Blackstone River Watershed offering tandem canoe class

Blackstone River Watershed offering tandem canoe class

The Blackstone River Watershed Association will sponsor a Level One Tandem Canoe Course on Saturday, June 30, at Pout Pond in Uxbridge, Mass.

UXBRIDGE, Mass. – The Blackstone River Watershed Association will sponsor a Level 1 Tandem Canoe Course on Saturday, June 30, at Pout Pond, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The class will be taught by Jason Dumas, an American Canoe Association certified canoe instructor with 14 years of experience teaching paddling classes.

This is a one-day class for beginner paddlers, 12 years and up, no previous paddling experience is necessary. The only requirement is that participants must be able to swim. The class will include stroke overview both in and out of the water, getting in and out of a canoe while staying dry, and how to deal with a flipped canoe. The class will end with a short obstacle course and a paddle around the pond. The class is limited to 30 people (15 canoes) and is family-friendly.

The cost of the class is $30 for BRWA members and $40 for non-members and includes lunch. BRWA has a limited number of canoes available for lease at $10 for members, $15 for non-members, which includes paddles and life jackets. Canoes must be reserved by June 25.

Pre-registration is required. To pre-register check the Blackstone River Watershed Association web site, http://thebrwa.org/CanoeClass or email events@thebrwa.org. Deadline for registration is June 25.