Paddle Canada Courses and Certifications
Canoeing Basic Skills
The Canoeing Basic Tandem Course is designed to provide a preliminary foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for calm and close to shore lake paddling. The items chosen for inclusion in this program are of importance to all canoeists as they develop their basic canoeing skills and knowledge to the lake environment. Canoeing Basic Tandem provides the theory and skills necessary for paddling close to shore in a calm lake environment or in a pool environment. The program includes: basic equipment care and knowledge, basic forward and turning skill development, and may include demonstrated rescue techniques. This is an excellent course that can be offered in a 2 – 4 hour workshop session of a paddling event or symposium.
Introduction to Canoe Basic Skills Course
The successful Canoe Basic Skills candidate is considered a beginner tandem lake
canoeist, with knowledge of land and water-based rescues.
To introduce novice participants to paddling with a partner, in shelter calm waters. The
skills and knowledge gained at this level form the foundation for basic paddling close to
shore on sheltered bodies of water. Rescue options are discussed at this level and can
be demonstrated by the instructor.
2 – 4 hours.