SKGABC News

  • January 7, 2017
    2017 Spring Exchange:
    Hosted by Gabriola Sea Kayaking on Gabriola Island, BC! More...

  • July 6, 2016
    2016 Fall Exchange:
    Hosted by PIKA on Pender Island, BC! More...

  • June 2, 2016
    2016 Fall Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • February 1, 2016
    2016 Spring Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • January 7, 2016
    2016 Spring Exchange:
    Hosted by Terracentric and Footprint Nature Exploration in Lund, BC! More...

  • August 14, 2015
    2015 Fall Exchange - Skookumchuck:
    September 24-26, 2015 - Current, skill sessions, socializing!
    More...

  • March 3, 2015
    2015 Spring Exchange:
    April 17-19, 2015 - Sooke! Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!
    More...

  • March 17, 2014
    2014 Spring Exchange:
    May 9-11, 2014 - Salt Spring Island. Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!
    More...

  • March 17, 2014
    On-Going Training Policy Update:
    The SKGABC has evolved the On-Going Training policy to give options to more members! More...

  • Dec 22, 2013
    Northern Gateway Pipeline: SKGABC working to safeguard the BC coastline and sea kayaking industry.
    More...

  • Oct 25, 2013
    2013 Annual General Meeting: Nov 9, 2013 - Nanaimo, BC.
    More...

  • May 15, 2013
    Toquaht Bay Closure
    Alternative launch sites available at village of Macoah. More...

  • March 26, 2013
    Electronic Guide Logs
    Submit your logs using an easy electronic spreadsheet! More...

  • August, 2012
    Wolf Advisory: Vargas / Flores Island Park - Clayoquot Sound Due to wolf activity on Vargas and Flores Island this summer, BC Parks has issued a Wolf Advisory More...

  • June 1, 2012
    Tsunami Debris Reporting Environment Canada - Tsunami Debris Sighting and Reporting Information
    More...

  • May 25, 2012
    Online Resource Sheets Printable equipment list, emergency contact list, earthquake and tsunami notification, operating standards summary and more!
    More...

  • May 23, 2012
    Pacific Coast - Marine Weather Guide Environment Canada Marine Weather Guide for the BC Coast updated and online!
    More...

  • February 14, 2012
    Updated - Water Classification Maps: Outlining water classfications within British Columbia
    More...

  • February 14, 2012
    New Pro-Deal: Killarney Kayaks joins the SKGABC Pro-Deal Program! Deals for members from companies like: Aquabound, Brooks, Broform, Delta, Level Six, Nimbus, North Water, Ortlieb, and Seaward! Members Area

  • Technical Guides Manual
    The SKGABC has produced a manual for guides of every level. For more information Click Here

 

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FIRST AID TRAINING COURSES

The courses offered by the following companies are some of the first aid training courses acceptable to the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia.

  • Canadian Institute of Safety, Search and Rescue
    Advanced Wilderness Emergency Response - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides

  • NOLS www.nols.edu/wmi  
    Wilderness First Responder - All Levels
    Wilderness Advanced First Aid - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides
    Wilderness First Aid 20-24 hour - Level One
     
  • Rescue Dynamics www.rescuedynamics.ca/
    Wilderness Emergency Care - All Levels
    Outdoor and Wilderness Life Support - Level One

  • Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine www.adventuremed.ca/
    Advanced Adventure Medic -   All Levels
    Adventure Medic -   Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides
    Remote Responder -   Level One

  • Sirius Wilderness Medicine www.siriusmed.com
    Wilderness First Responder - All Levels
    Wilderness First Aid for Outdoor Leaders - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides

  • Slipstream First Aid www.wildernessfirstaid.ca
    Advanced Wilderness First Aid - All Levels
    Essential Wilderness First Aid for Leaders - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides
    Essential Wilderness First Aid - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides

  • Timonda Emergency Services www.timonda.com
    Advanced Wilderness First Aid - All Levels
    Essential Wilderness First Aid for Leaders - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides
    Essential Wilderness First Aid - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides

  • Wilderness Alert www.wildernessalert.com
    Advanced Back Country with Advanced Medicine - All Levels
    Explorer First Aid or Advanced Back Country - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides
    Out’n About - Level One

  • Wilderness Medical Associates Canada www.wildmed.ca
    Wilderness First Responder - All Levels
    Wilderness Advanced First Aid - Level One

  • Wilderness Medical Consultants www.wildernessmedicalconsultants.ca
    Wilderness First Responder - All Levels
    Advanced Wilderness First Aid - Level Two, Assistant Overnight and Level One Guides

The Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia accepts recertifications and upgrades that are offered by these listed companies when the recertification or upgrade results in the company issuing a current unrestricted certificate in the appropriate course.

Guides should ensure that their level of first aid certification is suitable for the environment in which they will be guiding.

Outfitters should ensure that their guide first aid certification levels are suitable for the environment in which they will be conducting trips.

OFA III certification will be accepted for individuals who have previously taken an Advanced Wilderness First Aid course.

Note: Guides Operating within Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site are required to hold Wilderness First Aid certification.


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