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October 13 social meeting

PIKA’s October social meeting features a presentation by John Bakker about our 2021 trips. It happens on October 13 at 7:00pm.

Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, it will be a Zoom meeting. Watch your email for the invite.

Non-members are welcome to attend this meeting. Contact for details.

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PIKA Picnic September 12

There will be no club meeting in September. Instead, we gather at Hayward Lake on September 12th for a short paddle or practice followed by a picnic.

Please bring your own food; due to COVID-19 concerns, this event is not a potluck. Also a good idea to bring your own chair.

You’ll want to arrive early as Hayward Lake can get very busy!

Launch: beach beside boat launch.

On the water: 10:00am. Lunch: 12:30pm

Sign up by September 5 with

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June 9 social meeting features presentation about intertidal life

Miranda Alldritt is going to do a presentation on Intertidal Life that should be super interesting.

Members will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation by email.

Non-members are welcome to attend. For an invite, contact

PC Training

More Paddle Canada skills courses scheduled

PIKA has added the following Paddle Canada skills courses to its calendar

  • Paddle Canada Essential Kayak Skills course on May 15
  • Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level-1 Skills course on June 26 and 27

For details, contact our Safety and Training Coordinator at

PC Training trips calendar

Trips and Training Calendar Update

April 13: Two Paddle Canada Courses added.

May 15 Paddle Canada Essential Kayak Skills

June 26/27 Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1

Download the calendar from Trips page

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April 14 Social Meeting features Sarah Wilson

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises … oh my!!
It’s a special moment when we encounter a whale, dolphin or porpoise as we are out paddling.  These are truly majestic creatures.

Sarah Wilson, Outreach & Technical Support Coordinator, Marine Mammal Research for Ocean Wise will be giving a talk covering some basic cetacean biology, identification and best practices for encounters in the wild.  Enrich your experience and learn how to be sure that our
interactions are not stressing or endangering the animal.

Ocean Wise is a Vancouver-based globally focused conservation organization on a mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans.

7:00pm April 14 via Zoom. Members will be send the invitation by email.

Non-member who want to attend may contact for an invitation.

PC Training

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level-1 Skills

April 24 and May 1, a 2-day Paddle Canada certified course that includes navigation and route planning, weather, tides, currents etc. as well as paddling in rougher water.

For more information and to register your interest in this course, please contact our Safety and Training Coordinator:


AGM for 2021 and Social Meeting – March 10

Our AGM for 2021 is on March 10 at 7:00 PM. A Zoom meeting

We will be taking nominations for, and voting on, the positions of Membership and Secretary. Both of the current position-holders are willing to let their names stand for re-election. We need a quorum of 15 members attending to be able to vote, so please be sure to show up for this meeting.

Once the AGM is officially ended, we will start our regular monthly meeting with a quick check in from the individual executive members followed by a slideshow. This month’s offering is Central Coast 2017, an entirely different trip from the 2012 trip featured at the February meeting.

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February Special General Meeting and Social Meeting

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021. 7:00pm – by Zoom

This Special General Meeting is for a vote by members on changes to the Association’s By-Laws. Notice and proposed By-Laws will be sent to members by email at least 2 weeks before the meeting.

The social meeting, which follows the Special General Meeting, features a presentation about paddling on the Central Coast of BC.


Facilitator Training Re-scheduled to February 22

This training was scheduled for February 20.

That is changed to February 22, Monday, at 7:00pm.

Facilitators will receive an invite to this Zoom meeting.