Presentation: Paddling the MacKenzie River, March 8

Deep Cove Outdoors is proud to present Kevin Vallely, Padddling the MacKenzie RiverMarch 8, 2017, at their North Vancouver location.

Kevin Vallely is one of Vancouver, and Canada's, greatest adventurers. He's done it all - running the West Coast trail in 10 hours, travelling to the South Pole in the fastest time ever, and then last summer, an epic trip with his family down the Mackenzie River!

On July 4th, 2016 two young families set off to paddle the length of Canada’s largest and longest river, the mighty Mackenzie. Named Deh Cho, or “Big River,” by the Dene people, the free-flowing Mackenzie stretches 1750 kilometers from Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean and is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. A paddle journey down the Mackenzie would be a challenge for any explorer but for two young families with three kids in tow it promised to be an adventure of a lifetime.

For full details, see the Deep Cove Outdoors website, or checkout their Facebook page.

When: March 8, 2017
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Where: Deep Cove Outdoors, 352 Lynn Avenue, N Vancouver, BC, V7J 2C5

Registration:  $10 in advance; $15.00 at the door.

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Wild Encounters Presentation from January 2017 Meeting

Tom Saare from the Fish, Wildlife & Recreation Program at BCIT spoke at the January meeting.

He shared tips and guidelines on how to enjoy wildlife, while respecting them in their environment. Tom also provided guidance on how to stay safe when you encounter wildlife. His presentation is here: Wild Encounters (PDF)

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Recap: Chained Island Cleanup Collaboration with BCMTNA

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Photo by Rita Buchwitz

SKABCers Rita, John and BCMTNA director Roxanne were part of an 8 person clean up of the Chained Islands off of Quadra Island.  More photos and article here: BCMarineTrails.org: Chained Islands Masterful Cleanup

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Article by Sept. guest speaker Larry Pynn

larry_pynnA great presentation by Larry Pynn at the Sept meeting showing all the unknown nooks and crannies of the Vancouver area coastline. Here's his article in the Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun:
Water's Edge: A tour of Metro Vancouver from the oceanfront

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Reminder to minimize impact when viewing whales and other marine wildlife

Whalewise_logo_sm_ENG Fisheries and Oceans Canada asks that paddlers stay 100 m from whales and to stay clear of their path. Detailed guidelines for paddling near wildlife are posted here: Be Whale Wise - Marine Wildlife Guidelines for Boaters, Paddlers and Viewers

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