Over the last three months Prospect clients have had the pleasure of collaborating with and learning from some exceptional students from the Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership (ETOL) program at Mount Royal University. Throughout our fall session, ETOL students have worked very closely with our clients to help build their confidence and skills while in their kayaks. In one of the photos above you can see Joel, an ETOL student, sharing his expertise while teaching us to control our boats with the forward and reverse sweep.
We wrapped up our Watersports pool sessions just in time for Christmas, with two surprise visitors from Prospect’s Franklin office. Alexi and Greg, two members of Prospect’s Senior Management team, joined us at SAIT for a kayak lesson put on by Prospect clients. Prospect clients had to draw on their new found kayaking skills, along with leadership skills they’ve been developing, to teach the basics of white water kayaking to our new guests. Alexi was quick to learn all of the new concepts, and was showing off a little in a game of kayak polo at the end of the session. Greg had a tipsy start (literally) to the lesson, but by the end of the session he was out-performing Alexi at kayak polo, creating many scoring chances for his team.
We would like to sincerely thank all of the ETOL students involved for their valuable contributions to our Watersports program. We wish you all the best with your future adventures! A big thank you goes to Aquabatics Calgary for providing our clients and staff with the kayaks needed to develop our skills and make the Watersports program a success! Thank you to SAIT Athletics and Recreation for providing us water to practice on during the winter months. Without amazing partners like ETOL, Aquabatics Calgary, and SAIT we would not have the resources needed to provide these new and exciting opportunities for our clients to develop their skills!