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Canoe ballet and solo canoeing are one of Becky Mason's favourite paddling subjects. Wooden Canoe Heritage Association and the Canoe Museum is a favourite too . Becky is a filmmaker and the instructional paddling dvd is highlighted on Becky Mason site. There are many people who write about canoeing Kevin Callan and others. Becky Mason is a superb canoe instructor and has made two films on paddling instruction. Becky Mason has a love of the wooden canoe. Her canvas wooden canoe is featured in her Classic solo Canoeing instructional videos. The dvds are lovely to watch and learn from because it teaches you how to enjoy the Canadian wilderness. You see the Canadian canoe in action spinning effortlessly on quiet water lakes which in Canada is called flatwater. Throughout Becky Mason's website she has tips and facts about canoes and paddles. Becky specializes in her Classic Solo Canoeing courses it's excellent instruction for paddling the Canadian canoe. To paddle a canoe well you'll want to take a paddling lesson or you may want to pick up a copy of Becky Mason's instructional canoe video. The on-line gift store offers canoeing dvds. Take the time to view Becky Mason on-line video trailer you will like it the superb instruction and underwater photography!
Becky Mason - Classic Canoeing Instructional Courses
Becky MasonClassic 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. Classic alumni receive a discount. Fee amount includes taxes. Other combos of dates & times offered upon request.
  • 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 solo clinic or $115.00 per person for tandem clinic.
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:

Full payment is required before or at the start of the first class. $130. Solo (tax included) or $115. tandem (tax included). You can either pay by cheque (made out to Classic Solo Canoeing) or cash; or by credit card via Paypal. A $10. deposit reserves your spot.

Becky Mason to book your course

Becky Mason, Classic Solo Canoeing
P.O Box 1735, Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 1A1 Canada *Custom made gift certificates also available *

Introductory Classic Solo Canoeing dvd

Advanced Classic Solo Canoeing dvd

Accommodation 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 mins) at Lac Philippe and Lac Taylor in the Gatineau Park.

Paddle Canada Accreditation
We can discuss adding a Style  accreditation component onto your Classic solo course. 
I can run Lake Canoe and Moving Water Paddle Canada accreditation classes and offer group rates.