Paddle Manitoba and Wilderness Supply will be hosting a Lake Canoe Instructor clinic May 26th. We have been working with Dave Wooldridge to provide and facilitate the clinic. This clinic is open to all Paddle Canada Lake (intro to advanced) instructors. The clinic will cover the current Paddle Canada curriculum and instruction philosophy. More importantly it will provide a forum for Manitoba Instructors to share their teaching experiences, lessons, and methods. This clinic meets the requirements for instructor maintenance that Paddle Canada now requires at least every four years.
Dave Wooldridge is the owner/operator of Ridge Wilderness Adventures. He is an advanced Paddle Canada instructor trainer in… Lake/River/Style/Coastal/Big Canoe programs. He has run courses and clinics across Canada for Paddle Canada and local partners, along with internationally in China/England/USA. He is the developer of the Paddle Canada Big Canoe program. Overall he is one of the best instructors that I (Charles Burchill) have met.
Even if you are not due for the fourth year maintenance requirement, a workshop with Dave is still worth every second.
The cost for the clinic will be $100.00 that can be paid through the Paddle Manitoba store. Instructors will need to be currently registered Paddle Canada Instructors with any level Lake Instructor certification.
The clinic will be running:
Fort Whyte Alive Outdoor Adventure Center
2505 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The evening before there will be some associated clinic activities at La Barriere Park. More information will be provided closer to the clinic date.