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Kayaking Lessons (Veteran – Women Only)

June 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Kayaking Lessons (Veteran - Women Only)
Up your paddling game with a single lesson!

About this event

Many of us living in Michigan have been paddling all our lives but haven’t ever been taught the tricks of the trade by experts. Join us for an awesome evening with instructors from Bill & Pauls Sportshaus for an in-depth class on kayaking. Check out the class line-up below!


This event is a part of the 2022 Kent County Veterans Services Recreation Program with grant funding provided by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and brought to you by Veterans Rising.



Part I – On-land activities

1. Welcome paperwork, policies

2. Kayaking Environments in Michigan

3. Hypothermia, Cold Shock, Hyperthermia

4. Dressing for Success-Clothing for Kayaking

5. Accessories and Safety Equipment

6. The Big 3-Kayaks, Paddles, and PFD’s

7. Paddle set-up and use

8. Entering and Exiting the kayak

9. Boat fit and Skirt use


Part II- On-Water activities

1. Wet Exit Demo

2. Kayak paddle strokes-Forward, Reverse, Sweeps, and Stops

3. Solo and Tandem Rescue Demonstrations

4. Kayak Roll recovery demonstration

5. Debrief


Part III-Open Demo Time

Students will have access to Bill & Paul’s demo kayaks for an hour of free paddling. This is a great way to test new skills and accurately assess differences between the kayaks.


*Kayaks and equipment will be provided.




I understand that I have the responsibility to:

* Notify the event organizer as soon as possible if I need to cancel my reservation for this event so that my reservation may be opened up to a Veteran on the waitlist.

* “NO-SHOWING” for an event I am registered for will cancel out any future reservations I have with the Veterans Rising organization and may suspend my right to sign up for future events.

* If an emergency arises, I will contact the event organizer as soon as I am able.


June 23, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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1124 Fallasburg Park Dr NE
Lowell, MI 49331 United States
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