Georgian Bay Paddling

Collingwood, Ontario

ABOUT


ABOUT
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     ABOUT
Georgian Bay Paddling was established in 2019 by head Canoe Instructor Kelly Miller. She first learned of her love for canoeing through the Outdoors club at her Collingwood high school and continued to practice the sport throughout her life, often with her own kids in tow, and dabbling in kayaking as well. Later in life, as an established teacher, Kelly decided to earn her ORKCA Basic Canoeing Instructor Certification in order to combine two of her favourite things: teaching and paddling. She feels very fortunate to be able to teach these skills in the great outdoors, seeing the joy in her students' eyes (kids and adults alike) as they step out of the norm of the classroom environment.

Our Mission at Georgian Bay Paddling is to provide a safe, fun, inclusive and informative environment for everyone who has an interest in paddling, whether new to it or looking to improve technique.

    Equity and Accessibility

We, at Georgian Bay Paddling, are committed to offering programming to all. If someone wants to get on the water, we want to help them get there! Since every person's needs are unique, please feel free to contact us so we can work together toward removing barriers that exist and introduce you to the amazing world of recreational paddling.

If you are interested in competitive paddling for people with disabilities, click on this link: https://canoekayak.ca/paddle-all/




What is ORCKA?


What is ORCKA?
ORCKA is the Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association.  All of the courses offered by Georgian Bay Paddling are ORCKA courses and therefore promote high levels of safety, knowledge and skillbuilding.  
Explore their website HERE

COURSES


Pricing and Registration


C$55

ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 2

C$55

ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 3

C$150

ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 4 (solo)

C$160

ORCKA Basic Canoeing Levels 1-3

C$300

ORCKA Basic Canoeing Levels 1-4

C$45

ORCKA Safe Canoeing Program

C$0

Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • PAYMENT
  • A 50% deposit is required upon registration to secure a participant place on a course.
  • The remaining 50% is due 14 days before the course start date.
  • Payments can be made by cash or e-transfer to info@georgianbaypaddling.com
  • REFUNDS and CANCELLATION
  • A full refund (or rescheduling of course) will be provided for the following scenarios:
  • - Unsafe weather conditions (to be determined by lead instructor)
  • - Course cancellation made by Georgian Bay Paddling on the advice of Public
  • Health
  • - Cancellation made by participant more than 30 days prior to the course
  • If cancellation is made by the participant the following schedule will determine the refund amount:
  • 30+ days before course start = Full refund
  • 15-30 days before course start = 50% refund (equal to deposit)
  • 8-14 days before course start = 25% refund (of full course fee)
  • Within 7 days of course start = No refund

Contact


  • Collingwood, Ontario, Canada