Rising Waters Film Release

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"It’s one you’ll want to watch over and over again." - Kevin Callan, Canoe personality, Filmaker and Author

Our Canoe Adventure Film RISING WATERS documents an attempt to be the first group to run all the rapids of Newfoundland’s lower Terra Nova River in Tandem Canoe.  At the start of the decent, water levels were 50 per cent higher than the group had hoped and heavy rain during the trip pushed the levels higher, increasing the group’s anxiety.  The story also connects two generations of paddlers that love the river.

Watch it now by following this link.  

NKC YouTube Channel

Killing someone on a club paddle

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If you could remove all the risk from a canoe or kayak outing, the activity would no longer be canoeing or kayaking. What we do carries inherent risk.  Reducing and managing risk is easier than it sounds. We all have stories.

This interactive presentation is designed to help us learn from our past experiences and become better leaders in our paddling community. Open to all.

This is a Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador Event

7:30 PM Apr. 26, 2018, Gov'nor Pub, St. John's, RSVP required.

 (Posted April 22nd, 2018)

Paddling in Waves for Canoeroots

Cover canoeroots Canoeroots articleCourse Director Richard Alexander has an article in the most recent issue of Canoeroots 

Small Boat, Big Water appears in the early summer 2015 issue of Canoeroots Magazine.  It focuses on techniques for canoeing in wind waves and swell.  Follow this link to have a read! Reading magazines or on-line articles is a great way to keep current or get inspired to do the next trip. We are very happy to have the opportunity to contribute to Canoeroots. 

(Posted June 19th, 2015)

Mythbusters - Kayak Episode

johnny drawMythbusters – The Kayak Episode at the Aquarena: April 21st, 9 - 10:30 PM

Join Richard Alexander for Mythbuters the kayak Episode. Explore common kayaker believes about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to paddling efficiency. Is there a correct side to edge on? Does most of the turning movement in a sweep stoke happen in the last third of the stroke? Which stroke moves a kayak sideways quickest -- a pulling or sculling draw?  Is it better to edge your kayak toward, away or not at all when performing a draw stroke? This session will help participants refine turning manoeuvres and enhance the power and efficiency of their strokes.

This is a Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador Event.

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We're always eager to hear from people who are interested in our courses, or from alumni who've taken our courses and just want to let us know how they're paddling pursuits are going.


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I was nervous of what would be expected of me. Those fears were quickly put to rest. The course format advocates skills advancement in a fun and enthusiastic way.

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Leslie Wells, St. John's, NL