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Cetaceans

Our April meeting (April 8th) features a presentation by Amy Rowley from Ocean Wise Sightings, a division of BC Cetacean Sightings Network.

She will cover basic cetacean biology, identification and best practices for encounters in the wild.

Harmsworth Hall,7:30pm

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PIKA AGM March 11

The Annual General Meeting and executive elections will be held on March 11, 2020.

Elections are followed by a regular general meeting and gear swap and sale.

Do you have spare gear to sell? Bring your gently used kayaking or camping gear to our semi-annual gear swap and sale, and if you’re looking for gear, bring your wallet!

Items are always at a great price and in great condition – so if you’re just starting out and need kayak or camping gear, or if you’ve been kayaking for a while and have worn out some of your gear, this is the place to be!

Harmsworth Hall, 7:30pm

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Different Strokes for Diffrent Folks

PIKA members share paddling and gear knowledge and skills at the next regular club meeting, Wednesday February 12th, 7:30 p.m., Harmsworth Hall.

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2020

2020 Trip Calendar

The much-anticipated PIKA 2020 Trip Calendar with new and improved information about training and other special events is now available here.

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membership

2020 Membership Renewal

To our members, please remember it’s time to look ahead and pay your 2020 annual dues.

Download the application form from the Join Us page and send it along with payment to the address on page 2 of the form.

Take a minute to read the PIKA Paddler Guidelines for 2020, also found on the Join Us page, to learn about the changes to skills requirements for the various PIKA trip classifications.

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facilitator

2020 Facilitator Training

Facilitator training will take place on Sunday February 23rd starting at 10:00 am.  There will be a short break for lunch which you need to purchase.

The training will finish around 3:00 pm.

All facilitators must keep current by taking this training at least once every two years.

Location is the meeting room in the White Spot Restaurant, just south of Fraser Highway on 264th Street, Aldergrove. It’s attached to the Best Western and there is a side door to access it so you don’t need to go through the restaurant.

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trip planning

2020 Trip Planning Meeting

People who want to facilitate a trip for the 2020 calendar are invited to attend the trip planning meeting on January 11, 2020.

Please bring your fantastic paddling ideas and preferred dates!  Those who have confirmed reservations or must take a trip on a particular date because of tides, currents, etc., will get the first opportunity to put their trip on the calendar.

The meeting will be held at the White Spot in Aldergrove, starting at 1:00pm.

White Spot address is 3070 264 St unit b, Aldergrove, BC

If you can’t be there but want to facilitate a trip, send your request to the trip coordinator: trips@pikakayak.com .

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pool sessions

Winter 2020 Pool Sessions

PIKA pool sessions: January 25, February 1, 15, 22 and March 7, 2020.

For details, see Pool Sessions FAQ.

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pool sessions

November 2019 Pool Sessions

PIKA pool sessions: November 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2019.

The sessions are from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm on above Saturdays. You can practice as long as you want but at least one hour is recommended.

Location is the pool at the Tong Family YMCA , 14988 57th Ave Surrey.

You must pay $20 in advance to reserve your spot in a session. To do so, contact John Bakker: jbakker042@gmail.com

Be sure that your kayak is clean, inside and out.

If you have questions contact John Bakker: jbakker042@gmail.com

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Club News – Welcome 2019

Our annual general meeting was held on March 13, 2019. Elections were held for Executive positions of Membership, Secretary, and Safety and Training coordinator. Also we now have a new non-elected Events Coordinator.