The event was held at Avarua Harbour on Saturday in a bid to give new and potential paddlers some canoeing lessons.
Skilled paddlers were present to give tips to the participants.
In a post on their Facebook page, the club said they had a fantastic turnout of interested paddlers, returning paddlers, visitors and club members to their open day.
“It was also great to have Mii Pepe on the water with us. He is aiming for the 2020 Paralympics. Look forward to following and supporting his journey,” the club said.
The next step for the new paddlers is a six week oe vaka basics training programme, starting this week.
“All you need to do is come along, be on time, and bring a bottle of water, dry clothes and towel for after. If you have your own paddle, bring it, otherwise we will provide paddles,” the post added.
The training times are from 5pm to 6pm on Mondays in Muri lagoon with Donna Smith. The participants are requested to meet by the BBQ table at the beach on Ngatangiia rugby field car-park.
There is also training runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays in town from 5pm to 6pm. Participants are requested to meet at the Vaka Shed.
“We are looking forward to an awesome season of oe vaka fun!”