*PAST EVENT* (BC) Intro to Sea Kayaking, June 1, 2022
Enjoy the views and relax amongst the waves as you try sea kayaking with Deep Cove Kayak.
Due to limited spots, we ask our allies to please let BIPOC folks register for this event. Thank you!
Date: Wednesday, June 1
Location: Deep Cove Kayak – 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver, BC
We acknowledge that we will kayak and connect on the unceded territory and traditional waters of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Time: Lesson begins promptly at 6pm and goes until 9pm. Please arrive by 5:15pm.
Plan to arrive no less than 45 minutes before your lesson as parking in Deep Cove is free but limited. Please try to car pool, cycle or take public transport, as parking is limited. If you have no other option other than driving, please arrive extra early to find parking, especially on busy summer days.
- 19 years or older
- No experience with sea kayaking or no lesson taken, and still very new to the sport
- Signed waiver before the session – once you register, you’ll receive an email to complete the waiver
This lesson will give you the skills and confidence to begin kayaking safely in sheltered waters. Our certified instructors will teach you all of the basics from getting into the kayak to paddling effectively.
- Skills taught in this lesson include:
- Water safety
- Kayak parts and features
- Essential equipment
- Launching and landing
- Basic strokes
- Group travel and basic route planning
- And more
What’s Included in Registration:
- Certified instructor
- 3 hour sea kayak lesson
- Use of kayak, paddle and lifejacket for duration of lesson
Find out what to bring/wear for your lesson here: https://www.deepcovekayak.com/aboutus/what-to-bring/
Please check the weather before the event and dress accordingly! This event will run rain or shine and will only be rescheduled based on potentially dangerous wind or weather conditions.
Please note: each participant will be responsible for getting to this event. This location is accessible by bus. Please plan accordingly so you arrive before the event start time. You can also organize carpooling through our Private Facebook Group. If you are carpooling with someone, please make sure to chip in for gas/parking.
Colour the Trails is committed to creating a welcoming space for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals. Organizers and participants will introduce ourselves using our preferred pronouns at the start of the event to ensure participants are all feeling welcome and seen. Please ensure that you use other participants’ preferred pronouns. Thank you in advance for making CTT a welcoming community!
If you are feeling any flu-like symptoms or symptoms associated to COVID-19 before the event, have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days, have been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or have been told to isolate by Public Health, please let us know and stay home. Thank you!
Photo & Video Release Consent:
By purchasing a ticket you grant permission for Colour the Trails and sponsors to use any portion of the photos or videos from this event that have been taken by Colour the Trails videographers and photographers for the purpose of sharing experiences with the community and encouraging future participation in events which can include but is not limited to, print or digital versions, social media and websites without any more compensation or recognition given. Colour the Trails will not use the photographs in a manner that would exploit or cause malicious representation toward you.
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