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Path of the Paddle: Solo Whitewater

Path of the Paddle: Solo Whitewater

| 27 min

This short film from canoeist Bill Mason explains clearly how to locate a deep water channel by reading the rapids and how to apply paddling strokes and manoeuvres to steer the canoe where you want it to go. It also depicts what happens if you "wipe out" in a turbulent rapid and shows you how to survive the swim.


Credits
  • director
    Bill Mason
  • commentary
    Bill Mason
  • editing
    Bill Mason
  • producer
    William Brind
  • executive producer
    Colin Low
  • camera
    Ken Buck
  • sound
    Bev Davidson
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • music
    Larry Crosley
  • music recording
    Roger Lamoureux

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Education

Ages 12 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Geography - Natural Resources
Physical Education - Fitness
Physical Education - Outdoor Education

Ask students to point out some of the safety precautions that need to be taken when white-water rafting. List these tips. Go to the following website and watch videos to learn more about safety and white-water rafting.

Path of the Paddle: Solo Whitewater
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