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7th Annual Cowichan River Youth Kayak Festival

Date: 2019 Apr 12-14
Days/Times: see details below and attached
Location: Cowichan River Provincial Park
Address: Cowichan River Provincial Park

The Object:

To introduce youth aged 12 to 18 to the sport of whitewater kayaking in a safe and fun environment.

This festival is based on the Cowichan River in the Horseshoe Bend area of Cowichan River Provincial Park, Near Duncan BC.


Friday, April 12
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Check in and set up at campsite (Horseshoe Bend Group Campsite)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Introductory safety in the pool – Cowichan Aquatic Centre, Duncan
9:30 p.m.: Return to campsite

Saturday, April 13
9:30 a.m.: Be ready to paddle and meet at shelter
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: On-water session #1
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. On-water session #2
6:00 p.m.: Dinner at campsite

Evening program around campfire

Sunday, April 14
9:30 a.m.: Be ready to paddle and meet at shelter
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: On-water session #1
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: On-water session #2
3:30 p.m.: Clean-up, awards, acknowledgements

Who should participate?

Any youth aged 12 to 18 regardless of experience. We will be providing equipment and instruction for total beginners right up to advanced whitewater paddlers.

Registration opens January 18th!

$100 per youth for CKBC members, $110 for non members

There is a late fee ($25) for registration after March 31.

– Breakfast and dinner Saturday
– Breakfast Sunday
– Instruction, Camping fees, pool fees, (there is some equipment available if needed).

Great map can be found at: BC Parks

Contact: Dan Norman 250-743-9860

This is a Canoe Kayak BC sanctioned event

Deadline: April 07, 2019 21:00
Early Bird Deadline: March 31, 2019

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