Learn to Paddle

Our intro to sprint program introduces youth & adults to the awesome sport of sprint canoe/kayak in a fun, safe and team-oriented environment. 

The program is run by our Nationally certified coaches. 

We focus on teaching the Fundamentals of paddling by developing a foundation of movement, coordination and balance. The athletes will get to try out a variety of boats that accommodate all levels from beginners to experienced paddlers.

This is the first step in the Long-Term Athlete Development Model. Paddlers spend time in a variety of boats and will be introduced to canoeing and kayaking skills including basic paddling skills, balance, boat control, and water safety.

Participants will have a fun time challenging their own abilities while developing coordination, body awareness, self-confidence, and team-work skills. 

After you complete the Intro to Sprint Program you may want to join one of our sprint development programs (beginners or intermediate).

Ages 10-17 years old & 18+ 
Experience Beginners welcome! No previous paddling experience necessary.
When Tuesdays or Thursdays from May to August 
Time 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion 
Sessions 4 Intro to paddling sessions
Fees $95.00 for 4-sessions, includes $20 Associate Membership 
*Note: $20 Associate Membership Fee will be credited towards continuing programs. 

What to bring to the Intro to Sprint Program

  • Suitable clothing
    • Comfortable, loose fitting and preferably made of quick drying fabric
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun screen & hat

*Schedule subject to change for reason such as but not limited to: weather, events at the lake, and coach availability.  

For more information please contact: programcoordinator@burnabylake.com

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