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DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 1 DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (JUNE 19)
PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION
Do you own your own paddle board but are unsure how to set it up or how to paddle confidently? Raquel from Allstoke Outdoor Company wants to help you learn how to get on the water while using your own gear. Confidence on the Water is a two-hour session on flat water that will cover skills from setting up your own gear, water safety, paddle techniques, turns, and more.
Raquel’s goal is to ensure you leave well-equipped on how to use your own equipment so that you can get out paddling! Open to beginners and novice paddlers, this is a great opportunity to ask questions, learn practical SUP knowledge and practice technique as we develop your confidence.
If you do not own your own board but are interested in this session, we have limited rentals available so that you can still join before investing in your own board purchase.
Event leaders: Raquel from All Stoke and Ashley Moore from Backcountry Women.
Arrival Time: Your clinic will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. To avoid any congestion, aim to arrive no more than 10 minutes early. Please do not be late, otherwise you forfeit your spot.
Upon arrival please begin organizing your personal gear to prepare yourself for the event. To allow the instructors sufficient time to prepare and set up for the event, the instructors will greet you when it's time to begin introductions and lessons.
Thanks for doing your part to help us run a smooth event for all!
Location: We will meet at the boat launch in La Salle. Parking is available on site.
NOTE: Restrooms are not available at the boat launch; please prepare accordingly.
Participant Expectations: You are expected to fully participate and show up prepared and on time. Participants must be comfortable in water, though we wear mandatory PFD’s & may not actually get wet. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
What to bring: Please bring water, bug repellent, sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing for a variety of conditions (such as capris pants, t-shirt/long sleeve shirt, some extra layers).
What is Provided: Participants receive a pre-trip email with a suggested personal gear list. We provide certified Paddle Canada & Outdoor Council of Canada instructors to facilitate the lesson. We also provide the paddle boards, paddles, PFD’s, and Transport Canada approved safety equipment to anyone registering to rent their equipment. IF YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO REGISTER WITH YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT: You must have your own SUP board in good working condition, a pump, paddle, a leash, and lifejacket. These items are mandatory or you will forfeit your participation.
On Land Component
6:00 - 6:30
1) Meet at launch to start setting up your SUP equipment
2) Assisting everyone in setting up their board
6:30 – 7:00
5) Efficient Forward Stroke
On the Water Component
7:00 – 7:50
4) Practice Skills
7:50 - 8:00
1) Get off water
2) Deflate boards
3) Gear pack up
Overall Average Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 2/5.
This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.
Experience: No experience necessary! You have the option of paddling from your knees or sitting down - standing up isn't a requirement.
Terrain: The water we are paddling on is sheltered and typically very calm.
Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mail prior to an event.
This event allows cancellation no less than 7 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy. A special note regarding this event: weather can be a reason for us to cancel - we will notify participants of any cancellations by 3 pm via email; be sure to check for updates.