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Paddling Courses
Interested in becoming an instructor? Come and join us on this flat water instructor development course. Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to offer intro to kayak Paddle Canada programs. The course covers a wide range of topics, including strokes, teaching theory, rescues, equipment, safety, and practice teaching with students, and much more.
Includes: Instruction, course materials
Excludes: Paddle Canada Instructor Fee, Provincial membership CKNS or CKNB, Kayak and personal paddling gear, food and accommodations
Date: July 8-10 Cost: 230
Contact: Christopher Lockyer at

Lake Canoe Skills Intermediate Tandem
    Start Date 6/16/2011
    End Date: 6/19/2011
    On water location: Irishtown Nature Park
    Theory Location: Parc Rotary, Dieppe, New Brunswick

Instructor: Noel Cormier Contact:

Sea Kayak Skills Level 1
    Start Date:7/2/2011
    End Date:7/3/2011
    On-Water Location: Either Irishtown Nature Park or in Shediac
    Theory Location: Irishtown Nature Park or in Shediac

Instructor: Shaun Gibbs Contact:

Sea Kayak Skills Level 3
    Start Date: 7/21/2011
    End Date: 7/25/2011
    On-Water Location: Deer Island
    Theory Location: Deer Island

Instructor: Christopher Lockyer Contact:

Paddle for Parts
On Saturday, May 21st, 2011 the First Annual „Paddle for Parts‟ at Meehan‟s Cove Beach, and thanks to your participation the event was a huge success! 16 paddlers embarked on their kayak excursion with Go Fundy Events & River Bay Adventure guides and we raised $2095 for the Canadian Liver Foundation with this event.
An event like this could not be so successful without the participation and support from the local community. The paddlers brought an amazing level of enthusiasm and excitement to the day and look out for us next year with the 2nd Annual „Paddle for Parts‟ to be an even bigger and better adventure!
Please view photos from Saturday at If you are interested in participating in next year‟s event or volunteering please contact me Kristen Wheaton at 214-3511 or

Atlantic Paddling Symposium
The fourth annual Atlantic Paddling Symposium, held in Terra Nova, NL, was a great success. At this year’s event there were 28 big name coaches and 120 participants, making this the largest paddling symposium ever to be held in Atlantic Canada. The highlights of this year’s symposium included sessions for each paddlingdiscipline, (canoe, sea kayak, and white water):

    Brenna Kelly and Mike Smith holding white water kayak skills sessions and leading a large group of paddlers down the Terra Nova River;
    Mark Scriver coaching white water canoe sessions;
    Maligiaq Padilla leading amazing Greenland paddling and rolling sessions;
    Christopher Lockyer holding “Fear to Fun” rock hopping sessions along with sea kayak surfing
    Corey Locke holding “Making a Dynamic Duo” canoe session;
    Rob Lemmon leading a Swift Water Rescue session, white water canoe with Mark Scriver, wind management session with Rick Wise, and white water kayaking session;
    Kevin Silliker leading canoe poling sessions with the aid of Tim Humes, also going on to hold a canoe poling course following the symposium;
    Richard Alexander and Graham Ketcheson coaching an Advanced Rescue session;
    Brigit Kuhle and Susan Vokey leading a “Paddle Like a Girl” session for females in the kayaking world;
    Kevin Callan presenting on tips and tricks to canoe tripping;
    Maligiaq Padilla giving a presentation on Greenland paddling.

The volunteers and coaches included Matthew Nelson, Craig Burden, Alan Stanley, Birgit Kuhle, Blair Doyle, Brenna Kelly, Craig Moores, Corey Locke, David Johnston, Graham Ketcheson, Jim Price, Kevin Callan, Kevin Redmond, Kevin Silliker, Tim White, Mike Smith, Mark Scriver, Monica Lynns, Richard Alexander, Rick Wise, Rob Lemmon, Susan Vokey, Amanda Harrington, Melissa Hickey, Steve Noel, and David Saunders.

Pictures can be found at: ... llery.html
Sponsors included Paddle Canada, Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador, Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia, Canoe Kayak New Brunswick, Thumblehome recreational canoe club and Simply for Life. For a full list of sponsors please visit: ... nsors.html

White Water Committee Update
New to Canoe Kayak NB is the White Water Committee. With water kayaking participation on the rise we have created a committee to help support and grow this niche.

As of May 23, 2011 New Brunswick now has 3 white water kayakers who are qualified as Leader 2/Instructor 2 paddlers.

Fiddlers on the Tobique
Friday June 24
10:30am: a mini concert for the students of the Donald Fraser School in Plaster Rock.
12:00pm: the Mayor and village council welcomes the fiddlers at a reception in the Welcome center. Following that there will be another mini concert at the manor at 1 pm.
We will be holding jam sessions to be announced later in the afternoon of the 24th.
7:00pm: there will be a concert at the new pole building right on the shores of Roulston a lake, we will have a flotilla of canoes there with fiddlers playing on the lake just beforethe concert starts. The concert lasts till 9 pm. This allows people to get up river before dark and get tents set up.
Saturday June 25
7:00am: there will be a pancake breakfast at the Riley Brook Hall, and we hope to have fiddlers playing for the cooks!
There are jam sessions all over the Tobique Sat AM in Rilay Brook and Nictau.
1:00pm: the flotilla of Canoes leaves Nictau for the annual river run. We should be getting into Riley Brook any time after 3:30pm
5:00pm: There will be a barbeque here on my farm. Cost is $12.00.
In the evening there will be fiddle jams in the Nictau Center for the performing arts.
Sunday June 26
8:15am: coffee and donuts at the log house and a program called fiddlescapes where people get to speak openly on what makes fiddles on the Tobique so much a part of their lives, and what can we do to make it better. There will be musicians playing at intervals and following that will be a church service also in the log house.
The river run starts at the "Forks” in Nictau, the launch area for the general public is at the Nictau airport. When the fiddlers come down by then the public can tag along all the way to Riley Brook. The destination is riley Brook making the river run about 10km long.

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