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.
Paddles Monday & Wednesday Nights
begins May 30th & June 1st
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
Clean-up Day at McCrae Lake
- May 29
BCKC member and course instructor, Marilyn Clark, is once again organizing the
annual spring clean up of the shoreline and campsites at McCrae Lake.
Click here for more details.
We hope you can pitch in to help
Please contact email@example.com with
your offer to help out with one (or more) of these upcoming
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
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.
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.
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.
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Minesing Wetlands 2016
Photos courtesy of
Hanne Nielsen and Heather Rosier
Historic Photo near
BCKC circa 1910
Photo located by Lisa
BECOME A BCKC
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
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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