Event List

June 2019

Date Event Type
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 ]
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 3/5 ]
Trip

July 2019

Date Event Type
Sat, Jul 6, 2019
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Club Locarno/SKABC: Paddle + BBQ
A fun paddle & BBQ at Club Locarno. Register here.
Public, Social, Trip
Thu, Jul 11, 2019 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019
(All Day)
Gulf Islands National Park Tour (2C)
Bruce Pickwell is coordinating this circle tour of the Southern Gulf Islands in mid-July. Preliminary reservations have been made for a maximum of 10 participants.
Trip
Sat, Jul 13, 2019 - Sun, Jul 14, 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
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019
(All Day)
Trip Leader Course
Spend three days in the Gulf Islands developing the skills required to lead a SKABC trip for a day, a weekend or an extended period.
Training Course
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 - Sat, Aug 3, 2019
(12:00 AM)
Nootka Sound (3C)
A 1 week trip led by Bruce Pickwell to Nootka Island on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Trip

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 9/10 ]
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
Steve Best will share his adventure in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. Steve and his friends travelled the east side of South Moresby Island, starting...
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 5/8 ]
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
Martin Ryer will reflect on his evolution as a paddler and photographer. It will also encompass elements related to his involvement with BC Marine Trails....
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 18/24 ]
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 5/6 ]
Trip
Mon, Nov 4, 2019
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
November Club Meeting: BC's Best Kept Wilderness Secret - The Chilcotin Ark
Photographer, wilderness guide and teacher; Chris Harris will share the beauty and significance of the Chilcotin Ark, as well as the need to protect this...
Meeting, Public

March 2020

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