Why I love kayaking

By on Feb 15, 2015 in Information | 0 comments

Those who have never kayaked before may be confused by the reasons why so many people find it to be their favorite sport. For me, there’s very little that can top kayaking, even during the winter when going outside seems like a new form of torture. Below are some of the reasons why I love kayaking. It’s a great form of exercise – Being able to properly use a kayak takes a lot of upper body strength and a lot of balance. Every time you go out onto the water, even if you’re just a beginner, you can feel yourself getting stronger and getting better. This makes you feel great in all other parts of your life. As your skill improves, your confidence and happiness will also improve. You connect with nature – Most places that host kayaking are found where there’s an abundance of wildlife and beautiful scenes to behold. If you travel deep into some areas, you’ll even be able to kayak next to...

What did you get for Christmas?

By on Jan 5, 2015 in Information | 0 comments

It’s only really the die hard Canoe and Kayak enthusiasts who venture out onto the water in December. Maybe if you live somewhere warm it’s different, but in Canada and the US it doesn’t usually happen so much. So what does a Kayaker usually get for Christmas? I was delighted to receive this DryPak from my brother. It’s a very simple idea, just a waterproof carrying bag that you can put your cell phone, GPS or whatever in. They are actually quite cheap and you can pick them up from places like WalMart for about $14. This a small price to pay to keep your electronic gadgets dry. Take it from somebody who once stepped backwards and fell into a swimming pool with an iphone in their pocket! That was an expensive day. Although I’m not planning on taking the kayak for a few weeks at the moment I have already found the DryPak a useful thing to have with me whilst...

Contact

By on Oct 31, 2014 in Information | 0 comments

Contact ARCA Alberta Recreational Canoe Association (ARCA) Program Services Coordinator: Kathryn Zimmermann Mail: Alberta Recreational Canoe Association Percy Page Centre 11759 Groat Road Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K6 Edmonton Local area: (780) 466-2742 Toll-Free Phone: 1 (877) 388-2722 in North America Fax: 1 (866)-477-8791 Email: info@abcanoekayak.org Website: www.abcanoekayak.org 2007-08 ARCA Executive (You can contact an executive member via email: info@abcanoekayak.org) Past President: Chris Wick President: Priscilla Haskin Vice-President: Mark Lund Secretary: Ryan Lemphers Treasurer: Tony Palmer Safety Chair: Grant Chevallier Environment Chair: Mike Horembala Education Chair: Ron Morrison Email: info@abcanoekayak.org Edmonton Local Area: (780) 466-2742 | Toll Free: 1 (877) 388-2722 in North America Fax: 1 (877) 388-2722 (prior notification...