May 25-26: Canoe Kids Course – Victoria BC

Victoria Youth Paddling Club (VYPC) is hosting a CKBC Canoe Kids Course.

Dates: May 25 and May 26
Times: Sat 9-4, Sun 9-12
Location: 355 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC
This course is part of the Coaching for Community Sport National Coaching Certification Program and is suitable for those wishing to deliver canoe/kayak programs to adults and youth in the community. This introductory course focuses on the development of paddling skills in a safe and fun environment. There will be a ‘water’ session so please dress appropriately.

$50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT if registered before May 18th.
Registration fee – $180 + $30 CKC fee for CKBC members
$230 + $30 CKC fee for non members

CORA offers a coaching education grant that you can apply for once you have completed this course.

Register here:

Jericho hosting Johnny Puakea Outrigger Clinic July 5, 2018

Jericho Paddling Club will be hosting a Outrigger Clinic with Johnny Puakea on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver, BC.

Space is limited to 12 paddlers.

From the Puakea Designs website:

“As the founder of Puakea Designs, John is an internationally sought after canoe builder as well as a championship- winning paddling coach, whose career as a canoeing innovator and promoter has evolved with the expanding paddling sports market. As an exceptional technical coach, John has helped push world-class paddlers to the next level in international competition. His ability to improve the performance of already-elite paddlers also led Team Bradley to consecutive first-place finishes in the Molokai-to-Oahu Na Wahine O Ke Kai, and to the fastest crossing time by any women’s team in the history of the race. Johnny has also coached top OC1 paddlers like Jimmy Austin, Danny Ching and Lauren Spalding.”

The clinic will cover the following topics:

1. Stroke Mechanics: New facts vs. old theories
2. Teamwork and synergy in the canoe, how to think and have both
3. Training methods and styles for long-term goals
4. How to make the best of your equipment
5. Basic nutrition and exercises to improve performance

The proposed cost per paddler is $85.00.

Please contact for more information.

Feb 17, 2018: CVRCC Stroke Improvement Clinic

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Comox Valley Racing Canoe Club will be hosting a outrigger clinic on stroke efficiency and crew blend.

The Clinic will be held from 10:00am to 3:00pm, divided into morning and afternoon on water sessions comprising various drills to challenge the crews, with video review over the lunch break.

Please contact Jackie Bell at moonshell40@hotmailcom for further information.