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Canada Day Learn to Sea Kayak

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 (All day)

Event Location: Norse Cove Campground in Tangier - in the 100 Wild Islands! 
Instructors: Eleanor Kure
Email: [email protected]

Wednesday July 1, 2020 - Canada Day Basic/Intro Sea Kayaking Course!
One day long -
Learn the basics of sea kayaking safety, in this Paddle Canada certified course, taught by sea kayak instructor Eleanor. 

9 am to 5 pm - arrive at 8:30am at Norse Cove Campground in Tangier - in the 100 Wild Islands! 

This course is appropriate for anyone who would like to take up kayaking and it's ok if you've had zero experience.
Course fee: $110 per person -
Kayak Rental - from Norse Cove Campground: a SPECIAL rate for course participants: $40 

Maximum of 6 participants per one instructor
6 foot distancing will be respected if desired.
This course will run with a minimum of 3 participants.
To reserve your spot in the course, send Eleanor a message, or email [email protected] or call 902-981-6815 

YOU WILL LEARN: :
Cold water safety, sun safety,
Paddling clothing and gear,
boat design and what makes a kayak sea-worthy, and what affects how one kayak moves differently than another.
Locating info about winds and weather in order to plan a paddling day, in an appropriate location-
efficient forward and reverse strokes,
turning strokes and stopping,
Draw strokes (moving sideways)
Bracing to avoid a capsize
Edging for boat control
Risk assessment and navigation basics
Wet-exists (capsizing on purpose so you'll know what it's like)
Assisted re-entry (helping a person get back in the kayak, and being helped back in yourself) 

Paddle Canada Course description here -
Scroll down to "Basic Kayak Skills"
https://www.paddlecanada.com/national-sea-kayak-program-skills-stream/

Make a day of it and camp overnight at the beautiful Norse Cove Campground- Kim and Werner are lovely hosts.
There are sweet "Norse Huts" available, or tenting - please contact Kim to reserve a spot, or to rent a kayak if you need one.
https://www.norsecovecamping.com/

This event takes place on unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Mi’kmaq People. We are all Treaty People and have responsibilities to each other, this land and these beautiful waters.
More info on the Peace and Friendship Treaties: http://mikmaqrights.com/negotiations/treaties

We also realize that the kayak itself is an important part of Inuit heritage, and was invented by the Inuit.

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