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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. 

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

     Monthly VCKC Executive meeting.

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


    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse/Gorge Waterway
    Registration is closed

    This course teaches the skills necessary to safely stern a big canoe - voyageur, Langley - for the Club, a school or other organisation. The main section of the course covers the Paddle Canada Intermediate Leader curriculum, which is intended for people who will be sterning a big canoe with no other skilled paddlers on board. The focus is on management of the crew; clear instructions and paddling skills that manoeuvre the canoe safely and accurately.

    The second day covers the same ground with added skills for those who wish to challenge the RCABC Leader course. This course includes manoeuvres that require the bow and other paddlers in the boat to take part in moving the canoe, turns at speed and switching while in motion.

    Depending on numbers, the course will be taught using a variety of different big canoes at the Club. As the course involves repeated rescue sessions (everyone must lead a rescue), a wet suit or dry suit for this part of the course is advised.

    Prerequisites - you must have taken the basic tandem canoe course; for the RCABC certification, you must also have the basic solo canoe course and preferably the Advanced Tandem course.

    Cost is $100, payable to the Club.

    Contact Alan Thomson littoral@shaw.ca or 250-812-3799

    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 20
    Register

    Are you interested in learning how to properly tie your kayak to your vehicle and how to pack it for day or multi-day trips? This is the workshop for you. Join Dorothea Hoffman, one of VCKC's kayak instructors with many years of experience in kayaking, to learn these important skills.

    Please register by clicking on the link on the calendar and following the prompts.

    Date: October 29, 2017
    Time: 1:00 to approximately 2:30

    Course fee: $5

    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

    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 19
    Register

    Greenland paddles have become very popular in recent years. However, they can be very expensive to buy. Are you interested in learning how to make your own Greenland paddle? Join Brian Mallory October 29, 2017 to get the low down on how carve a paddle that is both useful and beautiful.

    Please register by clicking on the link on the calendar and following the prompts.

    Date: October 29, 2017
    Time: 2:30 - 5:00

    Course fee: $5

    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 Brian at: btmallory@shaw.ca

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Clubhouse or Local Lake

    Canoe Instructor course.  Contace canoe@vckc.ca for details.

    • 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

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • VCKC Clubhouse - 355 Gorge Rd W.

    VCKC Monthly General Meeting

    -Program updates

    -member social

    -presentation by the Dragon Boat Program on their 2017 season

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cowichan River
    Annual Cowichan River Remembrance Day Paddle will take place November 11.  Timing will be to have a minute of silence at the Burma Star Memorial at Stolz pool at 11AM.  (A little reading of the history of the Memorial.)  Car shuttle will need to be setup first.   Contact canoe@vckc.ca if a canoe is needed, RCABC MW1 is a requirement.


    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Meet at VCKC clubhouse

    Tentatively we will paddle Cowichan Bay.   Unless the weather is wrong for the bay and we will post another location here.

    Usual requirements - you must have taken the basic tandem canoe or introduction to sea-kayaking courses and carry all the Transport Canada required safety equipment. Although this is a short and coastline-hugging trip, everyone should have spare clothes in a drybag or waterproof container - you never know. Listen to the weather forecast and dress appropriately for the likely conditions.

    If you need to use a Club boat, please contact David Dorosz canoe@vckc.ca or Linda Hall at kayakbookings@vckc.ca. If you need a partner, we will try to find you one.

    Please let me know if you plan to take part by Thursday evening (Nov 16).

    David

    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Lights on the Gorge, the seasonal celebration sponsored by the Gorge-Tillicum Community Association

    1 p.m. Lantern making begins.

     2 p.m.:  Tree decorating begins: stringing lights

     3:00-5:00 Welcome  by GTCA President, carols, songs , storytelling, mummer’s play.

     5:15 Tree Light-up and lantern procession

    5:45  Clean up


Past events

21 Oct 2017 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
14 Oct 2017 Paddle Canada Skills Course - Big Canoe Advanced Leader
09 Oct 2017 Thanksgiving - Private function
08 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
03 Oct 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
01 Oct 2017 Club Flatwater Paddle
28 Sep 2017 Outrigger Canoe Program Meeting
24 Sep 2017 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
23 Sep 2017 Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
22 Sep 2017 Celebration of Life - Private Function
17 Sep 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
16 Sep 2017 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
10 Sep 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
09 Sep 2017 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
07 Sep 2017 Dragon Boat Year End Gala
04 Sep 2017 VCKC Fall BBQ, General Meeting and Boat Moving
27 Aug 2017 Sea Kayak Introduction to Currents Clinic
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
04 Jul 2017 Canoesday!
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
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)
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
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
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
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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