Remember to take these simple precautions to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays throughout the year and to check the UV Index to determine the risks of UV exposure.

  • Educate your children about the harmful affects of over exposure to the sun. Coaches and staff will continually remind our paddlers about the risks, but it takes a team to keep our members informed.
  • Remember your sunscreen. Although CPCC will have sunscreen on hand, it is important that members bring their own sunscreen and re-apply throughout the day. We recommend a waterproof sunscreen (with both UVA and UVB protection) with a 30+ rating, which generally provides better protection.
  • Re-apply throughout the day. Generally, sunscreen should be applied every two hours. Members will be reminded to re-apply, but it is important that parents re-enforce this message.
  • Get some shade. When not on the water on days with a high UV index, members will be encouraged to spend time in the shade . At regattas, CPCC will provide a shaded canopy where paddlers can limit their exposure to the sun. Remember, over exposure to the sun is not only bad for your skin, it can also impact your performance.

For more information on UV protection, click here.

UV Forecast

Paddling is a sport that is extremely good for you, but paddlers are clearly susceptible to over exposure from the sun because shade is sparse on the water. At CPCC we strive to educate our members about the adverse side effects of the sun, but encourage our parents to do the same.

For a daily UV index, click here.

The Weather Network


weather Forecast

See below for the latest daily weather forecast for Carleton Place. Remember to dress accordingly based on the weather forecast for the day.

Weather and Uv INDEX Forecast