Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 19 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.


    • 20 May 2018
    • 15 Sep 2018
    Register

    2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club.

    To mark that event, the Club has published a book telling the stories of those fifty years.

    A team of VCKC members, some of them members for the entire fifty years, have contributed to the book.

    But the book could not have been pulled together without the tireless and dedicated organizing, research, compilation and writing of Alan Thomson.

    Purchase your copy now. The commemorative price is $24.99.

    Hot-off-the-press books will be available for distribution in September, to coincide with the Anniversary celebration on September 15, 2018


    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 11 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.   If there is an instructor onsite they will lead a paddle starting at 6:30PM.   If not then its a good time for an individual practice paddle on the Gorge.

    Since its a club paddle all federal and club policies must be followed.  Wear a PFD at all times on the water.  All participants must have basic canoe or kayak certification.

    If you require a club kayak for the canoesday paddles please send a request to: kayakbooking@vckc.ca (note there is no ‘s’ after booking). We have a new policy this year regarding reserving kayaks for "canoesdays". Please email anytime after 6:00 pm on the Monday before the Tuesday paddle. We had problems last year where people reserved kayaks and then didn't show up on Tuesday night. In the meantime I had turned people down because the kayaks were booked.

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 18 Aug 2018
    • Murtle Lake
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    To celebrate the club's 50th year and summer, let's go paddle Murtle Lake.   We will arrive at the portage on Sunday Aug 12.   We will co-ordinate transportation to the lake and food at group meetings before leaving.  Group size is limited to 10 paddlers, and group 1 is now full.

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 18 Aug 2018
    • Murtle Lake
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    To celebrate the club's 50th year and summer, let's go paddle Murtle Lake.   We will arrive at the portage on Sunday Aug 12.   We will co-ordinate transportation to the lake and food at group meetings before leaving.  Group size is limited to 10 paddlers.  Lakewater Basic Tandem certification is required.

    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • Savona to Ashcroft, BC

    Annual club trip to the Thompson River to paddle in Voyageurs. No experience necessary.

    Details in the June newsletter, contact Mary Marks at voyageur@vckc.ca to register.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    VCKC 50th Anniversary Celebration - more to follow

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse
    Register

    VCKC is celebrating FIFTY Years
    and You Are Invited

    • * Paddle Parade of VCKC members and representatives from other clubs
    • * Presentation of Life Membership
    • * Unveiling of an Information Kiosk
    • * Launch of the book ~ VCKC 50 Years of Paddling
    • * Tour of Clubhouse featuring poster presentations of our history
    • * Onsite Hamburger sales by Lions Club to support BC Children’s Charities
    To participate in the paddle parade please contact one of the program directors to express your interest

    A members only party will occur after the official celebration at 5:00 PM
    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse on the Gorge

    Fall clean-up day is on the first Saturday in November.

    Clean-up 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

    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Clubhouse

    Planning meeting for the PFTK sterns to plan teams for the Finale paddle on April 1st.

    Meeting organizer is the Voyageur Director, Phil McEvoy:  voyageur@vckc.ca


Past events

14 Aug 2018 August BBQ potluck
11 Aug 2018 Dragon Boat Potluck
03 Aug 2018 VCKC Private Booking
21 Jul 2018 VCKC Guts & Glory 2018
17 Jul 2018 July BBQ potluck
10 Jul 2018 VCKC-50th After Party Planning
07 Jul 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
07 Jul 2018 MEC Paddlefest
01 Jul 2018 Canada Day Celebrations on the Gorge -Strawberry Tea
27 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
23 Jun 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
20 Jun 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
18 Jun 2018 Voyageur HG June 18 - July 30
16 Jun 2018 Lakewater 4 - Advanced Solo
14 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Haida Gwaii meeting
12 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
09 Jun 2018 Sea Kayak Level 1
08 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
07 Jun 2018 Murtle Lake trip meeting
05 Jun 2018 VCKC Spring BBQ
04 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
03 Jun 2018 Victoria Waterloops Trail Flatwater Paddle
02 Jun 2018 Voyageur - Big Brothers Big Sisters Picnic
02 Jun 2018 Lakewater 3 - Advanced Tandem
01 Jun 2018 Voyageur HG Group 2
31 May 2018 Voyageur - Stern Leader Development
29 May 2018 Cadboro Bay Navigation
27 May 2018 Voyageur - Power-to-Play
23 May 2018 Dragon Boat Nanaimo Planning
23 May 2018 Voyageur - Pearson College
19 May 2018 Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo
17 May 2018 Voyageur - instructor training
16 May 2018 Basic and River Poling
14 May 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
13 May 2018 Voyageur - Stern Leader School District #61
12 May 2018 Switchblade Paddlesport Relay Races
07 May 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
06 May 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
06 May 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
05 May 2018 Spring Clean-Up: Club and Gorge Shoreline
04 May 2018 Voyageur HG Group 1
01 May 2018 VCKC General Meeting
28 Apr 2018 Running of the Cowichan
28 Apr 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
23 Apr 2018 Ocean Canoeing Course
23 Apr 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
21 Apr 2018 Harold's 90th Birthday
21 Apr 2018 Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course
20 Apr 2018 RCABC Paddle Conference in Hope
19 Apr 2018 Voyageur - PTB
18 Apr 2018 Voyageur - Shoreline Middle School
14 Apr 2018 2018 Wake Up the Gorge
12 Apr 2018 Voyageur Haida Gwaii Meeting
08 Apr 2018 Potluck with Mile
07 Apr 2018 Moving Water 1 - Tandem
05 Apr 2018 VCKC 50th planning session - paddle portion
03 Apr 2018 VCKC General Meeting
29 Mar 2018 Canoe and Kayak Meeting
29 Mar 2018 Voyageur wrap up
29 Mar 2018 Voyageur Stern leader practice - School District 61
28 Mar 2018 Dragon Boat Potluck
24 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - The Big Day!
22 Mar 2018 WUTG meeting
18 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Ladysmith or Race Rocks
17 Mar 2018 Dragon Boat Learn to Paddle
15 Mar 2018 Voyageur - PFTK stern leader meeting
11 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Maple Bay to Cowichan Bay
06 Mar 2018 VCKC Monthly General Meeting
04 Mar 2018 VYPC Annual General Meeting
04 Mar 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Saanich Inlet
28 Feb 2018 Canoe Instructors Meeting
27 Feb 2018 VCKC-50 Planning
26 Feb 2018 Kayak Instructors Meeting
25 Feb 2018 Marathon Program Clinic - 2
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 Marathon Program Clinic
18 Feb 2018 Voyageur Paddle for the Kids - Sooke Basin
11 Feb 2018 Paddle For The Kids: Kick Off
11 Feb 2018 PFTK Brunch
10 Feb 2018 Preparation for PFTK Brunch
08 Feb 2018 Media Announcement
07 Feb 2018 Dragon Boat 2018 Kick-off
06 Feb 2018 VCKC Monthly General Meeting
04 Feb 2018 Voyageur Program Annual Open Day
30 Jan 2018 Glenlyon-Norfolk Big Canoe Sterner Course
25 Jan 2018 Canoe Meeting
22 Jan 2018 Pumps for canoes
20 Jan 2018 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem
18 Jan 2018 Voyageur program PFTK planning meeting
09 Jan 2018 Annual General Meeting
04 Jan 2018 Haida Gwaii Meeting
01 Jan 2018 Annual VCKC New Year's Day Paddle
17 Dec 2017 Lights On the Gorge - Gorge-Tillicum Community Association
05 Dec 2017 Christmas Party and Boat Parade - All Members Welcome
02 Dec 2017 Christmas Decorating Party
18 Nov 2017 Flatwater Paddle
11 Nov 2017 Remembrance Day on the Cowichan River
03 Nov 2017 Canoe Instructor Course
29 Oct 2017 How to make your own Greenland paddle
29 Oct 2017 Tie-One-On and How to Pack your Kayak
28 Oct 2017 Big Canoe Intermediate Leader course
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
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
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
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
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
15 Feb 2017 Kayak Instructors Meeting
13 Feb 2017 Family Day Paddle & Social
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
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
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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