All VCKC Hosted Events

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All Upcoming Events

    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 8:20 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
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    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) Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo 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


    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)


    all big canoes 

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Andrew Farrell; 250-479-4746

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sooke Basin

    Hello all members in the Canoe and Kayak programs,

    We're planning a day trip to the Sooke Basin on Sunday October 6 2019.  It's a Beginner level trip of up to 10km. We will be paddling the sheltered waters from Coopers Cove to Roche Cove and back

    Trip details are here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kEQ_i9IdOVC3kjElfnHHm0hp1cw0oYrLY0U0y4RyVcU

    We will be leaving from the VCKC clubhouse at 9am and plan to be back between 4pm and 5pm.

    Participants should have a minimum of Kayak Basic certification or Canoe Lakewater 1 certification (or equivalent skills).

    If you are interested in attending this event please email Mike Teachman at mike.teachman@gmail.com to register

    In your email please indicate if you:
    - need canoe or kayak transportation to the launch site
    - can drive, and how many passengers you can take.
    - can drive, and how many canoe or kayaks you can take on your roof
    - can drive, and can tow a trailer (only if needed)
    - need a canoeing partner

    Happy paddling!

     


    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Clubhouse

    Open to all members.

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    Register

    Refine your skills and teamwork to quickly and efficiently paddle a tandem canoe in any direction. Master linking paddling manoeuvres together smoothly and efficiently to enhance your ability and enjoyment of canoeing. 

    Topics include:

        Running and regular sideslips

        Extended straight line paddling

        Sharp forward & reverse turns

        Bracing strokes

        Advanced tandem rescues (Wet/Dry suit recommended)

        Ropes and knots

        Canoe repair

        Handling wind and waves

    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Advanced 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 – RCABC Lakewater Level 2 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


    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 27 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • VCKC clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    contact Jared Adams (jadams@sd61.bc.ca)

    Clubhouse will be in use

    big canoes on site

    painters, paddles, PFDs, bailers, etc

    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhousr

    clubhouse in use

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