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Canoeing and the Environment

  • Practice Leave No Trace

     Leave No Trace principles are taught and encouraged by many RCABC instructors. On waterways where LNT principles are practiced, canoeists can feel the pleasure of being the first to discover an untouched wilderness even if thousands of people have passed before them. Most canoeists know what it feels like to explore a waterway and find garbage, campfire debris, damaged trees, improper human waste management and other remnants of bad camping practices. Let’s do our best to keep our BC wilderness clean and wild!

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 Paddle Conference

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Organized by the Recreational Canoeing Association of BC

The event is on April 17th-19th, 2015 at Camp Kawkawa in Hope, BC and we welcome people all ages and levels of paddling experience (and instructors).

Come enjoy a weekend of fun, learning, and meeting other like-minded recreationalists. Participate by teaching some skills or a topic or helping out.

There will be a variety of workshops and presentations, catered food by the camp, and wonderful door prizes for the AGM and Instructor AGM meetings.

Early bird registration until end of March 31st and final registration till April 9th.

For registration click here.

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Canoeing Safety

Swimming a Capsized Canoe 
If you're out canoeing regularly, it is likely that sooner or later you'll capsize. If you're not sure how to deal with capsizes, the results can range from fun to unsettling to quite dangerous. With training, practice and experience, performing a rescue can become simple and routine, even when it is unexpected.



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