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Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle

  • 15 Dec 2022
  • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
  • VCKC Clubhouse

All members (all ages/skill levels) welcome.  This weekly paddle, led by Wade Martinson will focus on: 

1. Having Fun!!!

2. Developing skills required for future river/ocean trips and voyageur brigades. For more information about brigades visit: https://voyageurbrigade.org/

3. Providing paddlers the opportunity to experience all positions in the boat including bow and stern (as appropriate - based on skill level).

This weekly practice will happen all winter, rain or shine, and in the dark. In fact some of our most enjoyable and beautiful paddles occur in cooler weather under a full moon. All paddlers are expected to bring a headlamp.

Clothing and equipment:

All paddlers should bring a dry bag with a change of dry clothes in case of capsize (unlikely, but best to be prepared), and wear appropriate clothing based on conditions [e.g. quick dry base layer (wool or synthetic) gloves, hat or tuque, rain gear]. Some members may wish to wear a farmer john/jane or neoprene top/bottom. Paddles and pfds are available at the clubhouse. 

Meet at VCKC at 5:45 pm and be prepared to work as a team to transfer a Big Canoe from the rack located at the beach into the water. Many hands make light work :). 

Stern leader for this event is Wade Martinson. However, all VCKC sterns are encouraged to participate and help to coach new paddlers. 

No Registration is required. 

Contact bigcanoe@vckc.ca or Wade Martinson @ kayak@vckc.ca

Please note: In the event of high winds (over 15 knots) practice will be automatically cancelled. 

Thank you, 

Elizabeth Martinson, 

Big Canoe Director


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