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Venturer Whitewater Pre-Training

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Camp Opemikon, 530 Hanna Rd, Maberly, ON K0H 2B0

Event date

04/29/2018 - 10:30am - 3:00pm

Event Description

Venturer Whitewater Pre-Training

Hosted by Voyageur Council VAF

Cost: Free.  An optional $6 lunch is available from the camp

Registration: Online at

This safety presentation and on-water practice is mandatory for those enrolling in Whitewater 1 or Mini Whitewater 1.

The purpose of the training is three fold:

1)         to review basic safety equipment and procedures necessary for whitewater canoeing.

2)         to learn and review flat water canoeing for novice and rusty canoeists.

3)         to introduce/review basic white water paddle strokes and maneuvers.

With basic skills at least initiated, participants in WW1 and WW2 should be better prepared and progress faster - thereby getting more enjoyment / thrills and whitewater experience from the WW1 and WW2 courses.

Some equipment (canoes, paddles and PFD’s (not many large sizes) will be available but bring your own if you possibly can.  Flat water canoes are acceptable for this training but not for WW1 and WW2.  As per Coast Guard Requirements canoes must be equipped with signaling device (whistle), painters, bailer and heaving line.

Be sure to dress for the weather (rain, cold, sun, SNOW!) and bring a change of dry clothes in case of tip-overs.  Everyone on the water will be required to wear a lifejacket or PFD.

For more information, including Requirements, Registration, Rules, and What to Bring, please visit:

Questions? Please email Bill Bowman at

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