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Paddling Try Me Out Kayak Club Event

  • 17 Jun 2023
  • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton, ON L9E 0C6


  • 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 Try me out Kayak Club Event
Type of Trip Day Trip
Date Saturday, June 17
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) Monday, May 15
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Bart Blom, Paul Leppik
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s) (647) 501-9101 (905) 464-6968
Trip Cost Each Registrant is responsible for booking with Halton Conservation Area to reserve a 3 hour time slot at their indivdual expense (2 weeks in advance) You may choose to book back to back so that you may stay for the duration of the event
Additional Trip Details **IMPORTANT** This day requires Two Part Registration (1) Registration on the HOC Event Calendar, (2) Registration with the Halton Conservation Area (details in Trip Cost Cell) 
Trip Address 5234 Kelso Road, Milton ON L9E 0C6
Google Map Location of Parking 43.51027545421894, -79.94365468455393
Body of Water Kelso Lake
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location 43.51051861304034, -79.94431115515766
Arrival Time Before Launch 9:45 AM
Registration Time 10:00
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) no limit
Boats Available? Yes
Boat Rental Details We are hosting a “Try me Out Kayak” club event that is run by club members who are bringing their sea kayaks and recreational kayaks for you to try out. It is a great opportunity for you to try a kayak before you buy. There will be a wide variety of kayaks, different manufacturers, models, and lengths. Try out as many kayaks as you like.

In addition, Ontario Sea Kayak Centre and Soleil Sports will also have kayaks available for tryouts and there may be an opportunity for arrangements to buy a kayak.
Come anytime between 10:00am-3:00pm.

If you are considering taking up this amazing sport, (there's nothing like being on the water), we encourage all who are not HOC members to sign up and become members. (cost $75.00 per year)
This gives you full access to Kayaking, Hiking, Cycling, Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing.
In regard to Kayaking specifically, becoming a member will allow you to sign up and participate in our signature club event,
The Kayak Rodeo on June 24-25, 2023 at Guelph Lake.
This event gives you access to introductory Basic Skill Lessons (and rentals from Ontario Sea Kayak Centre), along with various dry land sessions covering everything from roof rack systems, appropriate clothing, and safety gear, all led by very enthusiastic Club Volunteers!
Bathroom Facilities Bathroom facilities on location
Trip Safety Requirements, What to Bring A Safety perimeter will be set up on the water comprised of members who are fully capable of performing assisted rescues. 
All participants are expected to be wearing a PFD at all times while on the water, AND are required to follow the instructions of the members on the water at all times (no exceptions) 
What to Bring - Water, Snacks, clothing suitable for immersion, towel, water shoes, spare clothing.

If you have a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) please bring it!
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 Cancellation Policy If your plans change, please self cancel as soon as possible. The Club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants. To self cancel, Go to the club website. From the menu, select: ATTEND EVENTS > HOW TO SELF CANCEL

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