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Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR C course

Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR C Course

July 24 & 25 (Thursday & Friday)   8 AM to 4 PM both days
The location is 340 Catherine Street (Red Cross Branch).  The cost is $80 payable to the Canadian Red Cross. Cost includes a Red Cross first aid & CPR manual.  Certification is good for 3 years.
Maximum class size 10. So far there are two teens. Scenarios will include typical canoe trip experiences.
If interested RSVP by July 22nd.  Instructor: Karen Hurd Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Club members should be aware that the club usually subsidizes the cost of first aid training.  You pay the cost and up to half of the cost may be refunded to you later (early winter) by giving a copy of the receipt & a copy of your certification to our training coordinator Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SPOT Personal Tracker in Action

SPOT Personal Tracker in Action

Click here to see the positions transmitted to various contacts by the SPOT Personal Tracker during the Tripping course in Algonquin Park on the Victoria Day Weekend.   Click here to read more about the use of the SPOT.  Click here to see a news item where the SPOT was used.

River Rescue - unwrapping a canoe - rigging, knots, systems

  • Wrapping up an unwrap


    Setting out down the lower Mad' on a May Two-four Monday, our YCCC mixed party of two tandems, multiple solos, and my precariously upright C1 were treated to that rare environmental window of perfection; Sunny but not scorching hot, light breeze but not too gusty, very comfortable water temperature and very few bugs out yet. Playing our way down the river, things were enjoyable but uneventful down to our lunch spot at the Narrows. While most of the group was sitting down to lunch at the normal spot at the top of the rapid, I wandered down stream to have a look from shore at conditions there. While pondering what lines to try, I watched a 16' mad river explorer tandem from another group come out the bottom of the rapid, and with a near vertigo degree of slowness, smoothly turn sideways while it's paddlers completely stopped paddling and watched an oncoming rock approaching the middle of their boat, and with text-book misperfection, tilt hard away from the rock at the last possible moment. Their canoe, of course, then happily filled up with water and proceeded to firmly pin and begin to wrap around the rock. Seeing the paddlers safely out of the boat and assessing the situation as basically stable, I yelled down to them "Uh, hang on, don't move I'll go get my stuff" and went back to inform the group, and spoke what for rescue-heads is apparently the most glee inducing sentence one can utter;   "Uh, those other guys just wrapped their canoe.".

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    New First Aid Kits

    New First Aid Kits-How to Open and Close-2014

    This season we are introducing new first aid kit bags that will hopefully, with proper use help us keep the contents dry.  Although the closures look like ziplock bags they do not work the same way.  Please take some time to  review the opening and closing instructions below and help us ensure they will be a worthwhile investment for years to come.  Click here for video. 

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    Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

    Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

    There are a million things floating around on the internet--and two million of them are useless!

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