The Regina Marathon Canoe Club is pleased to announce a new initiative to invite new Canadians to learn the sport of Marathon Canoeing. We have recently received a grant to teach new Canadians how to paddle, and to teach the history canoeing has played in the story of Canada. We would like to invite any individual who has been in Canada for less than five years to come to this exciting experience.
This program includes two sessions a week for the total length of six weeks where you will learn both dryland and water components. There will also be opportunities to be mentored by active paddlers in the Regina Marathon Canoe Club about what it means to paddle a marathon canoe.
Some components that will be focused on in the curriculum include:
- Having fun and being safe while on the water
- Building water sense, comfort and awareness on the water
- Creating a paddling literate vocabulary that enhances the experience
- Establish the fundamental paddling skills
- Learning the importance of canoeing in Canadian history.
To promote the program we would like you to use the information already provided along with encouraging others to come paddle with us. This program will run during two different time slots, the first being Monday 5:30pm to 7:00pm and Saturday 3:30pm to 5:00pm starting on July 6th. The second being Monday and Friday 10:30am to 12:00pm with the same start date of July 6th.
About Regina Marathon Canoe Club. We are a local to Regina club based in a boathouse at the Regina Mariana. Currently there are 80+ members in the club and it is expected to grow through programs that are run such as our New Canadians Initiative and our Learn to Paddle Clinic that are run each week. Regina Marathon Canoe Club is supported through Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan and Sask Sports.