All VCKC Hosted Events

      Only future VCKC events appear on this page.  To see all events - past & future - view the complete Club Calendar or visit our Program specific calendars.

All Upcoming Events

    • 01 Feb 2020
    • (PST)
    • 23 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 49 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Saturday morning marathon canoe paddles from 8 am to 10:30 followed by coffee/ tea etc., occur year-round. This is a great time for anyone interested in knowing more about the marathon canoe program - minimum of small boat experience and/or canoe lakewater 1 required.  The program caters to every skill level from beginner to advanced competitor. Contact the marathon Director before attending.

    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Clubhouse
    • 16
    Register

    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 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


    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • VCKC Compound - SUP
    • 5

    All Club members will be required to attend an orientation session on proper cleaning and handling of equipment and safety measures in place for individuals within the compound and building prior to using boats and/or participating in Club sanctions paddles.

    This will be the first session of this nature. Others will be planned in the future based on need and availability of directors and/or designates.


    All participants must bring hand sanitizer and a face mask to the session (neither will be provided, however, participation will not be allowed if you do not have them). Once you have completed this orientation and signed the new waiver, you can access club boats. It is highly recommended you supply your own paddle and PFD, to avoid onerous cleaning of club paddles and PFDs.

    Club paddles will be available for SUP

    email Mary: bigcanoe@vckc.ca to register
    maximum 5 participant per session




    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • VCKC Compound - SUP
    • 5
    Register

    All Club members will be required to attend an orientation session on proper cleaning and handling of equipment and safety measures in place for individuals within the compound and building prior to using boats and/or participating in Club sanctions paddles.

    This will be the first session of this nature. Others will be planned in the future based on need and availability of directors and/or designates.


    All participants must bring hand sanitizer and a face mask to the session (neither will be provided, however, participation will not be allowed if you do not have them). Once you have completed this orientation and signed the new waiver, you can access club boats. It is highly recommended you supply your own paddle and PFD, to avoid onerous cleaning of club paddles and PFDs.

    Club paddles will be available for SUP



    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Compound - SUP
    • 4

    All Club members will be required to attend an orientation session on proper cleaning and handling of equipment and safety measures in place for individuals within the compound and building prior to using boats and/or participating in Club sanctions paddles.

    This will be the first session of this nature. Others will be planned in the future based on need and availability of directors and/or designates.


    All participants must bring hand sanitizer and a face mask to the session (neither will be provided, however, participation will not be allowed if you do not have them). Once you have completed this orientation and signed the new waiver, you can access club boats. It is highly recommended you supply your own paddle and PFD, to avoid onerous cleaning of club paddles and PFDs.

    Club paddles will be available for SUP

    Email Mary: bigcanoe@vckc.ca to register

    maximum 5 participants per session


    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Compound - SUP
    • 3
    Register

    All Club members will be required to attend an orientation session on proper cleaning and handling of equipment and safety measures in place for individuals within the compound and building prior to using boats and/or participating in Club sanctions paddles.

    This will be the first session of this nature. Others will be planned in the future based on need and availability of directors and/or designates.


    All participants must bring hand sanitizer and a face mask to the session (neither will be provided, however, participation will not be allowed if you do not have them). Once you have completed this orientation and signed the new waiver, you can access club boats. It is highly recommended you supply your own paddle and PFD, to avoid onerous cleaning of club paddles and PFDs.

    Club paddles will be available for SUP

    email Mary: bigcanoe@vckc.ca to register 

    maximum 5 participants per session



    • 07 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 29 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 52 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 - 10:30 are opportunities for marathon program members to hone their skills and learn new ones. Minimum of Lakewater 1 and small boat experience is required. If you are interested in attending, contact the marathon program director [marathon@vckc.ca].

    • 09 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 01 Jul 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 52 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 - 10:30 are opportunities for marathon program members to hone their skills and learn new ones. Small boat experience ans at least Lakewater 1 is required. If you are interested in attending  contact the marathon program director [marathon@vckc.ca].

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Maffeo Sutton Park - Nanaimo


    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • VCKC Clubhouse
    • 14
    Register

    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 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


    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)


    • 19 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 23 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Southern Gulf Islands
    • 17

    Gulf Island camping trip July 19 to the 23rd and Big Canoes (Voyageur, Langley, Pacific Dancer).

    The main theme will be a relaxing tour, with a civilized restaurant meal each night. We will depart from the Sidney area on Sunday morning, and make our way to Port Browning on Pender Island, then to Montague Harbour on Galiano island. 

    There is room for up to 24 participants, but we can go with as few as 6. 

    This trip is for members only. Not a member? Join VCKC now.

    If you want to add multiple members, please complete one registration for each member.

    Signing up is free for members until June 1. We will be asking for $100 at that time to help plan and secure facilities.


    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Victoria Inner Harbour


    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)


    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PST)


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