Clinics and Instruction

We offer Club Members a variety of clinics and instruction to help you improve your skills, in both canoes and kayaks.
If you are new to either boat type, we encourage you to participate!

Scheduled dates (if any) will appear on the Events page and in the Calendar.
Fees for clinics and instruction can be found on the Fees page.
Please review the Kayak and Canoe Instruction Policy

Introduction to Kayaking – Kevin Hogan

We hope to have these clinics again this year (2024). Dates TBA.

These sessions are designed for both brand new and experienced kayakers who want to improve their skills. You’ll receive instruction on kayak safety, equipment selection, and introductory paddling strokes. If you’re brand new to kayaking, our Level 1 classes will help you get comfortable on the water in a more relaxed setting. For those with some experience, our Level 2 classes will expand your skills through more formal instruction while venturing further afield. We will provide all equipment needed.

Introduction to Canoeing – Ed Jezak

Ed provides members guidance on safety, equipment and basic strokes. These sessions are usually held on open paddle nights at the boathouse, and upon request.

Contact Ed directly at (613) 389-4459 to register.

Individual Instruction – Kayaks and Canoes – Jim MacLachlan

If you recognize you have a particular weakness or a skill you wish to develop (e.g., bracing, rolling, J-stroke, etc.), this is for you! 

Contact Jim directly at (613) 382-8682 to register.

Kayak Clinics – Jim MacLachlan

Advance your skills in rescues, strokes, bracing and rolling. This is intended for experienced paddlers (not beginners). Various clinics may be offered focusing on different topics. Kayak clinics are held at Grass Creek Park (about 14 km east of the causeway ( Kingston) on Hwy 2).

Contact Jim directly at (613) 382-8682 to register.