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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 safety@pikakayak.com

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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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Social Meeting Topic

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 web@pikakayak.com for an invitation.

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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:  safety@pikakayak.com

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AGM

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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Social Meeting Topic

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.

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facilitator

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.

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trips calendar

2021 Trips Calendar

PIKA’s trips calender for 2021 is now posted on the Trips page.

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Social Meeting Topic

January 2021 meeting features preso on paddling BC’s North Coast

Our January meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00pm. Invitations will be sent to members via email a few days before the event.

Or join using this link. Public is welcome.
https://zoom.us/j/3832003396?pwd=L0ZBcHVkUG5TTk1lOWx3RjVjTTRCZz09

John Bakker will be giving a presentation on paddling Chatham Sound, on BC’s North Coast.

John has made several trips exploring the area, including Porcher Island and the Dundas Islands.

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facilitator

Trip Planning 2021

In the midst of the recent trip cancellations, the executive is looking toward the future with a positive frame of mind. Therefore, we have scheduled our annual trip planning session, via Zoom, for Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00 am.

We will plan the trips with the best intentions that they will happen. If some need to be cancelled, so be it. But at least we will have a schedule of trips ready when the world is ready for us.

We are asking that all our current trip facilitators and those of you who would like to facilitate your first trip, to put on thinking caps as to where they would like to take us. And, at this time, plan the trips so that they do not include shuttles or car pooling.

To attend this meeting, flip a message to web@pikakayak.com to request an invite.