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Hello,

Ready for your summer adventures? Needing a bit more confidence before venturing on the west coast? Now is the time to refresh your skills! Go Kayak offers a wide range of courses from on-water skills as well as on-land skills such as navigation, seamanship, food prep and trip planning courses. You pick what you need and we can make it happen for you! Give us a call to chat with us about your interests.

We had our last sea kayak surf course on April 2-3, 2016 and it was a great winter for surf courses. We delivered 4 courses from November to April, trained more than 20 people, helping them gain confidence in surf and active water. If you want to bring your skills to the next level and tame the waves, contact Go Kayak and we will put together a surf course for you and for your group.

You are invited to watch “Waves and Surf In Tofino” a 3 day trip playing in Tofino on April 9-11, 2016. The video is available at http://www.gokayak.ca/videos.html

Go Kayak now has its own page on Facebook. We need need more "likes" so if you are on Facebook, go to our page at https://www.facebook.com/gokayakca and like us. This will give us more visibility on the web, and have others learn more about what Go Kayak has to offer!

Mark your calendar, MEC Paddlefest Victoria is Saturday June 25, 2016. Patti and Yves will be there, coaching during on-water workshops. For more info, check out MEC website at http://events.mec.ca/event/100796/mec-paddlefest-victoria-2016

Join our email list If you would like to receive our newsletter or updates on events, courses and workshops.
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Happy Paddling!

Patti Stevens & Yves Aquin
Go Kayak, Your first steps to kayaking!
Tel: (250) 477-9881
Web: www.gokayak.ca
Email: info@gokayak.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gokayakca
Come and play with us!

What's going on!

Tuesday Workshops Tuesday Workshops at Cadboro Bay.
Drop-in workshop on paddling skills at Cadboro Bay.
VICTORIA = Meet at Cadboro Bay (Gyro Park)

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

Tuesday May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
$40.00 (price includes taxes)
From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Maximum of participants: 6

Topic: TBD on site
Each participant must know how to wet exit and perform an assisted rescue

Saturday Saturday Paddles
Saturday May 28, 2016
$40.00 (with your own equipment, price includes taxes)
$75.00 (includes kayak and safety equipment, price includes taxes)
- All prices include taxes
- Each participant must have appropriate immersion gear
- Each participant must know how to wet exit and perform an assisted rescue


VICTORIA =  meet at Cadboro Bay (Gyro Park)

On the water at 11:00 am


Saturday paddles are a great way to get out in a small group with coaching from qualified paddling instructors. This is a fabulous opportunity to sharpen you paddling skills and get tips to improve your paddling technique. The paddles are from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Schedule
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Schedule subject to change according to weather and sea state.)

Current Sea Kayak Current Course
Tuesday May 10, 2016

$90.00 (price includes taxes)

From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meet at Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club (VCKC) at 10:30 am
On the water at 11:00 am

Learn paddling in and around currents, ferrying, crossing eddy lines, eddy turn, low and high brace turns.

Rock Gardening Sea Kayak Rock Gardening Course
Sunday May 29, 2016

$80.00
(Price includes taxes)

From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Port Renfrew - 1 day

This course is designed for sea kayakers who want to learn how to play and explore rock gardens and whitewater features of the ocean.

Paddling Skills – Paddling in dynamic water
- Edging and bracing (high and low)
- Forward & Reverse stroke
- Power paddling
- Turning strokes such as bow & cross bow rudder, stern pry, sweep & reverse sweep as well as draw stroke
- Boat handling
- Rescues

Safety
- Signals
- Rating system for rock gardening features
- The decision process for a “GO” or a “NO GO”
- Group and paddler's strategic position for a potential rescue
- Understanding wave patterns in rock features
- Plan of action
- Paddler's state of mind – understanding and assessing the MENTAL aspect of rock gardening.

Paddle Canada Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills
Saturday May 7, 2016
$170.00 (price includes taxes)


Victoria - 1 day course

Sea Kayak and safety equipment included

For more information about Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills course,
CLICK HERE

Paddle Canada Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 Skills
- Thursday May 5 and Friday May 6, 2016
- Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15, 2016
$260.00
(price includes taxes)
$25.00 for kayak and safety equipment.


Victoria - 2 day course

For more information about Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 Skills course, CLICK HERE

Paddle Canada
Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 Skills
$570.00
(price includes taxes)
- $50.00 for kayak and safety equipment.


Friday May 20 to Monday May 23, 2016
Victoria - 4 day course

For more information about Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Skills Level 2 course, CLICK HERE

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SHOW ME!
Sea Kayak Level 2 Skills Assessment = $360 - Price includes taxes.
This is for kayakers with significant experience, knowledge and evident PC Lv2 skills. Assessment of Level-2 skills for certification can be conducted in a 2-day practical assessment. An overnight camp must be included. For more information, please contact Go Kayak.

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At Go Kayak, we do not cancel Paddle Canada Certified courses for lack of registration.
 If you sign up for it, we will deliver it...guaranteed.

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Go Kayak, Your first steps to kayaking!
1215 Lockley Rd, Vicoria, BC, V9A 4S9
Tel: (250) 477-9881 / Web: www.gokayak.ca
Email: info@gokayak.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gokayakca
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