Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Program

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to VCKC's new Stand Up Paddle Board Program.

Please stand by. We're just getting things set up.

In the meantime, if you have questions, comments, suggestions, please get in touch with me.

I'm James Roorda and you can contact me at   

VCKC Members are reminded not to paddle in Colquitz Creek. It is off-limits year-round.

Program Overview

Come join us on one of our regular Wednesday night paddles. Contact SUP@VCKC.ca for further details.

Upcoming SUP events

    • 24 Jan 2023
    • 27 Jun 2023
    • 21 sessions
    • Gorge clubhouse launch

    This is the club's paddling night for all watercraft. Depending on instructor availability club members can go for a Paddle on the Gorge or practice skills. This tends to be a pretty mellow event but please arrive early to get set up since we want to be on the water by 6 pm.

    • 01 Feb 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • VCKC Club House
    Register

    Join us for an entertaining evening with 2 canoe tripping presentations, everyone welcome!

    1) Mike Stacey and Terry Hatrick present stories, photos and a video of their exciting trip down the Wind River, Yukon in August, 2022. 

    2) Louise de Montigny and Raoul Wiart describe their 10 day paddle from Kingston to Ottawa in September, 2022 along the historic Rideau Canal Waterway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    • 05 Feb 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge/Portage Inlet

    We are excited to announce that our 2023 Peninsula Paddle for the Kids is a GO!

    PFTK, kickoff is Sunday, Feb 5th at 9:30am.

    9:30 am - Meet and review Big Canoe Basics

    10:00am -1 pm- Paddle Portage Inlet, 

    12 pm - 1 pm - VCKC provided lunch and social

    2:00pm - big canoe capsize/rescue demo

    More good news!

    VIRTUAL PFTK is also a GO! In a few days we will send instructions for those wishing to sign up for the virtual PFTK event here:  website.https://p2p.onecause.com/paddleforthekids

    For more information check out  VCKC's PFTK page

    We look forward to seeing you out for fun, fitness and fundraising for Easter Seals.

    See you on the water!!

    Elizabeth Martinson, 

    Big Canoe Director,
    bigcanoe@vckc.ca


    • 11 Feb 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse - Coopers Cove

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling up to 4-5 hours on February 11th, Sooke Basin.  This event is open to all members.  A few key notes:

    1. Please bring proper clothing - e.g., rubber boots or neoprene foot ware, merino wool or synthetic quick drying underlayers, rain gear, waterproof gloves (e.g., rubber dish gloves) and a tuque.

    2. Bring complete change of clothes in a drybag, just in case, No capsizes are expected (they never are), but we always prepare for the worst-case scenario. Safety first!

    3. Bring sufficient water/snacks for the day and a packed lunch (in a dry bag). 

    4. Ride sharing is encouraged. Those not driving should park vehicles on side streets near the Clubhouse rather than the parking lot. 

    5. Remember to bring a toonie for the driver who is towing our trailer - gas prices are high! If you ride share, please share costs with your driver. 

    Most importantly - remember the time change and meet at at VCKC and be ready to drive away 8:00 am. 

    For more information about Paddle For The Kids click Here


     


    • 19 Feb 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Meet at VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling up to 4-5 hours on February 19th near Ladysmith.  This event is open to all members.  A few key notes:

    1. Please bring proper clothing - e.g., rubber boots or neoprene foot ware, merino wool or synthetic quick drying underlayers, rain gear, waterproof gloves (e.g., rubber dish gloves) and a tuque.

    2. Bring complete change of clothes in a drybag, just in case, No capsizes are expected (they never are), but we always prepare for the worst-case scenario. Safety first!

    3. Bring sufficient water/snacks for the day and a packed lunch (in a dry bag). 

    4. Ride sharing is encouraged. Those not driving should park vehicles on side streets near the Clubhouse rather than the parking lot. 

    5. Remember to bring $5.00 for the driver who is towing our trailer - gas prices are high! If you ride share, please share costs with your driver. 

    Most importantly - remember the time change and meet at VCKC and be ready to drive away 8:00 am. 

    For more information about PFTK click Here


     


    • 25 Feb 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse - Coopers Cove

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling 4-5 hours on February 25th, launching in Sidney and paddling in the Gulf Islands National Park.  This event is open to all members.  A few key notes:

    1. Please bring proper clothing - e.g., rubber boots or neoprene foot ware, merino wool or synthetic quick-drying underlayers, rain gear, waterproof gloves (e.g., rubber dish gloves), and a tuque.

    2. Bring a complete change of clothes in a dry bag, just in case, No capsizes are expected (they never are), but we always prepare for the worst-case scenario. Safety first!

    3. Bring sufficient water/snacks for the day and a packed lunch (in a dry bag). 

    4. Ride sharing is encouraged. Those not driving should park vehicles on side streets near the Clubhouse rather than the parking lot. 

    5. Remember to bring a toonie for the driver who is towing our trailer - gas prices are high! If you ride share, please share costs with your driver. 

    Most importantly - remember the time change and meet at VCKC and be ready to drive away 8:00am. 

    For more information about Paddle for the Kids click Here

     


    • 05 Mar 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Meet at VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling up to 4-5 hours on March 5th near Maple Bay/Cowichan Bay.  This event is open to all members.  A few key notes:

    1. Please bring proper clothing - e.g., rubber boots or neoprene foot ware, merino wool or synthetic quick drying underlayers, rain gear, waterproof gloves (e.g., rubber dish gloves) and a tuque.

    2. Bring complete change of clothes in a drybag, just in case, No capsizes are expected (they never are), but we always prepare for the worst-case scenario. Safety first!

    3. Bring sufficient water/snacks for the day and a packed lunch (in a dry bag). 

    4. Ride sharing is encouraged. Those not driving should park vehicles on side streets near the Clubhouse rather than the parking lot. 

    5. Remember to bring $5.00 for the driver who is towing our trailer - gas prices are high! If you ride share, please share costs with your driver. 

    Most importantly - remember the time change and meet at VCKC and be ready to drive away 8:00 am. 

    For more information about Paddle for the Kids click Here

     


    • 11 Mar 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Meet at VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling up to 4-5 hours on March 11th near Race Rocks.  This event is open to all members.  A few key notes:

    1. Please bring proper clothing - e.g., rubber boots or neoprene foot ware, merino wool or synthetic quick drying underlayers, rain gear, waterproof gloves (e.g., rubber dish gloves) and a tuque.

    2. Bring complete change of clothes in a drybag, just in case, No capsizes are expected (they never are), but we always prepare for the worst-case scenario. Safety first!

    3. Bring sufficient water/snacks for the day and a packed lunch (in a dry bag). 

    4. Ride sharing is encouraged. Those not driving should park vehicles on side streets near the Clubhouse rather than the parking lot. 

    5. Remember to bring $5.00 for the driver who is towing our trailer - gas prices are high! If you ride share, please share costs with your driver. 

    Most importantly - remember the time change and meet at VCKC and be ready to drive away 8:00 am. 


     


    • 18 Mar 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Meet at VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling up to 4-5 hours on March 18th near Saanich Inlet/Brentwood Bay.  This event is open to all members.  A few key notes:

    1. Please bring proper clothing - e.g., rubber boots or neoprene foot ware, merino wool or synthetic quick drying underlayers, rain gear, waterproof gloves (e.g., rubber dish gloves) and a tuque.

    2. Bring complete change of clothes in a drybag, just in case, No capsizes are expected (they never are), but we always prepare for the worst-case scenario. Safety first!

    3. Bring sufficient water/snacks for the day and a packed lunch (in a dry bag). 

    4. Ride sharing is encouraged. Those not driving should park vehicles on side streets near the Clubhouse rather than the parking lot. 

    5. Please remember to bring $4.00 for the driver who is towing the trailer. This money will also go to cover the cost of launching boats. 

    Most importantly - remember the time change and meet at VCKC and be ready to drive away 8:00 am. 

    For more information about Paddle for the Kids click Here


     


    • 26 Mar 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Meet at VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling 4-5 hours on March 26th from the VCKC Clubhouse to Discovery Island return.  This event is open to all members.  A few key notes:

    1. Please bring proper clothing - e.g., rubber boots or neoprene foot ware, merino wool or synthetic quick-drying underlayers, rain gear, waterproof gloves (e.g., rubber dish gloves), and a tuque.

    2. Bring a complete change of clothes in a dry bag, just in case, No capsizes are expected (they never are), but we always prepare for the worst-case scenario. Safety first!

    3. Bring sufficient water/snacks for the day and a packed lunch (in a dry bag). 

    4. Ride sharing is encouraged. Those not driving should park vehicles on side streets near the Clubhouse rather than the parking lot. 

    Most importantly - remember the time change and meet at VCKC and be ready to drive away 8:00 am. 

    For more information about Paddle for the Kids click Here

     


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