| MEC Paddlefest Vancouver 2014
|| Vancouver - July 05 | Victoria - July 12|
You can go for a test paddle, participate in a hands-on skills clinic, browse exhibitor’s booths, and hunt for deals at the MEC Paddleswap. There'll also be live performances, entertainment, food vendors and kids' activities. Bring your friends and family, and come celebrate the fun of floating!
| 2013 Victoria paddles
|| Sun 9:30am Gyro / Tues 6:30pm Willows|
| MEC Paddlefest
|| May - July, 2013|
- Edmonton Sunday, June 23, 2013 Astotin Lake Elk Island National Park
- Calgary - POSTPONED Saturday, June 22, 2013 Carburn Park
- Vancouver Saturday, July 6, 2013 Jericho Beach Park
- Victoria Saturday, July 13, 2013 Willow's Beach
- More dates for eastern Canada at http://www.mec.ca/AST/ContentPrimary/Community/Events/Paddlefest.jsp
We’d like to invite you all to come join us at our 7th annual MEC Paddlefest Vancouver! This year Paddlefest will take place at Jericho Beach Park on Saturday, July 6th from 9:30am to 4:00pm. There will be tons of clinics, amazing deals and prizes to be had, so come on down and join us at Paddlefest!
Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. We’ve got lots on deck at our paddling festival – and everyone’s welcome! You can go for a test paddle, learn skills at a clinic, browse exhibitor’s booths, and hunt for deals at the Paddle Swap.
- be an exhibitor
- buy and sell old boats through Boat Consignment
- buy a heavily discounted rental boat
- event information at http://www.mec.ca/AST/ContentPrimary/Community/Events/Paddlefest.jsp
| Island SUP Race Series
|| June to Aug 2013|
Island SUP Race Series
- Cadboro Bay - June 22-23, 2013
- Tofino - July 20-21, 2013
- Comox: Waterman Festival - August 10-11, 2013
| Round the Rock SUP race - Seattle
|| Sept 8, 2013|
Round the Rock returns to Seattle’s Seward Park on September 8, 2013 as the largest SUP event in the Pacific Northwest. The main event is a 13 mile race around Mercer Island, located on Lake Washington between Seattle and Bellevue. Test your speed against some of the top paddlers on the planet. All Paddlers in the 13 mile race will be competing for $10,000 in prize money
| Willows Beach Evening Paddles
|| Tuesdays at 6pm starting April 03|
Willows Beach Evening Paddles
- all welcome whatever you paddle
- Tuesdays at 6pm starting April 03, 2012
- Info: 250-380-7555 Epic Surf Co
| Island SUP Race Series
|| June to Sept 2012|
Island SUP Race Series
- June 10 Cadboro Bay Victoria
- July 14 & 15 Mackenzie Beach Tofino
- Aug 18- 19 Comox Waterman Festival
- Sept 29 Beach Club Resort Parksville
| Club Locarno 2nd Annual Open Water Regatta
|| August 20th, 2011|
Club Locarno is hosting its 2nd Annual Open Water Regatta on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 (Open to Rowing, Kayaking, Surf Ski and SUP). We thought this event may be of interest to your organization/your members. For more information or to register please visit our website: http://www.clublocarno.com/Default.aspx?pageId=1050714
Jericho Sailing Centre Vancouver
| Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival
|| April 29 - May 01, 2011|
Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival - April 29 - May 01, 2011
The Vancouver Kayak Club will be hosting its annual Whitewater Festival on the Chilliwack River from Friday, April 29th to Sunday, May 1st, 2011.
For the fourth year running, this laid-back social and fun weekend event has established itself as a kick-off party for Western Canada’s whitewater enthusiasts. The beautiful Chilliwack Valley offers several excellent class II – IV river runs with boulder gardens, pool drops, and surfing waves for paddlers of all interest and skill levels, including the famous Tamihi Rapid.
Meet new and old paddling buddies, demo the latest in gear and boats from our sponsors, and enjoy the free shuttle service to/from the Chilliwack River. Always a spectator favourite, all paddlers are invited to compete in the downriver race and other popular on-river contests.
In addition to the amazing paddling, the festival has been known for its silent auction and raffle where sponsors have donated some awesome prizes, such as boats, spray decks, paddles, helmets, PFD’s, and other kayaking related products and services. The paddler’s social with live music by the band “Switch” has been a crowd favourite during past years.
There are also activities for non-paddlers including nature walks in the forest and hikes in the mountains.
Any questions? please feel free to post them on the VKC forum and we'll be glad to help. http://www.vankayak.org/forum/index.php?board=36.0
Festival registration includes two nights camping, one dinner, and two breakfasts; as well as a free T-Shirt if registered by April 17th.
| Open Water Regatta - Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver
|| - Aug 21, 2010|
Open Water Regatta - Aug 21, 2010 - Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver
Calling all water enthusiasts!
ClubLocarno is organizing an Open Water [non-sail craft] Regatta on Saturday, August 21 at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Come join us for a day of racing, cheering and fun! Registration is free!
The regatta includes 5km and 10km races! Races are open to all single and double "non-sail" craft: rowing, kayaking, surf skis, SUP and outriggers. Following the races there will be a social BBQ.
Schedule for the day is as follows::
- Registration: 8:30am
- Cost: Free
- Race meeting: 9:00am
- 5km Race: 10:00am
- 10km Race: 11:15 am
- BBQ starts at noon.
Download the registration form at www.clublocarno.com/rowingregatta/. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of activities are planned on shore all day: music, demos, gear swap, etc. Come on down for the race....and stay for the party!
| Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival 2010
|| April 30-May 2, 2010|
- Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival 2010
- April 30-May 2, 2010
- Chilliwack River, BC
- All are welcome to take part in the 3rd annual VKC Whitewater Festival; April 30-May 2 on the Chilliwack River, BC! The Chilliwack Valley offers several excellent sections of river for paddlers of all interests and skill levels. For non-paddlers, there is also something for everyone; from nature walks in the forest to hikes in the mountains. Festival registration includes two nights of secure camping, shuttle services, hosted river runs, non-paddling activities, sponsor offerings such as demo boats and massage therapy, dinner and live band on Saturday night, breakfast on Sunday, contests, prizes, and more! Contact email@example.com or browse to www.vankayak.org/festival for the latest festival and registration information.
| Open Boat Fest 2009
|| Brentwood Bay - September 18th & 19th, 2009|
- Friday 18th 4pm - 8pm | Saturday 19th 8am - late
- Talks and Demos • Tours • Rowing & Sailing Races • BBQ for participants
- Location: Portside Marina Brentwood Bay | 789 Saunders Lane, Brentwood Bay, BC
- To register your boat call: 250.652.7921 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open to any hand crafted human and wind powered boat with no more than a fordeck.
- EVERYONE WELCOME!
Thanks for supporting the 3rd Annual Clearwater Kayaking Festival
The third annual Clearwater Kayak Festival was a huge success this year! 65 registered kayakers came to town to paddle, party, and have a great time! The support of all the generous sponsors helped to raise money for the Earle family. Without amazing donations there would be no raffle prizes, freebies, or auction items. Thanks to everyone who took part in making this festival bigger and better than 2008.
The 2009 Festival was awesome this year! Part of the reason it was such a success is all the wonderful help from volunteers, sponsors, and great people who supported the event. There were many people involved this year, and I am hoping that I am not forgetting anyone. To those who helped THANK YOU!!!!!! Ben would be proud.
We will see you again next year for the 2010 festival!
Check out - clearwaterkayakfest.com to learn more about the results of the events, see pictures, and videos.
The Clearwater Kayak Festival
| Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival
|| Chilliwack River, May 1-3, 2009|
| 18th Annual B.C . Marine Trail Ocean Kayak Marathon
|| Sunday July 13th 2008|
The BC Marine Trail Ocean Kayak Marathon is a tradition for paddlers to get out and have fun with the paddling community on English Bay. The 10 km Marathon is for keener paddlers looking for a challenge. Proceeds from this event go to support the B.C. Marine Trail.
10 km Marathon Route - All Ocean Kayakers Welcome!
Beginning at Jericho Sailing Centre the route goes east along the southern shores of English Bay to the red and green fairway buoys located off Kits Point. After circling these buoys to port proceed to the yellow cardinal buoy off Second Beach (before Siwash Rock) and return to the start line at the Jericho Sailing Centre.
English Bay 10k - July 13, 2008
| Clearwater Kayak Fest 07
|| July 21-22 2007|
This July come and join us on one of British Columbia's most spectacular rivers for a couple of days of whitewater excitement and fun in sun at the first ever Clearwater river kayak festival.
Why a paddle Fest on the Clearwater?
Every summer paddlers from near and far converge on the Clearwater river to bask in the Interior B.C. sun and play on the warm, and of course clear, waters of the mighty Clearwater river!The Clearwater paddle fest was brought about to showcase this amazing river over a couple of days where paddlers of all levels can meet, party, boat and relax on and around this gem of a river.
more info at www.clearwaterkayakfest.com
| Canoe & Kayak Sail-In
|| Jericho Beach, May 12, 2007 |
This year we are holding our event in conjunction with the Jericho Sailing Center's Open house. It is for people who have an interest in sailing a canoe or kayak, whether they have been doing so for years or are just thinking about it. This get-together is for like-minded people to share ideas, check out rigs and boats, and to swap stories.
We also welcome all other canoes and kayaks and small beach launch sailboats to join us.
more info at Canoe and Kayak Sailing in BC
Third Annual Canoe & Kayak Sail-In
- May 12, 2007
- Jericho Beach English Harbour, Vancouver BC, Canada
- No cost
Jim Hartwick - email 604-855-7734
David Elderton - email 604-988-6666
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