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 at 5:30pm
Monday and Wednesday paddles
will start at 5:30 from now on.
Email Marion at firstname.lastname@example.org to
volunteer at one of these nights to ensure we can run them until the end of the
Willow Festival - Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
by Andy Hueton
Dock Out is set for Saturday, October 15.
The dock, jointly owned by the Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club
and by the Barrie Rowing Club will be taken out on Saturday October 15th.
While the heavy work of pulling the entire dock out of the water will be done
with a truck and crane, we will need help power washing the dock prior to
storage, and also with putting the smaller sections back in the BCKC boathouse.
Starting time will be posted in the October newsletter and on the website.
Please email email@example.com if you can
A number of people have enquired about helping to fix canoes and kayaks this
fall. We will have blitz day, one Saturday in November, where we will inspect,
sand, paint or varnish any boat that needs touch up after this busy summer of
use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to learn a thing or two about fixing canoes, kayaks and SUPs.
Andy will contact those interested in late October and set a date that works for
most people. Everyone will be given a task to do. If you donít know how to fix
"all things boat" now, we will show you. Thank you!
Do You Like To Race?
CHECK OUT this
6th Annual Paddling Race www.muskokapaddlingexperience.com
Itís a race for all types of boats and boards on the Thanksgiving weekend!
Kids, dogs, and voyageurs are all welcome!
Contact Ariel at email@example.com if you are
interested in participating.
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Moonlight Paddle with Jean-Marc
Photo courtesy of Marion
Fun at Members Corn Roast
Photo courtesy of Marion Breedon
McCrae Lake Campsite Cleanup 2016
THANK YOU to Marilyn Clard for organising the 2016 Fall McCrae Lake Clean
Up Crew. It was a beautiful day to be paddling, swimming and making new
friends. Thanks also for the team spirit Ė coming back to help others with
their loads over the portage and giving a helping hand wherever it was
The group did a great job cleaning up the campsites
and installing and moving thunder boxes (a smelly but much needed function
and not enjoyed with such enthusiasm by everyone :-). We appreciate the MNRF
Ranger program being willing to supply us with boxes and Ian from the MNR
for arranging both that and the Township of Georgian Bay garbage pick-up.
Our wildlife sightings included two bald eagles(!), salamander, loons,
cormorants, seagulls, garter snake and the forest floor was covered in a
variety of brightly coloured fungi.
We hope you will join us next year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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