Coming Spring 2022...
Recreational Kayak Program
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 six-part Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program. The program consists of three (3) virtual series, one (1) basic Red Cross first aid course, one (1) real live experiential on the water course and then 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.
Open invitation to all Club Members
Come out to find out more on May 5th, 2022, 7:00pm
Registration is required
Join for all or for any
Register separately for each event
Three (3) virtual 90-minute classes via Zoom (free)
Basic Red Cross First Aid Course, May 28, 2022 (fee)
One (1) day water (Kayak Rodeo) June 26, 2022 (fee)
Mentorship with current Volunteer Trip Leader (free)
Registration is required for all courses
Sandy Nay, email@example.com
3 Virtual Classes
Registration opens 2 weeks before the event
May 5, 2022 – Class #1
Come on out to find out what it means to be a club leader, learn about the tools and resources such as 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 12, 2022- 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 (Ontario Sea Kayak Centre) Instructor
May 19, 2022- Class #3
Leadership Principles & Strategies to manage your pod pre-during-post trip. Identify your pod’s dynamics to achieve the best trip results. Learn effective communication tools.
Guest Speaker: Christopher Lockyear
Cost: Free to all Club members
16 Hour Basic Red Cross First Aid Course
Standard First Aid-Level C, CPR/AED
May 28 (in class) (fee)
* this is not a wilderness first aid course
(1) online course at own pace prior to in person (8 hours)
(2) in person course (8 hours)
Cost $185.00 HOC sport subsidy 50% available * (conditions apply)
Contact Club Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Spots: 10 (on a first come basis)
Wait list will be available
• If your plans change, please contact the Club Manager at email@example.com to cancel so that other HOC members may take your spot.
• The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.
• Not refundable unless your spot can be filled from the wait list.
On the Water Leadership Course
Sunday June 26, 2022
Registration opens May 1
Kayak Rodeo Sunday June 26th
Live on the water experience
* please bring tow belt
Cost $125.00 HOC sport subsidy 20% available if you lead 2 trips in the 2022-2023 season.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Spots: 12 sea kayak paddlers
Wait list available
Trip Info Sheet
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.
Please contact email@example.com for further details.
# of Spots
Virtual online: Open invitation to all Club Members
Standard First Aid Course: 10 max
On the Water Leadership Course: 12 max
Mentorship: Open invitation to all Club Members
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Mail Us 3023 New St. P.O. Box 91565 Burlington, ON L7R 4L6
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