Dragonboat Community Sport Coach Certification in Nelson BC

On the weekend (May 17/18) I traveled to beautiful Nelson BC to deliver NCCP’s first ever Dragonboat Community Sport Coach Certification module.

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I’ve been working with CKC during the winter months in developing dragonboat coaching course curriculum and aligning with NCCP model and requirements; this summer we are launching pilots for NCCP, which are slated for review (and if all goes as planned – approval and endorsement) by NCCP later this year – making this the only fully dedicated dragonboat stream NCCP module available to dragonboaters in Canada.

Last couple years we have been using a modified NCCP – ELCC course to cover some dragonboat curriculum and coverage. The beauty in the DB Community Sport module is that it’s a one stop shop (technical, theory and practical) and is 100% focused on the dragonboat discipline. The course is designed to take 10-12 hours, a combination of in-class, on-water and an Ethical Decisions module.

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While in Nelson, I worked with an amazing group of ladies – part of the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons (www.kootenayrhythmdragons.ca) – on the pristine straights of Kootenay Lake. It was breathtaking! With green mountain backdrop and a warm small-town feel…Nelson can definitely expect me back either for vacation or to help out with the growing paddling scene.

I stayed at the historic Hume Hotel in the heart of downtown Nelson…and would recommend this as a place to stay in Nelson to anyone. It’s also home to Mike’s Pub…offering a great selection of NBC brews.

Thanks to MJ and Corey Hamilton from CanoeKayak BC for helping make this course possible.

Oh ya…while in Nelson I caught up with Dan Slater, friend from elementary and high school! He’s been in Nelson for a long time now heli and cat-skiing the BC mountains in the winter and as a carpenter during the summer months…great to see you Dan…and Tessa and North!

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