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 Jan 2022
    • 29 Apr 2023
    • 70 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 Jan 2022
    • 02 May 2023
    • 70 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 - 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 Jan 2022
    • 25 May 2023
    • 73 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 - 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].

    • 06 Mar 2022
    • 02 Jul 2023
    • 69 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Sunday mornings from 8:00 - 10:30 is an opportunity 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].

    • 08 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


    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    It's back!  Our Christmas lighted paddle on the Gorge, followed by a potluck Christmas party.  Start planning how you're going to light your canoe/kayak/SUP.  Our last one in 2019 had some epic displays.  Glowsticks work well, solar lights also.

    Message from Kim Capson, VCKC President:

    December means ... lighted boat parade and Christmas potluck! We are back live and in person on Saturday December 10 from 3pm-9:30pm at the clubhouse. It's been a few years since we were able to do this, so for those of you who are unfamiliar with the details here you go:

    We are going to light up our canoes, kayaks, and SUPs with Christmas lights and paddle along the Gorge, maybe even singing Christmas carols. What to use for lights? Glowsticks work well, outdoor solar lights also. See what you can come up with and join us at the clubhouse to share some fun!

    When we get back to the clubhouse we'll put the boats away and enjoy a wonderful potluck dinner to celebrate the season. It's always a good time when we share food, isn't it?

    If you need a club boat you can either book using the booking system or contact one of the Program Directors.

    Hope to see you all on December 10th!

    Kim



    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    VCKC Monthly Executive meeting.

    • 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


    • 18 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Gorge Tillicum Community Association will be using the clubhouse for their popular Lights on the Gorge event.

    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Booked for VCKC SUP Director

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

    Join us for an evening of light as VCKC voyageurs, decorated in XMAS lights will travel up the Gorge to the tune of XMAS carols sung by members. 

    All paddlers are expected to bring headlamps.

    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 :). 

    No Registration is required. 

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

    Thank you, 

    Elizabeth Martinson, 

    Big Canoe Director


    • 13 Jun 2023
    • 12:00 AM
    • 15 Jun 2023
    • 9:00 PM
    • Off site

    contact: Sonya McRae - smcrae@sd61.bc.ca

    big canoes: Tillicum, Munroe, Shawnigan & Canada  

    Large trailer

    painters, bailers, etc.


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