Guysborough Municipality Canoe Program

Organization Sponsor: Guysborough, Municipality

Organization Partner: Guysborough County Regional Development Authority (No longer active)

Program Description

Objective is to increase utilization of canoes by increasing participation in a canoe activity.

Municipality has a canoe trailer, 5 - 17 foot aluminum canoes, paddles and all the required gear.
In partnership with the local RDA, we have identified several outstanding paddle routes and courses.

Program Approximate Cost: 

Free for participants

Funding Sources: 

Municipality, rental fees

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Continued education about potential of canoeing

Impact Of Program: 

More residents participate in canoeing, and as a result become more active. This activity is also being promoted as a tourist attraction.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

All registration is done through the schools so you are able to reach all the children in the community. You also get the peer pressure effect. If your friends sign up you will also want to sign up.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Recruitment of certified canoe instructors, and training more volunteers in becoming certified canoe instructors. Also, getting a better buy-in from local organizations such as scouting groups, and other organizations.

Length and Stage of Project: 

May till October

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