteer


Trip Address

Valens Conservation Area

Google Map Plus Code


Body of Water

Valens Lake

Boat Launch Location

See Google Map Plus Code above

Arrival Time

8:15 AM

On the water time, ready to paddle

9:00 AM

Maximum number of paddlers including leaders


Boat Rental Available


Launch Conditions

Boat Ramp

Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

Bathroom facilities on location

Paddling Conditions

Night, Fog or Heavy Rain



Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

Landing Type

Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

Open Crossings

Grade A - No open crossings

Daily Distance

Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)


Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

Trip Grade Assessment


After Paddle Leisure Time

Go to Restaurant After Paddle


Trip Costs

Session is free to HOC members.  Attendees are responsible for conservation area admission of $15/car and driver + $5 per additional person.

Additional Information

Come join us for a half day paddle on Valens Lake where we will practice many of the fundamental paddle skills plus safety and re-entry skills to get us ready for the trips and lessons upcoming in the year. Several of the Padddle Committee members will be present to share tips and tricks with anyone interested. As we will be practicing wet exits, assisted, and unassisted re-entries, you can check that off for the season but please come dressed for immersion. Oh yes, we will be getting wet! 

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