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Paddling Practice and Play: Skills Development, Wet Exit, Re-Entry

  • 12 Jul 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • Kelso Conservation Area, 5235 Kelso Road, Milton
  • 2


  • Registration opens two weeks before the paddle.
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in up to two club events before joining and must meet the skill level requirements for the paddle.

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Paddling Title Paddle Practise and Play: Skills Development, Wet Exit, Re-Entry
Type of Trip Day Trip
Date(s) Wednesday, July 5
Wed, July 12
Wed, July 19
Wed, July 26
Registration Opens Day trip - 2 weeks before trip date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) June 28, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Dorothy Rideough, Paul Leppik, Ed Brunato, Anne Marchildon
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s),,,
Trip Address Kelso Conservation Area
5235 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario
Google Map Location of Parking
Body of Water Kelso Lake
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location
Arrival Time Before Launch 6:00 PM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 6:30 PM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 12
Boat Rental Available No
Bathroom Facilities Bathroom facilities on location
Trip Safety Requirements, What to Bring 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;
Please note the club does not provide equipment. If rentals are noted above, it is at the expense of the club member. Please read the details.
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
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
Trip Cost There is no cost to sign up, however, participants are expected to pay the entrance fee of the Kelso Conservation area
Trip Cancellation Policy N/A
Additional Trip Details Come join us for an early evening at Kelso 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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