Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean ….What Happened Next?: Free event at the Vancouver Aquarium Tuesday 14th August at 7pm

Notice to SKABC members from the Vancouver Aquarium about this event:

Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean ....What Happened Next? Passage Adventure's Plastic Free, Two-Thousand Kilometre Kayak Expedition

When: Tuesday 14th August @ 7pm
Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium

About The Event

At the start of May, Lucy Graham and Mahilde Gordon launched their sea kayaks from the shores of Glacier Bay in Alaska, beginning a 2100km, 3-month long journey through the Inside Passage, raising awareness of marine debris along their way! They collected data on marine debris, participated in a beach cleanup and spoke at several public events. They have also raised thousands of dollars for the Tangaroa Blue Foundation Living Oceans Society, two organisations that work to stop the trash at the source.

During this extraordinary journey they saw countless whales, had a rising tide flood their tent, navigated costal rapids, and met incredible people en route. They pushed themselves mentally and physically, and saw things they never imagined!

Come along to find out if, at the end of their trip, they are still friends! Did they starve or was the plastic free food storage a success? How was their journey around Cape Caution? What did they see on their remote beach cleanup with the Living Oceans Society? What are some ideas to combat global marine debris and stop this rubbish at the source?

Passage Adventures
Lucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon are Passage Adventures. They are two women who have lived single-use plastic-free lives for over 2 years. To find out more Passage Adventures, check out their website!

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Monday Aug 13 6pm — BBQ at Locarno

In lieu of a monthly meeting, let's meet at Locarno Beach for an informal BBQ. Look for the yellow SKABC banner by a tent and picnic table. Below is a photo showing the location.

A couple of BBQs will be provided so feel free to bring something for the grill and a salad or dessert to share (plus your own drink, plate and utensils).

Let us know if you're coming by scrolling down and booking below. Hope to see you there!

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Oceans Day Cleanup at Apodaca Park on Bowen Island – Photos

We had great weather for the cleanup -- thanks everyone!

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The sales rep from Globalstar Systems who we know as SPOT will be doing a presentation on the SAR system and introducing their new 2-Way unit called SPOT X, as well as their Trace unit which can be concealed in a kayak and used to track the location of your kayak in the event of a theft.

The store will be open to members of both clubs from 6.30 to 8.30pm and Skyview will provide coffee and snacks.

There will be a number of promotional kayak items available and the opportunity to use the regular club discount and meet members from PIKA.

Let’s get out to SKYVIEW OUTDOORS on June 26, learn about some interesting technologies and meet folks from PIKA.

#101 - 12355 Pattullo Place
Surrey BC
V3V 8C3
(Scott Road and 110th Avenue next to McDonalds)
Phone: 604-580-3777

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Join the team for our booth at MEC Paddlefest

Join the team at SKABC’s booth at the MEC Paddlefest at Jericho on June 16.

While at the Paddlefest, you can learn new skills at the clinics, demo an array of boards and boats, and check out the gear swap.

At our club's booth, Larry F. will be giving demos on "Packing a kayak for a Multiday Trip".

Update on June 9: We still need volunteers that can help man the tent between noon and 3pm to promote SKABC.

Contact Calvin at to find out how you can help out.

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