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Winter whitewater paddling training

January 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$140

For all you new and experienced whitewater paddlers, we have rented Albert Campbell CI swimming pool in Scarborough again for winter pool training sessions. This is a great opportunity to practice your paddling technique and your roll, or just plain work-out so you’re in shape when you hit the spring rivers. OC-1, C-1, or kayaks welcome. I have a few spare boats (open canoe, C-1, and kayak) for newbies or paddlers just wanting to try something different from their usual boat. They’re available on a first come; first served basis. If you are having problems with your roll, we can help you. We have 10 rentals of 1.5 hours from Sunday January 6 to Sunday March 10.Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. For just $140 for your share of the rental cost, you can have a whole winter of learning and paddling fun. Please contact me to register as soon as possible as space is limited.

Cheques should be payable to me as I’m paying the rental fee; not the club.

Sorry, but you can’t register on-line. You have to contact me personally if you want to join in so I can manage the organization effectively. Thanks.

Event Location:
Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute Pool
Date(s) & Time:
Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 17:30
Event Duration:
Ten sessions of 1.5 hours each.
Difficulty Rating:
Novice
Itinerary description:

Get there about 5:20 so you’re ready to hop in it at 5:30 to maximize your pool time. We must be finished and be out of the pool by 7:00 as a swim club has a rental starting at that time, and we need to make sure we don’t hold them up.

Required Items to Bring:

A CLEAN boat. Please be sure to remove any mud, sand, leaves, pine needles, old lunches, etc. from your canoe of kayak. Likewise, take off muddy boots at the door. The janitor and the swim club thatt has the rental following us become very irate if the deck is not left clean or there is detritus in the pool. Thanks.

Recommended Items to Bring:

If you want to practice your roll, we recommend you bring your PFD, nose plugs, and goggles or swim mask. A light synthetic top like a rash guard can be good as the water is occasionally a little chilly. You can change in the change rooms, but there is no guard watching your things, so bring them out to the pool deck where they are safe.

Event Directions:

Pool is just northwest of Finch Avenue & McCowan Road in Scarborough. Get off HWY 401 at McCowan (At Scarborough Town Centre). Drive north on McCowan to Finch, and turn left (west) onto Finch. You’ll see Woodside Square Mall with Macdonald’s on the northwest corner. Go west one block,and turn right at the lights onto Sandhurst Circle. Go north about 100 meters, and you will see the school on your left. Keep going. The pool is at the north end of the building, where the parking lot is. Park here and carry your boat through the pool doors- super convenient access. Our rental starts at 5:30 pm, but normally the staff will let us in around ten minutes early, so you can get changed and ready to hop in your boat right at 5:30.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name):
Bill Ness
Phone:
416-321-3005

Details

Date:
January 6, 2019
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$140
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Organizer

Wilderness Canoe Association
Website:
https://www.wildernesscanoe.ca/

Venue

Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute Pool
1550 Sandhurst Cir
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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