Member Meeting & Speaker Presentation
Monday Oct 17th 7pm @ South Shore Centre
Leora Berman will be discussing "The Land
space between the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands as see on TVO.
The Land Between is Bioregionalism in Action,
a holistic way of viewing a landscape. It encompasses and honours all
the relationships that exist between and across sectors. It is an approach that
understands that a region, from the land to the people, are interdependent and
interrelated, and that each region is unique in its patterns and character.
The presentation is Monday October 17th at 7pm at the South Shore Centre, 205
Lakeshore Blvd. Arrive early to mingle with other members over
coffee/tea between 6:30 and 7pm.
These presentations are open to everyone -
you do not have to be a member. We look forward to having you join us!
Get Involved with BCKC
Are you interested in being part of the team that organizes BCKC
activites? Speak to any of the board members at the October meeting to
learn how you can get involved.
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Thanks for Dock
Out & Boat Repairs
A big thanks to Andy and his team of volunteers who looked after the Dock Out
and clubhouse preparations for winter. Thanks also to Andy an his group of
volunteers who completed a host of boat repairs that same week
Photos courtesy of
Kayaking with Ed at
Photo courtesy of
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