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.


Final Paddle Nights now at 5:30

Monday and Wednesday paddles will start at 5:30 from now until the end of the Season/September!   Email Marion at volunteers@bckc.ca to volunteer at one of these nights or at our Corn Roast.


Paddle 4 the Cure - Aug 28th

Registration for the Paddle 4 the Cure is now Open!!! Join the Paddle 4 the Cure fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, August 28, 2016. Presented by Blu Wave SUP, this family fundraiser includes a 5 km Paddle Parade where paddlers can Flaunt their Pink during a social paddle around Beautiful Kempenfelt bay in Barrie ON Canada.

The Paddle 4 the Cure is hosted by the Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club which offers a fantastic venue and beautiful views of the bay. The event will feature fun inflatable SUP Races, SUP Tug of War, SUP Yoga, Demos, an Auction & More! Prizes are generously donated by our incredible local community sponsors. For every $100 raised receive one ballot to win the BLU WAVE GIVE PINK PRIZE PACK including the GIVE PINK RIDE BLU Special Edition SUP, board bag and paddle.

Volunteers Needed please sign up at paddle nights on poster. cbcf.org/paddle4thecure

 


BCKC Member Corn Roast - Monday Sept. 12th

Our popular BCKC Member BBQ & Corn Roast will be happening ae sure to mark your calendar.  We need burger chefs, corn chefs, set up help, clean up help, cashiers… just to name a few. Contact our volunteer coordinator Marian at volunteers@bckc.ca

Please join us for a fun evening. 
 


Fort Willow Festival - Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

 voyageur@bckc.ca           


Equipment Repairs - Join in to help

Equipment Help Required Andy Hueton, our equipment coordinator, is requesting a team of people to help with various jobs related to maintaining our fleet. Starting at the end of August, he needs help to test out a new Dock in/ Dock Out system. This will only take about 15 minutes. You will not have to go in the water. Help is also required to fix the equipment. Don’t worry if you don’t know how. Andy will teach you! He needs assistance! He has been fixing all of our equipment on his own all year. Please give him a hand. Also, help is needed for winter boat maintenance and inventory. Please contact Andy if you can assist in any way. equipment@bckc.ca


 

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Abby Roy's Algonquin Tea Lake trip

Photos courtesy of Marion Breedon

 


 

 

Open Paddles Monday & Wednesday Nights
 

New this year: 
Two nights for drop-in paddling in a Canoe, Kayak or SUP
 

6:30pm - dusk @ Southshore Centre

 

From 6:30 pm to dusk every Monday & Wednesday in June, July and August, members and their guests can enjoy a casual paddle on the bay.  Boats are available on a first come, first use basis and can be paddled between Minet's Point and the Island Sanctuary. These evenings provide opportunities to meet new members and learn helpful hints from other paddlers.

To run our Paddle Nights, we have 4 volunteers each evening to help on the dock and assist with equipment sign-out.   To discover how you can get involved, contact our volunteer coordinator Marian at volunteers@bckc.ca.

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 Updates now on Website
Courses & Clinics
Summer Trips

All paddling courses and clinics are now available at BCKC's webstore

Click here to explore and check often for
new course / clinic offerings

Please note, our webstore accepts
Visa, Mastercard or Paypal for your convenience


 

 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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