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 email@example.com 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
Please join us for
a fun evening.
Willow Festival - Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Roy's Algonquin Tea Lake trip
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Paddles Monday & Wednesday Nights
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
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
Updates now on Website
Courses & Clinics
All paddling courses and clinics are now available at BCKC's webstore
explore and check often for
new course / clinic offerings
Please note, our webstore accepts
Visa, Mastercard or Paypal for your convenience
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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