Canoe Event Calendar

Upcoming Canoe Events

    • 14 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • VCKC Compound
    • 12
    Register

    This session is designed to provide members with information on how the new protocol will impact their access to the clubhouse, compound and equipment. It is a requirement to participate in any VCKC events and courses. At the time of the orientation you will have the opportunity to sign the new waiver. A waiver must be signed by each family member if yours is a family membership and any family member who will use equipment or access the clubhouse needs to attend a session.

    Please bring a face masks as for some parts of the session social distancing is less than the recommended 2 meters. You are all asked to bring hand sanitizer to use after you have touched items in the clubhouse.

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • VCKC Compound
    • 20
    Register

    This session is designed to provide members with information on how the new protocol will impact their access to the clubhouse, compound and equipment. It is a requirement to participate in any VCKC events and courses. At the time of the orientation you will have the opportunity to sign the new waiver. A waiver must be signed by each family member if yours is a family membership and any family member who will use equipment or access the clubhouse needs to attend a session.

    Please bring a face masks as for some parts of the session social distancing is less than the recommended 2 meters. You are all asked to bring hand sanitizer to use after you have touched items in the clubhouse.

    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 8:20 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 4
    Register

    Learn to paddle a canoe by yourself, even in windy and rough conditions. You’ll adapt the paddling stokes learned in the Level 1 Tandem course to solo paddling while sitting in the centre of a canoe. You’ll gain independence as you enhance your understanding of how a canoe responds to each paddle stroke. By completing this course you’ll be able to branch out to the other courses the club offers, such as ocean tripping and the advanced tandem and solo courses.

    Topics include:

        Solo paddling positions and trim

        Pivot point

        Extending your strokes for better control

        Solo spins and sideslips

        Self-rescues (Wet/dry suit recommended)

        Effective reverse paddling

        Introduction to environmental ethics

        Access concerns

    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo in a full-day session normally held on the Gorge waterway near the VCKC clubhouse.

    All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it.

    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.

    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


    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Thetis Lake
    • 0
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    Hi VCKC Kayakers and Canoeists,

    We're going to restart our paddling season with a morning trip to Thetis Lake.  We plan to explore nearly every nook and cranny of the shoreline.  About 7km of paddling. We'll likely throw in a couple of island visits as well.  We might even entertain the possibility to practice a kayak wet exit in the shallows or capsize a canoe (at the end, optional for everyone).  If anyone is interested I can demonstrate the kayak Covid rescue that I recently learned.

    Max of 12 boats.  We will have two groups of 6

    Skill Level Beginner
    Participants should have a minimum certification (or equiv skills) of:

    Paddle Canada Kayak Basic 

    or 

    RCABC Canoe Lakewater 1

    Logistics

    Our aim is to have everyone on the water by 10:00 AM.  For that to happen we would like everyone to arrive at Thetis Lake by 9:30 AM

    If you will be borrowing a club boat please meet at the VCKC clubhouse at 8:30am.  It will really, really help if we can cartop all the boats.  We have a club trailer, but I'd rather not use it.   If you are bringing your own boat you can meet us at Thetis Lake at 9:30 am.  I anticipate the lower parking lot will be full and busy (the "dog beach") so we're not even going to waste time looking.  Instead, drive past the parking lots on the left and drive to the turn-around at the top of the small hill.  At the turnaround you'll see a picnic bench and a convenient place to unload.  Unload and then park your vehicle in one of the large parking lots. We'll walk the boats to the main beach from there.

    What To Bring

    Safety Gear:  Boats must carry all the Transport Canada required safety equipment. 

    • PDF for each person (worn)
    • whistle
    • bailing device e.g. pump or bailer
    • throw rope 


    Snack
    :
     I think this will be about a 2-hour paddle, so we'll be finished before lunch.  But, it would be a good idea to bring a snack to eat en-route. 

    Be Covid safe
    Participants are asked to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer in case either is required. In order to be eligible to participate you will have attended an orientation session on the Covid protocols and signed a waiver.

    If you need to borrow a club boat
    send an email request to:

    kayakbooking@vckc.ca
    or
    canoebooking@vckc.ca

    Any member who uses a club boat will be required to return to the club to ensure that the boat and all accessories are properly cleaned.

    Trip Leader

    Mike Teachman
    mike.teachman@gmail.com
    home:  250 598 6866
    text:  250 507 5673

Past events

11 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
11 Jul 2020 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
05 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation - SUP
05 Jul 2020 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
27 Jun 2020 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
14 Jun 2020 Canoe Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
16 May 2020 Canoe Tripping Leader
02 May 2020 Running of the Cow
11 Apr 2020 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
11 Apr 2020 Canoe Tripping Paddler
07 Apr 2020 Paddling Presentation - Safety Considerations for Trip Planning Postponed
17 Mar 2020 [Postponed] Paddling Presentation - Middle-Age Angst in the Sayward
14 Mar 2020 Canoe Moving Water 1 - Tandem
07 Mar 2020 Canoe Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
03 Mar 2020 Paddling and Health Presentation
22 Feb 2020 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
10 Feb 2020 Paddling Presentation - Ellesmere Island to Greenland
30 Jan 2020 Paddling Presentation: Teen Angst in the Stikine
19 Jan 2020 Club Paddle - Chemainus Delta
11 Nov 2019 Big Canoe Program - Remembrance Day flat water paddle
26 Oct 2019 Canoe Moving Water 1 - Tandem
19 Oct 2019 Canoe Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
15 Oct 2019 Canoe Program Meeting
14 Oct 2019 Flatwater Paddle Monday October 14th 2019 - Gorge
06 Oct 2019 Flatwater Paddle Sunday October 6th 2019 - Sooke Basin
22 Sep 2019 Canoe Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
15 Sep 2019 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
08 Sep 2019 LakeWater Basic tandem for Guiders
18 Aug 2019 Flatwater Paddle in Sooke Basin
10 Aug 2019 Paddle around James Island NOT Victoria Waterways Loop Day Trip
28 Jul 2019 Canoe Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
01 Jul 2019 Canada Day Celebrations on the Gorge -Strawberry Tea
18 Jun 2019 Canoesday!
15 Jun 2019 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
21 May 2019 Ocean Canoeing Course
04 May 2019 Running of the Cowichan
27 Apr 2019 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
14 Apr 2019 Canoe Moving Water 1 - Tandem
05 Apr 2019 BC Canoe Festival (Hope, BC)
23 Mar 2019 Canoe Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
09 Mar 2019 Canoe Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
23 Feb 2019 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
19 Feb 2019 Canoe Meeting
20 Jan 2019 Flatwater Paddle
11 Nov 2018 Cowichan River Remembrance Day paddle
14 Oct 2018 Flatwater Paddle
06 Oct 2018 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
22 Sep 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
24 Aug 2018 Thompson River Trip
14 Aug 2018 August BBQ potluck
11 Aug 2018 Dragon Boat Potluck
11 Aug 2018 Canoe trip to Murtle Lake Group #2
11 Aug 2018 Canoe trip to Murtle Lake Group #1
21 Jul 2018 VCKC Guts & Glory 2018
17 Jul 2018 July BBQ potluck
07 Jul 2018 MEC Paddlefest
23 Jun 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
20 Jun 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
16 Jun 2018 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
07 Jun 2018 Murtle Lake trip meeting
03 Jun 2018 Victoria Waterloops Trail Flatwater Paddle
02 Jun 2018 Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
23 May 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
19 May 2018 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
16 May 2018 Basic and River Poling
06 May 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
28 Apr 2018 Running of the Cowichan
08 Apr 2018 Potluck with Mile
07 Apr 2018 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
29 Mar 2018 Canoe and Kayak Meeting
28 Feb 2018 Canoe Instructors Meeting
21 Feb 2018 Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate Course
11 Feb 2018 PFTK Brunch
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
18 Nov 2017 Flatwater Paddle
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
21 Oct 2017 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
08 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
01 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
24 Sep 2017 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
23 Sep 2017 Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
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
04 Sep 2017 VCKC Fall BBQ, General Meeting and Boat Moving
27 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
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 Mike Elliott presentation to VCKC
08 Jul 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
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
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
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Gorge Waterway Shoreline
15 Apr 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
02 Apr 2017 Lakewater 1 - Class FULL
02 Apr 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
25 Mar 2017 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
18 Mar 2017 Introduction to Currents - Sea Kayak Clinic
11 Mar 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
15 Feb 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
13 Feb 2017 Family Day Paddle & Social
04 Feb 2017 Eddie Hopper!
11 Jan 2017 Voyageur program PFTK planning meeting
10 Jan 2017 VCKC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
18 Nov 2016 Canoe Instructor 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
01 Oct 2016 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
25 Sep 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
17 Sep 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
06 Sep 2016 VCKC General Meeting
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
01 Jul 2016 Canada Day on the Gorge
26 Jun 2016 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
15 Jun 2016 Skill clinic - Crabbing
07 Jun 2016 VCKC General Meeting & Summer Bar-B-Q
04 Jun 2016 Canoe skill clinic
28 May 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
14 May 2016 Ocean Canoeing
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
29 Feb 2016 Camoson College, Centre for Sport & Exercise Education, Canoe Instruction
16 Feb 2016 Canoe and Kayak Program Meeting
06 Feb 2016 Flatwater Paddle - Becher Bay to Pedder Bay
17 Oct 2015 Moving Water II (2-day course)
09 May 2015 Frost Free Weekend
31 Dec 2014 Victoria Waterways Loop Meeting (Marathon Canoe Program)
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