Sprint Canoe Kayak

The sport of Canoe Kayak offers many rewarding experiences: from travel and friendship to skill development and fun. There’s something for everyone, both as an individual and as part of a team

(Membership not included in cost of programs)

FUNdamentals (previously Junior Development) == REGISTRATION

Ages: 8 – 12 and first year paddling for older children

Location: Loudon Park and Brechin Boat Ramp on Fridays
Duration: September 17th 2023- March 27th 2024
Cost: $995 – – Monthly payments available ($166/month)

Practice Schedule:
Mon /Wed 6:00pm -8:00pm (exact practice times may vary with season and activity)

Additional Activities:
Outrigger Paddling Adventures: Friday 3:30-6:00 pm. (subject to weather).


Our FUNdamentals program introduces kids to the exciting world of paddle-sports in a positive team-focused atmosphere. Over the course of the season, children will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of boats and disciplines, while building endurance and developing a strong foundation in paddling technique.

The FUNdamentals Fall and Winter program offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. Children will spend time in stable canoes and kayaks, with the opportunity to join outrigger practices in good weather. During the colder months training moves indoors, with activities that include swimming, rock climbing, running, games and strength training.


For more information: commodore@nckc.ca

 Learn to Train == For more information: commodore@nckc.ca

Ages: 11 – 16  (second year of paddling)

Location: Loudon Park

Exact practice times may vary with season and activity

Prerequisites: Minimum 1 year sprint racing experience, or coach’s permission.

The Learn to Train Sprint Team offers a challenging sports program that builds upon the skills learned in FUNdamentals group. Paddlers will develop their paddling technique, endurance, speed, strength and teamwork, as they work towards their paddling goals. This team trains year round, preparing athletes to compete at the Provincial Championships, BC Summer Games, and NAIG Games.

The Learn to Train Fall and Winter program runs four days per week and includes a variety of paddling and cross training activities, including sprint paddling, running, swimming, strength training and rock climbing. (Outrigger paddling to resume in April 2024)


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