VCKC Big Canoe Event Calendar

    • 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.


Past events

01 Dec 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
26 Nov 2022 Big Canoe Day Trip - Sidney - Piers Island
17 Nov 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
11 Nov 2022 Remembrance Day Paddle on the Cowichan River
10 Nov 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
08 Nov 2022 VCKC Executive Meeting
03 Nov 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
29 Oct 2022 Big Canoe - Halloween Paddle
20 Oct 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
13 Oct 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
11 Oct 2022 VCKC Executive Meeting
07 Oct 2022 Canoe Booking: Maria Montessori - Tillicum, Munro
06 Oct 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
01 Oct 2022 Big Canoe - Victoria Waterways Loop Day Trip
29 Sep 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
27 Sep 2022 Tuesday Social
22 Sep 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
20 Sep 2022 Canoe Booking: Esquimalt High - Tillicum, Canada, Munro
18 Sep 2022 (copy) Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
18 Sep 2022 Canoe Booking: Belmont High - Shawnigan, Kawa
15 Sep 2022 Voyageur Thursdays - Weekly Paddle
14 Sep 2022 Canoe Booking: Esquimalt High - Tillicum,Shawnigan
13 Sep 2022 VCKC Executive Meeting
09 Sep 2022 Big Canoe Rivers Weekend - Thompson River
08 Sep 2022 Bon Meeting
01 Sep 2022 Bylaws-Special General Meeting
25 Aug 2022 Bon Meeting
17 Aug 2022 Summer Social
27 Jul 2022 Big Canoe - Family Clinic
20 Jul 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
18 Jul 2022 Summer Social - Potluck and Barbeque
16 Jul 2022 Riptide Potluck
13 Jul 2022 Sunset Socializer
13 Jul 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
07 Jul 2022 Bon Meeting
06 Jul 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
01 Jul 2022 Strawberry Tea - Gorge Canada Day 2022
29 Jun 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
24 Jun 2022 Kayak and Big Canoe - Overnight Camping trip
16 Jun 2022 Kayak/Big Canoe Weekend Trip - Planning Session
14 Jun 2022 VCKC Executive Meeting
05 Jun 2022 Big Canoe Day Trip - Saanich Inlet
04 Jun 2022 40th Anniversary Paddle for the Kids Gala and Potluck Dinner!
04 Jun 2022 Big Canoe Intermediate Sterner Course
01 Jun 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
25 May 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
20 May 2022 Peace River Brigade - Pre-Registration
17 May 2022 Yukon River Trip - Canoe Director Louise
15 May 2022 Restart the Gorge 2022
11 May 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
10 May 2022 VCKC Executive Meeting
04 May 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
27 Apr 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
24 Apr 2022 Big Canoe Intermediate Sterner Course
20 Apr 2022 Peace River Brigade Informational Meeting
13 Apr 2022 Big Canoe - Weekly Club Paddle
12 Apr 2022 VCKC Executive Meeting
03 Apr 2022 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - The Big Day!
27 Mar 2022 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Discovery & Chatham Islands
23 Mar 2022 PPFTK - Big Day Planning Meeting
20 Mar 2022 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Maple Bay to Cowichan Bay
17 Mar 2022 Welcome Back to General Meetings!
16 Mar 2022 Voyageur PPFTK - Wednesday Night Club Paddle
15 Mar 2022 Treasurer Election
13 Mar 2022 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Sooke Basin
09 Mar 2022 Voyageur PPFTK - Wednesday Night Club Paddle
08 Mar 2022 VCKC Executive Meeting
06 Mar 2022 2022 Peninsula Paddle for the Kids Kick-off
21 Feb 2022 CANCELED: Gorge Herring Field Trip
08 Feb 2022 VCKC Executive Monthly Meeting
25 Jan 2022 VCKC 2022 AGM
18 Jan 2022 Zoom Practice Session for 2022 AGM
11 Nov 2021 Big Canoe Paddle to Victoria Harbour, November 11
11 Nov 2021 Remembrance Day Paddle on the Cowichan- offsite
01 Jun 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
22 May 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
13 May 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
08 May 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
24 Apr 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
20 Apr 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
17 Apr 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
10 Apr 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
07 Apr 2021 Yukon Canoe Trip - Canoe Director Louise
06 Apr 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
27 Mar 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
09 Jan 2021 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
06 Jan 2021 Zoom Practice for AGM
14 Nov 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
07 Nov 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
07 Nov 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
29 Oct 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
22 Oct 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
10 Oct 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
10 Oct 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
10 Oct 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
29 Sep 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
21 Sep 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
09 Sep 2020 VCKC COVID 19 Protocol Orientation
27 Aug 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
11 Aug 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
23 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
21 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
21 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
16 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
14 Jul 2020 VCKC Reopening Protocol Orientation
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
28 Mar 2020 Big Canoe PPFTK
22 Mar 2020 Big Canoe PPFTK
17 Mar 2020 [Postponed] Paddling Presentation - Middle-Age Angst in the Sayward
15 Mar 2020 Big Canoe PPFTK
08 Mar 2020 Big Canoe PPFTK
03 Mar 2020 Paddling and Health Presentation
01 Mar 2020 Big Canoe PPFTK
23 Feb 2020 Big Canoe PPFTK
10 Feb 2020 Paddling Presentation - Ellesmere Island to Greenland
09 Feb 2020 Big Canoe Program - Peninsula Paddle for the Kids kickoff breakfast & paddle February 9
30 Jan 2020 Paddling Presentation: Teen Angst in the Stikine
27 Jan 2020 Big Canoe Stern Lead planning PPFTK
27 Nov 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
22 Nov 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
20 Nov 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
13 Nov 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
11 Nov 2019 Big Canoe Program - Remembrance Day flat water paddle
06 Nov 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
28 Sep 2019 Big Canoe Program - Maria Montessori skills day
26 Sep 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
23 Sep 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
02 Jul 2019 Big Canoe Program - Summer Trip
01 Jul 2019 Canada Day Celebrations on the Gorge -Strawberry Tea
25 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
21 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
18 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Thompson River Trip planning
05 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
01 Jun 2019 Big Canoe Program - summer trip prep
27 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
17 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
14 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
13 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
10 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Colquitz Middle School
06 May 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
29 Apr 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
15 Apr 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
05 Apr 2019 Big Canoe Program - Shoreline Middle School
30 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - Peninsula Paddle for the Kids
24 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - Ladysmith Harbour
17 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - Esquimalt Lagoon to Pedder Bay
14 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - TT2019
10 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - Maple Bay to Genoa Bay
03 Mar 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - Sooke Basin, Sooke River Estuary
24 Feb 2019 Big Canoe Program - PFTK - kickoff breakfast; Victoria Harbour
22 Feb 2019 Big Canoe Program - Maria Montessori
08 Feb 2019 Big Canoe Program - Maria Montessori
01 Feb 2019 Big Canoe Program - Maria Montessori
24 Jan 2019 PFTK Stern Leader meeting
24 Jan 2019 Big Canoe Program - Stern Leader meeting
23 Nov 2018 Big Canoe Program Stern Leader Course
11 Nov 2018 Cowichan River Remembrance Day paddle
03 Nov 2018 Fall Clean-up: Clubhouse & Grounds
22 Oct 2018 Big Canoe - Shoreline School
05 Oct 2018 Big Canoe - Shoreline School
24 Aug 2018 Thompson River Trip
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
01 Jul 2018 Canada Day Celebrations on the Gorge -Strawberry Tea
27 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
20 Jun 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
18 Jun 2018 Voyageur HG June 18 - July 30
14 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Haida Gwaii meeting
12 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
08 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
04 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
02 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Big Brothers Big Sisters Picnic
01 Jun 2018 Voyageur HG Group 2
31 May 2018 Voyageur - Stern Leader Development
27 May 2018 Voyageur - Power-to-Play
23 May 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
23 May 2018 Voyageur - Pearson College
17 May 2018 Voyageur - instructor training
14 May 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
13 May 2018 Voyageur - Stern Leader School District #61
07 May 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
04 May 2018 Voyageur HG Group 1
23 Apr 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
19 Apr 2018 Voyageur - PTB
18 Apr 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
12 Apr 2018 Voyageur Haida Gwaii Meeting
08 Apr 2018 Potluck with Mile
05 Apr 2018 VCKC 50th planning session - paddle portion
29 Mar 2018 Voyageur wrap up
29 Mar 2018 Voyageur Stern leader practice - School District 61
24 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - The Big Day!
18 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Ladysmith or Race Rocks
15 Mar 2018 Voyageur - PFTK stern leader meeting
11 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Maple Bay to Cowichan Bay
04 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Saanich Inlet
25 Feb 2018 Voyageur Paddle to Gulf Islands National Park (PFTK Practice #4)
23 Feb 2018 Voyageur school district
21 Feb 2018 Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate Course
18 Feb 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Sooke Basin
11 Feb 2018 Paddle For The Kids: Kick Off
11 Feb 2018 PFTK Brunch
04 Feb 2018 Voyageur Program Annual Open Day
30 Jan 2018 Glenlyon-Norfolk Big Canoe Sterner Course
18 Jan 2018 Voyageur program PFTK planning meeting
04 Jan 2018 Haida Gwaii Meeting
05 Dec 2017 Christmas Party and Boat Parade - All Members Welcome
28 Oct 2017 Big Canoe Intermediate Leader course
14 Oct 2017 Paddle Canada Skills Course - Big Canoe Advanced Leader
21 Jun 2017 Barkley Sound Brigade planning meeting
12 Jun 2017 Inflatable PFD Info Session
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Gorge Waterway Shoreline
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Clubhouse & Grounds
13 Feb 2017 Family Day Paddle & Social
11 Jan 2017 Voyageur program PFTK planning meeting
10 Jan 2017 VCKC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
02 Aug 2016 General Membership summer BBQ evening
23 Jul 2016 VCKC Guts & Glory 2016
05 Jul 2016 Summer General Membership BBQ, Scavenger Hunt paddle
01 Jul 2016 Canada Day on the Gorge
07 Jun 2016 VCKC General Meeting & Summer Bar-B-Q
18 Apr 2016 Clubhouse Main Floor Closed for Repair
19 Mar 2016 Paddle For The Kids: Finale
07 Feb 2016 Paddle For The Kids: Kick Off
06 Feb 2016 Flatwater Paddle - Becher Bay to Pedder Bay
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