Manitoba Paddling Association


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In a Nutshell

  • Learn paddling basics
  • Navigate kayaks
  • Held on the Red River
  • Certified instructors

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts for Intro to Kayaking option. Limit 3 per person for Intro to Kayaking 2 option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Numerous ecological regulations impact our fish, yet few volunteers are interested in doing the hard work of registering them to vote. Learn how to canvass your local waterways with today's Groupon to Manitoba Paddling Association. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get an Intro to Kayaking course on Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (a $20 value).
  • For $15, you get an Intro to Kayaking 2 course on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (a $30 value).

As the province's governing body for competitive canoeing and kayaking, the Manitoba Paddling Association tutors students in proper paddling. Held at the Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Centre on the Red River and led by certified instructors, the two-hour paddling courses turn dilettante dunkers into intermediate oarsmen able to captain canoes, kayaks, and floating Ferraris. During Intro to Kayaking, students commandeer stable, beginner-friendly flat-bottomed kayaks, in which they practice paddling basics. Intro to Kayaking 2 progresses these skills, plunking students into sleek, flat-water kayaks. Manitoba Paddling recommends weather-appropriate clothing and footwear, as well as a change of dry clothing in case a territorial sturgeon insists on a wrestling match. Students awakened to new depths of watery wanderlust can consider a full-blown club membership.

Manitoba Paddling Association

The Manitoba Paddling Association functions as the provincial sport governing body for local competitive canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating. The association encourages the community to stay physically fit while still having fun through a variety of events such as races, year-round programs, and annual Dragon Boat festivals. Events change according to the season, and include summer camps that school beginners in the kayaking basics, spring training that introduces tougher techniques for competitive teams, and winter programs that offer opportunities to stay fit on shore, such as cross-country skiing, indoor circuit and strength training in the snow.

Customer Reviews

The volunteer instructors were wonderful!
Marjolaine H. · November 6, 2011
great place
Bogdan · November 3, 2011
Great instructors! Made me feel comfortable, and didn't push us to try anything we weren't ready for.
Marilyn K. · November 3, 2011
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    80 Churchill Dr.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0T5

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