Free Try-It Day
This is a great opportunity for kids to see what its like to sit in an Olympic-style Sprint Kayak and test their ability to balance in these very lightweight racing shells.
Kids aged 7 years to 18 years old (with a life jacket) can come Try Out our Sprint Kayaks for Free!
Short 5-15min sessions per participants allow kids of any skill level to experience what its like to paddle in a Sprint Kayak.
Location: West Lake Provincial Park
Participant Age: between 7 years and 18 years old
Skill Level: Must be comfortable wearing a life-jacket and can swim unassisted wearing a life-jacket.
Life Jacket: Required. Participant must supply
Parent / Guardian Requirement: Parent must remain on site and assist their paddler.
What to expect
Parents will sign in & perform a life jacket check
Coach will teach participants about paddle safety, beach rules, perform warm-up & cool-down exercises.
Participants will have up to 15mins to experience paddling in a Sprint Kayak depending on comfort level & skill.
Expect to get wet.
When registering - choose the "Fee" that matches the time slot you would prefer.
The time slot is an approx time for your child's 5-15min session.
Please arrive at the start of your time slot so you can sign waivers and do a lifejacket safety check.
Your child will have their free experience as close to the time slot as possible
Notes about Programming
• Program can be cancelled, at the club's discretion, due to low registration, significant extended unsafe weather / water conditions, or other unforeseen events. In this event, program fees will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation.
Age Range for Paddling
• Age Ranges are not fixed - the ages have been selected both for the type of programming and the expectation for endurance.
• Think about your child's endurance capacity and stamina when registering.