Discounts offered to BCKC Members at the following Retailers:

 

Muskoka Paddle Shack

Algonquin Outfitters

Angie's Outdoor
White Squall
Lolk Paddles (WHOLE SALE PRICE ON GROUP ORDER)
Swift Canoe & Kayak
Tent City Outfitters


 

 

 

   


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.


Volunteer for Final Paddle Nights at 5:30pm

Monday and Wednesday paddles will start at 5:30 from now on.   Email Marion at volunteers@bckc.ca to volunteer at one of these nights to ensure we can run them until the end of the September.


Fort Willow Festival - Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

 voyageur@bckc.ca           


Equipment News by Andy Hueton

Dock Out is set for Saturday, October 15.

The dock, jointly owned by the Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club and by the Barrie Rowing Club will be taken out on Saturday October 15th.  While the heavy work of pulling the entire dock out of the water will be done with a truck and crane, we will need help power washing the dock prior to storage, and also with putting the smaller sections back in the BCKC boathouse. Starting time will be posted in the October newsletter and on the website. Please email equipment@bckc.ca if you can help out.

A number of people have enquired about helping to fix canoes and kayaks this fall. We will have blitz day, one Saturday in November, where we will inspect, sand, paint or varnish any boat that needs touch up after this busy summer of use. Please email equipment@bckc.ca  if you want to learn a thing or two about fixing canoes, kayaks and SUPs.  Andy will contact those interested in late October and set a date that works for most people. Everyone will be given a task to do. If you donít know how to fix "all things boat" now, we will show you. Thank you!

 


Do You Like To Race?



CHECK OUT this 6th Annual Paddling Race  www.muskokapaddlingexperience.com

Itís a race for all types of boats and boards on the Thanksgiving weekend!  Kids, dogs, and voyageurs are all welcome!

Contact Ariel at sup@bckc.ca if you are interested in participating. 

 


PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Moonlight Paddle with Jean-Marc

Photo courtesy of Marion Stockdale

 

Fun at Members Corn Roast

Photo courtesy of Marion Breedon

 


McCrae Lake Campsite Cleanup 2016

THANK YOU to Marilyn Clard for organising the 2016 Fall McCrae Lake Clean Up Crew. It was a beautiful day to be paddling, swimming and making new friends. Thanks also for the team spirit Ė coming back to help others with their loads over the portage and giving a helping hand wherever it was needed.

 
The group did a great job cleaning up the campsites and installing and moving thunder boxes (a smelly but much needed function and not enjoyed with such enthusiasm by everyone :-). We appreciate the MNRF Ranger program being willing to supply us with boxes and Ian from the MNR for arranging both that and the Township of Georgian Bay garbage pick-up.
 
Our wildlife sightings included two bald eagles(!), salamander, loons, cormorants, seagulls, garter snake and the forest floor was covered in a variety of brightly coloured fungi.

We hope you will join us next year.

 


 

BECOME A BCKC TRIPPING LEADER

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 director2@bckc.ca


 

 2016 BCKC Parking Passes for
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Post this NVCA Parking Pass & BCKC membership card
for free parking at any of the 8 NVCA sites

 

 



 

The Barrie 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.

Please 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 thank you.
 


 

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