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White Squall is delighted to partner with Wilderness Medical Associates International to offer Wilderness First Aid courses. Wilderness Medical Associates International is an organization devoted to the development of remote and practical medicine. WMA’s cutting edge curriculum is overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and has been taught on all seven continents.

Please note that courses take place at the Georgian Nordic Ski & Canoe Club, 8 Nine Mile Lake Rd, 10 minutes north-east of Parry Sound, along Highway 124.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

Dates: April 22-25, 2017 (4-days)
Price: $575 + HST
Free on-site camping available at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club

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Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals or rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period.  Visit Wilderness Medical Associates, for more detailed course content.

Bridge WAFA to WFR – Open Re-certification

Dates: April 27-30, 2017 (4-days)
Price: $575 + HST
Free on-site camping available at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club

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The WAFA to WFR Bridge 4-day course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. Visit Wilderness Medical Associates, for more detailed course content.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Dates: April 22-30, 2017 with Apr 26 off (8-days)
Price: $975 + HST
Free on-site camping available at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club

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The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. Visit Wilderness Medical Associates, for more detailed course content.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Dates: May 6-7, 2017 (2-days)
Price: $290 + HST
Free on-site camping available at the Georgian Nordic Activity Club

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The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavours and pursuits.

Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.  Visit Wilderness Medical Associates, for more detailed course content.

Course Site & Logistics

Course Location:

  • Georgian Nordic Ski & Canoe Club (GNSCC) is located off Highway 124, 7 km east of Parry Sound at 8 Nine Mile Lake Rd – GNSCC 705-746-5067
  • Parry Sound is located:
    • 240 km north of Toronto on Highway 400
    • 160 km south of Sudbury on Highway 69
    • 150 km south west of North Bay

Time:

  • Please be at the GNSCC ready to go at 8:30 am sharp, on day 1.
  • Courses run 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (1-hour lunch from ~ 12:30-1:30 each day.) Your group may choose to modify this for subsequent days.

Meals:

  • Participants are responsible for their own meals. Bring packed lunches for each day, as there are no food options close by.

Accommodation:

Participants are welcome to camp at the ski club for free. You can either throw down a sleeping bag in the clubhouse, or pitch your tent. The rustic clubhouse has a fully equipped kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, kettle, & fridge), two washrooms (toilet/sink/hot water, but no shower) and is heated by a wood stove.