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The Apprentice at Chance Cove

EPISODE 4 -- The Apprentice at Chance Cove – Sea Kayaking.
Shane Bailey is the apprentice sea kayak instructor working to make sea kayak instruction a bigger part of his life. Shane is a strong hands-on instructor but sometimes struggles to impart soft skills as part of his mentorship for Level 2 instructor certification. What advice can someone from the previous generation of instructors offer Shane as he heads into the final stage of his mentorship?

  • Richard Alexander
    Rising Waters, Eight Five
  • Shane Bailey
    Key Cast
    "Shane Bailey"
  • Richard Alexander
  • Richard Alexander
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
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  • Waterwalker Film Festival
    July 1, 2021
    Winner - Best Education and Safety
Director Biography - Richard Alexander

Richard’s first adventure film, Paddling with the Past, won its category in the 2002 Waterwalker film festival. Since then he has made 18 videos of his expeditions. His recent projects are designed for a wider audience.

An accomplished adventurer, Richard's latest project is called Paddle East. It is a five part series of short films featuring canoe and kayak adventures in Canada's eastern most province - Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Director Statement

Paddle East – Our Adventure Film Series

There are many great places to paddle in the world, but we are unabashedly proud of what Newfoundland and Labrador offers. Living so far out into the North Atlantic has blessed us with a world-class playground of coastlines, rivers and adventures to last a lifetime.

But it’s not just our playground that makes this place amazing; it is the people who paddle here. Our population may be small, but our paddling community, spanning generations, is tight, colourful and vibrant.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into what it is like to paddle in the place that is Newfoundland and Labrador.