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Introduction to Recreational Canoe

  • 11 Jul 2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00
  • Ottawa River Canoe Club
  • 2


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Introduction to Canoeing and Water Safety


Intended for the novice canoeist who wants to learn basic recreational (Canadian) canoe skills.

Setting: outside, please dress appropriately for weather and also bring a bathing suite, sunscreen, water.

Effort level: moderate, with few instances of relatively high intensity throughout the course.

Duration: 2.5-3 hours


Course outline:

Safety consideration

Equipment selection

Carrying a canoe

Enter & Exit Canoe, Balancing etc

Strokes and maneuvers

Managing wind and waves (basics)

All necessary equipment is provided by ORCC.

Please note our cancellation policy:

- 2 weeks prior to the start of the program will receive a full refund less a $15 non-refundable administration fee.

- less than 2 weeks to the start of the program will be issued a credit only. However, you can always reschedule for another session or receive full credit towards other programs.

Email contacts: 

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

Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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