Canoe/Kayak Clubs

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Burloak Canoe Club

Address: 160 Water Street, Oakville, Ontario
Hours & Dates: Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Head Coach: Adam Oldershaw
Special Olympic Contact: Lucy Pennyfather | lucyp@bell.net
SOO Contact: pratimab@specialolympicsontario.com
Website: https://www.burloakcanoeclub.com
All abilities are welcome to come try out paddling. We will try different boats, including canoes, kayaks and dragon boat, assuring the athletes feel confident and comfortable. The program will allow athletes to learn boat skills, explore the nature on the creek, encourage physical activity, and find a potential new passion for a life long sport. Drop in fee of $10 for first time, $20 each time after that. Bring a life jacket (we can provide if you don’t have one), exercise clothes, water bottle, sandals/ shoes that can get wet.
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Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Address: 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road, Toronto, Ontario
Hours & Dates: Every Sunday, 12:30pm to 3pm
Head Coach: Peter Martinek
Special Olympic Contact: Colleen Didur | cdidur@rogers.com
SOO Contact: michaelc@specialolympicsontario.com or rebeccan@specialolympicsontario.com
Website: http://balmybeachcanoe.com

The PaddleALL Learn to Paddle Program is a sport program for people with special needs. The sessions offer an opportunity for teens and adults with special needs to come down and try it out! Coaches and volunteers work in a friendly, knowledgeable and safe environment to help you explore the range of adaptive equipment and get out on the water. Coach to paddler ratios are small often 1:2. No paddling experience necessary but participants must be comfortable in and around water.

AGES: 14 years and up
TRY OUT DATES: Select Sundays in June, July & August

Cost: $20/session - First session only $10 to try out!

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Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Address: Beachpoint Promenade, Pickering, ON L1W 2A4
Hours & Dates: Monday and Wednesday Evenings
Head Coach: Rebecca Fanok
Special Olympic Contact: Rebecca.fanok@gmail.com
SOO Contact: michaelc@specialolympicsontario.com or rebeccan@specialolympicsontario.com
Website: http://pickeringrouge.ca
PaddleALL is a program for paddlers with physical and intellectual disabilities and is designed to promote paddling for all ability levels. PRCC introduces participants to paddling and racing opportunities around Ontario. By providing a safe and supportive environment we encourage athletes to be comfortable and build water sporting skills on a variety of different water craft.
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South Niagara Canoe Club

Address: WIFC, 16 Townline Tunnel Road, Welland, Ontario
Hours & Dates: Fridays from July to August
Head Coach: Kathleen Fraser
Special Olympic Contact: kc_fraser@hotmail.com
SOO Contact: pratimab@specialolympicsontario.com
Website: https://southniagaracanoeclub.wildapricot.org
Dragons for All! A 9 week summer dragon boat program that is designed to bring our Special O, family and friends in to our sport. We supply all equipment necessary to take part in our program.
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Cobourg Dragon Boat and Canoe Club

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Peterborough Canoe Kayak Club

Address: Lansdowne Place, PO Box 50015, Peterborough, ON K9J 7Y5
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Head Coach: Darren Mossman
Special Olympic Contact: info@pckc.ca
SOO Contact: hellainar@specialolympicsontario.com
Website: https://pckc.ca
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Ottawa River Canoe Club

Address: 1610 Sixth Line Road Ottawa, Ontario
Hours & Dates: Monday and Wednesday evenings
Head Coach: Joel Hazzan
Special Olympic Contact: Tania Silletta | bloomtrfitness@outlook.com
or L A Schmidt | bloomtrfitness@outlook.com
SOO Contact: jasonh@specialolympicsontario.com
Website: http://ottawarivercanoe.com

Offering canoe and kayak programs through out the week. Our introductory sprint program is to introduce the sport and racing to the athletes.

We also offer “Give it a Try” days through out the summer which are organized in to full/half day events to allow groups to enjoy a fun and interactive day on the water.Come join us Monday or Wednesday evenings!

Costs:
Recreational paddlers - $75 for once per week or $100 for twice per week
Competitive paddlers - $155

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Rideau Canoe Club

Address: 802 Hog's Back Rd, Ottawa, ON
Hours & Dates: Various days
Head Coach:
Special Olympic Contact: paddleall@rideaucanoeclub.ca
or Kimberly Hodges | kimberly.hodges@rideaucanoeclub.ca
SOO Contact: jasonh@specialolympcsontario.com
Website: http://www.rideaucanoeclub.ca/home/paddle-all

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.

Costs:
Youth: Mondays 6:30pm to 8pm $92 for 5 sessions
Adult: Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8pm $107 for 5 sessions
Competitive: Tuesdays and Thursdays from June to August $172

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Carleton Place Canoe Club

Address: 179 John St, Carleton Place, ON
Hours & Dates: Monday Evenings, 6 to 7pm or 7 to 8pm
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Special Olympic Contact:
SOO Contact: jasonh@specialolympcsontario.com
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This program introduces individuals with disabilities and special needs to this exciting paddle sport. The program is delivered by our certified coaches and includes safety orientation, physical training, technical instruction and individual skill development based on individualized goals. Participants can choose whether they will follow the competitive racing stream, or the recreational stream.

Costs: $150

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North Bay Canoe Club

Address: 60 Lakeside Dr, North Bay, ON
Hours & Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 to 6pm
Head Coach: Alex Mosher
Special Olympic Contact:
SOO Contact: hellainar@specialolympicsontario.com
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The program is geared towards fun and learning paddling technique. Participants will learn to paddle in a safe and exciting environment. This program is offered to youth and adults with disabilities.

Cost: $50