Lake Skills Canoe Training

Jul 24, 2018 – Jul 24, 2018

Registration deadline: Jul 17, 2018


NC&SRCP sites who applied for Canoe equipment on their year 3 Enhancement Grant application are required to have a trained leader to facilitate canoe-based programming prior to receipt of their equipment.  A Community & School Recreation Coordinator (CSRC) or designated Community Leader must attend the entire duration of this training to receive their equipment package (as per the 2017-18 Enhancement Grant Application).

A limited number of training spaces are also open to other Northern communities, groups and individuals with an interest in receiving Lake Skills Canoe Certification.


To provide participants with Lake Canoe Skills Introduction Tandem – Paddle Canada Certification.


There is no registration fee.  Please fax registration forms no later than Tuesday July 17th, 2018.

Due to limited spaces available, priority will go to NC&SRCP sites - please register early.


Participants are responsible for all expenses and arrangements related to travel and accommodation, in accordance with their respective program budgets and employer policies.

All participants will be responsible for booking their own rooms. Use the following link for details on where to stay in La Ronge:

For further information, contact:

Robert Yew (West): 306-828-4348,

Robert Kirschman (East): 306-688-2129,

Harmony Johnson-Harder (Central & Far North): (306) 922-2008,

or Ryan Karakochuk Ph: 688-2122,


Lake Canoe Skills Certification

Paddle Canada is our national paddle sport certification body.  Paddle Canada offers courses in a variety of skill disciplines such as moving water, canoe tripping, and lake canoeing.  Each skill discipline has an introduction, intermediate, and advanced level.  The Paddle Canada lake skills introduction program is designed to provide canoeists with an opportunity to learn and refine lake paddling techniques and water based rescues.  In addition, concepts such as Transport Canada regulations, canoe safety, rescue theory, hazard awareness, useful knots, and day trip preparation are included.  The lake and shore line will be our classroom.  Our course will be mostly practical.  So, come prepared for a full day of paddling, rescue practice, and fun in the great outdoors!  The course offers novice paddlers a chance to learn the basics.  Experienced paddlers will get an opportunity to refine their paddling skill and become more proficient at water-based rescue.

To earn the Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills certification, candidates must participate in all aspects of the course (including being rescued from a capsized canoe).  A minimum standard of paddling skill is also required.  Participants will have plenty of time to learn and practice the paddling skills prior to testing.   For more information please consult the Paddle Canada website or contact your instructor.


Tuesday, July 24th

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Registration & Canoe Skills Certification

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 a.m.  - 4:30 p.m.         Canoe Skills Certification


Please note that all sessions are participatory sessions – meaning – you will have to participate in a variety of activities and settings to gain understanding of the learning outcomes. 

Please come prepared to ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE in the entire training. 


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