All VCKC Hosted Events

      Only future VCKC events appear on this page.  To see all events - past & future - view the complete Club Calendar or visit our Program specific calendars.

All Upcoming Events

    • 08 Aug 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • 12 Oct 2023
    • 11:30 PM

    New club hats available for purchase! 
    Navy blue colour with yellow embroidered logo
    Athletic, cool dry material - lightweight, breathable material, with velcro adjustable strap

    This style is “deeper” than the previous version, stays on your head better


    75 hats available now - will re-order more if needed

    • 08 Oct 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • VCKC Deck and Gorge Waterway
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     This is the Basic Kayak Course for individuals new to the sport, never been certified, or who wish to retake the course they have taken previously with the club if there is room.  For more details on what is covered go to Paddle Canada's website 

    and scroll down 

    Please note that there will be a pre-session for this course during the week before the course midweek on Wednesday, October the 4th.

    If you are sick at the time of the course and cannot attend we will reschedule you for future courses.

    All aspects of the kayak session will be outside so be sure to dress appropriately. Participants will require appropriate immersion clothing, which will include, a wet or dry suit as you will be in the water for the recovery session. The Gorge will be cold at any time of the year. Sports Rent can rent you a wetsuit.

    All other equipment will be supplied.

    Payment must be received at the time of booking your spot or it will not be guaranteed.

    • 10 Oct 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Clubhouse - Main Floor

    • 14 Oct 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Oct 2023
    • 6:00 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 

        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, however you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it.  All paddlers require a dry- or wet suit and a helmet, these can be rented in town.

    PREREQUISITE – RCABC Lakewater Level 1 (or proof of 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. 

    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 questions, please feel free to contact your instructor Ellie James:

    • 04 Nov 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Rd. West

    Come join us for the annual Fall Clean-up at the clubhouse.  Tasks include smartening up the outdoor spaces of the clubhouse, deck washing, BBQ cleaning, gutter cleaning, window washing and more. In addition we will be doing a thorough cleaning of the interior including meeting rooms, kitchen and storage areas.

    It would be wonderful if for this clean-up we could seem some new faces come out and help.  It's a great way to meet other members of the club and put in your volunteer hours.  The more people that show up the quicker things get done!

    A reminder email will be sent out closer to the date.  If you have any questions, contact Gord Evans by email to:

    • 14 Nov 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Clubhouse - Main Floor

    • 12 Dec 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Clubhouse - Main Floor

    • 21 Apr 2024
    • VCKC / Gorge Waterway

    Proposed Event at this point. 

    More details to be determined closer to event date. 

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