Welcome from The Netherlands. You've come to the right place for assistence in this forum. Please browse around in earlier threads to see if there is something you need to know contained in them. If you still have question there are many here prepared to help. Enjoy your stay here.
Hi from the uk maximus. I stayed at Kamloops once on my way to the rockies. Some nice country you got round those parts. Check out the beginners excercises, practise the different strokes and enjoy! Don't get put off if you have trouble, most of us did (and do Lol!), so ask questions. Get stuck in!