New Kayak Instructor Program in Canada with CKC & PC

This article was first posted in summer of 2010. Common Ground: Canadian Kayak instructors are now coming together under one program in first transition year.The goal is to create a nationally adopted, competency based instructor certification (not student skill levels). The difference in this approach is that instead of being certified to teach a specific […]

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Sea Kayakers and Helmets? Here’s Why…

Nick writes: I am a sea Kayak instructor with Paddle Canada, (Nick Castro, with Active Sea Kayaking)I have been making some videos for fun this winter and then deciding to make this  one to promote Helmets and Sea Kayaks, Wondering if if you could ask people for stories, comments, points of view, about safety items […]

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March Instructor Update

Here is a copy of the Instructor News section from the Feb/March 2011 Current Strokes Enewsletter renew early for free gear, advertise your courses, waterfront instructor reduced fees, comfort to control document for kayak instructor 1. Instructors, Renew Today  More than 200 instructor members have already renewed their memberships for the 2011 season. Everyone who […]

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SUP Draft River Manual and Flatwater Program Approved

We have great news to share! The Flatwater Stand Up Paddleboard program (including participant levels and the instructor & instructor-trainer program) has been approved by the Paddle Canada Board! We are a go! For now, we have the first draft of the SUP River program attached for your reading. We are looking forward to receiving […]

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Comfort to Control – A River Kayaking Instructor Resource

The River Kayak PDC is pleased to announced the posting of a new instructor resource document entitled ‘Comfort to Control’ written in 2006 by Jeff Johnson for The Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC) Kayak Instruction Technical Resource Manual. Paddle Canada would like to thank the author Jeff Johnson and MKC for allowing us to share this […]

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