20hr Remote First Aid & Rafting Adventure with Hunter Valley Adventures
Kelly with Hunter Valley Adventures and Rebecca (Back40) are teaming up again to host a Remote First Aid at Kelly’s camp – Hunter Valley Adventures on the Upper Red Deer River in Treaty 7 Territory. This is the second time Kelly and Rebecca have partnered to host this important learning opportunity in a place that is genuinely remote and an authentic outdoor adventure facility.
This “Women’s Only” Remote First Aid Course is open to all women – queer, trans, gay, bi, pan, fluid, cis. Our goal is to provide a dynamic and supportive environment to safely share the unique perspectives and knowledge bases of each other while applying the practical skills in a hands-on environment. Hunter Valley Adventures is proud to be a safe space for the LGBTQ2S+ community.
This course will introduce the first aid knowledge and tools relevant to backcountry settings and outdoor activities. Participants will learn core concepts and explore improvisation and creative problem solving for common backcountry injuries / illnesses. A combination of skill practice and scenario based learning will challenge students and foster confidence in their own good sense. As in all Back40 courses, there is always encouragement to play and enjoy the nuances of skill based learning as a group.
Rebecca has been immersed in the field of first aid since her early days as a Lifeguard. Through experience and opportunity, Rebecca has pursued adventure in the backcountry for many years and has expanded her skills to guide others. Hiking, backpacking, camping, x-country skiing, paddling, climbing, and snowmobiling all draw her to the outdoors when not in courses. Now, a mother, entrepreneur, guide and a 12 year volunteer with Saskatoon Search and Rescue, she blends preparedness and responsible pursuits of activities into all her course content. Rebecca met Kelly at their first collaboration in 2018 – a Women’s Only 20hr Course hosted at the Hunter Valley camp. Many friendships were made in that course with lasting connections. Gathering on the land Hunter Valley is situated on in Treaty 7 territory, sharing common concerns and desires to learn, enjoying the natural space that surrounds this camp, and enjoying the uniqueness that each person shares with the group is a highlight of a course at Hunter Valley.
Kelly Beaton is an educator, outdoor guide, entrepreneur, mother, wife, settler of European descent, and bisexual with over 25 years experience in the Outdoor Industry. With a passion for water sports and all things in the forest, she believes strongly in risk mitigation and being prepared. Born in Treaty 6 territory and raised in both Treaty 7 and 6, she is a passionate advocate for the land and building a relationship with the spaces that we occupy. She’s excited to share the space she gets to play in and call home here on Treaty 7 land, specifically the territory of the Iyaxe Nakoda Nations. Treaty 7 also includes the Blackfoot Confederacy – Siksika, Kainai, Pikani, the Tsuut’ina, and the Metis Nation (Region 3)
This weekend is the perfect option if you:
- Have never taken a Remote First Aid or need to refresh/recertify
- Want to take a first aid course in a remote place but have a few camp luxuries as well
- Wish to experience a weekend getting an important certification WHILE also having a mini adventure
- Enjoy being off grid for a few days
Canadian Red Cross 20hr Remote First Aid inc. CPR-C/AED (valid 3 years) – Back40 delivers this course in a very engaged and active manner. There will be no powerpoint presentations in this particular class!
- Backcountry preparedness for emergencies
- Trip Planning (A template will be sent to each participant to be completed prior to the start of course)
- First Aid Kits & Supplies for backcountry activities
- CPR as it relates to backcountry emergencies
- Managing severe bleeding, tourniquets
- Splinting and Bandaging – for self extrication and while awaiting rescue
- Moving patients
- Environmental emergencies – Heat and Cold
- Spinal precautions as they relate to backcountry emergencies
- Long term care strategies
- Things that concern you!