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Upcoming events

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 16 May 2018
    • 16 sessions
    • VCKC clubhouse

    The Gorge Waterway Initiative is a collaborative, community-driven group of organizations concerned with protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural features of the Gorge Waterway, Portage Inlet and the surrounding watersheds.  GWI website

    Contact person is Kitty Lloyd

    Email : kllyod@crd.bc.ca

    Bi-monthly GWI meetings are held at the VCKC clubhouse on the 3rd Wednesday of Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov each year.  Check the VCKC Events list or Calendar for dates.  VCKC director liaison for this event is the VCKC President. 

    • 06 Sep 2016
    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Please join us for our VCKC General Meeting, open to the all members.  The public is also welcome!  

    First Tuesday each month.  July & August are BBQ social meet&greet evenings.  January does not have a general meeting because the Annual General Meeting takes place each January.

    Location: VCKC Clubhouse |  355 Gorge Rd W  |  Victoria, BC


    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 21 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

     Monthly VCKC Executive meeting.

    2nd Tuesday of each month, except July & August.


    • 04 Jul 2017
    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    Canoesday!

    What's a better reason to get out on the water other than just being Tuesday?  Well there might be a few, but Tuesday is good enough.  Canoe or kayak its a good time to paddle.  This is a drop in time for members to paddle not a leader organized trip.  We will try to have canoe and kayak instructors out most nights if you need advise on a particular stroke or skill. 

    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Are you interested controlling your kayak in currents? If so this clinic is for you!

    Course fee: $15

    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.

    For questions or to contact the Kayak program about this course, send an email to Dorothea at: kayakcourses@shaw.ca

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 15

    Start all your paddling adventures with this introductory course. Whether you are a first-time paddler or with some prior experience, discover the essential skills, manoeuvres and knowledge to safely paddle a tandem (two-person) canoe, either from the bow (front) or stern (back).

    Topics include:


        Canoes, paddles, PFDs and other gear


        Paddling positions and boat trim


        Launching and landing


        Forward, stopping and reverse paddling


        Basic turns while paddling forward


        Spins and sideslip manoeuvres


        Storing and waterproofing gear


        Canoeing safety guidelines and equipment


        Handling waves and wind


        Capsizes and rescues (Wet/Dry suit recommended)


    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Basic Tandem course in a full-day session normally held on the Gorge waterway near the VCKC clubhouse.

    All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it.

    PREREQUISITE
    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.

    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


    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 2

    Are you interested controlling your kayak in currents? If so this clinic is for you!

    Course fee: $15

    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.

    For questions or to contact the Kayak program about this course, send an email to Dorothea at: kayakcourses@shaw.ca

    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 8

    Learn to paddle a canoe by yourself, even in windy and rough conditions. You’ll adapt the paddling stokes learned in the Level 1 Tandem course to solo paddling while sitting in the centre of a canoe. You’ll gain independence as you enhance your understanding of how a canoe responds to each paddle stroke. By completing this course you’ll be able to branch out to the other courses the club offers, such as ocean tripping and the advanced tandem and solo courses.

    Topics include:


        Solo paddling positions and trim


        Pivot point


        Extending your strokes for better control


        Solo spins and sideslips


        Self-rescues (Wet/dry suit recommended)


        Effective reverse paddling


        Introduction to environmental ethics


        Access concerns


    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Basic Solo course in a full-day session normally held on the Gorge waterway near the VCKC clubhouse.

    All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it.

    PREREQUISITE – RCABC Lakewater Level 1 or 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.

    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


    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • River chosen by instructors
    • 7

    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.


    PREREQUISITE – RCABC Lakewater Level 1 or 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

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse on the Gorge

    Fall clean-up day involves sprucing up the grounds and outdoor spaces of the clubhouse and doing a thorough cleaning of the interior including meeting rooms, kitchen and storage areas.

    Wondering what to bring?  For that and any other questions, contact Sandy Rattray by email to:  clubhouse@vckc.ca

Past events

19 Aug 2017 Dragon Boat Barbeque
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
08 Aug 2017 Guest Speaker, Mike Elliot - "How to Restore Your Wood-Canvas Canoe
08 Aug 2017 Mike Elliott presentation to VCKC
06 Aug 2017 Symphony Splash in the Dragon Boat!
11 Jul 2017 VCKC Summer BBQ - Tuesday July 11 at 6 pm
08 Jul 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
29 Jun 2017 Dragon Boat Potluck
26 Jun 2017 Canoe Day Games and BBQ
21 Jun 2017 Barkley Sound Brigade planning meeting
17 Jun 2017 Skill clinic - Crabbing
12 Jun 2017 Inflatable PFD Info Session
08 Jun 2017 G&G Planning
07 Jun 2017 Crabbing clinic classroom session
03 Jun 2017 Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills - 2 day course
21 May 2017 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
13 May 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
13 May 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
07 May 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
29 Apr 2017 Running of the Cowichan
25 Apr 2017 Flatwater Paddle - Gorge
23 Apr 2017 Harold's 89th Birthday
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Clubhouse & Grounds
22 Apr 2017 Spring Clean-up: Gorge Waterway Shoreline
15 Apr 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
10 Apr 2017 Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey League AGM
08 Apr 2017 2017 Wake Up the Gorge
06 Apr 2017 Dragon Boat Learn to Paddle
02 Apr 2017 Lakewater 1 - Class FULL
02 Apr 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
31 Mar 2017 VYPC/ORPC NCCP Coaching Course
30 Mar 2017 G&G Planning
28 Mar 2017 Dragon Boat Potluck
25 Mar 2017 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
21 Mar 2017 PFTK - Making- Of-The-Teams meeting for sterns
18 Mar 2017 Introduction to Currents - Sea Kayak Clinic
11 Mar 2017 Kayak Basic Skills Course
05 Mar 2017 VYPC Annual General Meeting
02 Mar 2017 WUTG Planning Meeting
01 Mar 2017 Dragon Boat 2017 Kick-off Meeting
23 Feb 2017 Canoe and Kayak Meeting
23 Feb 2017 Canoe Instructors Meeting
15 Feb 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
13 Feb 2017 Family Day Paddle & Social
12 Feb 2017 Voyageur Program Annual Open Day
10 Feb 2017 Private Function at the Clubhouse
04 Feb 2017 Eddie Hopper!
11 Jan 2017 Voyageur program PFTK planning meeting
10 Jan 2017 VCKC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
11 Dec 2016 Flatwater Paddle
09 Dec 2016 Canoe Instructor Course
20 Nov 2016 Outrigger Coaching Clinic
19 Nov 2016 Dragon Blood Donations!
18 Nov 2016 Canoe Instructor Course
12 Nov 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
11 Nov 2016 Remembrance Day on the Cowichan River - Cancelled
06 Nov 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
30 Oct 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
29 Oct 2016 Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
23 Oct 2016 Flatwater paddle
22 Oct 2016 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
21 Oct 2016 Camosun Canoe Course
08 Oct 2016 Voyageur paddle
01 Oct 2016 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
25 Sep 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
24 Sep 2016 Jump in a Dragon Boat!
18 Sep 2016 Jump in a Dragon Boat!
17 Sep 2016 Kayak Basic Skills Course
12 Sep 2016 OC6 Outrigger Selection Committee Meeting
10 Sep 2016 Level 1 Sea Kayak - 2 day course
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
09 Jul 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
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
26 Jun 2016 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
25 Jun 2016 MEC Paddlefest - Canoe Booth
20 Jun 2016 G&G Planning
17 Jun 2016 OC1/OC2 Huli Certification - 2 sessions
15 Jun 2016 Skill clinic - Crabbing
11 Jun 2016 Annual Outrigger Huli Drill Contest and Potluck Dinner
07 Jun 2016 VCKC General Meeting & Summer Bar-B-Q
04 Jun 2016 Canoe skill clinic
28 May 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
17 May 2016 G&G Planning
14 May 2016 Ocean Canoeing
12 May 2016 Kayak Program admin meeting
28 Apr 2016 Circle Loop Meeting (Marathon Canoe Program)
25 Apr 2016 G&G Planning
24 Apr 2016 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
21 Apr 2016 Ocean Canoeing Classroom Sessions
18 Apr 2016 Clubhouse Main Floor Closed for Repair
09 Apr 2016 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
30 Mar 2016 G&G Planning
26 Mar 2016 How to Steer an Outrigger Canoe (OC6)
19 Mar 2016 Paddle For The Kids: Finale
16 Mar 2016 OC Team Leader meeting
10 Mar 2016 G&G Planning
05 Mar 2016 Learn To Paddle a Dragon Boat - Part II
02 Mar 2016 Learn To Paddle a Dragon Boat - Part I
29 Feb 2016 Camoson College, Centre for Sport & Exercise Education, Canoe Instruction
16 Feb 2016 Canoe and Kayak Program Meeting
13 Feb 2016 World Fisheries Trust Workshop 9:00am-1:00pm
07 Feb 2016 Paddle For The Kids: Kick Off
06 Feb 2016 Flatwater Paddle - Becher Bay to Pedder Bay
20 Dec 2015 Lights on the Gorge
01 Dec 2015 Christmas Party-All Members Welcome
24 Nov 2015 Executive Budget Meeting
10 Nov 2015 No Exec Mtg in Nov
01 Jul 2015 Strawberry Tea - Clubhouse
18 Jun 2015 VCKC Newsletter Deadline
09 Jun 2015 Esquimalt HighSchool
06 Jun 2015 Big Brothers/Big Sisters Picnic
23 Apr 2015 Test Event
03 Feb 2015 General Meeting
31 Dec 2014 Victoria Waterways Loop Meeting (Marathon Canoe Program)
04 Nov 2014 General Meeting
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