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Intro to Sea Kayaking in CALGARY (8/11/2018)

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. You will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the EOC.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Glenmore Reservoir in CALGARY
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 11 2018  9:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Aug 6 2018 9:15:00 AM
Event Duration:2.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Sandie
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Member Cost:$68.25/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


I have signed up directly with the University of Calgary and thought I'd post this as an EOC event in case others are interested in learning how to kayak. Below is info from the UofC's event description - click HERE to see their website for the course info. The course code is: S18OSKA015. I will NOT be coordinating a carpool nor accommodation.

Description - This fun 2.5-hour intro will give you the skills required to safely maneuver a sea kayak on flat water. We'll cover water safety, essential equipment, launching, landing and stroke development. The we'll go for a fun tour on the beautiful Glenmore Reservoir.

Withdrawal / Transfer Policy - To withdrawal a $15 fee applies. No refunds or transfers 5 days prior to course start date.

Prerequisites - No experience necessary! This course is focused towards adults, but children aged 13 and up are welcome with their parents.

Transportation Details (from Calgary) - All paddling gear will be transported from the Outdoor Centre to the teaching site. If you wish to catch a ride with the instructor from the Outdoor Centre, please call Finlay MacNeill at 403-220-7022 or email

Medical Form, Waiver - In order to participate in this program you are required to sign an Adult Waiver or Youth Informed Consent. You will also need to fill out the online medical form. Detailed instuctions for both waiver and medical form can be found at: ons
- If you are unable to sign the online waiver or medical form the instructor will have paper copies available.

Additional Information - Please come prepared for the weather!

We use Current Design Storm model singles and crosswind double kayaks for our intro classes. If you are very tall, short or wide please feel free to come into our shop and ensure that the fit of the kayak is acceptable prior to registering. With advanced notice we can bring in some recreational kayaks which fit larger people.

Did you you know the Outdoor Centre has offered sea kayak instruction and west coast tours since 1985? Become a skilled paddler and learn everything about gear, paddling, packing and camping techniques! Our courses have it all to get you from a beginner to destination tours! We offer fully catered Lodge based tours and camping tours to the Broken Group Islands.

Direct Contact - Contact Finlay MacNeill at 403-220-7022 or email: if you have any further questions.

Please phone 1-403-220-5038 to register and pay for this course code: S18OSKA015.

Required Items to Bring:
__ Raingear
__ Comfortable shirt/ shorts/ pants
__ Sunscreen/Sunglasses
__ Hat
__ Warm clothing layers (try to avoid cotton!)
__ Neoprene wetsuit (optional- nice in early spring when the water is colder)
__ Wool socks and old runners, or sturdy sport sandals
__ Water bottle
__ Snacks
__ Change of dry clothes/Extra clothes to leave in vehicle
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet at the Heritage Park side of the Glenmore Reservoir. It is just west of 14 st SW on Heritage Dr. It is on the east side of the reservoir. The dock is on the left before the Park. Click HERE for a map. Please park in the designated parking spots at the top of the hill or in the large main parking lot.


- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
- Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$68.25/Person
Cost Includes:Cost ($68.25) includes all paddling gear provided (kayaks, paddles, pfd's), safety gear, kayak instructors, gear rental discount (you may rent wetsuits, and raingear from the Outdoor Centre for a 10% course discount).
Please phone 1-403-220-5038 to register and pay for this course code: S18OSKA015.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the EOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!


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