Event List

April 2019

Date Event Type
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Club Night at Skyview Outdoors
Members of SKABC and PIKA are invited come by the store and discover the full range of kayaking and camping equipment that we have available...
uncategorized
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Paddle Expo at Cultus Lake
SKABC will once again participate in Western Canoe & Kayak's Paddle Expo to be on Sunday April 28th out on Cultus Lake. Paddle Expo runs...
Public, uncategorized

May 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, May 4, 2019
(All Day)
Spring Fling 2019
Registrations are now open for this annual event that takes place the first Saturday of May.
Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Deep Cove to Silver Falls (3B)
Spring Fling [ booked 4/7 ]
Public, Social, Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Deep Cove Kayak Rental Centre to Twin Islands (2B)
Spring Fling [ booked 4/12 ]
Public, Social, Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Thwaytes Landing (3B)
Spring Fling [ booked 2/10 ]
Public, Social, Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(9:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Twin Islands (2B)
Spring Fling [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Public, Social, Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019
(10:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Spring Fling: Cates Park to Jug Island (1A)
Spring Fling [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Public, Social, Trip
Mon, May 6, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
May Club Meeting: Trip Expo
Trip Expo: Club members will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge and experience about their favourite kayak destination. Each table at...
Meeting, Public
Fri, May 10, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Pool Rescue Practice
Pool rescue practice for members who already possess rescue skills.
Training Course
Sat, May 11, 2019 - Sun, May 12, 2019
(8:35 AM - 9:00 PM)
Navigation – Course (This course is FULL! Contact the coordinator to be wait listed)
This course will teach participants the fundamentals of navigation, including using charts and compasses. You will learn how to follow a course to a destination and find your way home again with confidence.
Training Course
Fri, May 17, 2019 - Wed, May 22, 2019
(All Day)
Copeland Islands (2B), Victoria Day Weekend *updated dates*
Come for a Base Camp & Explore trip to the Copeland Islands with Karin Hartner. [ booked 5/6 ]
Trip
Tue, May 21, 2019
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Furry Creek Rock Art (2B)
Join archaeologist (and club member) Brian Pegg on this day trip in Howe Sound to view ancient First Nations rock art. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Fri, May 24, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Pool Rescue Practice
Pool rescue practice for members who already possess rescue skills.
Training Course
Sat, May 25, 2019 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019
(All Day)
Broken Islands Mentored Trip (3A)
Led by Graham Lorimer and Bob Salo, this trip to the Broken Group Islands offers Beginners mentoring in planning and executing a multi-day trip. Please provide a paddling CV to Bob & Graham for consideration. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Sat, May 25, 2019 - Sun, May 26, 2019
(7:30 AM - 7:30 PM)
Weather – Course
The Weather Course will teach you the basic skills and knowledge to make a go or no-go decision for a kayak launch based on the weather.
Training Course
Sat, May 25, 2019 - Sun, May 26, 2019
(8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Wilderness First Aid
This two-day Wilderness First Aid Course is designed to help you deal with an injured person for up to 24 hours.  Due to the nature of the...
Training Course
Thu, May 30, 2019
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
MEC Club Night
Our next MEC spring club night will be on Thursday, May 30th at the MEC Vancouver store location at 130 West Broadway and will run...
uncategorized

June 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, Jun 1, 2019 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019
(8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Beginners Course (This course is FULL! There is another Beginner course on June 8th & 9th)
The Beginner Course will give you the basic skills and knowledge to go on trips in sheltered waters or to join competently led trips in places such as Indian Arm and the Gulf Islands.
Training Course
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Anvil Island & Pam Rocks (3C)
This day trip circumnavigation of Anvil Island, launches from Porteau Cove and takes in Christie Islets and Pam Rocks. Led by Philip Kubik. [ booked 4/6 ]
Trip
Mon, Jun 3, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
June Club Meeting: Coastal Scene Investigation - Using Clues from Intertidal Diversity Studies to Solve Ecotoxicological Puzzles in Howe Sound
Guest Speaker: Dr. Shannon Bard is a researcher, environmental consultant and fellow kayaker. She has been studying the environmental state of Howe Sound, before and...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Jun 8, 2019 - Sun, Jun 9, 2019
(8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Beginners Course
The Beginner Course will give you the basic skills and knowledge to go on trips in sheltered waters or to join competently led trips in places such as Indian Arm and the Gulf Islands.
Training Course
Sat, Jun 8, 2019 - Sun, Jun 9, 2019
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Rescues and Boat Handling Course (previously Strokes & Rescues)
This course is an excellent follow-up to the Beginners' course and for every paddler wishing to improve their forward and reverse strokes, work on bracing, steering and boat handling techniques, as well as towing and rescues.
Training Course
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
(5:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Crescent Beach Sunset Paddle (2B)
A sunset paddle at Crescent Beach, out the channel markers then turn toward Camp Kwomais. Paddle along the shore on the way back. [ booked 3/12 ]
Trip
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 - Sun, Jun 16, 2019
(All Day)
Currents course
To paddle safely in currents one requires basic knowledge of currents such as when and where they form as well as developing skills such as ferrying across currents and crossing eddy lines to manoeuvre in and around them.
Training Course
Sat, Jun 15, 2019 - Sun, Jun 16, 2019
(All Day)
Indian Arm to Granite Falls (2C)
This overnight trip up Indian Arm is a club classic, led once again by John Leung. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Sun, Jun 23, 2019 - Thu, Jun 27, 2019
(12:00 AM)
Gulf Islands (3B) – Go With the Flow
Join Maureen Benzon on a multi-day trip through the Gulf Islands (Gabriola Passage to Carlos Island) gaining practical experience negotiating tidal currents. This is also a great opportunity for a new trip leader to learn the ropes. [ booked 4/5 ]
Trip

July 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, Jul 6, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Club Locarno/SKABC: Paddle + BBQ
Club Locarno's Kayaking Fleet has invited SKABC members to join them for a paddle and BBQ at the Jericho Sailing Centre. We will meet at...
Public, Social

August 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, Aug 17, 2019 - Sun, Aug 18, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Nahatlatch Paddling & Car Camping (2B)
Club member and archaeologist Brian Pegg leads this trip on mysterious Nahatlatch Lake in the Fraser Canyon to see ancient rock art. [ booked FULL | Wait List ]
Trip
Wed, Aug 21, 2019
(6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Summer BBQ at Locarno Beach
Details will be posted when they're available.
Public, Social
Fri, Aug 30, 2019 - Mon, Sep 2, 2019
(12:00 PM)
Labour Day Weekend Group Camp at Newcastle Island Marine Park
Join SKABC's Labour Day Weekend group kayak camping trip at Newcastle Island Marine Park. The park is a short paddle away from the Nanaimo Departure Bay ferry terminal. The island has a sandy, gentle shoreline - perfect for kayaks. There are many options for day paddles and hikes around the island so it makes for an interesting weekend.
Trip

September 2019

Date Event Type
Mon, Sep 9, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
September Club Meeting: Gwaii Haanas
Guest Speaker: Steve Best. More details will be posted when they become available. Doors open at 7:00, meeting starts at 7:30. Public welcome! Light refreshments,...
Meeting, Public
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
(8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Alouette Lake (2D)
Please join Philip Kubik & Kapila Jayaweera on this fall day trip up Alouette Lake to the far end and return. [ booked 3/8 ]
Trip

October 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, Oct 5, 2019
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Please join us for an evening of food and fun, hosted by SKABC, to honour this year’s dedicated volunteers. If you have volunteered for the...
Social
Mon, Oct 7, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
October Club Meeting: Evolution as a Paddler and Photographer
Guest speaker: Martin Ryer will reflect on his evolution as a paddler and photographer. It will also encompass elements related to his involvement with BC...
Meeting, Public
Sat, Oct 26, 2019
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Harrison River (2B)
Float down the Harrison River from Harrison Hot Springs to Kilby Provincial Park - Beginners welcome! [ booked 16/24 ]
Trip

November 2019

Date Event Type
Sun, Nov 3, 2019
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm, Deep Cove to Silver Falls (2C)
Pogies are suggested for this late season day trip on Indian Arm. Led by Philip Kubik. [ booked 4/6 ]
Trip
Mon, Nov 4, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
November Club Meeting: BC's Best Kept Wilderness Secret - The Chilcotin Ark
Guest speakers: Chris Harris and Rita Giesbrecht. More details will be posted when they become available. Doors open at 7:00, meeting starts at 7:30. Public welcome!...
Meeting, Public

March 2020

Date Event Type
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 - Sun, Mar 15, 2020
(12:00 AM)
Draft event
uncategorized