PEI Water Sport Days
On 13-14 July Soldier On will be will be working with Outside Expeditions in North Rustico, PE to offer a full day of guided dual and single kayaking, a Paddle the Shore excursion. The following day will be a morning of Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP).
Stand-up paddle boarding is taking surfers, kayakers, canoers, and all-around water lovers by storm. It’s easy to learn, a great core workout, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels
This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
The objective of this activity is to give participants the opportunity to learn about proper paddle techniques for both kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, water safety, and gain confidence to pursue kayaking or SUP safely on their own once the event is over.
On day one through a guided paddle and a basic less this event is offer the a tour out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence to explore the coves, beaches and red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island National Park. We’ll see the Park from the “other side” as we paddle. We’ll stop on a sandy beach for a picnic lunch; have the chance to beachcomb and go for a swim.
On day two instructors will give a brief lesson on how to properly mount a paddle board, best paddle techniques, and how to get back on the board from the water. After the lesson the instructor will lead a guided paddle to perfect the newly learned skills.
Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of Outside Expeditions www.getoutside.com
The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 10.
Minimum eligibility criteria:
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from Prince Edward Island
who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.
Mental & Physical Requirements
Participants of this event should be able to sit in a kayak for 2 hours at a time before a break, be able to kneel into a standing position on a paddle board, and physically be able to paddle on either side of their body.
Participants must be able to tolerate 3-6 hours of moderate paced activities for 2 consecutive day in a row. Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the day.
Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment. Participants will be required to wear a life jacket at all times while around and on the water.