Masters program

An exciting year-round sprint paddling program for adults aged 25+, the Masters Paddling Program offers participants the opportunity
to paddle recreationally, competitively, or both, depending
on your personal goals

recreational & competitive

Whether you just want to paddle recreationally and stay in shape, or whether you're looking to push your skills & compete in regattas, the Masters paddling program is open to all! For those wishing to compete, there are several Masters' Regattas and a National Championship that take place during the summer each year.


The Masters program is a great way to meet people and stay connected. Members of the Masters program at Maskwa are a close group, and like to get together after Thursday night practices to have a social night- new members always welcome!

Summer training

The Masters Summer session offers beginner to advanced training 3x week in single, double, and four-person racing canoes and kayaks, plus war canoes (paddlers have access to the club's boats - you do not need to own your own). For beginners, the emphasis will be basic exercise and fun while developing skill levels and personal goals.

We also offer a Masters Summer War Canoe Only option, with practices weekly on Saturdays 7-8:30AM. There is also the opportunity to compete in CANMAS.

Winter Training

The Masters Winter session is open to paddlers & non-paddlers alike. A dryland (off-water) fitness program, the program focuses on individual fitness levels for all members, in a group setting. Training takes place 3x week.

session dates

Summer Session: May - October*
Winter Session: November - end April
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:00PM and Saturdays 7:00-8:30AM

*2024 Summer Session Begins May 02, 2024*


Summer Session 2024: $636.00
Summer War Canoe Only: $260.00
Winter Session 2023/24: $425.00
Winter Punch Card: $115.00 / 10 sessions (only valid for the winter season for which it was purchased; max of 2 per season).

Join our Masters Paddling program

New athletes Welcome

All adults welcome, no matter if you’re a beginner or have experience paddling. Come try out Masters paddling for free by contacting us to join one of our practices! You’ll get to meet the group and get a taste of the program.

masters REgistration

Registration for Summer 2024 now open!

(Spring / Summer session registration typically takes place in April, and winter session registration in October). 

To register, go to the Register menu at the top of the page, and choose a program from the drop-down. (Note: if you do not see the program you are looking for, it means registration is no longer available).

cancellation policy

Masters program participants may withdraw within the first two weeks of the program by notifying the Club Manager ( Refunds up to the date of the email will be prorated. All refunds will be subject to a $50.00 administration fee. No refund will be issued if a participant is required to leave as the result of a conduct concern. (Note: Masters Winter Punch Pass is non-refundable).

Athlete Resources

No matter what level you’re competing at – from Kearney Lake to World Juniors or National Team Trials – the Maskwa Code of Conduct board member is here for you.



Athletes should have a safe and respectful environment to train and compete in. For any athletes that would like to report or inquire about any issues you’re having (at any level) please reach out to our confidential board member to discuss your issues.

Our Canoe Club Sponsors

As a non-for-profit organization and one of the largest paddling clubs in Canada there is always a need for funding for new equipment, events, and special projects. You can help us provide the best possible program experience for our 400+ members and their families by becoming a sponsor.  Sponsorships are welcomed by individual, small business, and corporate donors.