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Whitewater

Interested in whitewater paddling? Our club is dedicated to introducing new people into the sport, providing a safe environment to learn new skills and progress in the sport, and finally to provide a paddling community full of excited and passionate individuals who love whitewater! Weekly pool sessions with knowledgeable instructors are a great way to learn all of the basic skills necessary for getting out on the river. We run beginner trips about every second weekend and an amazing trip to Tofino each semester. All of the equipment, pool time, and instruction is included with club membership. Becoming a member of this club is the least expensive and most fun way to learn this amazing sport. No experience necessary and over the last few years several club members with no whitewater experience have progressed to be class 4/5 kayakers, while many more have been introduced to the sport. Come on out and join the best club on campus!

Interested in river trips? Take a look at our trip primer document (Trip Primer) to help you get an idea of what you'll be learning, why you should know it, and what to expect on your first trip.

Join the Whitewater Club

To join the club, a $40.00 membership fee per semester can be paid directly through the front desk at either McKinnon gym, or the CARSA membership services desk. This membership fee covers gear rentals, instruction, and pool sessions. Extra fees are $15 per river trip (gas money), and the Tofino trip (the cost of which varies from semester to semester).

Contact

Club President: Shae Thomas
Vice President: Hannah Grant
Gear Manager: Cameron Fielding

vikeskayak@uvic.ca

Links

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Details

Who: Beginner to advanced

Where: McKinnon Pool

When: September-April on Friday 7:30-9:30PM

Support

You can support the Whitewater club by making a donation to the program. Click the button below and following the instructions. Make sure to select the correct club from the Designation option. Thank you!

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