The Barrie Canoe and Kayak
Club, located on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, is a very active
recreational paddling club. With easy access to some of the best paddling in
Ontario, activities include flat and moving-water canoeing, kayaking, SUPing,
hiking, and winter activities. Monthly meetings with special guest speakers are
a regular part of the off season. Socializing and friendships are a regular part
of the club all year long. We hope you will paddle with us on Monday
or Wednesday night, take a course or attend one of our meetings and then become a member of the
Barrie Canoe & Kayak Club.
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Winter Pool Paddling Sessions
Sunday Feb. 5 & 19 and Mar.
5 & 19 @ 7-8:30pm
at Allendale Pool
Thanks to our dedicated organizers, Mike
H. and Ariel, we will be offering SUP fun & exercise, and kayak paddling
and/or rolling practice: Get ready for SUMMER!
Member Meeting and Social
Monday Feb. 13 @ Southshore Centre
6:30 social time - 7pm presentation
Details to follow soon ......
Canoe and Wilderness Symposium
Friday Feb. 24th and/or Saturday Feb. 25th
Check out their
Paddling Film Festival
Saturday, February 11th, at
the Port Hope Capitol Theatre
Doors open at 6:00pmand
the films begin at 7:00pm
See professional quality films featuring epic
expedition trips, adrenaline pumping whitewater runs, inspiring nature filled
wilderness tours and fun, recreational family outings. Whether your members
canoe, kayak, SUP or just float, there is something to please and entertain.
Special guest, Traci Lynne Martin, will be
attempting to set a Guinness World Record for kayaking this summer through the
Great Lakes system. A short film outlining her attempt will be followed by
a brief presentation by Traci. Tickets for the show are $20 taxes
included, and can be purchased online at www.floatyourfanny.ca
More information about Traci's attempt can be found at http://justaroundthepointe.com,
and more information about the film festival itself can be found at
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
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Photo above is view to the west with natural moonlight only.
is facing east with
bright light in the sky (the Moon or LUNA) with everyone lit by a small
Do you enjoy getting out into
the Ontario wilderness, feasting on the
sights as you paddle our lakes and rivers? Sharing the experiences with
like-minded friends? Enjoying the exercise and dusting off everyday stress?
Arriving home feeling rejuvenated and energized? If YES, then this message
is for you!
BCKC is fortunate to have a dedicated group of Trip Leaders. But some of
us are getting older (thank you for not noticing). So let us be realistic, we
need a succession plan .... and that could involve YOU.
BCKC Trip Leaders are certified by ORCKA, Ontario Recreational Canoeing
and Kayaking Association, and the Club provides Liability Insurance for its
Leaders that are engaged in a Club activity.
I encourage you to go to www.orcka.ca to learn more about the process, or
speak to one of our Trip Leaders. And consider taking courses - it will
enhance your paddling experience and start your progression towards
certification - you too can be a proud BCKC Trip Leader one day: The Longest
Journey Starts With A Single Step.
Do you already keep a log of your trips? If not, I encourage you to do
so. It will be a reminder of fantastic places you have visited, how many
kilometers you have paddled, and how many wilderness nights you have enjoyed. It
will also make it easy to prove that you meet ORCKA requirements that
you have spent at least 25 nights of wilderness tripping, paddled at least 500
km, and at least one trip was 5 days or more.
For more info, contact Hanne Nielsen, Trip Leader (canoe) at email@example.com
2016 BCKC Parking
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
NVCA Parking Pass & BCKC membership card
for free parking at any of the 8 NVCA sites
Canoe & Kayak Club (BCKC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization that was
formed in the spirit of a community-orientated service organization, working
to further the welfare of the community as a whole through
the promotion of water safety & improved recreational skills to all.
consider sending a donation today in support of our cause.
For the purpose of
uniting paddlers for the protection of their interests, for the improvement of
their skills & the promotion of all aspects of paddle related activities. We
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