Mini Instructor Development Day prior to MEC Toronto Paddlefest June 10, 2011
I just got back from MEC Paddlefest a little over a week ago. The weekend started with an instructor development day. We met early at Harourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre and then paddled out to the Toronto Islands. Kelly Blades (ACA Instructor/Coach) and Michael Pardy (PC SK Instructor Trainer) led 20 of us kayak and canoe folks in a series of instructor development workshops. I had a lot of fun and think all of us benefited immensily from the presentations, discussions and the social aspect of the day. In is not often one can spend a full day paddling with like minded and skilled peers. The day was hosted by MEC Paddlefest Toronto and Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre. Thanks very much also to Erik Ogaard for co-ordinating and scheduling the day and lunch. Paddle Canada sponsored the lunch.