REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Paddling On the Water Leadership Course

  • 26 Jun 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Guelph Conservation Lake, 7743 Conservation Road, Guelph
  • 1


2022 Volunteer Trip Leader Development 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

Course Summary

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

Course Contact

Sandy Nay,

3 Virtual Classes
90 minutes 

Guest Speaker


Via Zoom

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
Owner Committed2core   

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
Two-part 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 to register

Spots: 10 (on a first come basis)

Wait list will be available


•  If your plans change, please contact the Club Manager at 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
OSKC Instruction
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 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 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  


  • Virtual Online Course: free
  • Standard First Aid Course: $185.00 *
  • On the Water Leadership Course: $125.00 *
  • Mentorship: free
    * HOC course subsidy available 

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