Kamloops Paddle Sports Club welcomes new members

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The club offers recreational canoeing and marathon canoe racing programs that are open to participants in the Kamloops area.

Thompson Rivers Interior Paddle Sports, a canoe club based in Pioneer Park, is gearing up for the season on the water.

The club offers recreational canoeing and canoe marathon racing programs that are open to participants in the Kamloops area.

“Our goal is to give people the opportunity to paddle and learn skills.” said club chairman Keiran Rankin. “Not only do we offer training, but we organize excursions to the lakes and rivers in the region. And members have access to club equipment, like canoes and paddles.

TRIPS offers a range of courses and activities for everyone, from novices to experts.

• Saturday, April 9: Learn to paddle course. (RCABC Basic Tandem Lakewater), Pioneer Park, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Sunday, April 10: Introduction to Moving Water Clinic, Pioneer Park, 9 am to 4 pm (by donation, suggested $20).

• Monday 25 April: Grand Canoe training for the guides.

• From Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1: RCABC Canoe Festival in Hope.

• May 21 to May 23 (Victoria Day long weekend): McLure to Kamloops North Thompson River and cam out.

• Beginning Wednesday, April 6: Weekly Recreational Paddle Wednesday at Pioneer Park, 6:00 p.m.

• Starting Thursday, April 7: Weekly Thursday Marathon Training at Pioneer Park, 5 p.m.

For more information on Thompson Rivers Interior Paddle Sports events, go online to thompsonriverpaddlers.net.

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