USS Kayak Raffle

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Win a Custom Kayak from Seaward Kayaks or a $250 Gift Card from Mountain Equipment Co-op

The USS Kayak Raffle begins June 1st, 2011.  The CBT and Ucluelet Secondary School (USS) will be selling tickets for $10 with all proceeds going directly towards supporting the USS Kayaking Program.

Contest Details

Tickets can be purchased in Tofino from the CBT office, Tofino Sea Kayaking and Remote Passages, in Ucluelet at Majestic Ocean Kayaking and Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, and at the Vancouver and Victoria Paddlefests, as well as at events around the Pacific Rim this summer. Tickets will be sold until September, or until we run out – so get yours quickly, as we will only be selling a limited number – we want your odds of winning to be good!

The draw will be on September 30th, 2011!

Seaward Custom Kayak – Choose from the Luna, Cosmo, Tyee, Vision, Ascente or Chilco Kayaks. For more information, visit the Seaward website at

$250 MEC Gift Card – MEC has locations in Vancouver and Victoria! Stock up on your outdoor needs with this giftcard! Visit their website:

What is USS Kayaking?

The USS Kayaking program started in 2006. Each year 8 students are eligible to take this 8 credit elective, in which senior high school students learn about one of the most important eco-tourism activities in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.


Students are eligible to earn their Basic Wilderness First Aid certification, VHF Radio certification, their Paddle Canada I & II certifications and Day Guide certification.  As well as hands-on skill building and outdoor leadership experience, students are well equipped to be stewards of the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound eco-tourism industries and skilled kayak guides.  Many of these students go on to become summer kayak guides, and strong advocates for the region.


Equipping local youth with the skills necessary to work in the area is key to the CBT’s mandate: we believe in the importance of creating connections between our community members and their environment – connecting people to place.