Flatwater Training

Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Instructor Course  -  Intro Tandem 2022 (by invitation)

Course description:  
This certification course is the foundational entry point for instructing Lakewater canoeing.  It emphasizes how to teach, class management and safe practices.  It includes information on Paddle Canada‚Äôs policies, course administration, insurance, accident requirements, standards for codes of conduct, how to maintain instructor certification and more.  Particpants are required to attend all course sessions.
Successful participants can teach Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Introduction Tandem skills and Waterfront skills courses upon completion.  
NOTE: Paddle Canada requires Instructors to have Current first aid certification (16 hrs minimum) to be able to teach
See course overview here: https://www.paddlecanada.com/levels/canoeing/lake-canoe/introduction-to-tandem-or-solo-lake-canoeing-instructor/ 

Covid-19 protocols at the time of the course must be followed.  
Participants will require proof of two Covid-19 vaccinations to participate.

Age 16 and up.   Minors require a parent or guardian to be present throughout the course.  
This course is open by invitation only.  Apply to Lynette Chubb using email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
This course is only open to RACCC club members.
Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intermediate Tandem certification. (NOTE RACCC is also offering a Paddle Canada Advanced Tandem Lake Canoeing Course May 14-15 8:30 am - 5:00 PM - this is a separate course from the Instructor Course)  
Experience beyond the level of PC Lake Canoe Intro Tandem skills courses.
Note: Solo Canoeing Skills Requirement: basic solo maneuvers: straight lines (fwd/rev), pivots, side slip, turns. (Paddle to a buoy, stop, touch the buoy, sideslip away, pivot, return to shore) (and Canoe Rescue)

Location:  Ottawa TBD,

Dates/Time (attendance at all sessions is required)
Instructor course: 
Theory sessions via ZOOM:
   Wed  May 11 7-9 pm  and Wed. May 18 7-9 pm
Theory and Skill/Practice Teaching: Sat/Sun/Mon/ May 21/22/23 8:30 am - 5 pm (May long weekend)

Last date to register for this course: April 30th
Cost:  TBD:  RACCC Member: about $400     Non- Member: N/A   
(NOTE: Course fee includes: RACCC canoes provided for participants during the course)
Other cost/requirements:  Paddle Canada requires a fee of about $100 to register as a new instructor candidate.
Play RA Bar Code: 00003388
Minimum # of participants:   3              Maximum # of participants: 8    

For more information contact instructor: Lynette Chub: Lynette.canews(at)acrylart.ca  

Canoe School: Lake Canoe Resource (Manitoba)
NEW Paddle Canada Waiver Forms (Please print and bring the appropriate waiver form - we will sign them in person on the course)
RACCC Flatwater Training:  What to bring Check List + 10 essentials
Paddle Canada: Becoming an Instructor Manual
Teaching Assignments