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Onec Paddling Dry Land Orientation

Updated: Jun 23

Welcome or welcome back to ONEC paddling!   We have put together this orientation package to help you get to know our facilities, policies, procedures, and provide valuable information to make your paddling season a safe and stellar one.

 

If you missed the dryland orientation event, we strongly recommend reviewing  the slide show found below.  It gives new and returning members a great overview of what you need to know.






Our Facilities

We are located at the NCC River House and are settling into our new home there.  You can reach our space by going around the main level deck, (go to the left of the main doors) and go down the stairs to the lower level.  We occupy the west side of this lower level and access it through the door with a keypad.  You will see the access codes for the boathouse space, the stairs to the docks, and the locks for the kayaks on the booking system main page when you have access to it. For returning members, this is as soon as the water temperature is warm enough to take out boats, i.e., our green season. For new members, this is as soon as you have successfully completed your on water safety check or a course or clinic.


Inside you will see,


Our paddles and other equipment



Our safety corner with all necessary safety equipment and the very important sign in and out sheet






Our kitchen area , a work in progress but it will be beautiful!













Our learning lounge




We use the public washroom facilities and showers located next to our space. All outdoor deck areas of the River House are public spaces. Our dock areas are for members only.

 

While we encourage everyone to enjoy the views and ambiance of the boathouse, remember that our pavilion with outdoor seating next to the tennis courts is open to all members.  You can purchase alcoholic and other beverages and snacks there and enjoy some social time in a less public space.



Keeping in Touch


Want to keep up with everything happening with ONEC paddling? We recommend joining our chat groups!

Here's how to find them:

On your computer or phone, go to the ONEC website and click on the three lines on

the top right.



When open you will see this red page with a chat bubble on the left


Open that bubble and scroll down to find ONEC paddling, social paddle chat, and power paddle chat. Join the paddling chat to get notifications and information about events, cancellations, and other paddling news. Hear what others are saying and add your voice.

Join the social and /or power paddle chat to connect with others going out for a paddle! This is a great way to find a buddy to paddle with!

 


New Members


Please read our blog about your on-water skills check before you come to your water session.  It tells you everything you need to know about the process and what to bring on the day plus has links to information about policies, equipment you need, our fleet of kayaks, and courses and clinics available.








Returning Members


Please review our member’s handbook for any changes or updates to our policies and procedures:





Need a refresher on rescue techniques?  See rescue videos here:


 




If you would like to learn these techniques from a qualified instructor, and/or improve your strokes and overall kayaking experience, please check out our courses and clinics offered here:






Get reacquainted with our boats!  Read the meet the fleet blog here:





 

Any questions about equipment you need?  See our Paddler's Gear Guide here:




Any Questions or Concerns? Contact us at paddling@onec.ca


Have a Great Season!



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