NOLS MythCrushers Episode 3: Lightning
The new virtual coach video on Canoe & Kayak is a must watch for sea kayak instructors: Power Paddling with Sean Morley.
There are some new options for printing your own certification cards in your Members Area. Have a look Instructor Services Menu => Certificates & Wallet Cards
Mix and match the different images below for single side or double sided printing. These are high res .JPG files and can be taken to a local print shop or uploaded to www.staplescopyandprint.ca which can then be picked up at the Staples store nearest you. Simply choose:
Approx. Staples prices (July 2011) were:
The Canoe PDC has posted a New Moving Water Safety & Rescue Program Manual (July 2011) to website. Login to the instructor member area – Instructor Services => Canoe Program, to download a copy.
There will be a Lake Canoe Safety and Rescue Clinic Program Manual soon. However it will contain exactly the same program material (same as Moving Water Canoe Safety and Rescue) that is within in the Lake program, under Safety and Rescue, if Instructors want to proceed with a clinic without the official “manual”.
Please note: this clinic / module has yet to be set up in the website database. We will post a notice to all instructors here when this is available for clinic registration.
The latest new change in all manuals includes the new copyright information which gives permission to instructor members to make copies for personal and course use. This was an oversight since the new manuals went digital, self serve download. An instructor was turned away recently at Staples Business Depot store because the staff wouldn’t copy the handouts / manual due to the printed copyright text.
This change is now in effect on all the program manuals. So if you need the new copyright wording, please feel free to download the necessary manuals again (in your Members Area under Instructor Services Menu)
In the process of updating the Sea Kayak Manual, the SK PDC took advantage and made some other small changes:
Version 12.05 (July 2, 2011)
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