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Becky Mason Classic Canoeing Instruction with Becky Mason

Becky Mason is offering an instruction program called Classic Canoeing. Through these solo and tandem clinics you can discover the joy of handling a canoe with poetry, confidence and grace in any conditions from the quiet of a misty morning to the pounding waves of a stormy lake.

BASIC SOLO (classic beginner) Designed to introduce new canoeists to canoeing or for people who like to learn nice and slowly. Includes canoe and paddle appreciation, paddling strokes and safe canoeing practices. Learn the skills that will enable you to put your canoe exactly where you want it to go. Skills covered: forward and back paddling, pivots, sideslips and controlled stopping. 

CLASSIC SOLO (novice to advanced) Prerequisite is Basic or a couple of years of canoeing experience. The aim is to make your stroke the most efficient it can be so all the momentum of the canoe is utilized. Content covered: A review of Basic Solo plus a selection of these strokes: Canadian, Indian, Box, Bow Jam & Cut, Circle, Low Brace Turn, and Sculling draw. 

CLASSIC TANDEM (novice to advanced) Designed to introduce experienced and less experienced canoeist to the finer points of efficient tandem canoeing skills. Forward & back paddling, stationary and power pivots, stationary and power sideslips and under power dock landings. Everyone will enjoy even if your skill levels vary in experience. 

Canoe courses run May to Oct. at Meech Lake in the Gatineau Park, 20 mins from Ottawa. All equipment provided. Other combos of dates & times offered upon request. There is
accommodation and/or camping nearby. Tax included in price.
    • Two sessions of two hours each
    • Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs. evenings (other evenings combos welcome)
    • 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Morning classes are offered on demand).
    • 1 to 3 person for solo clinics or 1 to 5 for tandem clinics.
    • Meech Lake, Quebec, some equipment is provided.
    • $130.00 per person for either SOLO and TANDEM clinic
    • 20% off before taxes when paying for 2 or more people for TANDEM
    • 10% off before taxes when paying for 3 or more people for SOLO
Happy clients:  "Nathalie and I both want to thank you so much for the awesome lessons you gave us!!  We both enjoyed them thoroughly and learned so much! Your paddling style is so elegant, efficient and fun! A real pleasure to learn ... Thank you so much for accommodating us by teaching one solo and one tandem course. The best of both worlds! Your strategy on teaching the tandem course is inventive, perceptive and lots of fun! :-) " Catherine Presseau, 2015.
How to enrol:
Payment is required before or at the start of the first class. $130.00 for either Solo or tandem per person. You can either pay by cheque (made out to Classic Solo Canoeing) or cash or visit my gift store to make a credit card payment.

Becky Mason to book your course

Becky Mason, Classic Solo Canoeing
P.O Box 1735, Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 1A1 Canada

Gift Certificates:
Custom made gift certificates also available

Paddle Canada Accreditation:
Style accreditation component could be added onto your solo course.

Near Meech Lake, Quebec
Chelsea (10mins) Wakefield (25mins) Gatineau/Hull (20mins)

    Old Chelsea B&B , 213 Old Chelsea

    Hidden Treasures, B&B 1311 HWY 105, Chelsea

    La Vallee Motel 1418, HWY 105, Chelsea

    Alpengruss Cafe & Motel 831 Riverside Dr, Wakefield

    NCC camping near Meech Lake (30 min drive) from Lac Philippe and Lac Taylor in the Gatineau Park.

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