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April 2020

Date Event Type
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020
(7:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills Course (with certification) – CANCELLED
The Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills course will give you the skills and knowledge to move you beyond flat water to slightly rougher water. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques and the skills required to safely plan and execute a day trip.
Training Course
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020
(8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Beginners Course – CANCELLED
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, Apr 18, 2020 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020
(8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
First Aid Workshop (no Certification) – CANCELLED
This two-day First Aid workshop is designed to help you deal with an injured person for up to 24 hours in the marine environment.
Training Course
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Knots and Tarps – Course Registration – CANCELLED
Learn to tie a variety of knots you'll use when kayaking, camping, securing your kayak to your car and your food out of reach of bears.
Training Course
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
(9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Belcarra Invasive Plants Removal (2A)
This is a SKABC Conservation trip organized in partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. We will be following up on the invasive plant removal work that the club started in 2019. Registration is now open and spaces are still available.
Stewardship/ Environment, Trip

May 2020

Date Event Type
Sat, May 2, 2020 - Sun, May 3, 2020
(All Day)
Navigation – Course – CANCELLED
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
Sat, May 2, 2020
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Spring Fling 2020 – Indian Arm
Fri, Mar 20, 2020 - In order to cooperate with measures established this week by our governments (Federal, Provincial, and Regional), this year's Spring Fling is cancelled.
Social, Trip
Mon, May 4, 2020
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
May Club Meeting
Rick Davies will run a session on Followership. We have good solid training on Leadership and this evening's topic will partner with Leadership to enhance...
Meeting, Public
Sat, May 23, 2020 - Sun, May 31, 2020
(All Day)
Broken Islands Mentored Trip 2020 (3B)
Having a great trip starts with being a great trip participant. Bob Salo and Graham Lorimer are once again offering their popular Mentored Trip to the Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Paddlers ready to learn how to do that. May 23-31, 2020. Registration opens March 9.
Trip
Sat, May 23, 2020 - Sun, May 24, 2020
(7:30 AM - 7:30 PM)
Weather – Course – CANCELLED
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

June 2020

Date Event Type
Mon, Jun 1, 2020
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
June Club Meeting
Guest speaker TBA. Doors open at 7pm, meeting starts at 7:30. Light refreshments served - members please bring your own mug. Public welcome!
Meeting, Public
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
VHF – DSC (M) Course | with certification
Location:  Cates Park  Shelter in North Vancouver, across the Cates Park Kayak rental. Join us for a VHF-DSC (M) Radio Certification course aimed at kayakers on...
Training Course
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
(5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
White Rock Beach: Crabbing Series 1/3 (2A)
Join Susan and Richard Jensen on a 3 night series to set/retrieve crab traps kayaking off White Rock Beach. This trip is the first of the three.
Trip
Mon, Jun 8, 2020
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
White Rock Beach: Crabbing Series 2/3 (2A)
Join Susan and Richard Jensen on a 3 night series to set/retrieve crab traps kayaking off White Rock Beach. This trip is the second of the three.
Trip
Tue, Jun 9, 2020
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
White Rock Beach: Crabbing Series 3/3 (2A)
Join Susan and Richard Jensen on a 3 night series to set/retrieve crab traps kayaking off White Rock Beach. This trip is the last of the three.
Trip
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 - Sun, Jun 14, 2020
(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
Fri, Jun 19, 2020
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm with an Archaeologist (1B)
Join archaeologist and club member Brian Pegg on a day trip exploring traces of First Nations history in southern Indian Arm to Thwaytes Landing and return. Registration opens March 30.
Trip
Sun, Jun 21, 2020 - Sat, Jun 27, 2020
(All Day)
Desolation Sound (2B)
Jayne Hardy and Lorraine Sharpsteen invite you to join them in a week long exploration of Desolation Sound. A pre-trip paddle on Indian Arm will be held Sunday, April 19.
Trip
Fri, Jun 26, 2020 - Mon, Jun 29, 2020
(All Day)
Go with the Flow (ver.3) (3B)
Go with the Flow (ver.3) (3B) - Join trip leader Maureen Benzon to learn about traversing safely through passages with current.
Trip

September 2020

Date Event Type
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 - Mon, Sep 7, 2020
(All Day)
Labour Day Weekend at Newcastle Island
Join your fellow club members for this annual tradition. We will again be reserving a group campsite on Newcastle Island for the Labour Day long weekend. See you there!
Social, Trip
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
September Club Meeting (note this is on 2nd Monday of the month)
As September 7 is a stat holiday, our club meeting will be on Sept. 14. Guest speaker TBA. Doors open at 7pm, meeting starts at...
Meeting, Public

October 2020

Date Event Type
Mon, Oct 5, 2020
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
October Club Meeting
Guest speaker TBA. Doors open at 7pm, meeting starts at 7:30. Light refreshments served - members please bring your own mug. Public welcome!
Meeting, Public
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
English Bay (2C)
Philip Kubik will lead this late season Saturday day trip circumnavigation of English Bay, including False Creek and crossing of English Bay.
Trip

November 2020

Date Event Type
Mon, Nov 2, 2020
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
November Annual General Meeting
Club business, elections and awards followed by a guest speaker TBA. Doors open at 7pm, meeting starts at 7:30. Light refreshments served - members please...
Meeting, Public
Sun, Nov 29, 2020
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Indian Arm, Deep Cove to Silver Falls (2C)
Join veteran trip leader Philip Kubik on this late season Sunday paddle.
Trip