In This Issue:
A scam email aimed at PC Instructors For Hire list / Directors / Committee Members / with published emails on paddlecanada.com, have been contacted with variations of the same scam. The scammer emails, asks for your paddling course / trip rates, then sends you a document to work on and asks for your mailing address. They pay up front with a cheque that will bounce on you, and ask you to reimburse them for an overpayment before the cheque bounces.
There IS no work opportunity—they've approached many of us.
Don't get involved!
If you have responded to this scam and received a cheque from them, please report your involvement to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Online: https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca
Updated 2013 Manual (Version 14.01 January 2013)
A new manual is now available. Please refer to your members area online, under Sea Kayak Program link, to download a latest copy. The following items have been updated in the Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Program Manual:
Read more on the summary of past year updates / changes to manual on page 4 of manual ("Program Manual Change Log")
Last October, an individual with the Canadian Yoga Alliance contacted SUP PDC regarding working together on a SUP Yoga certification for existing yoga instructors. In the end, the PDC decided that Paddle Canada does not have the expertise in yoga to support such a program. However, we offered to help where possible. This new yoga program will utilize the new Paddle Canada Intro SUP Instructor program for the paddling and safety portions, along with the SUP-specific yoga components.
Reminder as of summer 2012, it is possible to register an insured and sanctioned SUP Yoga Clinic / Course as long as Yoga Instructors involved in program are certified with a nationally recognized association.
Reminder About The Lake Canoe Safety and Rescue Clinic:
The SUP PDC has just released a new version (3.0 March 2013) of the SUP Program Manual. Login to your instructor member area to download a copy of manual now.
Here is a list of the changes to manual:
Version 3.0, March 2013