South Niagara Canoe Club

   Your Destination For Paddling Sports

Member &  Non-Member Sprint Canoe/Kayak Programs

On Water 2021 Programs - Registration Opens April 1

Click on the program below for more information or to register

Developmental    Developmental Plus    Masters     Para     High Performance   

Canoe Kids Camp  

Introducing our exciting new programs:   Novice Racing Camp    Learn to Paddle

Developmental  Program   -  Member Program

SNCC’s Developmental canoe/kayak program is based on the “Learn to train” stage from the fundamental and foundation stages of Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development pathway. This program focuses specifically on:

o   Basic movements in sprint canoe and kayak

o   Singles

o   Team boats

o   Introductory principles of sport training as well as healthy approaches to sport

·         This program is taught by our experienced instructors in a safe and fun environment. At the conclusion of the term, the paddler will be familiar with the joy of an active lifestyle and a heightened capability to enjoy the beautiful Welland Recreational Waterway.

·         Paddlers will have a chance to compete locally if interested (not required)

Developmental Plus Program  -  Member Program

A great stepping stone into the high-performance program, Developmental + is a continuation of the basics but focuses with additional focus on the training aspect of sprint paddling. In this program paddlers will learn and practice all the same skills as Developmental, with additional physical and technical emphasis towards racing. Paddlers will compete locally and provincially. This program is for you if you’re ready to challenge yourself, work hard, and have fun

High Performance Program  -  Member Program

High Performance is for experienced paddlers who are interested in competition and reaching their full potential. Participants will be competing at the local and provincial level as well as National and perhaps International events and will be instructed according to Train to Perform standards of the Sport Canada’s Sport For Life Pathway. Athletes will be training 8-10 sessions a week focusing on both on-water and off-water workouts with a qualified coach. Competitive preparation for competition will focus on singles and crew boats and will encompass goal setting and specific race strategy.

Masters Program   -  Member Program 

This program is designed for both new and experience paddlers that want to stay fit and have fun. Beginners will be taught the fundamentals of paddling in singles and crew boats, and the program will include exposure to dragon boat. Our emphasis is providing a safe and fun environment while promoting fitness on and off the water. There is also an option to participate in several local and national regattas during the summer, however this is not required.

Para-Kayak Program  -  Member Program

Parakayak is an adaptive paddling program that offers on and off water activities to both youth and adults with a physical disability (mobility impairment, amputation, cerebral Palsy, CMT disease, etc).  The goal of the program is to introduce the participant to the sport of sprint kayak at a recreational level, teaching them in a fun and safe environment. If interested and comfortable, there is opportunity to compete at regional, provincial and national level, please ask your instructor for more information.

Learn to Paddle  -  Non-member Program

Sponsored by Ontario Trillium Foundation, our 1 1/2 hour free Learn to Paddle Saturday Sessions are ideal for the whole family.    At the same time, in the same place, while the kids are trying Sprint Canoe/Kayak, the adults can choose between two new sports to try Sprint Canoey/Kayak and Dragon Boat.   

Summer Camps 

Canoe Kids Camp  -    Non-member Program  

Canoe Kids Camp is a week-long program designed to introduce the fundamentals of paddle sports and develop confidence and competence in water safety. Campers will learn the basics of paddling various boats in a fun and safe environment, including dragon boat, sprint canoe/kayak, and canoe polo. Daily activities will include a mix of on-water and dry land activities and will include plenty of games and fun times along with learning opportunities.  This program is intended for kids who would like to try a new sport while experiencing a unique Canadian approach to summer fun!

 !!!!!Exciting New Programs for 2021 !!!!

Novice Racing Camp  -   Non-member Program  

No prior canoe/kayak experience is required.   The atmosphere of the camp will be supportive to beginners; however, participants should be willing to challenge themselves as they progress over the two week span and be enthusiastic to try out the competitive side of the sport.   The Novice Camp runs independently for half of the two week term, and will combine with the Canoe Kids Summer Camp for the rest of the time to create a full day schedule.  The Canoe Kids Camp is focused primarily on fun and recreation, and provides a complimentary balance to the competition focus of the Novice Racing component, to give a broader introduction to paddle sports over the two weeks.


SNCC is a club and to participate in any of our member programs you must have an annual membership.  The annual membership fee for the 2021 season is $95.00.   We offer a family membership for $170.00 for up to 6 family members.   This is to be paid once per year and allows the member to register and partake in our different member programs and allows each member voting privileges at the club annual general meeting.  For new members only, membership fees are prorated. 

To register - I need an annual membership

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South Niagara Canoe Club is a registered non-profit corporation.  Mailing address:  108 Thorold Rd. East, Welland, ON. L3C 7A6

Paddling location - Welland International Flatwater Centre, 16 Townline Tunnel Road, Welland, ON.

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