Bow Valley Kayak Club

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2017 Youth Program 
Our 2017 Youth Program is up and running with our keenest paddlers out on regular river runs and training with this year's Slalom Program with Alberta Slalom Kayak.  Specialized programs are also organized for youth through local coaches and Aquabatics.  The following are some of the programs for this paddling year.

Tuesday Whitewater Skills Program

with Patch Bennet

Kananaskis River


May 23, June 6, 13, 20, 27  2017

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Youth Slalom Program

Thursday evenings – 10 weeks starting April 27th.

Cost - $100

Come and learn basic slalom techniques from Alberta’s High Performance Head Coach or Assistant Coach. Locations will include Rundle Channel in Canmore, Seebe takeout and the lower Kananaskis. Some paddling experience necessary. Program limited to 10 paddlers.

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Advanced Youth Program

July 3 – 7, 2017

Cost - $250

Program Description

Build on skills developed through our intermediate camp. Learn how to safely navigate more technical river features and further develop your skills on ‘play’ features. Rivers will vary depending on water flows and group.

Prerequisites - Must be comfortable in moving water; paddling the Upper Kananaskis.

Intermediate Freestyle

May 23 , June 6, 13, 20 ,27

Cost - $100

Program Description

Get introduced to the world of free style kayaking and learn more about Space Godzilla’s and Luna Orbits! Experience fun on the river like never before.

Prerequisites – Must be comfortable on the Upper Kananaskis, and have a solid river roll

Important Dates and Events 2017

May 10, 12-14.  Nationals Jr, U23 and Senior Slalom Team Trials Training camp.
Alberta will be hosting the Junior, U23 and Senior National Slalom Team Trials at the Kananaskis May 13&14.  The first Canadian Slalom Cross Team Trials will be held at the Kananaskis River.

May 19-22, 3 Rivers Whitewater Renedevous & Carbondale Creek Race
Pincher Creek (3 Rivers) Kayak Festival.   

June 2-4 Kicking Horse Festival
Kayak Festival runs Friday to Sunday in Golden.

June 9-11 Alberta Cup at Brielies & Brielies Freestyle
Brielies whitewater festival being held at Rocky Mountain House.

June 16, 2017
Canmore Paddling Film Festival. Join the club at ArtsPlace for an evening of films and a lasagna dinner! All proceeds to BVKC youth. (Volunteers needed!) more info

June 16-18 Kootenay River Festival

June 23-25 Grande Cache Wildwater Rendezbous

July 3-7 ASCK Slalom Camp
Monday to Friday Camp held at Canoe Meadows.

July 10-14 Kananaskis Youth Kayak Camp
Monday to Friday Camp held at Canoe Meadows

July 14-16 Sundre Paddlefest
Whitewater Kayak festival held on the Red Deer River

July 21-23 Toby Creek Classic
Whitewater kayak creek race weekend held at Panorama

August 4-6 Slave River Festival
Whitewater kayak river festival

August 11-13 Kanfest
Whitewater kayak river festival held at Canoe Meadows

August 25-27 Provincial Whitewater Championships
Held at Canoe Meadows

September 1-4 Fraser Festival

September 8-10 Alberta Cup at Pincher Creek

Waiver / Acknowledgement of Risk

A completed waiver or Acknowledgement of Risk form is required from all course / camp participants.