VCKC Sea Kayak Event Calendar

    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Compound
    • 0
    Join waitlist

     This is the Basic Kayak Course for individuals new to the sport or wishing to begin the process of certification with Paddle Canada.

    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 2 meters occur you will need these items.

    Participants will require appropriate clothing, which will include a wet or dry suit as you will be in the water for the recovery session. If you have your own PFD that would be ideal, however, it you need to borrow one from the Club that can be arranged. Participants can either use their own boats and safety equipment or reserve a club kayak. 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 4 registrants will be excepted. It is best that you  participate with someone you know, as the recovery sessions does require you to potentially be closer than 2 meters.

    There is limited places for purchasing food around the Club so it is best that you bring a lunch, snacks and beverages.

    • 14 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • VCKC Compound
    • 12
    Register

    This session is designed to provide members with information on how the new protocol will impact their access to the clubhouse, compound and equipment. It is a requirement to participate in any VCKC events and courses. At the time of the orientation you will have the opportunity to sign the new waiver. A waiver must be signed by each family member if yours is a family membership and any family member who will use equipment or access the clubhouse needs to attend a session.

    Please bring a face masks as for some parts of the session social distancing is less than the recommended 2 meters. You are all asked to bring hand sanitizer to use after you have touched items in the clubhouse.

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • VCKC Compound
    • 20
    Register

    This session is designed to provide members with information on how the new protocol will impact their access to the clubhouse, compound and equipment. It is a requirement to participate in any VCKC events and courses. At the time of the orientation you will have the opportunity to sign the new waiver. A waiver must be signed by each family member if yours is a family membership and any family member who will use equipment or access the clubhouse needs to attend a session.

    Please bring a face masks as for some parts of the session social distancing is less than the recommended 2 meters. You are all asked to bring hand sanitizer to use after you have touched items in the clubhouse.

    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Thetis Lake
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Hi VCKC Kayakers and Canoeists,

    We're going to restart our paddling season with a morning trip to Thetis Lake.  We plan to explore nearly every nook and cranny of the shoreline.  About 7km of paddling. We'll likely throw in a couple of island visits as well.  We might even entertain the possibility to practice a kayak wet exit in the shallows or capsize a canoe (at the end, optional for everyone).  If anyone is interested I can demonstrate the kayak Covid rescue that I recently learned.

    Max of 12 boats.  We will have two groups of 6

    Skill Level Beginner
    Participants should have a minimum certification (or equiv skills) of:

    Paddle Canada Kayak Basic 

    or 

    RCABC Canoe Lakewater 1

    Logistics

    Our aim is to have everyone on the water by 10:00 AM.  For that to happen we would like everyone to arrive at Thetis Lake by 9:30 AM

    If you will be borrowing a club boat please meet at the VCKC clubhouse at 8:30am.  It will really, really help if we can cartop all the boats.  We have a club trailer, but I'd rather not use it.   If you are bringing your own boat you can meet us at Thetis Lake at 9:30 am.  I anticipate the lower parking lot will be full and busy (the "dog beach") so we're not even going to waste time looking.  Instead, drive past the parking lots on the left and drive to the turn-around at the top of the small hill.  At the turnaround you'll see a picnic bench and a convenient place to unload.  Unload and then park your vehicle in one of the large parking lots. We'll walk the boats to the main beach from there.

    What To Bring

    Safety Gear:  Boats must carry all the Transport Canada required safety equipment. 

    • PDF for each person (worn)
    • whistle
    • bailing device e.g. pump or bailer
    • throw rope 


    Snack
    :
     I think this will be about a 2-hour paddle, so we'll be finished before lunch.  But, it would be a good idea to bring a snack to eat en-route. 

    Be Covid safe
    Participants are asked to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer in case either is required. In order to be eligible to participate you will have attended an orientation session on the Covid protocols and signed a waiver.

    If you need to borrow a club boat
    send an email request to:

    kayakbooking@vckc.ca
    or
    canoebooking@vckc.ca

    Any member who uses a club boat will be required to return to the club to ensure that the boat and all accessories are properly cleaned.

    Trip Leader

    Mike Teachman
    mike.teachman@gmail.com
    home:  250 598 6866
    text:  250 507 5673

    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Compound
    • 0
    Join waitlist

     This is the Basic Kayak Course for individuals new to the sport or wishing to begin the process of certification with Paddle Canada.

    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 2 meters occur you will need these items.

    Participants will require appropriate clothing, which will include a wet or dry suit as you will be in the water for the recovery session. If you have your own PFD that would be ideal, however, it you need to borrow one from the Club that can be arranged. Participants can either use their own boats and safety equipment or reserve a club kayak. 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 4 registrants will be excepted. It is best that you  participate with someone you know, as the recovery sessions does require you to potentially be closer than 2 meters.

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

    There is limited places for purchasing food around the Club so it is best that you bring a lunch, snacks and beverages.

Past events

11 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
05 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation - SUP
07 Apr 2020 Paddling Presentation - Safety Considerations for Trip Planning Postponed
24 Mar 2020 Kayak program Meeting Postponed
03 Mar 2020 Paddling and Health Presentation
10 Feb 2020 Paddling Presentation - Ellesmere Island to Greenland
08 Feb 2020 Sea Kayak Meet and Greet
30 Jan 2020 Paddling Presentation: Teen Angst in the Stikine
19 Jan 2020 Club Paddle - Chemainus Delta
14 Dec 2019 Kayaker Social
23 Nov 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
11 Nov 2019 Big Canoe Program - Remembrance Day flat water paddle
26 Oct 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
14 Oct 2019 Flatwater Paddle Monday October 14th 2019 - Gorge
06 Oct 2019 Flatwater Paddle Sunday October 6th 2019 - Sooke Basin
18 Aug 2019 Flatwater Paddle in Sooke Basin
10 Aug 2019 Paddle around James Island NOT Victoria Waterways Loop Day Trip
01 Jul 2019 Canada Day Celebrations on the Gorge -Strawberry Tea
30 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
29 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
22 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Level 1 (#1)
22 Jun 2019 Sea Kayak Level 1 (#2)
18 Jun 2019 Canoesday!
04 May 2019 Sea Kayak Level 1 (cancelled)
13 Apr 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
16 Mar 2019 Kayak Program Meeting & Paddle in the Gorge
09 Mar 2019 Kayak Program - Cold Water Wet Exit Clinic
09 Mar 2019 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
09 Feb 2019 Kayak Meeting & Paddle
06 Feb 2019 Making A Greenland Paddle
20 Jan 2019 Flatwater Paddle
14 Nov 2018 Sea Kayak Program Meeting
03 Nov 2018 Fall Clean-up: Clubhouse & Grounds
14 Oct 2018 Flatwater Paddle
23 Sep 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
14 Aug 2018 August BBQ potluck
11 Aug 2018 Dragon Boat Potluck
21 Jul 2018 VCKC Guts & Glory 2018
17 Jul 2018 July BBQ potluck
07 Jul 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
20 Jun 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
09 Jun 2018 Sea Kayak Level 1
03 Jun 2018 Victoria Waterloops Trail Flatwater Paddle
23 May 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
06 May 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
28 Apr 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
21 Apr 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
08 Apr 2018 Potluck with Mile
29 Mar 2018 Canoe and Kayak Meeting
26 Feb 2018 Kayak Instructors Meeting
21 Feb 2018 Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate Course
11 Feb 2018 PFTK Brunch
18 Nov 2017 Flatwater Paddle
29 Oct 2017 How to make your own Greenland paddle
29 Oct 2017 Tie-One-On and How to Pack your Kayak
08 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
03 Oct 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
01 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
10 Sep 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
04 Sep 2017 VCKC Fall BBQ, General Meeting and Boat Moving
27 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
17 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Rescue Clinic
15 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Stroke Clinic
13 Aug 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
12 Aug 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
17 Jun 2017 Skill clinic - Crabbing
12 Jun 2017 Inflatable PFD Info Session
03 Jun 2017 Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills - 2 day course
13 May 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
07 May 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Gorge Waterway Shoreline
02 Apr 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
18 Mar 2017 Introduction to Currents - Sea Kayak Clinic
11 Mar 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
15 Feb 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
13 Feb 2017 Family Day Paddle & Social
10 Jan 2017 VCKC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
12 Nov 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
06 Nov 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
23 Oct 2016 Flatwater paddle
17 Sep 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
10 Sep 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
06 Sep 2016 VCKC General Meeting
13 Aug 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
02 Aug 2016 General Membership summer BBQ evening
23 Jul 2016 VCKC Guts & Glory 2016
05 Jul 2016 Tuesday Canoe/Kayak practice paddle evenings
05 Jul 2016 Summer General Membership BBQ, Scavenger Hunt paddle
02 Jul 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
01 Jul 2016 Canada Day on the Gorge
15 Jun 2016 Skill clinic - Crabbing
07 Jun 2016 VCKC General Meeting & Summer Bar-B-Q
12 May 2016 Kayak Program admin meeting
18 Apr 2016 Clubhouse Main Floor Closed for Repair
16 Feb 2016 Canoe and Kayak Program Meeting
06 Feb 2016 Flatwater Paddle - Becher Bay to Pedder Bay
31 Dec 2014 Victoria Waterways Loop Meeting (Marathon Canoe Program)
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software