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Paddle4Life (Masters)

Fully paid membership and registration is required in order to race under ORCC in any Master's event. 
The Paddle 4 life program promotes fitness and paddling for adults from 25 years on. Training includes lots of time in the boats to help develop your balance as you improve your technical skills in sprint singles and crew boats.

The option to sprint race will be available at various local regattas and at the Canadian Masters Championships being held this year in Welland, Ontario.

The Paddle4Life package includes access to the following:

  • two to four coached training sessions per week in singles & crew boats for participants of all levels, from novice to veteran
  • 25+ year old participants have the option to compete at local or national level events;
  • one session of What's SUP, (reg. member value of $ 40)
  • Dragon boat training with the ORCC crews

Training Schedule:

  • Monday and Thursday 6:30 pm on water (novice and experienced paddlers welcome)
  • Wednesday and Friday 6:30 am (experienced paddlers)
  • Saturday 9 am - noon (on your own paddle)

P4L program fee options:

All P4L participants must be ORCC members and registered in a P4L program. The P4L registration includes registration with Canoe Kayak Canada which allows you to race in local and National events (CANMAS). Please note that all race fees are extra and individual to the athletes races.

The Paddle 4 Life program has three options to accommodate all of our adult paddlers.

  1. Full-time P4L program - $360 (May to end August)
    • 4 coached practices per week + Saturday morning (on own)
  2. Half-time P4L program - $240 (May to end August)
    • 2 coached practices per week + Saturday morning (on own)
  3. Novice P4L program - $225 (June to end August)
    • 2 coached evening practices per week + Saturday morning (on own)
The above P4L registration fees include:

Sport association fees









Please note that race fees are extra and individual to the athletes races:

Racing fees






$30 /event


per event

Please be aware of the ORCC Cancellation Policy:

  • Program registration cancellations received up to 2 weeks into the program will receive a prorated refund less a $50 nonrefundable administration fee.
  • No refunds are available after two weeks of programming;  cancellations received after 2 weeks into the program will be issued a prorated credit only.
  • In the case of injury or illness, a medical certificate may be required, and refunds will only be offered as a prorated credit to be used for a future ORCC camp or program registration.
**N.B. - “The ORCC reserves the right to refuse admission or cancel registrations in the programs at its discretion.” 

    Register for Paddle 4 Life

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    Email contacts: 

    • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
    • camps@orcc.ca
    • recreation@orcc.ca
    • sup@orcc.ca
    • programs@orcc.ca
    • dragonboat@orcc.ca

    Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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