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Enjoy the views of the mountains and relax amongst the waves as you try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) with Windsure Adventure Watersports.

Due to limited spots, we ask our allies to please let BIPOC folks register for this event. Thank you!

Date: Thursday, May 5

Location: Windsure Adventure Watersports – 1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC

Time: Lesson starts promptly at 530pm until 7pm. Please arrive at 5:15pm at the latest to meet with the instructor and gather your lifejacket, paddleboard, paddle, wetsuit, etc!

Requirements:

  • 19 years or older
  • No experience with SUP or no lesson taken, and still very new to the sport
  • Signed waiver before the session – please fill out when you register for this course

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Learn how to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) in a fun and safe environment, with a backdrop of the North Shore mountains, Stanley Park and Downtown Vancouver! Over the course of this 1.5 hour lesson, learn about water and marine environment safety, the history of paddleboarding, equipment and of course, basic SUP techniques.

Stand-up-paddling is a great way to improve your core strength and balance, making it an ideal cross-training activity. On the flipside, being in the outdoors on a calm-water day, it can provide an incredibly peaceful experience. At the end of the lesson, you should feel confident renting out equipment and paddleboarding without a guide, recreating the special SUP experience whenever you like!

Your Paddleboarding Group Lesson registration includes use of a paddleboard, paddle, leash, life jacket and wetsuit (if applicable) for the duration of the lesson- no need to bring in your own.

There will be 7 people total and 1 instructor for this session.

What to Wear:

  • shoes or sandals that are okay to get wet
  • due to cold water, you’ll likely be wearing a wetsuit (provided). You can wear a bathing suit or spandex/bike short type material tights/shorts and top. Do not wear cotton as anything under the wetsuit will get wet.
  • sunscreen if it’s sunny. You can wear a hat/sunglasses but if you happen to fall in, these may fall off/become lost in the ocean – wear at your own risk

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 but there is a bit of a walk to the beach from the bus stop. 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.

We acknowledge that this event will take place on the 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.

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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!

IMPORTANT:

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!

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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.

Please contact info@colourthetrails.com BEFORE the event if you do not want to be photographed or on video during an event.

May 26, 2022
530-7pm, arrive by 5:15pm

Windsure Adventure Watersports

1300 Discovery Street
Vancouver, BC

Level: no experience required, beginner
Cost: $35 plus GST

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