Past Meetings

Date Event Type
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
September Meeting: From Middens to Rock Art - Archeological Sites on our Coastline - Note: Meeting is 2nd Monday in September
Guest Speaker: Brian Pegg is an archaeologist teaching at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  He has been working in archaeology in British Columbia, Ontario, and the NW...
Meeting, Public
Mon, Jun 5, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
June Meeting: Favourite Kayaking Trips
Members will share information about one of their favourite Kayak trip destinations - why go, things to know, logistics to consider and resources to help...
Meeting, Public
Mon, May 1, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
May Meeting: Moresby, Haida Gwaii - A 3 Week Solo Trip
Guest speaker: Steve Best, SKABC Member Haida Gwaii is called “The Edge of the World,” and the west coast of Haida Gwaii is the edge...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Apr 8, 2017
(11:00 AM - 4:15 PM)
BC Marine Trails Network Association Spring Forum
All are welcome at the BC Marine Trails Spring Forum. Breakout groups will discuss topics such as deciding on a Code of Conduct for paddlers...
Meeting, Public
Mon, Apr 3, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Fueling Your Body while Kayaking with Delicious, Healthy Food
Guest speaker: Kathy Romses is a registered dietitian, SKABC member and on the program committee. Learn about how to keep your energy up during your...
Meeting, Public
Mon, Mar 6, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
March Meeting: Proactive Thinking: The Key to Safety on the Water
Guest Speaker: Rick Davies is a 30 year member of SKABC and with his wife Jaquie Bunse, co-authored “Sixty-Five Sunsets,” A West Coast Journey from...
Meeting, Public
Mon, Feb 6, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
February Meeting: Cold Water Immersion
NOTE: The date and location of this meeting has changed from our usual schedule and location. The meeting will take place MONDAY, February 6 at...
Meeting, Public
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
(12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
SKABC Trip planning meeting & lunch
Trip leading is very rewarding. It is great to share your adventures with other paddlers and to be able to do it at a time...
Meeting
Tue, Jan 3, 2017
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
January Meeting: Wildlife Identification, Safety & Etiquette
Guest speaker: Tom Saare, Assistant Instructor - Fish, Wildlife & Recreation Program, BC Institute of Technology Tom will share tips and guidelines on how to enjoy...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
November meeting: The Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCMSAR)
Annual General Meeting. Club Elections and Reports followed by guest speaker Paul DeGrace. Guest speaker: Paul DeGrace: Search and Rescue Crew Member and Media Liasion...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Oct 4, 2016
(7:00 PM - 9:15 PM)
October Meeting: Kayaking in Belize - Self Guided or Professional Guided?
Island Expeditions Co. of BC has specialized in adventure kayak trips in Belize since 1987. The owner, Denver, will share his knowledge and perspective on...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Sep 6, 2016
(7:00 PM - 9:15 PM)
September Meeting: Water's Edge - Paddling Our Scenic Shores
Larry Pynn describes his 10-day solo kayak trip from Sunset Marina to White Rock that resulted in an eight-part series on the Metro Vancouver oceanfront....
Meeting, Public
Tue, Aug 2, 2016
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
CANCELLED: Summer Picnic, Tuesday, August 2
CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN Join fellow SKABC members for a picnic at the beach. Bring a dish to share (salad, appy or dessert), your mess kit,...
Meeting
Tue, Jul 5, 2016
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
BBQ and Shoot the Breeze
During the lazy, long days of summer, it's time to be outside as much as possible! SKABC will have a BBQ set up for you...
Meeting, Public, Social
Tue, Jun 7, 2016
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Silly Things I Have Done in a Kayak...
Join John Kimantis, editor and publisher of the Wild Coast magazine and operations manager at the BC marine Trails Network Association (BCMTNA) for his reflections...
Meeting, Public
Tue, May 3, 2016
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
BC: Canada's Paddling Crossroads
Local paddler and author Sanford Osler will give an illustrated talk  covering his favourite stories about BC’s paddling community. The talk is based on his...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Apr 5, 2016
(7:00 PM - 9:15 PM)
Where Will You Paddle this Season?
To start the night off Pacifica PaddleSports and Expedition Engineering will briefly talk about what they do. Each outfitter is quite different from the other,...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Mar 1, 2016
(7:00 PM)
Clayoquot - Sound of Freedom
Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck will present on paddling in Clayoquot, the area's ecology, some history of the 1993 protests, First Nations culture, and some...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Feb 2, 2016
(7:00 PM - 9:15 PM)
Haida Gwaii - Through the eyes of a solo kayaker
Steve Best, part-time scout for the BC Marine Trails Network, who does his best architectural work from his kayak …will recount his solo trip down...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Jan 5, 2016
(7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
January: Weather, Safety, and Personal Locator Beacons
Do you remember this song: I've looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down, and still somehow It's cloud illusions I recall...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Nov 3, 2015
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Annual General Meeting
The SKABC Executive is announcing details of the Annual General Meeting which will be held Tuesday November 3. Doors open at 7pm. Meeting starts at...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Oct 6, 2015
(7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
October Monthly Meeting - State of Howe Sound Health
Adjacent to downtown Vancouver, Howe Sound is one of North America's southernmost fjords. With waters up to 800ft deep, Howe Sound is home to more...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Sep 8, 2015
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
September Club Meeting
A few of our SKABC members will present on their kayaking adventures this summer: Rand Chatterjee will share his experience on attempting a solo circumnavigation...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Aug 4, 2015
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Aug. 4 BBQ at Locarno Beach
Updated Monday Aug 3: Following the club idea of “promoting fellowship” come and share a BBQ and stories of paddles past and planned at a...
Meeting, Public, Social
Tue, Jul 7, 2015
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
July 7 BBQ at Locarno Beach
Following the club idea of “promoting fellowship” come and share a BBQ and stories of paddles past and planned at a club BBQ at Locarno...
Meeting, Public, Social
Tue, Jun 2, 2015
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting June 2
Paddling the Horton River in the Arctic: The canoeists are Ted and Freda Mellenthin who live in Mission, BC. They are internationally known for all...
Meeting, Public
Tue, May 5, 2015
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting May 5
A representative from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation will talk about the organizations initiatives and how SKABC members may become involved. Please look at their website...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Apr 7, 2015
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
April 7 Club Meeting
Bob Salo, our Safety Officer, will be presenting a safety session on TOWING. Come prepared with questions. This is something we all need to know...
Meeting
Tue, Mar 3, 2015
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting Tuesday March 3
Spirit of the Coast. Guest Speaker Chris Cooper:  Travelling our beautiful BC coast by Great Canoe is known as the grandfathers' journey by coastal First Nations...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Feb 3, 2015
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting
Ralph and Lannie Keller from the Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island will be showing SKABC members and guests their beautiful and exciting part of...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Jan 6, 2015
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
January Club Meeting
SKABC member Steve Best will be talking about and showing pictures of his two-week, late September solo trip down the outside of Vancouver Island from...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Nov 4, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
SKABC AGM
Tonight we will have our Annual General Meeting where you will meet the current Executive and those who wish to be on the Exec.  Please...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Oct 7, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Meaghan Hennessy Demystifies Weather
Demystifying the Marine Forecast The Marine Forecast is an essential tool for staying safe while sea kayaking on the west coast, yet this tool is...
Meeting
Tue, Sep 2, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
International Greenland Paddler James Manke's - Grand Canyon Paddle
James Manke   Club member James Manke is an International Greenland Kayak Instructor living in Victoria who travels around the globe teaching Greenland and traditional...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Aug 5, 2014
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Aug. 5 BBQ at Locarno Beach
Following the club idea of “promoting fellowship” come and share a BBQ and stories of paddles past and planned at a club BBQ at Locarno...
Meeting, Public, Social
Tue, Jun 3, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
June 3 Meeting – Safety with Bob Salo
  Bob will be making two presentations tonight, the first is practical safety information, and the second presentation will be a debriefing of a real...
Meeting, Public
Tue, May 6, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Gear Swap & Sale + Rescues in a dynamic environment, with Maureen Benzon
Taking Rescues from a passive environment (where we practice) to a dynamic environment (where we might need it). Special Door Prize:  From Great West Adventure...
Meeting, Public, Social
Tue, Apr 1, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Kayak Destination Fair
Thank you for making the Fair a huge success! Paddling Destinations were explored Valuable Prizes were won! Plan your next paddling adventure. Talk to Members...
Meeting, Social
Tue, Mar 4, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Jellyfish in BC and Around the World with Lucas Brotz
Doors open at 7:00pm, public welcome! Jellyfish populations are increasing in numerous ecosystems around the globe. Not surprisingly, these increases are not uniform in time...
Meeting, Public
Wed, Feb 19, 2014
(7:00 AM - 9:30 PM)
February 19 Trips Meeting for members only
This meeting is for anyone interested in coordinating/leading evening, day, or multi-day trips. We will be brainstorming a trips list for the upcoming season. Location...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
February Meeting: Tuesday February 4, 2014
First Speaker: Trip Planning and Contracts With Andrew McCracken It’s winter, the water is cold, the sky dark, and your boat is snug and dry...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Jan 7, 2014
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
January Club Meeting
Who’s out there?  Wild Whales of the West Coast “PHHOUGHT!,” an explosion of breath breaks the silence and suddenly you realize you are not alone...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Nov 5, 2013
(7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Annual General Meeting
RSVPs are requested for this annual event! Also a couple volunteers are needed for shopping, setup and cleanup -- please email Maureen. More details below:...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Oct 26, 2013
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is being planned for October 26th at 6.00 pm at the Hollyburn Sailing Club at 1326 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver....
Meeting, Public, Social
Tue, Oct 1, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting
“You’re on a Kayak trip to Who Knows Where and you break your only paddle and a Rudder Cable snaps and the Seat in your...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Sep 3, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting
First Club Meeting of the Fall -- hope to see you there to catch up on your adventures. Sue Davies from OWL (Orphaned wildlife Rehabilitation...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Jun 4, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Club Meeting -- Guest Speaker Reg Lake
Reg Lake "kayaker extraordinaire", inventor, boat designer, etc will speak about paddling in South America. Check out his videos at reyaldolago You Tube. Meetings are...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Jun 4, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting
Reg Lake "kayaker extraordinaire", inventor, boat designer, etc will speak about paddling in South America. Check out his videos at reyaldolago You Tube. Meeting at...
Meeting
Tue, May 7, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Club Meeting
Michael Pardy, a former kayak guide and current trainer with SKILS will speak on trip planning and safety.
Meeting, Public
Tue, Apr 2, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Club Meeting
Nick Heath and others will update us on the BC Marine Trails initiative. A great deal of work has been done to inventory camp sites...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Mar 5, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting
Guest Speaker - Heather Harbord -- details will be posted soon! Meeting is at the Vancouver Museum. Doors open at 7pm, club meeting starts at...
Meeting
Tue, Feb 5, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting
SKABC member and solo kayak traveller, Steve Best, will tell us about last summer's trip from Winter Harbour to Fair Harbour (around the Brooks Peninsula)....
Meeting, Public
Tue, Jan 8, 2013
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
January Club Meeting
Club meeting - Guest speaker Amanda Adams from CPAWS on the Southern Strait of Georgia sponge reef. Doors open at 7pm. - Library will be...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Nov 10, 2012
(2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Annual Instructor’s Meeting
The annual instructors meeting will be held at the Hollyburn Sailing club before the Volunteer Dinner. Individual invitations will not be sent out. Please attend...
Meeting
Tue, Nov 6, 2012
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
November club meeting
Our club meeting will be on Tuesday Nov. 10. Doors open at 7pm and the library will be available. The public is welcome!
Meeting, Public
Tue, Oct 2, 2012
(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Special club night: Annual General Meeting
We hope to see everyone at the Annual General Meeting at the Vancouver Museum. We'll elect new SKABC officers, go over club business, and have...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Sep 4, 2012
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
September Club Meeting
The September Club meeting will be held at an alternate location since the Vancouver Museum is closed for maintenance the first week of September. Meet...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Club Meeting -- Rick Davies on Survival Skills
Our own Rick Davies will do a presentation on survival skills. Rick teaches at Capilano University. Club meetings are at the Vancouver Museum — doors...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Apr 3, 2012
(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
April Club Meeting
At our April meeting on the 3rd, we will have Leon Sommes and Shawna Franklin of Body Boat Blade talking to us about Safety, giving...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Mar 31, 2012
(10:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
BC Marine Trails Network Assn – Task Force Meeting
Interested SKABC members are invited to be a Task Force volunteer to keep  this big project moving forward. Contact Nick Heath for details.groundcheck@bcmarinetrails.org604.939.7222Several members have...
Meeting
Tue, Mar 6, 2012
(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
March Club Meeting
Guest speaker: Andy Lamb—Marine Biologist and Master Diver on the life in the sea.
Meeting, Public
Tue, Feb 7, 2012
(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
February Club Meeting
Steve Best on his latest solo trip around North Vancouver Island. At the end of the meeting we'll open a forum for discussion regarding SKABC's...
Meeting, Public
Tue, Jan 3, 2012
(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Club Meeting
Guest speaker from Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Doors open at 7pm.
Meeting, Public
Tue, Oct 4, 2011
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Annual General Meeting
Doors open at 6:30. Food and beverages will be served. Club officers will be elected.
Meeting, Public
Tue, Sep 6, 2011
(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Monthly Meeting
The room is open at 7pm and the meeting starts at 7:30. Guest speaker to be announced.
Meeting, Public