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 Coordinator's Email

 Our apologies to any members who had trouble emailing our volunteer coordinator Marion.  The email address was incorrect on the website.  Please reach out to Marion now to let her know when you are able to help at a Monday Wednesday paddle night or special event:

volunteers@bckc.ca

 

 


 

 

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.

 


PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Loading up for Franklin Island Trip 2016

Photos courtesy of Hartford Manning

 

 

 

 

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Say YES!
Please contact volunteers@bckc.ca with your offer to help out with one (or more) of these upcoming Club activities:
 
1    Monday Night Paddle Improvement:  starts in June until end of August, or longer.  From 6:30 pm until dusk, about 2.5 hours of your time.
 
2    Wednesday Night Paddle Improvement:  same as for Monday, above.
 
3    June 4, CELEBRATE BARRIE:  we set up a tent, some paddle equipment, and promote our club to the public.  Spend 2.5 or more hours.  A schedule is developed with time slots.
 
4    June 18, MEC PADDLEFEST:  again, we set up a tent and promote our club, provide info re Courses and Trips.  Bring your enthusiasm, and get inspired, for this is a "paddlers heaven" of a day.  Again, a schedule is developed with time-slots to volunteer for.
 
5    July 16, OPEN HOUSE:  our neighbor the Barrie Rowing Club is having their Open House, joined by Sojourn (who is providing SUP demos), and we are invited to promote BCKC at the same time.  Let us show off our Boathouse and inform the public about our wonderful Club.
 
Do not be shy, email Marian at volunteers@bckc.ca & see you at the Club

 

Historic Photo near BCKC circa 1910

Photo located by Lisa McBride

 


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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