Sea Kayaking at Transfer Beach

May
13
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Where:

transfer beach

Add to CalendarSea Kayaking at Transfer Beach05/13/2017 09:00 AM05/13/2017 01:30 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/Vancouver    Trip Preparation Many people express concern about their ability to keep up with the rest of the group or about their limited paddling experience. With Sealegs, the group travels at the pace of the slowest paddlers. Their goal is to ensure all participants are comfortable, safe and enjoy the tour. The guides are experienced sea kayak professionals with Guide Leadership and Wilderness 1st Aid training. They are actively involved in teaching sea kayaking and are diligent in continuing their own education by participating in guide training courses and workshops to ensure their qualifications are current. The guides ‘teach as they go’ to make sure you are using the proper techniques to maximize your paddling strokes, to avoid injury and to reduce fatigue.   What to wear: Food and Snacks to Eat Shorts or quick drying pants. Blue jeans are not recommended. Avoid cotton fabrics. Silk or synthetic materials are best for keeping moisture away from skin and are ideal for underclothing. Light clothing that can be layered is best. Keep in mind that your outermost layer will be your PFD at all times. For colder conditions wear a fleece jacket and pants. Shoes that can get wet (old sneakers, aquasocks, sandals with ankle support) Extra set of clothing and shoes for your return to shore. Rainproof jacket and pants (in the event of rain) Hats - wool for cooler temps, or sun & rain protection Gloves for cooler temperatures   What to bring: Sunglasses Sunscreen and lip balm Personal first-aid kit (e.g. antihistamine, Tylenol, duct tape or band-aids). Medication (before launching please inform the Head Guide if you require medication for asthma, allergies or other medical needs that may require attention during the tour) Insect repellent Water bottle (2 litres of water) Lots of water Towel Camera, film, binoculars (waterproof is recommended) If carrying a cell phone, ensure it is kept in an airtight/waterproof container – we have waterproof bags that can be lent to you.     Meeting Location:  VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby   Trip Includes: Transportation and guided sea kayaking tour   Policies, Health & Safety We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.   How to Sign Up Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255. You will need to have your: Student card, Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Policy) Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)   Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us: Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception. Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons.   Waiver Form Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.   Contact Mike Bauche | Faculty of International Education Activity Program CoordinatorVancouver Island Universityp: 250.753.3245 x 2737    transfer beachfalse

 

 

Trip Preparation

Many people express concern about their ability to keep up with the rest of the group or about their limited paddling experience. With Sealegs, the group travels at the pace of the slowest paddlers. Their goal is to ensure all participants are comfortable, safe and enjoy the tour. The guides are experienced sea kayak professionals with Guide Leadership and Wilderness 1st Aid training. They are actively involved in teaching sea kayaking and are diligent in continuing their own education by participating in guide training courses and workshops to ensure their qualifications are current. The guides ‘teach as they go’ to make sure you are using the proper techniques to maximize your paddling strokes, to avoid injury and to reduce fatigue.

 

What to wear:

  • Food and Snacks to Eat
  • Shorts or quick drying pants. Blue jeans are not recommended. Avoid cotton fabrics. Silk or synthetic materials are best for keeping moisture away from skin and are ideal for underclothing. Light clothing that can be layered is best. Keep in mind that your outermost layer will be your PFD at all times. For colder conditions wear a fleece jacket and pants.
  • Shoes that can get wet (old sneakers, aquasocks, sandals with ankle support)
  • Extra set of clothing and shoes for your return to shore.
  • Rainproof jacket and pants (in the event of rain)
  • Hats - wool for cooler temps, or sun & rain protection
  • Gloves for cooler temperatures

 

What to bring:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Personal first-aid kit (e.g. antihistamine, Tylenol, duct tape or band-aids).
  • Medication (before launching please inform the Head Guide if you require medication for asthma, allergies or other medical needs that may require attention during the tour)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle (2 litres of water) Lots of water
  • Towel
  • Camera, film, binoculars (waterproof is recommended)
  • If carrying a cell phone, ensure it is kept in an airtight/waterproof container – we have waterproof bags that can be lent to you.

 

 

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby

 

Trip Includes:

Transportation and guided sea kayaking tour

 

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

 

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

 

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons.

 

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

 

Contact

Mike Bauche | Faculty of International Education

Activity Program Coordinator
Vancouver Island University
p: 250.753.3245 x 2737

 

 

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