1. Entry Level Competitive Coach (ELCC) Training

This 2.5 day workshop is designed for coaches working with young athletes, paddling small boats, who are dedicated to developing their skills at the regional and/or provincial level of competition. The following multi-sport workshops are also required at this level of training: Make Ethical Decisions, Plan a Practice, Nutrition, and Teaching and Learning.


Date: April 29-30, 2017
Location:       Lachine
Schedule:   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Maximum: 12 participants
Cost:     $140.00
Instructor: Franck Gomez


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2. CanoeKids

Learn how to teach young children (ages 6-11), fundamental canoe and kayak skills through this fun and interactive coaching workshop which focuses on helping children develop water safety awareness and skills, overall motor skills, and how to have fun on the water in a fun, safe, and structured environment.


Date: May 20, 2017
Location:       Lachine
Schedule:   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Maximum: 24 participants
Cost:     $85.00
Instructor: Franck Gomez


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3. Steering Clinic (H2O Dragon Boat)

This helmsman clinic will teach you how to steer a dragon boat in 2 days! The helmsman clinic is for people with or without experience.


Date: May 20-21, 2017
Location:       Olympic Basin
Schedule: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (BBQ at the end of Day 2)
Cost: $85.00
Instructors: Dan Levine and Sylvain Laberge


Sign-up and more info here


4. Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)


All operators of recreational powered watercraft in Canada regardless of age, engine horsepower or length of boat.


Option 1


Get certified online in 3 easy steps:

  1. Follow the online course
  2. Take the online exam
  3. Print a temporary card (official card sent by mail)


Cost : $50 (family discount available)


Option 2


Course given by the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. The approved handbook and course prepare you for the exam leading to your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOP).


Cost: 95 $ (boating basics)


Registration and Schedule – click here.


5. On the water training for boat drivers


Date: TBC (August 2017)
Location:       Club
Schedule: TBC
Prerequisite: Pleasure craft operator card
Cost: Free
Instructor: TBC