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

    • 01 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 23 Apr 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 52 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Saturday morning marathon canoe paddles from 8 am to 10:30 followed by coffee/ tea etc., occur year-round. This is a great time for anyone interested in knowing more about the marathon canoe program - minimum of small boat experience and/or canoe lakewater 1 required.  The program caters to every skill level from beginner to advanced competitor. Contact the marathon Director before attending.

    • 04 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 26 Apr 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 52 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 - 10:30 are opportunities for marathon program members to hone their skills and learn new ones. Minimum of Lakewater 1 and small boat experience is required. If you are interested in attending, contact the marathon program director [marathon@vckc.ca].

    • 06 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 28 Apr 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 52 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 - 10:30 are opportunities for marathon program members to hone their skills and learn new ones. Small boat experience ans at least Lakewater 1 is required. If you are interested in attending  contact the marathon program director [marathon@vckc.ca].

    • 01 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 14 sessions
    • Upper Gorge
    Register

    This weekly paddling session will give participants the opportunity to practise skills learned in the various courses and assist to prepare them for participation in the next course level.

    Kayak Instructors may be present depending on their schedules. If an instructor is present they will be happy to assist in refining your technique.

    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Deck and Gorge Waterway
    • 0

     This is the Basic Kayak Course for individuals new to the sport or with limited kayaking experience.  For more details on what is covered go to Paddle Canada's website Here  and scroll down 

    Please note that there will be a pre session via Zoom for this course June 24rd at 7:00 PM

    All participants are required to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer as these will not be provided. All efforts will be undertaken to ensure appropriate social distancing, however, in the event that less than the 3 meters occur you will need these items. It is suggested that you plan to participate with someone you know as there will be an assisted rescue segment.

    You must have attended the protocol orientation session and signed the waiver regarding the COVID protocol prior to attending the course. If you have not already completed this requirement contact kayak@vckc.ca to arrange a session.

    Some aspects of the training will occur via Zoom. Successful registrants will be provided the Zoom information prior to the course. Some aspects of the 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 and the gorge can be cold this time of year. These can be rented from Frank White's Dive Shop or Coastal Bliss Adventures.

    If you have your own PFD that would be ideal, however, it you need to borrow one from the Club that can be arranged. You will be required to bring a whistle as these are mandatory when on the water and not currently on club PFD's due to COVID restrictions.

    Participants can either use their own boats and safety equipment or reserve a club kayak through the booking coordinator here. Participants will be required to properly clean any equipment that is used at the end of the session.

    Due to the current participant restrictions a maximum of 6 registrants will be excepted.

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


    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 AM (PDT)
    • Upper Gorge
    Register

    This is the wait list for members who want to practice rescue techniques and wet exits. The clinic will provide the opportunity to practise various types of rescue techniques.

    Once a clinic is scheduled you will be notified and can register.

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 AM (PDT)
    • Upper Gorge
    Register

    This is the wait list for members who want to improve their paddling technique helps increase the efficiency of your stroke, allows you to paddle longer and increases your ability to respond to changes in water or weather conditions. The correct paddle length is also important to effectively and efficiently move the canoe/kayak in the water.

    when clinics are scheduled you will be notified and can register.

     The clinic will give the opportunity for new and experienced paddlers to develop and improve their techniques. If you have your own canoe/kayak and paddle it is best to bring them to the clinic. If you require a club canoe/kayak contact kayakbookings@vckc.ca or canoebooking@vckc.ca

    Each clinic will be limited to six (6) paddlers to allow for individual attention. 

    Clinic are open to any member who has completed the Basic canoe or Kayak Course.

    This clinic is for members who want to practice the various paddle stroke  techniques

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Deck and Gorge Waterway
    Register

     This is the wait list for members interested in attending a Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Course.  For more details on what is covered go to Paddle Canada's website Here  

    Once a course has been scheduled you will have the opportunity to register for it. Potential registration is based on the length of time you have been on the waitlist. We are trying to ensure that the process is fair to all members. To guarantee your spot you must pay the invoice when registering for a course. 

    You must have attended the protocol orientation session and signed the waiver regarding the COVID protocol prior to attending any course. If you have not already completed this requirement contact kayak@vckc.ca to arrange session.

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Deck and Gorge Waterway
    Register

     This is the wait list for members interested in taking the Paddle Canada Level 1 Course. Once a course is scheduled you will be notified and be able to register. Payment must be received at time of booking your spot or it will not be guaranteed.

    Members are offered the opportunity to register for a course based on meetIng course prerequisites and the length of time they have been waiting.

    If you have extensive kayak experience you may be able to start your certification process at this level.  You need to connect with the course coordinator at secretary@vckc.ca and an assessment will be arranged with one of the instructors.

    • 03 Jul 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    Register

    Refine your skills and teamwork to quickly and efficiently paddle a tandem canoe in any direction. Master linking paddling manoeuvres together smoothly and efficiently to enhance your ability and enjoyment of canoeing. 

    Topics include:

        Running and regular sideslips

        Extended straight line paddling

        Sharp forward & reverse turns

        Bracing strokes

        Advanced tandem rescues (Wet/Dry suit recommended)

        Ropes and knots

        Canoe repair

        Handling wind and waves

    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Advanced Tandem course 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 2 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


    • 24 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Clubhouse
    • 1
    Register

    Start all your paddling adventures with this introductory course. Whether you are a first-time paddler or with some prior experience, discover the essential skills, manoeuvres and knowledge to safely paddle a tandem (two-person) canoe, either from the bow (front) or stern (back).

    Topics include:

        Canoes, paddles, PFDs and other gear

        Paddling positions and boat trim

        Launching and landing

        Forward, stopping and reverse paddling

        Basic turns while paddling forward

        Spins and sideslip manoeuvres

        Storing and waterproofing gear

        Canoeing safety guidelines and equipment

        Handling waves and wind

        Capsizes and rescues (Wet/Dry suit recommended)

    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Basic Tandem course in a full-day session 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
    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 before the course.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the VCKC Canoe Director - canoe@vckc.ca


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