New for 2017 Halifax International Boat Show


Oct 23, 2016

A new feature at the 2017 boat show will the the PaddleSmart Train the Trainers workshop. This program is perfect for experienced boaters, rental agencies, paddlers and/or instructors working with new paddlers/youth. This is a Government of Canada funded program offered free to all Canadians who wish to participate in delivery or participation.

PaddleSmart is a basic awareness safety program to educate paddlers, new and interested ones alike on principals of being safer and smarter in their paddling activities. This is a classroom based non-certification course. There is no evaluation of the presenters being trained or the participants subsequently trained. Attendance and participation in the program is all that is required. PaddleSmart can be delivered in a little over an hour to public participants at a minimum.


Train for FREE as volunteer presenter of this national government program to educate new paddlers and introduce them to a fun and exhilarating sport.

Help prepare new paddlers for their next water adventure. Topics of the program include:
• Trip Planning – Leave the right information with a responsible person
• Training -Where to seek it and recognize your ability and skills
• Taking the Essentials – take the basic equipment for every paddlesport activity
• Alcohol & Paddling – They Do Not Mix.
• Hypothermia – Recognize the signs and symptoms and treatment plan

The PaddleSmart program is the water safety component to compliment the other existing land based AdventureSmart programs.
For more information:

Visitors to the 2017 Halifax International Boat Show will be pleasantly surprised to see the many improvements made to the Halifax Exhibition Centre by the new owners of the. Dates for the show, which have been moved forward from previous years, are February 9th to 12th.

First 2 photos courtesy of Master Promotions; Third photo courtesy of Paddle Canada
Paddlesmart Promo


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