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Upcoming events

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 30 Jul 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    Canoesday!

    What better way to enjoy these long days of summer than by getting out on the Gorge for an early evening paddle? Canoes and kayaks welcome. If there is an instructor onsite they will lead a paddle starting at 6:30 PM at the VCKC Clubhouse. If not then it's a good time for an individual practice paddle on the Gorge.

    Since its a club paddle all federal and club policies must be followed.  Wear a PFD at all times on the water.  All participants must have basic canoe or kayak certification.

    If you require a club kayak please send a request to: kayakbooking@vckc.ca (note there is no ‘s’ after booking). Or if you need a canoe please send the request to: canoe@vckc.ca.  For kayak or canoe bookings,  please email anytime after 6:00 pm on the Monday before the Tuesday paddle and remember to let us know if you have reserved but can't make it.   See you there!

    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    GWI meetings at VCKV for 2019 are January 16, March 20, May 15, July 17 and September. 18

    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • General Clubhouse & Kitchen


    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 8:20 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 7
    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


    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    GWI meetings at VCKV for 2019 are January 16, March 20, May 15, July 17 and September. 18

Past events

02 Jul 2019 Big Canoe Program - Summer Trip
01 Jul 2019 Canada Day Celebrations on the Gorge -Strawberry Tea
30 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
29 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
26 Jun 2019 Dragon Boat Team Potluck Event
25 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
22 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Level 1 (#2)
22 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Level 1 (#1)
21 Jun 2019 SUP Clinic/Solstice BBQ VCKC
21 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
18 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Thompson River Trip planning
15 Jun 2019 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
11 Jun 2019 VCKC Executive Meeting
11 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
08 Jun 2019 Marathon Canoe Race
05 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
04 Jun 2019 VCKC Barbecue and General Meeting
01 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - summer trip prep
27 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
26 May 2019 Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) course
25 May 2019 VYPC
21 May 2019 Ocean Canoeing Course
17 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
15 May 2019 GWI meeting in main meeting room
14 May 2019 VCKC Executive Meeting
14 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
13 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
11 May 2019 2019 Switchblade Paddlesport Relay Races
10 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
07 May 2019 VCKC General Meeting
07 May 2019 General Meeting
06 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
04 May 2019 Running of the Cowichan
04 May 2019 Spring Clean-Up: Club and Gorge Shoreline
04 May 2019 Sea Kayak Level 1 (cancelled)
04 May 2019 VCKC clubhouse and grounds cleanup
29 Apr 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
27 Apr 2019 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
25 Apr 2019 Officers Risk Management Committee
25 Apr 2019 Arthur's Test Registration Event
17 Apr 2019 VCKC Dragon Boat Team Potluck
16 Apr 2019 Canoe Program Meeting
15 Apr 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
14 Apr 2019 Canoe Moving Water 1 - Tandem
13 Apr 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
09 Apr 2019 VCKC Executive Meeting
06 Apr 2019 2019 Wake Up the Gorge
05 Apr 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
05 Apr 2019 BC Canoe Festival (Hope, BC)
04 Apr 2019 Gorge Community Association AGM
02 Apr 2019 VCKC General Meeting
02 Apr 2019 General Meeting
30 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - Peninsula Paddle for the Kids
24 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - Ladysmith Harbour
23 Mar 2019 Canoe Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
20 Mar 2019 GWI meeting in VCKC main meeting room
19 Mar 2019 Canoe Program Meeting
17 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - Esquimalt Lagoon to Pedder Bay
16 Mar 2019 Kayak Program Meeting & Paddle in the Gorge
14 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - TT2019
13 Mar 2019 2019 Dragon Boat Season Kick-Off Meeting
12 Mar 2019 VCKC Executive Meeting
10 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - Maple Bay to Genoa Bay
09 Mar 2019 Kayak Program - Cold Water Wet Exit Clinic
09 Mar 2019 Canoe Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
09 Mar 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
05 Mar 2019 VCKC General Meeting
03 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - Sooke Basin, Sooke River Estuary
02 Mar 2019 WUTG volunteer meeting
24 Feb 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - kickoff breakfast; Victoria Harbour
23 Feb 2019 Canoe Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
22 Feb 2019 RCABC
22 Feb 2019 Big Canoe Program - Maria Montessori
21 Feb 2019 Financial planning
19 Feb 2019 Canoe Meeting
13 Feb 2019 Kayak Program Instructor/Leader Meeting
12 Feb 2019 VCKC Executive Meeting
09 Feb 2019 Kayak Meeting & Paddle
08 Feb 2019 Big Canoe Program - Maria Montessori
06 Feb 2019 Making A Greenland Paddle
05 Feb 2019 VCKC General Meeting
01 Feb 2019 Big Canoe Program - Maria Montessori
28 Jan 2019 Dragon Boat Director 2019 Prep Meeting
24 Jan 2019 PFTK Stern Leader meeting
24 Jan 2019 Big Canoe Program - Stern Leader meeting
20 Jan 2019 Flatwater Paddle
16 Jan 2019 GWI Meeting
15 Jan 2019 VCKC Executive Meeting
13 Jan 2019 Anna's Galapagos and Ecuador Presentation
08 Jan 2019 VCKC Annual General Meeting
01 Jan 2019 New Years Day Paddle
16 Dec 2018 Lights On the Gorge - Gorge-Tillicum Community Association
11 Dec 2018 VCKC Executive Meeting
08 Dec 2018 VCKC Christmas Pot Luck Dinner
08 Dec 2018 VCKC Christmas Light Paddle
08 Dec 2018 VCKC Christmas Party
08 Dec 2018 VCKC Christmas Light Boat Decorating
01 Dec 2018 Christmas Decorating Party
23 Nov 2018 Big Canoe Program Stern Leader Course
14 Nov 2018 Sea Kayak Program Meeting
13 Nov 2018 VCKC Executive Meeting
11 Nov 2018 Cowichan River Remembrance Day paddle
11 Nov 2018 Remembrance Day on the Cowichan River
06 Nov 2018 VCKC General Meeting
06 Nov 2018 General Meeting
03 Nov 2018 Fall Clean-up: Clubhouse & Grounds
23 Oct 2018 Officers Meeting
22 Oct 2018 Big Canoe - Shoreline School
14 Oct 2018 Flatwater Paddle
09 Oct 2018 VCKC Executive Meeting
06 Oct 2018 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
05 Oct 2018 Big Canoe - Shoreline School
02 Oct 2018 General Meeting
29 Sep 2018 VCKC Tillicum Racers End of Season Party!
23 Sep 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
22 Sep 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
20 Sep 2018 Big Canoe School District 61
15 Sep 2018 VCKC 50th Anniversary Celebration
04 Sep 2018 Fall BBQ
24 Aug 2018 VCKC Clubhouse In Use with Exec Approval
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
03 Aug 2018 VCKC Private Booking
21 Jul 2018 VCKC Guts & Glory 2018
17 Jul 2018 July BBQ potluck
10 Jul 2018 VCKC-50th After Party Planning
07 Jul 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
07 Jul 2018 MEC Paddlefest
01 Jul 2018 Canada Day Celebrations on the Gorge -Strawberry Tea
27 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
23 Jun 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
20 Jun 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
18 Jun 2018 Voyageur HG June 18 - July 30
16 Jun 2018 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
14 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Haida Gwaii meeting
12 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
09 Jun 2018 Sea Kayak Level 1
08 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
07 Jun 2018 Murtle Lake trip meeting
05 Jun 2018 VCKC Spring BBQ
04 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
03 Jun 2018 Victoria Waterloops Trail Flatwater Paddle
02 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Big Brothers Big Sisters Picnic
02 Jun 2018 Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
01 Jun 2018 Voyageur HG Group 2
31 May 2018 Voyageur - Stern Leader Development
29 May 2018 Cadboro Bay Navigation
27 May 2018 Voyageur - Power-to-Play
23 May 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
23 May 2018 Voyageur - Pearson College
20 May 2018 Purchase "VCKC - 50 Years of Paddling"
19 May 2018 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
17 May 2018 Voyageur - instructor training
16 May 2018 Basic and River Poling
14 May 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
13 May 2018 Voyageur - Stern Leader School District #61
12 May 2018 Switchblade Paddlesport Relay Races
07 May 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
06 May 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
06 May 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
05 May 2018 Spring Clean-Up: Club and Gorge Shoreline
04 May 2018 Voyageur HG Group 1
01 May 2018 VCKC General Meeting
28 Apr 2018 Running of the Cowichan
28 Apr 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
23 Apr 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
21 Apr 2018 Harold's 90th Birthday
21 Apr 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
19 Apr 2018 Voyageur - PTB
18 Apr 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
12 Apr 2018 Voyageur Haida Gwaii Meeting
08 Apr 2018 Potluck with Mile
07 Apr 2018 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
05 Apr 2018 VCKC 50th planning session - paddle portion
03 Apr 2018 VCKC General Meeting
29 Mar 2018 Canoe and Kayak Meeting
29 Mar 2018 Voyageur wrap up
29 Mar 2018 Voyageur Stern leader practice - School District 61
28 Mar 2018 Dragon Boat Potluck
24 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - The Big Day!
22 Mar 2018 WUTG meeting
18 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Ladysmith or Race Rocks
17 Mar 2018 Dragon Boat Learn to Paddle
15 Mar 2018 Voyageur - PFTK stern leader meeting
11 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Maple Bay to Cowichan Bay
06 Mar 2018 VCKC Monthly General Meeting
04 Mar 2018 VYPC Annual General Meeting
04 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Saanich Inlet
28 Feb 2018 Canoe Instructors Meeting
27 Feb 2018 VCKC-50 Planning
26 Feb 2018 Kayak Instructors Meeting
25 Feb 2018 Marathon Program Clinic - 2
25 Feb 2018 Voyageur Paddle to Gulf Islands National Park (PFTK Practice #4)
23 Feb 2018 Voyageur school district
21 Feb 2018 Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate Course
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
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
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
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
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
13 Sep 2016 Executive Meeting
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
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
18 Nov 2015 GWI Steering Committee 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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