MEC Paddlefest July 6 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

This Saturday 3,500 paddlers will infest the newly liberated area of Jericho Beach just east of the Jericho Sailing Centre for MEC Paddlefest 2013 . It will be an urban celebration of kayaking, canoeing, SUPing and the ocean environment in British Columbia. The festival will feature learning opportunities on the water and on the land. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome. There will be FREE on water course Introduction to kayaking, guided tours, forward strokes, introduction to rolling, basic rescue, towing, paddling fitness, kids kayaking. Land clinics include navigation, choosing a kayak, choosing a paddle, trip packing, injury prevention, kayaking Vancouver Island. There will be manufacturer, sport educational, and environment displays. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to flex a paddle for free, but you must register in advance if you want in on a course by trekking over to www.mec.ca/paddlefest.

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