PRCC juniors paddle on a variety of different boats. When the weather and water is cold in spring we start off training on the larger outrigger 6 boats. As the weather warms and the water is a better temperature we pull out the smaller OC1, OC2, SUP, surf-ski, C1, K1 and recreational kayaks to paddle.
The program offers education in paddling techniques, safety on water, learning to to safety manoeuvre boats on the water but most importantly having fun with other kids on the water. As summer draws near the kids spend lots of time in the water cooling off and learning how to upright their boats.
The junior program encourages athletes to attend races and entered a OC6 and OC2 in this years Duel of the Desert. We also plan to sent athletes to the Waterman Challenge in Kelowna in June. Besides racing there are other fun events and practices that happen throughout the year such as paddle to Tickelberry’s and club race nights.
Next summer the 2020 BC summer games are being held in Maple Ridge and we would love to see some paddlers attend. Paddlers will have the oppurtunity to compete in spring kayak, sprint canoe as well out outrigger. Canoe Kayak BC is hosting a Development camp in Kamloops July 15-19. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10 – 18 years The Penticton Racing Canoe club is inviting all youth to drop in to the Boathouse on Skaha Lake to try paddling outrigger, canoes, kayaks and SUP All equipment provided. This is a free event; however an insurance charge of $8 will be applied to each youth that takes part on the water Sat 10:00 am-12:00 pm Jun 1