Ceyana Canoe Club

Courses

Ceyana offers courses in kayak and canoe for beginners to intermediate paddlers. If you are unsure what course to take, or if you want to request a course for four or more members, contact our Education Chair. Ceyana courses are for members only and are taught by an instructor approved by the club. Courses run in inclement weather unless it is unsafe. Plan to dress for the weather. Courses are cancelled 5-7 days in advance if there is insufficient registration, pool sessions or courses that involve the club to make a prepaid booking may be cancelled 14 days or more in advance if there is insufficient registrations-- book early! Registration fees are refunded for courses cancelled by the club.

A note to non-members...

Registrants are advised to sign up for club membership well in advance if you interested in a course or trip and are not already a member. As an organization wholly run by volunteers we do not have a full time admin to immediately answer questions or handle website issues. Membership payments paid by credit card are usually confirmed much faster than e-transfers or cheques. Our membership term runs through the calendar year so signing up early ensures you receive all pre-season club updates and early notification of courses and trips.

Course Change, Cancellation and Refund Policy - Please read the policy on this link before completing any program registration that involves a payment.



    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lendrum Hall
    • 10
    Register


    This is the first (Part 1)  of a series of safety courses meant to provide the participant with key safety and rescue knowledge and skills to enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others and to provide them with appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and others in difficulty.

    The course is designed for canoeists and kayakers.

    Prerequisites  

    1. Minimum age of 15 years 

    2. Basic first aid recommended but not required

    The following topics will be covered 

    Boat setup for safety

    Rope

    Knife

    Risks 

    Risk management 

    Water and environmental hazards 

    Signals 

    Entrapment situations 

    Swimming in whitewater and currents 

    Accessing river hazards

    Rescue techniques (boat based, throw bags, basic rope work, etc)

    What should I bring : 

    Note book 

    Throw Bag - we will practice a bit.


    If you are not already a Ceyana Club member sign up at Membership

    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • MacEwan U Recreation Centre (109 St & 104 Ave)
    • 2
    Register

    Take this course if you paddle a canoe.


    This is Part 2 of a series of safety courses meant to provide the participant with key safety and rescue knowledge and skills to enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others and to provide them with appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and others in difficulty.

    The course is designed for canoeists

    Prerequisites  

    1. Be able to swim in normal paddling clothing 

    2. Minimum age of 15 years 

    3. Ability to paddle and knowledge of basic strokes

    4. Comfortable in deep water ( with pfd)

    Basic first aid recommended but not required


    If you are not already a Ceyana Club member sign up at Membership

    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • MacEwan U Recreation Centre (109 St & 104 Ave)
    • 2
    Register

    This program will introduce youth and parents to the basic safety considerations needed for canoe paddling.  This will involve learning to enter these boats, the basic gear required, tipping and self rescues, and if time allows an intro' to the basic strokes.

    This course is limited to 4 families . A family is considered 1 adult and 1 youth between the ages of 4 and 17

    It is best to be on deck early to help with gear prep.




    • 04 May 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • MacEwan U Recreation Centre (109 St & 104 Ave)
    • 2
    Register

    This program will introduce youth and parents to the basic safety considerations needed for canoe paddling.  This will involve learning to enter these boats, the basic gear required, tipping and self rescues, and if time allows an intro' to the basic strokes.

    This course is limited to 4 families . A family is considered 1 adult and 1 youth between the ages of 4 and 17

    It is best to be on deck early to help with gear prep.

    Planned course facilitator: Mullen, Clare
    If you have questions email claremullen.clare@gmail.com


    • 04 May 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • MacEwan U Recreation Centre (109 St & 104 Ave)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Take this course if you paddle a kayak.


    It is Part 2 of the safety and rescue series meant to provide the participant with key safety and rescue knowledge and skills to enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others and to provide them with appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and others in difficulty.

    The course is designed for kayakers

    Prerequisites  

    1. Be able to swim in normal paddling clothing 

    2. Minimum age of 15 years 

    3. Ability to paddle and knowledge of basic strokes

    4. Comfortable in deep water ( with pfd)

    5. Can perform a wet exit 

    Basic first aid recommended but not required


    Some Skills taught

    Unassisted re-entry

    Assisted re-entry

    Towing


    If you are not already a Ceyana Club member sign up at Membership

    • 31 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 02 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Moose Lake, Bonnyville
    • 16
    Register

    This Introduction to Lake Canoeing course introduces beginner tandem paddlers how to paddle with a partner in calm sheltered waters. Some topics covered are entries, exits, paddle strokes, basic maneuvers, carries, rescues, equipment selection and where to go paddling. You can register on your own or with a partner. 

    In addition we aim to demystify: Trip planning, Orienteering, Gear, Stowing and balancing gear in a canoe

    Bear (and other animal) safety, Water treatment, Backcountry cooking , Food planning and Communication in the backcountry are among other topics.

    Gear required:

    Canoe, paddle, life vest, bailer, throw-bag and suitable paddle clothing. Camping gear or RV

    Detail on paddling gear and how to obtain club gear check the Ceyana website. (https://ceyanacanoeclub.wildapricot.org)

    If you need transport for your boat contact the organizers at least 10 days prior to the start of the course.

    If you need to borrow club gear for the course , it must be reserved and picked up on the Thursday (May 30th) before the course and returned on the Thursday after the course

    Total Instruction:

    16 Hours of which the majority on water

    Participants would be encouraged to arrive Friday evening 31st of May and the course will be run from Saturday morning 1st June 10 am till Sunday 2nd June 2024 till 4pm.

    When:

    Participants would be encouraged to arrive Friday evening 31st of May and the course will be run from Saturday morning 1st June 10 am till Sunday 2nd June 2024 till 4pm.

    Note: camping fees are in addition to course fees. Its $35 for RV and $18 for a tent


    Please note we will need help getting the canoes to the lake and back. 

    Please let us know if you 

    1. Have your own boat that is appropriate for the course?

    2. You Can assist hauling your own boat, and another, or more to Moose Lake and back?




     

    • 01 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Star Lake & Chelsey Robinson Park (NSR)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Take this course if you paddle a kayak.