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Canoe/Kayak Intro Program

This introductory canoe/kayak program is aimed at adults and older teens aged 15+years. 

Participants will be introduced to 'recreational' paddling; learning basic strokes, safety skills and boat care. 
This course will have participants paddling in canoes and kayaks almost immediately and by course end, equip adults with the necessary skills to paddle confidently in a recreational setting.

All lessons take place on beautiful Lake Wilcox and are taught with a focus on safety, skill development and fun. Instructors are CanoeKayak Canada (CKC) certified and adhere to a 1:8 instructor to participant ratio.

All necessary equipment, including boat, paddle and mandatory Canada-approved PFD will be provided.


Paddlers will learn in recreational kayaks and canoes and then have the opportunity to progress to sprint boats as their skills and balance develop.

At the completion of one program, participants may choose to enrol in a subsequent introductory program or join the Coached Masters training group. Please ask your coach for more details on these options.

Program sessions are offered monthly, running one day a week for the months of June, July and August. 

Dates of 2016 Sessions

The June sessions are:

Sun: 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Wed: 8, 15, 22, 29  from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 

The July sessions are:

Sun: 3, 10, 17, 24 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

Wed: 6, 13, 20, 27  from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The August sessions are:

Sun: 31 July, 7, 14, 21 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Wed: 3, 10, 17, 24  from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The Fee is $160.00 per 4 week session

** Please note that the canoe/kayak introductory courses are strictly for participants 15 years and over**
Please check out our Kids Summer Program page for weekly intro courses that are offered to kids 7-12 years and younger teens 12+years.

How to Register

Below you will see links to three forms. Please print both forms and complete in full. Once the forms are complete send them by mail to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club (address below), or deliver them in person to the club house (after June 1st), along with your cheque or money order payable to the 'Richmond Hill Canoe Club'.  There is a green mailbox for registrations on the wall just inside the door.

Mailing address:
Richmond Hill Canoe Club
PO Box 2054 Station B
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4E 1A3

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