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Paddle ALL

Every boat, everybody!
A program for children, youth and adults with mental and physical disabilities
The best decision you'll make for your children or yourself


Paddle ALL is a program aimed at promoting participation in the sport of sprint Canoe Kayak for individuals with disabilities.

Recreational and sprint canoes and kayaks are used to introduce paddlers with intellectual and physical disabilities to the sport of sprint racing. The program includes a safety orientation, technical instruction, and instruction by experienced coaches. Each paddler will have an experienced paddling partner for 1:1 support. Although all abilities are welcome, you must be comfortable on the water.


Paddle All Youth Night
A program that meets once a week for youth ages 7-18. Every paddler, with their paddling buddy, chooses their own boat based on comfort level and the evening is tailored to meet each paddler's needs. The focus is on fun and safety.

Paddle All Adult Night
A program that meets once a week for adults ages 19 and older. Every paddler, with their paddling buddy, chooses their own boat based on comfort level and the evening is tailored to assist each participant to meet their own goals whether for recreation, exercise, or technical development.

  • There is a limit of 10 participants in the Paddle All programs
  • Program execution subject to sufficient participant registration. 
  • All programs require a one-time insurance surcharge of $10. This one-time fee covers the entire 2017 season.
  • Please note there is no paddling on statutory holidays.

TIPS
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing and bring a change of clothes in case you get wet. Bring a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. Standard club issued personal flotation devices are provided but if you have your own, please bring it along.

For more information regarding Rideau's Paddle ALL programs, please contact paddleall@rideaucanoeclub.ca.