Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 19 sessions
    • VCKC clubhouse

    The Gorge Waterway Initiative is a collaborative, community-driven group of organizations concerned with protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural features of the Gorge Waterway, Portage Inlet and the surrounding watersheds.  GWI website

    Contact person is Kitty Lloyd

    Email : kllyod@crd.bc.ca

    Bi-monthly GWI meetings are held at the VCKC clubhouse on the 3rd Wednesday of Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov each year.  Check the VCKC Events list or Calendar for dates.  VCKC director liaison for this event is the VCKC President. 

    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 21 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

     Monthly VCKC Executive meeting.

    2nd Tuesday of each month, except July & August.


    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    Course registration is now closed and course material has been ordered.

    Get your Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate.  Be legal and safe on the ocean while you paddle.  The certificate is required to legally use a marine radio.   The course teaches you the proper calling procedure for emergencies, hazards and boat to boat communications.  Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).  You will receive documentation about two weeks ahead of the course to read though and practice.  The Wednesday night will be a 4 hour presentation of the materiel, followed by testing the next evening.  The certificate is currently for life so there is no reason not to be legal while paddling on the ocean.  The course will be presented by Gord Fulcher in conjunction with the Brentwood Bay power squadron.  Course cost is $110.   If you have two people in your household who want to take the course the cost will be $60 for the second person, you just will only get one book and cd to share.   Don't register the second person, but email me at canoe@vckc.ca instead.

    (Includes book, cd, and certificate card, and one year membership in power squadron.)

    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse


    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids - Practice #4: Gulf Islands Marine National Park

    Be at the clubhouse ready to go by 8:30 am Sunday February 25. Please park in empty lot by old dry cleaners on Tillicum Rd. Our plan is to go to Portland Island, or Sidney Island, or Rum Island, or all of them, but we may relocate if the weather does not cooperate.

    We will be paddling most of the day. Open to all members. Please bring proper clothing, spare clothes, paddle, pfd, and picnic lunch.

    Contact voyageur@vckc.ca

    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Designed to introduce recreational and competitive paddlers to the basics of Marathon canoe.


    Contact Ryan Mader at marathon@vckc.ca



    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Clubhouse

     Victoria Youth Paddling Club AGM

    For information contact VCKC President.  

    www.vypc.ca


      


    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse - 355 Gorge Rd W.

    Kayak Instructors meeting to set the course schedule for 2018.

    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • VCKC

    Canoe Instructors Meeting

    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling most of the day March 4. Open to all members. Please bring proper clothing, spare clothes, paddle, pfd, and picnic lunch.

    Meet at VCKC ready to drive away 8:30am. Please park in empty lot by old dry cleaners on Tillicum Rd.

    Contact voyageur@vckc.ca

    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling most of the day March 11. Open to all members. Please bring proper clothing, spare clothes, paddle, pfd, and picnic lunch.

    Meet at VCKC ready to drive away 8:30am. Please park in empty lot by old dry cleaners on Tillicum Rd.

    Contact voyageur@vckc.ca

    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC

    Come on down to the clubhouse and jump in a dragon boat!  If you've ever had an interest in paddling one of these big dragon boats now's your chance.  We'll have paddlers on hand to get you outfitted with paddles and PFDs and get you out in a dragon boat, paddling on the beautiful Gorge waterway!

    The first two sessions in the dragon boat are free to non-members.

    Please RSVP as space is limited!

    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling most of the day March 18. Open to all members. Please bring proper clothing, spare clothes, paddle, pfd, and picnic lunch.

    Meet at VCKC ready to drive away 8:30am. Please park in empty lot by old dry cleaners on Tillicum Rd.

    Destination Ladysmith Harbour & area or Race Rocks depending on weather. Last year was Race Rocks, a spectacular day trip with the bonus of Orcas!

     Contact voyageur@vckc.ca

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling all the day Saturday March 24. Open to all members who have attended two PFTK practice sessions. Please bring proper clothing, spare clothes, paddle, pfd, and picnic lunch. Also bring your pledge form for money raised to support the Lions Society fundraiser.

    Meet at VCKC depending on your shift. You will be contacted a few days before the event. Please park in empty lot by old dry cleaners on Tillicum Rd.

    We will paddle in shifts from Saanich Inlet back to VCKC. This is typically a ten to twelve hour day. We end in celebration at the clubhouse with a potluck dinner. You can bring your dinner contribution to the club in the morning.

    Contact voyageur@vckc.ca

    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Clubhouse

    Starting last summer I decided to start work on an older 16" red wood canvas Kildonan canoe.   In the meeting we will go over things I learned while following Mile Elliot's book while restoring  the canoe.   I'll bring in most of the products used and I tried to take photos during most of the process.  David

    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 08 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • River chosen by instructors
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    Become a river canoeist! Learn about the nature of rivers, how to prepare & manage for the challenges of moving water, and what to do when things don't go as planned.

    Topics include:

        Safety equipment, flotation and outfitting a canoe


        Managing river hazards


        Advanced strokes & braces


        Entering and exiting eddies


        Ferrying to cross the river


        River reading and group travel


        Rescues and swimming in rapids (Drysuit required - can be rented in town)


        Environmental and access concerns

    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Tandem Moving Water course on a local island river over a weekend.

    All canoeing gear can be provided (except drysuit and helment, which can be rented in town), however you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it.  

    Due to the unpredictable nature of river levels at this time of year we have made it so you can register for the course, but not yet pay.   One week before the course date we will open up payment ability if the river levels look to be in an appropriate range.  If not we will then either postpone the course or cancel depending on rain forecasts.

    PREREQUISITE – RCABC Lakewater Level 1 or equivalent.  You must be a club member to take a course, you will not be able to register until you have logged into the website.

    Please register online now to secure your spot. You can delay paying until one week before the course date; a payment reminder email will be sent at that time.

    Note that dates may change to ensure safe water levels.

    Course-specific details will be sent by the instructor one week before the course.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the VCKC Canoe Director - canoe@vckc.ca

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Rd W, Victoria, BC V9A 1M9
    Register


    Click here for full details: Wake Up the Gorge (WUTG)

    Please note that teams must complete a new waiver form for each event, listing all paddlers for that event.  Click here for PDF waiver forms: Adult-Waiver  /   Youth-Waiver.

    Completed waivers can be scanned and emailed to wutgregistrar@vckc.ca, or handed to the WUTG registrar at the event.

    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 22 Apr 2018

    RCABC Paddle Conference in Hope.  Details at bccanoe.com

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Celebrating Harold N's 90th birthday

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cowichan River

    “Hooray Hooray! The First of May. We’ll Paddle the Cow from Lake to Bay” – credit to Tom Staebell

    VCKC will be holding its Annual “Running of the Cows” this year on Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29th. This is a two-day moving water event where we paddle the Cowichan River,  from the Lake all the way down to the ocean – river water levels permitting. This is open to all VCKC members who have completed moving water (river) canoe training.  Club members may also join us just for camping, as its a great place to hike and bike in the area.

     Camping is available at the Stoltz Pool Group Site in Cowichan River Provincial Park on Friday April 28th, and Saturday April 29th. Cost is $10 per person per night.

     On Saturday we will start at the weir at Cowichan Lake at about 10AM and paddle down to Stoltz Pool camp. A shuttle will be set up for those who do not paddle the canyon.  There we will enjoy a dinner and a great evening at the campfire. We pack up camp and complete our paddle on Sunday April 29th.

     Camping and Saturday night dinner is open to all VCKC members at a rate of $10 per person per night.

    VCKC also invites all moving water paddlers in the area to the Cowichan River that weekend to celebrate the last great weekend of river paddling before the summer low water levels set in (well hopefully there will be a few more).

     If you are interested in attending, contact:

    David Dorosz:   canoe@vckc.ca

    • 05 May 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Rd. West

    Spring clean-up day involves sprucing up the grounds and outdoor spaces of the clubhouse and doing a thorough cleaning of the interior including meeting rooms, kitchen and storage areas.

    Wondering what to bring?  For that and any other questions, contact Sandy Rattray by email to:  clubhouse@vckc.ca


    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Rd W, Victoria, BC V9A 1M9
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    VCKC Guts and Glory is a Dragon Boat Canada CCWC Qualifier

    Racing starts at 09:00am Saturday, race managers on-site at 8:00am.

    Two different race types:

    • 2500-meters in two heats:  10-paddler boats:
      In the morning each team will race a 1250 meter course with a buoy turn (out and back). 
      In the afternoon, each team will race the same course in a different dragon boat.
      The two times for each team will be combined to see who gets the glory and medals.
    • Sprints:
      200-meter races in IDBF-certified 10-paddler boats.

    Teams may register in the following categories: 
          - Mixed
           - Womens


    Minimum of 3 teams required to run category.

    No registrations accepted after July 14, 2018.

    Cost: $250 per 10-paddler team (12 people including caller & stern) for EITHER the 2500m or the 200m sprint.

    Early Bird $220 - if payment received prior to April 15th

    Only $50 to register for the 2nd race type, if registering for both.  

    Results will be ranked by team category (Mixed or Womens) for awarding of medals.

    All paddlers must have signed waiver online to participate.  Link to waiver will be sent with registration confirmation.

    Click here for full details about VCKC's annual Guts 'n Glory race event:  Guts 'n Glory



    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 18 Aug 2018
    • Murtle Lake
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    To celebrate the club's 50th year and summer, let's go paddle Murtle Lake.   We will arrive at the portage on Sunday Aug 11.   We will co-ordinate transportation to the lake and food at group meetings before leaving.  Group size is limited to 10 paddlers, however you may join the wait list.  We may add a second event if the wait list gets large.

    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Clubhouse

    Planning meeting for the PFTK sterns to plan teams for the Finale paddle on April 1st.

    Meeting organizer is the Voyageur Director, Phil McEvoy:  voyageur@vckc.ca


Past events

18 Feb 2018 Marathon Program Clinic
18 Feb 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Sooke Basin
11 Feb 2018 Paddle For The Kids: Kick Off
11 Feb 2018 PFTK Brunch
10 Feb 2018 Preparation for PFTK Brunch
08 Feb 2018 Media Announcement
07 Feb 2018 Dragon Boat 2018 Kick-off
06 Feb 2018 VCKC Monthly General Meeting
04 Feb 2018 Voyageur Program Annual Open Day
30 Jan 2018 Glenlyon-Norfolk Big Canoe Sterner Course
28 Jan 2018 Flatwater Paddle
25 Jan 2018 Canoe Meeting
22 Jan 2018 Pumps for canoes
20 Jan 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
18 Jan 2018 Voyageur program PFTK planning meeting
09 Jan 2018 Annual General Meeting
04 Jan 2018 Haida Gwaii Meeting
01 Jan 2018 Annual VCKC New Year's Day Paddle
17 Dec 2017 Lights On the Gorge - Gorge-Tillicum Community Association
05 Dec 2017 Christmas Party and Boat Parade - All Members Welcome
02 Dec 2017 Christmas Decorating Party
18 Nov 2017 Flatwater Paddle
11 Nov 2017 Remembrance Day on the Cowichan River
04 Nov 2017 Fall Clean-up: Clubhouse & Grounds
03 Nov 2017 Canoe Instructor Course
29 Oct 2017 How to make your own Greenland paddle
29 Oct 2017 Tie-One-On and How to Pack your Kayak
28 Oct 2017 Big Canoe Intermediate Leader course
21 Oct 2017 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
14 Oct 2017 Paddle Canada Skills Course - Big Canoe Advanced Leader
09 Oct 2017 Thanksgiving - Private function
08 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
03 Oct 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
01 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
28 Sep 2017 Outrigger Canoe Program Meeting
24 Sep 2017 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
23 Sep 2017 Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
22 Sep 2017 Celebration of Life - Private Function
17 Sep 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
16 Sep 2017 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
10 Sep 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
09 Sep 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
07 Sep 2017 Dragon Boat Year End Gala
04 Sep 2017 VCKC Fall BBQ, General Meeting and Boat Moving
27 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
19 Aug 2017 Dragon Boat Barbeque
17 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Rescue Clinic
15 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Stroke Clinic
13 Aug 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
12 Aug 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
08 Aug 2017 Guest Speaker, Mike Elliot - "How to Restore Your Wood-Canvas Canoe
08 Aug 2017 Mike Elliott presentation to VCKC
06 Aug 2017 Symphony Splash in the Dragon Boat!
11 Jul 2017 VCKC Summer BBQ - Tuesday July 11 at 6 pm
08 Jul 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
04 Jul 2017 Canoesday!
29 Jun 2017 Dragon Boat Potluck
26 Jun 2017 Canoe Day Games and BBQ
21 Jun 2017 Barkley Sound Brigade planning meeting
17 Jun 2017 Skill clinic - Crabbing
12 Jun 2017 Inflatable PFD Info Session
08 Jun 2017 G&G Planning
07 Jun 2017 Crabbing clinic classroom session
03 Jun 2017 Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills - 2 day course
21 May 2017 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
13 May 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
13 May 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
07 May 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
23 Apr 2017 Harold's 89th Birthday
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Clubhouse & Grounds
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Gorge Waterway Shoreline
15 Apr 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
10 Apr 2017 Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey League AGM
08 Apr 2017 2017 Wake Up the Gorge
02 Apr 2017 Lakewater 1 - Class FULL
02 Apr 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
31 Mar 2017 VYPC/ORPC NCCP Coaching Course
30 Mar 2017 G&G Planning
28 Mar 2017 Dragon Boat Potluck
25 Mar 2017 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
18 Mar 2017 Introduction to Currents - Sea Kayak Clinic
11 Mar 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
05 Mar 2017 VYPC Annual General Meeting
02 Mar 2017 WUTG Planning Meeting
15 Feb 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
13 Feb 2017 Family Day Paddle & Social
10 Feb 2017 Private Function at the Clubhouse
04 Feb 2017 Eddie Hopper!
11 Jan 2017 Voyageur program PFTK planning meeting
10 Jan 2017 VCKC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
20 Nov 2016 Outrigger Coaching Clinic
19 Nov 2016 Dragon Blood Donations!
18 Nov 2016 Canoe Instructor Course
12 Nov 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
06 Nov 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
30 Oct 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
29 Oct 2016 Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
23 Oct 2016 Flatwater paddle
22 Oct 2016 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
21 Oct 2016 Camosun Canoe Course
08 Oct 2016 Voyageur paddle
01 Oct 2016 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
25 Sep 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
24 Sep 2016 Jump in a Dragon Boat!
18 Sep 2016 Jump in a Dragon Boat!
17 Sep 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
12 Sep 2016 OC6 Outrigger Selection Committee Meeting
10 Sep 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
06 Sep 2016 VCKC General Meeting
13 Aug 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
02 Aug 2016 General Membership summer BBQ evening
23 Jul 2016 VCKC Guts & Glory 2016
09 Jul 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
05 Jul 2016 Tuesday Canoe/Kayak practice paddle evenings
05 Jul 2016 Summer General Membership BBQ, Scavenger Hunt paddle
02 Jul 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
01 Jul 2016 Canada Day on the Gorge
26 Jun 2016 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
25 Jun 2016 MEC Paddlefest - Canoe Booth
20 Jun 2016 G&G Planning
17 Jun 2016 OC1/OC2 Huli Certification - 2 sessions
15 Jun 2016 Skill clinic - Crabbing
11 Jun 2016 Annual Outrigger Huli Drill Contest and Potluck Dinner
07 Jun 2016 VCKC General Meeting & Summer Bar-B-Q
04 Jun 2016 Canoe skill clinic
28 May 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
17 May 2016 G&G Planning
14 May 2016 Ocean Canoeing
12 May 2016 Kayak Program admin meeting
28 Apr 2016 Circle Loop Meeting (Marathon Canoe Program)
25 Apr 2016 G&G Planning
24 Apr 2016 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
21 Apr 2016 Ocean Canoeing Classroom Sessions
18 Apr 2016 Clubhouse Main Floor Closed for Repair
09 Apr 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
30 Mar 2016 G&G Planning
26 Mar 2016 How to Steer an Outrigger Canoe (OC6)
19 Mar 2016 Paddle For The Kids: Finale
16 Mar 2016 OC Team Leader meeting
10 Mar 2016 G&G Planning
05 Mar 2016 Learn To Paddle a Dragon Boat - Part II
02 Mar 2016 Learn To Paddle a Dragon Boat - Part I
29 Feb 2016 Camoson College, Centre for Sport & Exercise Education, Canoe Instruction
16 Feb 2016 Canoe and Kayak Program Meeting
13 Feb 2016 World Fisheries Trust Workshop 9:00am-1:00pm
07 Feb 2016 Paddle For The Kids: Kick Off
06 Feb 2016 Flatwater Paddle - Becher Bay to Pedder Bay
20 Dec 2015 Lights on the Gorge
24 Nov 2015 Executive Budget Meeting
10 Nov 2015 No Exec Mtg in Nov
01 Jul 2015 Strawberry Tea - Clubhouse
18 Jun 2015 VCKC Newsletter Deadline
09 Jun 2015 Esquimalt HighSchool
06 Jun 2015 Big Brothers/Big Sisters Picnic
23 Apr 2015 Test Event
03 Feb 2015 General Meeting
31 Dec 2014 Victoria Waterways Loop Meeting (Marathon Canoe Program)
04 Nov 2014 General Meeting
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