2022 Introduction to Sea Kayak

  • 2022-05-17
  • 2022-09-10
  • Rideau Canoe Club


  • Priority will be given to participants who need Intro to Sea Kayak as a prerequisit for Fitness and/or Seniors Paddling.
  • Priority will be given to participants who need Intro to Sea Kayak as a prerequisit for Fitness and/or Seniors Paddling.
  • Priority will be given to participants who need Intro to Sea Kayak as a prerequisit for Fitness and/or Seniors Paddling.

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2022 Introduction to Sea Kayak

Location: 804 Hogs Back Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0B1
Contact: recreation@rideaucanoeclub.ca 

This program introduces novices to paddling a sea kayak in calm, sheltered waters.

In this half-day course, our highly qualified instructors will teach skills in a supportive and fun learning environment that are essential to being comfortable paddling in a group environment. Course participants will build on their expanding paddling skill set, and be introduced to rescue techniques that incorporate the use of a paddling partner. 

Participants may use their own boats, paddles, and PFD/lifejackets or those provided by the Club. 

Program Details​
  • Minimum Participants per session: 6
  • Maximum Participants per session: 12
  • Minimum age is 14
What to Bring​
The Rideau Canoe Club provides all the necessary paddling equipment though you may bring your own if you wish. Other than that you will need to bring:   
  • Comfortable, loose fitting clothing preferably made of quick drying fabric (you will get wet!)
  • Enough water for the length of the session
  • Sun screen
  • Hat, sunglasses, rain jacket & pants (if needed) 
Inclement Weather
​Paddling Programs can still have fun in the rain! However, if there is heavy rain, gusty winds, thunderstorms we can not be on the water. If inclement weather is forecasted on the Weather Network we will cancel the session and will contact you (up to 30 minutes prior).


  • Registrations are only considered final when full payment is made.
  • NO REFUND will be issued once the session has already started.
  • NO REFUND will be issued if cancellation is done within the week before the session.
  • If cancellation is done at least 4 weeks before the start of the session, a refund will be issued less a $50 administration fee.
  • If cancellation is done at least 2 weeks before the start of the session, a refund of 50% will be issued.
  • All cancellation/refund requests must be done in writing to the RCC Administrator and Program Coordinator. All refund requests will take up to 2 weeks to process.

COVID-19 Flexible Reschedule/Credit/Refund Policy

As a non-profit organization, the RCC relies on revenue from our paddling programs to provide top
quality recreation and competitive training opportunities. If your program is affected by COVID-19 we ask that you to consider the first two options first:

  1. RESCHEDULE - If a program is cancelled or you are not able to participate at the predetermined time due to a COVID-19 related reason, our preferred option would be to work with you to determine if your program can be rescheduled to a time that would enable your participation this season.
  2. ACCOUNT CREDIT - If rescheduling is not possible, we are asking registrants to accept a registration credit that could be used towards future programming held at a later date in 2022 or 2023. 
  3. If the two options above are unacceptable to you, we will refund the full amount of your registration fee.

This Policy applies to programs scheduled to start May 1, 2022 or later. It may be adjusted or
rescinded by the Club as the situation evolves and regulations are updated by Ottawa Public Health, the Province of Ontario and/or the Government of Canada . All cancellation/refund requests not associated with the current COVID-19 situation will follow the Club’s standard Refund Policy.

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