Wendy Walker to speak at paddlers club meeting

Topic at March 5 gathering will be first aid in the outdoors

Wendy Walker will discuss first aid in the outdoors at the March 5 Comox Valley Paddlers Club meeting.

During the spring members of the Comox Valley Paddlers Club suggest and co-ordinate paddling trips for the summer season. The resulting trip program consists of short social paddles, weekend excursions, day paddles and longer multi-day camping trips.

But what happens if things don’t go to plan and a member of the group falls ill, has an accident or injury? Would you or a member of the group have the skills to deal with the situation?

Wendy Walker will present “What would you do?” at the March meeting of the CV Paddlers Club. Her presentation will be interactive and informative about the relevancy of first aid in a marine environment – just as paddling rescue skills give confidence, so will some first aid knowledge.

Wendy is a Wilderness First Responder Instructor and has training in search and rescue. She is certified as a Level 2 Kayak Guide with the Sea Kayaks Guide Alliance of BC and is a graduate and alumni member of National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

Topics will include the components of first aid, a case study discussion, identification of emergency and non-emergency situations; a discussion on the protocols learned on a first aid course plus recommended items to include in a first aid kit. Wendy will also share some of her light-hearted guiding moments.

Wendy has nine years’ experience exploring the waters of Vancouver Island, 16 years of outdoor leadership experience and has guided for many companies in British Columbia, Belize and California.

The presentation commences at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at the Lion’s Den, 1729 Comox Ave., behind the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery. Doors open at 6:30. Non-members are welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information email comoxpaddlers@gmail.com or visit www.comoxvalleypaddlers.ca

 

– Comox Valley Paddlers Club

 

 

Just Posted

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

VIDEO: Care-A-Van offers more than just care in a van

Mobile clinic brings medical and social services to the Valley’s most vulnerable

Comox Valley Regional District seeking input on development of Tsolum River Agricultural Watershed Plan

This fall, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is inviting the community… Continue reading

Lane closure in Courtenay at Lewis Centre

The City of Courtenay will be working on the water distribution system… Continue reading

Comox Valley’s Rainbow Youth Theatre hosting 30th birthday party

Join Rainbow Youth Theatre for a 30th anniversary celebration at the Sid… Continue reading

Video: An up-close look at beluga whales in Hudson Bay

An up-close look as some belugas greet whale watchers off the coast of Churchill, Manitoba

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

Courtenay’s Dingwall Road to be temporarily closed for construction

Next week, the intersection of Dingwall Road and McQuillan Road will be… Continue reading

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

NHL players say Canada’s legalization of marijuana won’t impact them

NHL players say the legalization of marijuana in Canada won’t change how they go about their business.

Automated cars could kill wide range of jobs, federal documents say

Internal government documents show that more than one million jobs could be lost to automated vehicles, with ripple effects far beyond the likeliest professions.

Private marijuana stores should shut down, Mike Farnworth says

B.C. has approved 62 licences, but they still need local approval

HPV vaccine does not lead to riskier sex among teen girls: UBC

Girls are less likely to have sex now than they were a decade ago

VIDEO: Rescued eagle released in Ucluelet

“I’m very confident that he’s going to make it. He’s done very well.”

Most Read