Duke of Edinburgh 2018 trips

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Duke of Edinburgh 2018 trips

from 375.00

We're excited to be working with the Duke of Edinburgh Award to run canoe trips for the Bronze, Silver and Gold level Adventurous Journey certifications. These trips are fully outfitted and 2 trained guides and wilderness skills instructors will be present on every trip.

All trips follow the Bird River through Nopiming Provincial Park.

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The Basics

1.       The waiver, and medical info form will be sent to you upon booking, and need to be filled out and signed to go on the trip. You can send scans of the documents to us, or mail them to our address (38 Purcell ave, Winnipeg Mb, R3G 1A1).

2.       Our trips depart from the Winnipeg Canoe Kayak Centre at 80 Churchill Drive (just across from Churchill High School). There is street parking available in front of the centre.

3.       We will meet at the centre at 7:00am the morning of your departure, aiming to leave at 7:30am.

4.       We will return to Winnipeg late afternoon on the day we return.

5.       You only need to bring what is mentioned on the packing list. Anything else is provided by us. We have boats, gear, food, tents, and a passenger van to transport you from Winnipeg to Nopiming Park

6.       We are outdoors for our entire trip. We camp in tents and spend our days on the water and around the campsites. Be prepared for rain, sun, bugs, and hot and cold weather. Sunscreen, bug-spray, rain-jackets, and 1 or 2 warm sweaters are necessary.

7.       There is little to no cell-phone reception on the trip. We carry a Satellite phone in case of emergencies only.

The Rules

1.       No alcohol/drugs

2.       Safety first. (Detailed safety instructions will be given on the trip)

3.       Respect the environment. We carry out all our garbage, make sure you dispose of everything properly while on the trip.

 

 

 

 

What to expect

These trips focus on providing participants with camping and wilderness travel skills, as well as advanced canoe techniques and skills. Depending on the trip level, we aim to paddle 10-20kms per day, with roughly two to four portages per day. We will paddle for 4 hours per day on the gold trip, 5 on silver, and 6 on gold, with 2 hours of canoe skills practice and outdoor education in the evening of every trip.  The trip will be led by trained and professional guides, with a focus on teaching participants the skills needed to self-guide wilderness canoe trips. 

It is required you attend a preparatory excursion on the Red River in Winnipeg. We will paddle for four hours through the Red and Seine Rivers. We will run multiple session throughout the summer, dates we be announced in the spring.

Skills Taught

Preparation

-          Equipment Needed/How to Use It

-          Emergency Protocols/Procedures

-          Emergency Communication

-          Proper packing/What to wear

Canoeing

-          C-Stroke/J-Stroke

-          Draw/Cross-bow Draw

-          Rescues

-          Solo Canoeing

Wilderness

-          Shelter Building

-          Map Reading/Navigation

-          Fire Building

-          Environmental Protection (Leave No Trace)

-          Camp Cooking/Hygiene

-          First Aid in the Wilderness