Attention Online Campus Users!
Monday December 5, 2011
We are proud to announce the coming release of the most overhauled and re-worked Online Campus in Slipstream history! We are upgrading to a new version which will be more user friendly with many more features including the ability to print your own certificate immediately on completion of your final exam. This upgrade also makes it possible for us to explore mobile friendly options for smart phones.
While we have done everything we can to ensure a smooth transition for existing users of the campus, we do want to advise you that you may experience some temporary technical difficulties over the next week or so. Please bear with us, check back again, or contact Slipstream Headquarters at 1-800-760-3188 or by email if you are having any trouble logging in or if you experience any other disruption.
If you are scheduled to take your online exam in the next few weeks, we have extended your deadline to December 31, 2011 for two reasons. Firstly, in case you have difficulties accessing your campus account this will give you more time to study. Secondly, there is a small chance that we may not receive your results if you attempt to write your exam during the transition phase. If you wish to write your exam now, please be aware that you may need to re-write it at a later date. Alternatively, you can wait until after the transition has happened and write your exam on the new site. We will be sending a follow up email to let you know when the upgraded site has been launched.
If you have any problems accessing your online campus account, Slipstream Headquarters is open Monday to Friday 9am-2pm to help you with any questions you may have. Again, please feel free to call or email us if you have any concerns.
RockTape course offered in Victoria
Tuesday September 22, 2011
RockTape is a kinesiology tape and is fantastic for treating common sports injuries like shin splints, plantars, and runner's knee. RockTape has recently introduced a new performance taping protocol called PowerTaping that can safely (and legally) enhance athletic performance. This Kinesio Taping technique involves applying tape to the entire "chain" of muscles, joints, and fascia that contribute to a specific movement. Athletes competing in marathons, triathlons, and other high performance events have experienced less fatigue and enhanced muscle activation throughout their competitions. PowerTaping Level 1 clinic will take place in Victoria, BC on November 26, 2011.
Slipstream is on Twitter
New shipment of Mwaniki bags has arrived
Thursday September 09, 2010
Slipstream is continuing to support the Muringato Primary School students by purchasing reusable cloth bags made by home economics students.
Here is a letter received from Mr. Mwaniki with the most recent shipment of bags:
"I am happy to hear that the bags have arrived in your office. I hope they will meet your expectations. I wish to notify you that I have used a part of the money raised to start the electricity project in our school. I bought materials for the wiring of the administration Block. I am looking for more funds to help in the installation of the electricity. This will greatly help the school since we shall manage at least to buy and install a computer in the school. I appreciate the great help you have shown to Muringato School. I look forward to meeting you in the near future either here in my country or your country.
I wish you the best Stay in touch.
Click here to learn more about the Mwaniki Project on Facebook.
Phase One to reduce paper consumption complete!
Thursday July 22, 2010
In 2009 Slipstream made a goal to reduce it's paper consumption by 80% for the 2010 season
With a lot of hard work and re-organizing we are proud to announce that phase one of this goal is complete. Our Online Campus is up and running with all course material now available online the moment you register for your course and the in-course paperwork has a brand new look.
Sign up for a course today to see for yourself the changes we've made.
Slipstream Proud Sponsor of "Being Caribou"
Thursday January 28, 2010
In 2003 Karsten Heuer and his wife Leanne Allison followed a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot for 5 months across 1,500 km of Arctic tundra. In following the herd's migration, the couple aspired to raise awareness of the threats to the caribou's survival. Along the way they braved severe arctic weather, icy rivers, hordes of mosquitoes and a very hungry grizzly bear.
Using a combination of stunning images, video clips, and compelling storytelling, Karsten delivers a presentation that will leave audiences spellbound and inspired. Karsten Heuer trained as a wildlife biologist and warden for Parks Canada.
Join us on February 1st at Max Cameron Theatre in Powell River to hear a tale of remarkable bravery, determination, and hope.
Course Offered at Vancouver Island University
Wednesday January 6, 2010
Slipstream First Aid will be running a 50-hour Essential Wilderness First Aid program for Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Cowichan, February 22-26, 2010. Contact VIU at 1-888-747-3519 to register, or visit their website for more information.
All Past Slipstream Clients Now Qualify For Recertification Discount
Thursday November 12, 2009
If you've ever taken a course with Slipstream, no matter how long ago, you are now eligible to register for our 90-Hour Advanced Wilderness First Aid or 50-Hour Essential Wilderness First Aid program at the discounted recertification price. The condition that previously required you to come back within 6 months of your certificate expiry date to get the discount has been lifted. Hooray for throwing the rules out the window!
Slipstream Goes Platinum!
Friday August 7, 2009
Help celebrate the start of Slipstream First Aid’s 20th year this August 9th by signing up for one of our super-fun Wilderness First Aid courses at an extra-special price!
That’s right, we’re going back in time to reminisce about our inception by running eight courses in our 2010 Spring schedule at 1990 prices!
We’re offering Platinum Anniversary pricing on select dates for Wilderness First Aid training in Canmore, Golden, Vancouver, and Victoria. This time-bending deal is available to first-time students too, so be sure to tell your friends!
We’ve got a heck of a special gift for those of you who have been with us since the beginning. If you choose one of these special Platinum dates for your sixth program with Slipstream, this recertification is on the house. IT’S FREE! Oh yes! Free.
Just think of all the fun you’ve had with Slipstream in the past 20 years. It’s a real adventure, and we’re excited to have you along! Learn amazing life-saving skills, make some new friends, share a lot of laughs, and come away with an internationally recognized certification!
Check out these fun links for program schedules:
90-hour Advanced Wilderness First Aid
50-hour Essential Wilderness First Aid
The friendly folks at Slipstream Headquarters are happy to answer your questions and help register you quickly for the course of your choice. Call
1-800-760-3188 or contact us by e-mail – Camden, Melinda, and Jemma will be glad to assist you.
Or, click here to register magically online 24/7. These specially priced 20th Anniversary Courses are going to go fast!
Enjoy this extra special day – Slipstream’s instructors and staff are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Wednesday March 25, 2009
Slipstream announces its latest effort toward keeping our planet green!
Reusable cloth bags made by home economics students at Muringato Primary School will be received by Wilderness First Aid students as part of their course welcome package. The profits from Slipstream's purchase of the bags will go to the school, run by headmaster Mr. Joseph Mwaniki, for its graduate fund. We are terribly excited to be a part of a project that is opening up a brighter future for the amazing students of Nyeri, Kenya!
Click here to learn more about the Mwaniki Project on Facebook.
Is that you? Healthy “Sticky” Wilderness First Aid Instructor
Tuesday December 2, 2008
Slipstream is recruiting Wilderness First Aid Instructors to join our awesome, quirky team! We need first aid geeks who love the outdoors, love traveling and love working with people. Let's hit this link and see what happens, eh?
Slipstream Launches Its New Website!
Thursday September 11, 2008
Welcome to our new site! The Slipstream crew has put in a lot of hours to ensure that this site is simple, easy-to-use and provides ample information about us and our products/services. So, please take a few minutes to poke around. If you need to find specific information, just try our "Search" box and "Jump To" menu.
Overall, we've tried to keep things laid back and fun. If you have any feedback, simply hit the "Email Us" button to drop us a line. Staying fresh is something we value - and we need your help to keep "upping" our freshness.