Join a team for our booths at Squamish Paddle Expo and MEC Paddlefest

SKABC will have booths at the Squamish Paddle Expo May 26 and MEC Paddlefest June 16.

For our booths we need two types of volunteers:

Group 1 - volunteer(s) that can give a demo/speech.

Sample topics:
- Preparing for an overnight trip
- Packing a kayak
- How to dress for paddling
- Safety
- Meal planning
- etc.
All demos/speeches will be done on land in front of our tent. Can be presented individually or with partners.

Group 2 - volunteer(s) that can help man the tent to promote SKABC

Contact Calvin at to join the team!

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WCK Paddle Expo at Cultus Lake

The Western Canoe & Kayak Paddle Expo was Sunday April 22nd at Cultus Lake. Our club had a tent and table. Thanks to those who stopped by our booth and to Calvin, John, Tal and Kapila who volunteered.

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Your Membership Card is now available online

Several local retailers offer SKABC Members discounts on equipment, clothing and rentals. You can print out a membership card to present -- it is now online. When you're logged in, navigate to:

For Members > Membership Card

When you're there, click to generate a printable pdf. If you need assistance please contact

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Open Houses and Survey on public facilities for paddlers in Vancouver

The Vancouver Park Board is looking for your feedback about On Water: Vancouver's Non-motorized Watercraft Strategy. "Help us imagine the future of canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more for Vancouver's waterways!" There is an online survey and two more open houses between now and March 16.

SKABC members: On the club's General Discussion Forum, you can organize with other members on attending open houses. (Several SKABC Members attended February 27) We can also discuss proposals to put forward to the Parks Board as a club. We have the opportunity to give feedback until March 16, so there is momentum for coming up with a proposal now.

Details about upcoming Vancouver Park Board open houses: The first hour is a drop-in open house. After that, there is an informal presentation by VPB staff and a workshop. Stay for as much or as little as you can. (If you plan to attend the workshop portion, RSVP at

Attend an Open House on these dates:

-Monday, March 5 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm at City Lab, 511 West Broadway Street

-Saturday, March 10 from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm at Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street

Stay tuned for updates on the club's participation in this process and help with planning on the forum.

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SKABC Presents: Paddling Film Festival March 16 at 6:30 pm

Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world including Vancouver. Join SKABC to view this year’s best paddling films and get yourself inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the world’s wild places.

Film selections include sea kayaking, whitewater, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing and more. See list of films below.

There will be door prizes and a raffle. Proceeds go to BC Marine Trails Howe Sound campsites that are under SKABC stewardship.

March 16 at Langara College in Vancouver. Address: 100 West 49th Avenue. Use the Langara main entrance on 49th. Theatre A130. There is parking off Ontario Street.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets for sale online for $17 ($20 at the door):

Get tickets for Paddling Film Festival

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