Paddling Practice and Play - Safety and Rescue Skills- Small Conservation Lake

  • 30 Jul 2022
  • 9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Valens Conservation Area, Cambridge
  • 5


  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the paddle

Registration is closed
Paddling Title Practice and Play - Safety and Rescue Skills- Small Conservation Lake
Date 7/30/2022 , rain date 7/31/22
Registration Opens 2 weeks before the event (Day trips)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Heather McClintock, Ralph Gardave
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s),

Trip Address Valens Conservation Area
Body of Water small conservation lake
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks not permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
86MX9VP5+CM . Public Boat launch
Arrival Time 9:15 AM
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
10:00 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 12
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Launch Conditions Sand and pebbles
Bathroom Facilities on Site Bathroom facilities on location
Trip Safety Requirements PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade A (Beginner) Entry level skills; Forward stroke ability; Reverse stroke ability; Turning stroke ability; Wet exit
Wind Grade A (Beginner) Light; 10 kms/hour
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade A (Beginner) No more than 1 km between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
Overall Trip Rating Grade A (Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
Restaurant and Restaurant Address
Trip Costs $0, park entrance fee required
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details
Come join us for a morning paddle on Valens Lake where we will practice many of the fundamental paddle skills to get us ready for the trips and lessons upcoming in the year. Several of the Paddle Committee members will be present to share tips and tricks with anyone interested. At the end of the session we will practice our wet exits, assisted, and unassisted re-entries so you can check that off for the season.

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