After a lot of deliberation, Dympna and I have decided to cancel Paddlepalooza for this season. We are being restricted from running the event the way we would like to in the location we would prefer, so have decided not to run the event at all this year. It is a shame because we love seeing everyone and paddling together at these events. Our hope is that with the world starting to work through the pandemic that we will be able to run a full and dynamic event next year.

Paddlepalooza is our annual sea kayak skills development paddling festival. We are excited to be running this event for it’s 9th consecutive year! Everyone is welcome at Paddlepalooza and regardless of your experience or skill level, we have clinics to suit you. Come and improve your paddling and rescue skills in an inclusive, safe environment on Georgian Bay. The event runs over a weekend with the option of adding on an extra day of training on Friday before.

At Ontario Sea Kayak Centre safety is our profession. We have embraced making changes to adapt for COVID-19 and these new times. Our top-level sea kayak instructors have adapted our training programs to allow for social distancing on and off the water. For this event, we bring in all of our instructors and some special guest instructors to diversify the learning opportunities. With Georgian Bay as our playground we can find shelter for beginners or people learning roll their kayak, and we can head out onto the open bay to look for dynamic water for those of you that are ready for that.