2018 Canoe Training Schedule

Beginner canoe training is mandatory for all new members so skill levels can be assessed and trips can be planned accordingly. Fees for training are very reasonable, but non-refundable.

Please note, training dates are subject to change due to weather and/or river conditions. The canoe trip schedule will be emailed or mailed out to  members when completed.

(April) Dry Land Training for New Members: 

Tuesday, April 3 from 1-3pm (1 day)

Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre - Room 2, 510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo

Training includes, but is not limited to:

  • equipment needed
  • how to hold a paddle
  • paddle strokes and what they do
  • getting in and out of a canoe without tipping
  • canoe safety

(April) Pool Training for New Members: 

Tuesday, April 10 and 17 from 1:30 -2:30 pm (2 days)

Forest Heights Pool, Kitchener

Training includes, but is not limited to:

  • practice entry technique, ease of balance
  • practice paddle strokes
  • steering techniques

Refresher Course for Experienced Paddlers

May 8 with a rain date of May 10 (1 day)

Location: To be determined

Training includes, but is not limited to review of:

  • canoe safety
  • paddle strokes and what they do
  • steering techniques
  • properly navigating and reading the river

(May) Beginner On-River Training

 May 15 and 18 with rain dates of May 17 and 19 (2 days)

Location:  To be determined

Training includes, but is not limited to:

  • review of dry-land and pool training
  • getting in and out of canoe without tipping
  • practice paddle strokes
  • water and canoe safety

(May) Intermediate Training

May 25 and 28 with rain dates of May 26 and 29 (2 days)

Location: To be determined

Training includes, but is not limited to:

  • review of water and canoe safety
  • review of paddle strokes for bow and stern
  • canoe terms and how to apply on the river
  • canoeing techniques
  • reading the river flows

To join the OSSCC and to participate in the canoe training contact oldsalts@gmail.com

Contact Tel: 519-888-7565, e-mail: oldsalts@gmail.com