Currently 28 Public Day Clinics & 2 Kayak Events Scheduled Across Canada

June 5th through September 19th, 2021

* Kayak Events are HIGHLIGHTED GREY and link directly to the event website for registration.

The Plan

2021 Roll Across Canada Tour Starting on the West Coast in June 2021, the Roll Across Canada tour will take place over a 4 month period before being completed on the East Coast of Canada. The focus of the tour, with international sea kayak instructor James Manke, is to teach as many people as possible how to roll their kayak. The Roll Across Canada tour will also include traditional paddle strokes and skills. Learning to roll a kayak enables paddlers to gain confidence, while also increasing their safety and skill level while on the water. Drawn in by his unique teaching style, James' students learn progressional techniques that allow them to continue advancing with rolls even after his clinic.

Your Clinic Schedule

This is the layout for a full day kayak clinic. View our scheduled locations across Canada and Register Today!

  • 9:00am

    Rolling Theory

    A complete break down of the roll giving you a well rounded understanding before applying in the water.

  • 10:00am

    Kayak Stretching

    Learn a series of both static and active stretches that work best with your kayak roll practice.

  • 10:30am

    Roll Training

    In-water training working on progressional steps to learn and improve your roll.

  • 12:30pm

    Lunch Break

    Take a break! Warm up with some hot lunch as we chat about kayak outfitting and other kayak tips.

  • 1:30pm

    Traditional Skills

    Have some fun learning a few Traditional skills that help improve your balance and flexibilty.

  • 2:30pm

    Paddle Strokes

    Learn traditional paddle techniques to get the most out of your Greenland paddle.

Register for a Public Rolling Clinic

$125 CAD per person

Maximum 8 students per day clinic

If your location is FULL or unavailable, please contact us and we will look into adding another date to our calendar

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International Kayak Instructor

James Manke

All Things Qajaq founder and international Greenland rolling instructor James Manke has travelled around the world instructing at numerous sea kayak symposiums over the past 8 years. James' mission is to share his passion with as many people as possible to help spread the tradition of Greenland kayaking, which is where kayaking originated. Greenland skills are very valuable to modern day sea kayakers and all skills are transferable to modern day kayaking.

Drawn in by his unique teaching style, James' students learn progressional techniques that allow them to continue advancing with rolls even after his clinics. Many of his students have outstanding success! James has taught countless students over the past 8 years and has been recognised as one of leading kayak rolling instructors around the world. In 2014 James won the individual rolling competition at the National Greenland kayaking championships.

James is also a member of the Hurricane Riders, a group of internationally recognised kayakers who push each other to new limits and challenge themselves in rough water conditions.

View James's Personal Website
International Kayak Instructor James Manke
Our support for Roll Across Canada

Tour Sponsors

Stay tuned for our exciting line up of sponsors for this special 2021 event!

Level Six

Level Six

A Canadian born brand that supports true surf culture

Maui Jim

The leader in polarized sunglassed across the globe

Gearlab Paddles

Gearlab Paddles

Carbon fiber Greenland Paddles and accesories

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions?

Contact Roll Across Canada

Feel free to reach out if you have questions. Don't see your area scheduled on our tour? Contact Roll Across Canada's adminstration team and we will be happy to have a conversation with you!

Our Address

Roll Across Canada

Victoria BC, Canada

Roll Across Canada is presented by All Things Qajaq

Our Email

Main Email : info@rollacrosscanada.com

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