Alaska Canoe School is offering a Paddlesports Leadership Course May 19-20, 2023. Fairbanks Paddlers is supporting the course to reduce the cost and encourage participation.

This course is for any member of the Fairbanks Paddlers who would like to plan personal or club paddle trips and will provide opportunities to build skills, knowledge, and judgement to safely choose, plan and lead trips. We will also learn strategies to provide support, knowledge and leadership to other paddlers. Discussions and scenarios will encourage participants to share their knowledge and skills with the group.

Though there is an on water session, this is not a paddling skills course. Participants may bring their chosen paddle craft.

Participants will be required to sign a waiver and meet the participation requirements of the Alaska Canoe School and the American Canoe Association.

  • Dry land Session:  Friday, May 19, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • On Water Session: Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Location: Flat Water venue TBD
  • Class Size: 12 participants maximum
  • Cost: $25.00 for Fairbanks Paddlers Club members

Please visit to register, or contact Tracie Pendergrast at or at (907) 750-4902 for more information.