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 Oct 2019
    • 12 May 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Rd W


    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • River chosen by instructors
    • 4
    Register

    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 (Drysuit required - can be rented in town)


        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 (except drysuit and helment, which can be rented in town), however you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it.  

    Due to the unpredictable nature of river levels at this time of year we have made it so you can register for the course, but not yet pay.   One week before the course date we will open up payment ability if the river levels look to be in an appropriate range.  If not we will then either postpone the course or cancel depending on rain forecasts.

    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. You can delay paying until one week before the course date; a payment reminder email will be sent at that time.

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

    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse


    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 11 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cowichan River
    Annual Cowichan River Remembrance Day Paddle will take place November 11.     Timing will be to participate in the ceremony at the Burma Star Memorial at Stolz pool at 11AM.    Car shuttle will need to be setup first and arranged at Serious Coffee  if possible at 9:30AM.   Contact canoe@vckc.ca if a canoe is needed though first use will be reserved for recent MW1 students.  RCABC MW1 is a requirement for canoeists.  Dependent on water level:   20 cmps for solo, 35cmps for tandem. 


    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 22 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Sonya McCrae (smccrae@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 27 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse & Gorge Waterway


    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    clubhouse in use

    • 14 Jan 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse


    • 24 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Gorge Selkirk Waterway / 2940 Jutland Rd


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Gorge Selkirk Waterway / 2940 Jutland Rd


    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maffeo Sutton Park - Nanaimo


    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Victoria Inner Harbour


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