The Executive team of VCKC met by conference call on the evening of March 17, 2020 to discuss the appropriate response of the Club to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The Executive passed unanimously a resolution to close down all activities associated with the Club's building, compound, dock, equipment, lessons, courses, and paddling activities, effective immediately.

This is the wording of the resolution:

All VCKC sanctioned events and activities will be suspended until Government and Health Authorities relax their recommendations regarding the present Covid19 pandemic strategies. Building, compound and club equipment will no longer be available until further notice.

This is the message that Tim Marks, VCKC's president, sent to all members following the meeting:

March 17, 2020

Attention VCKC Members

Hello to each of you. The club’s executive met tonight via a telephone conference call to assess our response to the public health risks of the Covid19 virus. It may not be a surprise to most of you that VCKC is closing down all activities associated with our building, compound, dock, equipment, lessons, courses, and paddling activities. This is effective immediately. (For those that need to retrieve personal equipment from the club building or compound, contact Dan Walker, <> )

These measures were not taken lightly or without discussion. Ultimately, decisions were made following the recommendations of our Federal and Provincial government, and Health Authorities. When these authorities change their recommendations, we will be quick to respond, hopefully providing a return to club paddling.

By most accounts this closure could be quite protracted.  The purpose of these actions is to mitigate the devastating impact this virus is likely to have on our communities, particularly people nearing retirement age and older.

Thank you for your patience in this. We hope to paddle together again soon.

Best Regards

Tim Marks
President VCKC

Click here to review the minutes of the meeting.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please write to Susan Logan, the Club's secretary at <>.

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