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Introduction to Paddling - Canoe

  • 2017-04-30
  • Patterson Lake, Aurora
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Date(s):  April 30, 2017
Leader:  Steve LaPorte
Co-Leader:  
Location:  Patterson Lake, Aurora
Skill Level:  Beginner
Category:  Instruction
Details:  This is the first in our PSC Training Series, Introduction to Paddling for Canoe & Kayak. It will be held at Oakhurst FP, a sheltered lake in Aurora. 

Come join us for a safe, fun, family friendly day of canoe instruction.  This class is taught by instructors who are certified by the American Canoe Association; the emphasis will be on safe and efficient paddling techniques.  By the end of the day, you will have more paddling skill than 75% of people who say that they know how to paddle.

Some paddling strokes you will learn include: fwd, rev, stop, spin (pivot), sideways (abeam), turning and many other skills to paddle your craft skillfully on calm protected waters.

Contact Steve LaPorte for additional information.

Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.


Early bird pricing ends March 30. Registration will close on April 23.

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