Kayak Lessons

Introductory Kayak Clinic (June 15th)

Based on the Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills course, this is a shorter session for those that don't want to commit to a full Basic Kayak course, or aren't sure if kayaking is for them and gives students an opportunity to try out kayaking for the first time in a controlled setting.  This course offers some of the most basic concepts used in recreational flatwater kayaking but is not designed to be a comprehensive course.  You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking rescue techniques (how to get back in your kayak after a mishap), will learn how to launch a kayak, and will be introduced to kayak strokes. All required equipment is supplied. 

Course Date & Time:

  • Tuesday, June 15th, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Gabriel Dumont Park, Saskatoon.

Course Content:

This fun 4+ hour clinic will focus on the following techniques (content will vary a bit depending on the group and as time allows):

  • Forward & Reverse Strokes
  • Maneuvering Strokes
  • Forward sweep
  • Reverse sweep
  • Draw strokes
  • Wet Exits
  • With and without spray skirts
  • Assisted Rescues
  • Swimming with a swamped kayak

Pre-requisites:

None. This course would be suitable for kids 12 or older.

Class Size:

Maximum of 6 participants (class will be cancelled if there are not at least 3 people registered 2 days before the course start).

Regarding COVID:

  1. If you have ANY COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and let me know. I will try to accommodate you in an upcoming course after the symptoms have cleared. If symptoms appear after the course, please contact me ASAP (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 
  2. Masks will be required at ALL times when we are on shore in a group.
  3. We will maintain spacing when on the water and on land to minimize risk of transmission.
  4. During this course we practice rescues where rescuer and the swimmer are in moderately close contact for the duration of the rescue. You are encouraged to sign up with a partner with whom you can work on rescues to further limit the potential spread of COVID. If you sign up as an individual, you will be assigned one other paddler to work with.
  5. Please get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect me, protect the other students, and to protect yourself.  

Unfortunately, due to people booking a course and not paying for their spot, I now require booking through PayPal only (credit card or PayPal accounts can be used). If you are unable to pay online or prefer to pay by e-transfer or cheque, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 306-370-3462 to register.

Event Properties

Event Date 15-Jun-2021 5:00 pm
Event End Date 15-Jun-2021 9:00 pm
Capacity: 6
Spots Available 5
Cut-off Date 15-Jun-2021 12:00 pm
Price Per Person $100.00
Instructor Bryan Sarauer
Course Length ~4 hours
PC Certification No
Location Gabriel Dumont Park, South Saskatchewan River

Group Rate

Number of Registrants Rate/Person($)
4 90.00

Venue Information - Gabriel Dumont Park, South Saskatchewan River

Gabriel Dumont Park is off of Saskatchewan Crescent West which can be reached at the west end of 8th St. or Taylor St. There is a parking lot here and a washroom facility, as well as a nice sandy beach area for easy launching and landing. Depending on the lesson and the weather, I may have a tarp set up near one of the picnic sites. 

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What our Students are Saying about Us

- Donelda Gowan-Moody, Saskatoon

"Thank you very much for the paddling instruction.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Our son says that kayaking is AWESOME!"

What our Students are Saying about Us

"I wanted to stop and tell you that you are among
the best instructors I've ever had."
- Pool Student

What our Students are Saying about Us

"You were very informative and I would recommend your class to
anyone considering taking up kayaking."

- Marvin Doepker, Saskatoon

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