Boating Course Des Moines IA

Local resource for boating coarses in Des Moines. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to kayak instructors, boating instruction, boating certification, boating licenses, kayak lessons and boating lessons, as well as advice and content on boating, kayaking and water sports.

Big Creek Marina
(515) 984-6083
8550 NW 142 Ave
Polk City, IA
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Brightwell's Boathouse, Inc.
(515) 276-0093
9943 Hickman Rd #109
Urbandale, IA
 
Iowa Model Yacht Racing Club
(515) 778-8353
6813 Aubrey Court
Johnston, IA
 
Waters Edge Marine Inc
(515) 278-8676
6060 Nw Beaver Dr
Johnston, IA
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Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Great American Outdoor
(515) 964-0611
507 South Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA
 
Best Fiberglass Repair Inc.
(515) 279-7027
1226 57th Place
Des Moines, IA
 
Waters Edge Marine, Inc.
(515) 278-8676
6060 N. W. Beaver Drive
Johnston, IA
 
Heartland Boats
(515) 727-5577
6516 Beaver Road
Johnston, IA
 
Lorenz & Jones Marine
(515) 964-4205
3402 Southeast Convenience Boulevard
Ankeny, IA
 
Lorenz S Jones Marine Distributors Inc
(515) 964-4205
3402 Se Convenience Blvd
Ankeny, IA
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Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

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Madawaska Helps Launch New Kayak Instructor Program in Canada

Madawaska Helps Launch New Kayak Instructor Program in Canada


Common Ground: Canadian Kayak
instructors are now coming
together under one program.

"This new program is good for whitewater kayaking in Canada..."

The Madawaska Kanu Centre has long had a coveted stamp of approval when it comes to kayak instruction. Learn or teach there and your status rises like the Ottawa in spring. Now the paddling school is taking its paddling pedigree nationwide.

This spring, in conjunction with Paddle Canada and Canoe/Kayak Canada, the school is helping launch a new Whitewater Kayak Instructor/Leader Program across Canada. Existing Instructor Trainers from recognized Instructor Programs will be asked to attend a two-day re-certification session to be "grandfathered" into this new CKC Whitewater Program. These newly named "Learning Facilitators" will then re-cert existing Instructors in their provincial and territorial regions to get on board.

"It's taken 10 years to reach this goal - to have one national whitewater kayak instructor program in Canada," says MKC's Claudia Van Wijk. "Paddle Canada agreed to merge its River Kayak Program into the new CKC structure, and partner with CKC at the national level. The new program has been built within the coaching association of Canada/Sports Canada model - the same for all Olympic Sports in Canada - with three distinct pillars: coaching, instructor and leader."

Still in the works are steps to ensure that NCCP values and ...

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