WOW… Winter seemed long but, PADDLING IS NEAR! You were dreaming of the warm days and beautiful sunsets over Wascana Lake? Well it is nearer to reality than you thing.
The Wascana Racing Canoe Club is located on scenic Wascana Lake in the heart of Regina. WRCC is a sprint racing canoe & kayak club offering introductory and competitive programs for youth and adults alike. WRCC has a history of serving the community with recreational paddling and has placed members on Provincial, National and International Teams. Visit here to learn more about our club.
REGISTRATION FOR 2018 SPRING, SUMMER & FALL PROGRAMS IS OPEN!
Learn To Paddle: Our Learn to Paddle Camps teach all the basic skills and abilities to join into the larger Wascana Racing program or to jump in the family canoe at the cottage. Each camp will end with a fun regatta where they can show off all the new skills with their canoe club buddies. Camps are for paddlers born in 2004 - 2009. Paddlers will spend the first half of the camp learning the basics but then in the second half will start to join with the more experianced paddlers who they will be thier partners at the end of camp regatta.
Pre-requisites: Although no paddling experience is required, participants must have a minimum swim competency. If asked to demonstrate swim ability the paddlers must be able to tread water for 1.5 minutes, stay afloat for 5 minutes without assistance, swim 50 metres (any stroke any speed) without a lifejacket or other flotation device.
We can not stress enough the risk of putting non-swimmers on the water, it not only presents a risk to the participant but for staff and other participants as well. If you are unsure of the ability to meet the minimum swim ability we encourage you to visit a local pool were there is a lifeguard on-duty and try it out.
* All U15 participants must wear life jackets or PFDs any time they are on the water*
Youth - Returning Paddlers
Who is a Returning Paddler? Anyone who has paddled a previous season or has completed Learn to Paddle Camp.
On-water paddling starts as early May and carries through until Mid or late October depending on seasonal conditions. Once paddlers have the basics they are ready to join in seasonal or year long programs.
**FAMILY DISCOUNTS available for Full-Season (May-Oct) Registrations
ADULT LESSONS & TEAMS
No Experience Needed. Try Dragon Boat for the first time, Find a team or find Paddlers to fill out your crew.
For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 10 or 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person paddling to cross the finish faster than their competition.
CANADA DAY CLASSIC/CANADA CUP
The Canada Day Classic regatta is one of Wascana Racing Canoe Club’s biggest club events of the summer. It is also one of the best attended regattas in Western Canada with events for all ages invited to attend. Teams can be Club, Provincial, and National. International are teams are welcome with paddlers from the USA often joining in the action.
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Want to learn more about the Wascana Racing Canoe Club? Come check out our Regatta's. Visit the above 'Downloads' tab, or click here for dates.
Want to learn more? Visit Wascana Racing Canoe Club's website.