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Pickering Rouge Canoe Club - Inspiring young paddlers in our communities since 1958

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you rent boats?

PRCC does rent out dragon boats and OC-6s on a seasonal or per session basis, but does not rent individual canoes and kayaks. Please use our Contact Us page to receive more information on dragon boat and outrigger rentals. If you are interested in giving one of our programs a try, visit our Calendar of Events for an Open House or contact our Head Coach to arrange a visit.

Do you store boats for non-members?

PRCC does not store boats at either of our locations for non-members. This is mainly due to access restrictions requiring a staff member to be available to open and close our boat storage facilities and space availability. Member boat storage may be available dependant on space availability within our storage facilities. Charges may apply for storage.

Who can join?

Anyone can join PRCC – we offer programs for a variety of ages and abilities! Whether you are interested in finding a great summer camp for your children, recreational paddling, team racing, sprint canoe and kayak racing, dragon boat or outrigger, we have a program that is right for you.

Would you recommend this sport to children?

Absolutely! There is nothing better than spending the summer outdoors while enjoying a healthy activity with positive role models and friends. The whole family can, and often does get involved. Many of PRCC’s programs are specifically tailored to children, including our summer camp  and U15 sprint program.

Youth at PRCC train with experienced coaches whose goal is to help the paddlers develop confidence and skills at their own pace. The emphasis is on safety, personal development and fun. The focus on individual goals makes paddling well suited to young athletes who are building their skills, ability, co-ordination and strength. Members can paddle in crew boats and singles making it both a team and individual sport. Those who wish to try racing have many opportunities throughout the season, no matter what their ability level is.

What’s the best age to start paddling?

Some children begin as early as age 6 in our summer camp and age 9 within our U15 sprint program. Others have joined in their mid-50’s. PRCC provides programs to suit all ages and abilities.

Do I have to buy my own equipment?

No, the Club provides all paddling equipment including boats, paddles, and PFDs. It is suggested that you bring a change of clothes and/or towel, water to drink, and sun protection (sunscreen and hat). Seasoned paddlers often want to purchase their own equipment as they become more experienced.

Do I have to race?

No, some members are not interested in racing and would rather just experience the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle in a fun environment. Please communicate this with your coach.

Where can I get more information?

Please use our contact form for additional help.

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