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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 potluck picnic.

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 president@pikakayak.com

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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 web@pikakayak.com

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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 web@pikakayak.com for an invitation.

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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.

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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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December meeting features presentation on Antarctica and South Georgia

PIKA’s social meeting on December 2 at 7:00pm, will be through Zoom.

Special guest, Jean-Francois (JF) Marleau of SKILS, will present on paddling in Antarctica and Southern Georgia.

JF says “words are not strong enough to describe”. Antarctica has whales, elephant seals, penguins. Also calving glaciers, avalanches, glaciers turning… he says the amount of noise from the ice is crazy. South Georgia he described as “the highest concentration of wildlife in the world”. His presentation will be a combination of videos and still photos.

Watch your email for an invitation to this exciting event!

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November meeting is cancelled

PIKA’s meeting, scheduled for Wednesday November 11, is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. There will not be a Zoom-based November meeting.

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2020 Video

The video summary of the club’s 2020 paddles, as premiered at the October 14 Zoom meeting, is available for viewing on the 2020 Picture Gallery page.

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October Meeting Update

PIKA’s October 2020 meeting will be held as a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, October 14, our regular club meeting night.

Note start time change to 7:00 pm.

Invitations have been mailed to members.

John Bakker is putting together a slideshow of this year’s kayaking photos sent to him from club members, and he will share that with you at this Zoom meeting.

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September Meeting is Cancelled

The September 9th social meeting is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.