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2022 clinics 
Paddling

KAYAK

Paddle Canada Certification

Courses & Skills Clinics

Our Sea Kayaking (aka Flatwater) program includes Basic and Level1 Kayak Skills courses as well as skills development clinics for flat water conditions.

SUP

Stand up Paddleboard (SUP)

Skills Clinics

Our Stand Up Paddleboard program covers introductory SUP skills for calm sheltered conditions as well as tips for more difficult river current and wake conditions. 

SPECIALTY

Special interest clinics to put skills into practice in various settings

We offer several special interest clinics led by experienced Paddle Canada certified instructors, who provide

skills development coaching.

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Kayak

Paddle Canada Kayak Courses & Clinics

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Pre-requisite:

Ability to Swim​

Instruction by:

Nanook Expeditions

Paddle Canada Certified Instructors

INTRO TO KAYAK CLINIC
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

$55.00 + HST per person

3 hours of instruction (1 evening)

No experience is necessary, as this Intro to Kayaking clinic will start with the basics, including getting in and out at the dock safely and reviewing basic paddling strokes.  It will go on to introduce intermediate strokes and assisted rescues depending on interest, time and conditions.

Available Dates:

May 31st 6:00 - 9:00 PM

June 7th 6:00 - 9:00 PM

PADDLE CANADA COURSE
SEA KAYAK BASIC SKILLS

$170.00 + HST per person

8 hours of instruction (2 evenings)

This eight hour course (over two evenings) is the shortest course entry point to the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak skills certification progression (for flat water kayaking). With a focus on foundation skills and knowledge, Basic Kayak Skills teaches safe launching & landing techniques, efficient stroke techniques and assisted rescue (to get back into a tipped kayak with the help of a partner).

Upon completion of the course, students will receive Paddle Canada Basic Certification and recognition of skills needed to paddle outside of ONEC's beginner "Boathouse Zone" .

Available:

June 28 & 29th 5:00 - 9:00 PM

PADDLE CANADA COURSE
SEA KAYAK LEVEL 1 SKILLS

$340.00 + HST per person

16 hours of instruction (2 days)

Sea Kayak Level-1 Skills is a two-day course that moves participants of any experience level beyond the Basic Skills of flat water kayaking, to equip them for safe paddling for longer outings in rougher conditions and with the ability to execute solo rescues (to get back into a kayak without assistance from others) .

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to confidently paddle in class-1 conditions in the company of one or more paddlers with similar skills or knowledge. The paddler should be self-reliant yet an asset to the group and an active participant, willing and able to assist others if they need assistance.

Available:

June 28 & 29th 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

SUP ClinICS

Paddle Canada Certified Instructors

 
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Pre-requisite:

Ability to Swim​

Instruction by:

Nanook Expeditions

Paddle Canada Certified Instructors

INTRO TO SUP CLINIC
SKILLS DEVELOPMENTT

$55.00 + HST per person

3 hours of instruction (1 evening)

No experience is necessary, as this Intro to SUP clinic will start with the basics, including getting on and off at the dock safely and reviewing basic paddling strokes.

 

It will go on to cover how to safely fall off & remount a board in the water and introduce strokes, from basic and beyond (time and conditions permitting).

Available Dates:

June 25th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Families Clinic for Kids 12+ with Parents (on Water or Shore)

Bookings Closed

July 12th 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Bookings Closed

July 26th 5:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Specialty

Kayak In Practice Clinics - Skills Development Experiences

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Pre-requisite:

Ability to Swim​

Instruction by:

Nanook Expeditions

Paddle Canada Certified Instructors

Instruction occurs at ONEC on the Ottawa River

KAYAK IN PRACTICE CLINIC
GREENLAND TRADITIONS

$55.00 + HST per person

3 hours of instruction (1 evening)

Join this special event to learn about Greenland Indigenous Paddle traditions and techniques. 

 

Learn the differences from "Euro" paddle strokes and try putting these techniques into practice using the Greenland "stick" Paddle.

Available Dates:

August 2nd 5:30 - 8:30 PM

KAYAK IN PRACTICE CLINIC
SKILLS DEV. OUTING

$55.00 + HST per person

3 hours of instruction (1 evening)

Put your skills into practice and receive skills development tips and coaching along the way on a paddle from ONEC to the iconic Rideau falls.

Some previous experience needed.  Contact paddling@onec.ca to check if this is a good option for you.

Available Dates:

August 9th 5:30 - 8:30 PM

ONEC FAMILY, YOUTH
OR OTHER GROUP PADDLE

$ Paid Instruction

3 hours of instruction

To be scheduled upon request - contact paddling@onec.ca

 

Let us know if you'd like to have a special group paddle session at ONEC - or share your ideas on any other paddling programming that you'd be interested in!

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