2014 CKBC Sprint Canoe Camp - Burnaby, BC

Adult Paddling

Adult Surfski Programs

Adult Surfski – Level 1

The goal at the end of sessions is to have paddlers confident in taking the surfski out in the Creek themselves.
Four session program for those wanting to try a new club boat. The four sessions will cover:

  • Removing the boats from East Shed and returning boats with COVID Club Protocol
  • How to enter and exit from dock,
  • How to recover from capsize
  • How to choose a wingblade paddle, proper grip
  • Basic paddling strokes, navigational
  • Paddlers are to provide their own PFD, paddles will be provided by FCRCC

Class capacity:
5 (The club has 5 Surfskis)

Dates:
TBA

Time:
TBA

Location:
Alder Bay

Cost: 
TBA

Coach:
TBA

Suitable for:
Paddlers ages 18+ with previous paddling experience

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club
  • Previous paddling experience is recommended

Equipment:
Paddlers require to provide their own PFD.

To register:
This course is currently in progress

Note that parking is still free on Granville island.  As of July 7th, the False Creek Community Centre is still closed so access to washrooms and change rooms on Granville island is limited.

Adult Surfski – Level 2

This course of  is the extension of level 1 with the goal at the end of the course is to be confident paddling in surfski in a rough water with the proper technique and balance.

The eight sessions, twice a week will cover:

  • Improving stroke technique
  • Comfortable to paddle in a rough water
  • Effect of wind, weather, tides boat traffic in False Creek. How to confidently paddle in these conditions.
  • Basic paddling safety

Class capacity:
5 (The club has 5 Surfskis)

Dates:
TBA

Time:
TBA

Location:
Alder Bay

Cost: 
TBA

Coach:
TBA

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club
  • Have completed Adult Surfski – Level 1

To register:
TBA

Equipment:
Paddlers require to provide their own PFD.

Note that parking is still free on Granville island.  As of July 7th, the False Creek Community Centre is still closed so access to washrooms and change rooms on Granville island is limited.

Adult Introduction To Sprint Paddling (year round)

Adult Introduction to Flatwater – Level 1

This 2-month program introduces paddlers (20+ years and older) to the fundamentals of sprint canoe and kayak paddling.  Paddlers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of balance, stroke technique, and boat control in a friendly learning environment, with the goal of being able to balance and paddle with confidence without falling in upon course completion.  Level 1 allows paddlers to develop the required balance and boat maneuvering skills in order to work on the next phase of stroke refinement as will be introduced in the Level 2 course (below).

Goals for the course include:

  • Equipment care and handling
  • Acquiring fundamental balance
  • Learning proper paddling positioning
  • Learning basic boat control
  • Learning stroke foundations
  • Paddling outside of Alder Bay in a sprint boat
  • Improved paddling fitness
  • Complete your first mini-regatta!

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club.  Please see Individual Membership for details on getting your membership. 
  • Previous paddling experience is not required

Coach: The program will be coached by Diane Tam (comp dev NCCP level 3 certified, and head coach of the youth sprint program).

Dates and Practice Times:

TBA

Cost: TBA

Program capacity: 8 paddlers

To register click here: TBA

Things to Bring to Practice:

  • Paddling shoes/sandals for walking around in from boat shed to dock
  • Paddling clothes appropriate for the weather
  • Additional clothes for changing into afterwards
  • A towel
  • Water bottle
  • Face mask (as per COVID-19 guidelines)
  • Your own PFD

Meetup:

  • Please try and arrive 5-10min prior to practice time ready to go in your paddling gear so that we can start right on time.
  • Please meet on the grass area outside of the canoe/kayak shed.

Adult Introduction to Flatwater – Level 2

With the acquired balance and fundamentals from Level 1, Level 2 focuses on stroke refinement so that paddlers can start building up their boat speed and stroke efficiency on the water.

More Details to Come…

If you have any questions, please contact adult.flatwater@fcrcc.com