An instructor puts a workshop participant through the paces during a kayak wet rescue demonstration.

Free paddling classes tonight

National Paddling Week aims to boost awareness of recreational paddling sports

Join Paddle Canada Certified Instructors from the region and celebrate National Paddling Week (June 15-23, 2013) tonight at Tyee Spit.

The instructors will be offering a series of free mini-classes from 6-9 p.m. that will include safety information and techniques for Sea Kayaking and Canoeing.

National Paddling Week aims to boost awareness of recreational paddling sports, safety and skill development.

The focus here is for paddlers who have experience and/or have taken a course in the past to renew/refresh their safety skills in the presence of a Paddle Canada Certified Instructor.

Sea Kayaking:

Participants will have an opportunity to renew their wet exits and rescues skills. Other safety skills like towing techniques can also be visited.

Canoeing:

Participants can renew their in-water rescue scenarios.

Registration:

On-site (no charge). 18yrs old and younger must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own boats/gear (if you have it). A limited number of kayaks, canoes, and related gear will be available for use.

Immersion clothing and footwear that can get wet are recommended for all in-water activities.

The curious are invited to come down and watch.

ALSO…Strathcona Lodge will be on-site to give free Canoe rides in their extra big canoe.