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Open Day features a short introductory experience for anyone who is interested in the Voyageur canoe experience. This event is open to both VCKC members and non-members, and is one week ahead of the annual Paddle For The Kids program. Read more about this fun community minded program at Paddle for the Kids (PFTK)
The PFTK program kicks into high gear with our first practice day, navigating a fleet of Voyageur canoes under the guidance of our experienced sterns, leaving from the VCKC clubhouse, paddling through the Inner Harbour. We'll return to the Clubhouse for lunch and a presentation by the program's liaison reps from the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities (Camp Shawnigan), the beneficiaries of this fund raising program.
Seven Sunday paddles of increasing lengths will follow, culminating in the April 1st Big Day.
Read more about this fun, worthy community minded program at Paddle for the Kids (PFTK)
For questions, contact Voyageur director Mary Marks, by email to email@example.com
Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling up to 4 hours on February 14 - Sooke Basin. Open to all members. Please bring proper clothing, spare clothes, paddle, pfd, and picnic lunch
Course starts with recieving course materiel at beginning of February.
Get your Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate. Be legal and safe on the ocean while you paddle. The certificate is required to legally use a marine radio. The course teaches you the proper calling procedure for emergencies, hazards and boat to boat communications. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). You will receive documentation about two weeks ahead of the course to read though and practice. The Wednesday night will be a 4 hour presentation of the materiel, followed by testing the next evening. The certificate is currently for life so there is no reason not to be legal while paddling on the ocean. The course will be presented by Gord Fulcher in conjunction with the Brentwood Bay power squadron. Course cost is $110. If you have two people in your household who want to take the course the cost will be $60 for the second person, you just will only get one book and cd to share. Don't register the second person, but email me at firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
(Includes book, cd, and certificate card, and one year membership in power squadron.)
Paddle for the Kids - Practice #4: Gulf Islands Marine National Park
Be at the clubhouse ready to go by 8:30 am Sunday February 25. Our plan is to go to Portlans Island, or Sidney Island, or Rum Island, or all of them, but we may relocate if the weather does not cooperate.
Expect to be away the full day.
Racing starts at 10:00am Saturday, race managers on-site at 9:00am.
Two different race types:
Minimum of 3 teams required to run category.
No registrations accepted after July 14, 2018.
Cost: $250 per 10-paddler team (12 people including caller & stern) for EITHER the 2500m or the 200m sprint.
Early Bird $220 - if payment received prior to April 15th
Only $50 to register for the 2nd race type, if registering for both.
Results will be ranked by team category (Mixed or Womens) for awarding of medals.
All paddlers must have signed waiver online to participate. Link to waiver will be sent with registration confirmation.
Click here for full details about VCKC's annual Guts 'n Glory race event: Guts 'n Glory
Planning meeting for the PFTK sterns to plan teams for the Finale paddle on April 1st.
Meeting organizer is the Voyageur Director, Phil McEvoy: email@example.com
355 Gorge Road West
Victoria, BC, V9A 1M9
Tide / Current
Inner Harbour / Local Marine