Outreach volunteers make impact with Big Brothers / Sisters and at Paddlefest

Big Brothers / Big Sisters Paddle at Deep Cove June 15

SKABC hosted 12 kids and their BB/BS partner. The volunteers all arrived at Deep Cove at 0700h to get everything set up, kayaks picked up. Our day did not end until about 6:00/ 6:30 after we packed up and cars loaded. It was a great day. Organizer Calvin Sam sends a big THANK YOU to the volunteers that made this happen: Mark, Ellen, Kirsten, Clark, Maureen, and Karin. Thank you to the Raven Pub and Deep Cove Kayak for the pizza and kayaks.


MEC Paddlefest

SKABC volunteers Walter and Jayne man the booth along with BC Marine Trails representatives. Thanks to Mary for organizing, Nick, Katya, Millie, Mick, Randy, and all the other club members who represented us at Paddlefest!

Daniel and Katya answer questions at MEC Paddlefest.

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Gulf Islands National Park Tour in July

Tour most of the places in the Gulf Island National Park in July. The Gulf Islands Park is one of easier place to paddle for newer paddlers. Space is limited to 10 max.
See trips details below


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Paddling Film Fest Photos

SKABC's Paddling Film Festival was a huge success. With around 200 attendees, we raised $6500 for BC Marine Trails in Howe Sound. Thanks to everyone who organized and sponsored this event. Photos by Sue Johnson.

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Silent Auction and Raffle donations for the Paddling Film Festival

Update: The Paddling Film Festival raised around $6500 for BC Marine Trails in Howe Sound!

The kayaking community has come through in a big way to support the Paddling Film Festival! Here are some of the opportunities to win kayaking gear, club memberships and more. All proceeds go to BC Marine Trails Howe Sound Sites!

Online Auction March 22-29:

Visit our online listings to bid on some amazing gear! Create a profile with 32Auctions to get started. Bidding will end at 8:15 pm at the Paddling Film Festival Friday March 29. The following featured items are courtesy of Skyview Outdoors.

Boreal Epsilon T200 Kayak -- standard weight


Aquabound Carbon Stingray Paddle


Camping Bundle:

  • Eureka Suma 2 Tent
  • Jet Boil Mighty Moe Stove
  • Nemo Sleep Mattress
  • Yak Food Freeze Dried Food Packs



Silent Auction -- March 29 at the Paddling Film Festival.

Come to the film festival and bid on gear and gifts courtesy of Skyview Outdoors and our other generous local sponsors. Silent auction items include:

Aquabound Carbon Stingray Paddle w/ Brooks Pogies
Brooks Paddle Skirts
Salus Eddy-Flex PFD
Malone Kayak Cart
Northwest River Supply Taj Mahal Deck Bag
Outdoor Research Sensor Phone Bag
Nemo Air Mattress
Keen Shoe Gift Cards
Dakine Sports Bags from Ecomarine
NRS Vista PFDs from Ecomarine
Talic Wall Mounting Storage Kits from Ecomarine
Coast Outdoor Gift Certificates
Catering to Cool Cats - Cat Sitting Service
Hollyburn Sailing Club - One Year Membership
Hollyburn Sailing Club Co-op Membership
Framed Photograph by Martin Ryer
Waterflow Paddling Rolling Clinics
Club Locarno Membership
UBC Theatre and Film Subscriptions
SKABC Fleece Jackets

Raffle - March 29 at the Paddling Film Festival:

Look for the Raffle Table in the theatre lobby-- ticket sales will be cash only. Prizes include:

Deep Cove Rental Gift Certificates
Coast Outdoors Gift Certificates
NorthWater Micro Throwline
Northwest River Supply Dri-stow Dry Bags
Outdoor Research Dry Isolation Day Pack
Galileo Coffee Gift Bag
Dakine Sports Bag from Ecomarine
Spirit of the West Adventures Pottery Mugs
Back Country Brewing Gift Card
Wildcoast Guidebooks

And Door Prizes -- too many to list!

Come to the Paddling Film Fest for a great evening. Tickets are on Eventbrite:

Special thanks to:

Sea to Sky Gondola
Spirit of the West Adventures
UBC Theatre and Film
Back Country Brewing
Catering to Cool Cats
Honey's Donuts
Wild Coast Guidebooks

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Howe Sound Update: Sea to Sky Marine Trail Annual Report

The club's Howe Sound Steward Steve Best submitted a report detailing the progress made in 2018 on our BC Marine Trail campsites. The document includes:

1. Management of Operations
a) Maintenance & Projects
b) Volunteers
c) Incidents and Actions
d) Management Concerns
e) Enforcement Support
2. Summary of Visitors and Revenue
3. Summary of Expenses
4. Year End Condition of Infrastructure
5. Proposed Projects and Planning for the Coming Year
6. Appendix 1 – Site Condition Reports
7. Appendix 2 – Site Visitor Logbooks

Read the full 2018 Sea to Sky Marine Trail Annual Report

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