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Canadian Tire Jumpstart Mobile Kayaking Program

Located In South Shore Region
Where To Find Us Various locations across Shelburne & Yarmouth Counties (and Mun. of Clare)
Areas Served Municipalité de - Clare - Municipality ; Shelburne County ; Yarmouth County
Phone Contact your local Municipal Recreation Department
Contact Adam Dedrick, Director of Recreation & Parks, Municipality of the District of Shelburne; Phone: 902-875-3544 ext 225
Description & Services
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Kayak Instruction Program teaches kayaking skills and safety to children and youth ages 10 and up. 
The program offers FREE basic kayak lessons for children and youth at a variety of suitable locations throughout Southwestern Nova Scotia from July to September. 
This program is made possible by the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Southwest Chapter sponsored by the Canadian Tire Store in Yarmouth. Although the program is free of charge we ask for a minimum donation of $10 be made to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program at the time of registration. 
For more information and program dates in your area contact your local recreation department: 
Municipality of Shelburne 
Adam Dedrick 
Director of Recreation & Parks 
(902)875-3544 ext. 225 
Municipality of Barrington 
Anna Kenney 
Recreation Director 
Town of Lockeport 
Frances Scott 
Community Coordinator 
Municipality of Clare 
Andrea Gaudet 
Active Living Coordinator 
Yarmouth Recreation 
Misty Doucette 
Community Recreation Coordinator 
Argyle Recreation 
Ginette d’Entremont 
Recreation Director 
Eligibility Ages: 10 year(s) and up
Special Information
Tags Canoe/Kayak ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Summer Fun
Categories - General Boating Safety Education ; Kayaking