Ceyana Canoe Club

Programs

Find a calendar of all of our events below, or click on one of these links to see details on particular programs:

Courses | Trips | Drop-ins | Shore Events (social and other events)

Upcoming events

    • 05 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • North Saskatchewan River through Edmonton
    • 13
    Register

    Take a break from doing your taxes! Enjoy an easy paddle through town on the North Saskatchewan.

    Experience Level: Novice moving water

    9:00 AM meet at Dawson Park

    10:30 AM launch at Whitemud Park (beach on east side of Whitemud Creek)

    12:30 PM return to Dawson Park




    • 07 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 22 May 2019
    • 9:30 PM
    • Hermitage and Rundle Park Ponds (RPPC)
    • 4
    Register

    This program is for paddlers who have completed the former Waterfront Canoe Instructor Award and need to upgrade to Paddle Canada, or strong flatwater paddlers with all foundational strokes who would like to challenge the award.  Required skills include: draw, pry (or push away), stern draw, stern pry, forward stroke and reverse stoke. They need to be able to keep a canoe in a straight line forward and back (very short backwards), spin and sideslip.  They also need to perform a T-rescue.

    This program: May 7 & 8, May 21 & 22 (Tuesday & Wednesday) at either Hermitage Ponds, or Rundle Park Paddling Centre (pond filling dependent)  Ideally paddlers will bring their own boats to Hermitage pond.

    In addition to the course fee ($100), participants will need to take out a Paddle Canada Waterfront Instructor Membership, & Paddle Alberta Instructor Membership ($20 + $10) click here.  Members who actively volunteer for club programs, or who teach in our education program may request a 50% subsidy from the club.

    • 17 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 20 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Pincher Creek Alberta
    • 23
    Register

    An event put on by the Alberta Whitewater Association in the southern part of the province. Come paddle 3 different rivers, and join in the fun of the event.

    For more information and to register go to the Alberta Whitewater Association website:   

    http://www.albertawhitewater.ca/3-river-rendezvous

    As of March 9, event details and registration have yet to be posted and opened.   We expect to have a Ceyana Contingent and both our President <president@ceyana.ca> and Ed. Chair <education@ceyana.ca> are expecting to go so a note to either should provide further details and help to coordinate our travel and club boat needs.

    This is primarily a whitewater event for kayakers and canoeists.   There is a couple of easier runs that we can do if we have a number of newish WW paddlers... both very good training runs!  An for us old WW dogs there are a number of challenging runs... there will be swims and everyone should be prepared for both cold water and inclement weather.

    Registration includes breakfasts and suppers for two days, and the event is hosted at the Castle Rodeo grounds... a great facility and event for camping, day tripping out of, and meeting paddlers from all over the province!

    • 21 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 26 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This intro' solo canoeing program is for those with basic tandem skills, including the J stroke.  This course will teach the flat water and moving water skills for paddling solo white water canoes.   The program will start at the Hermitage Park Paddling Centre in east central Edmonton for one (or possibly two) evenings (6:30-8:30 pm), an evening on the river in Edmonton and/or then spend one day on a local modest WW stream (9 am-4 pm).  All equipment will/can be supplied.  Participants do need to bring a towel and change of clothes, swims do happen occasionally!  Rain gear should be brought... only thunder storms chase us off the water.  For canoeing a pair of knee pads are helpful, and paddlers are welcome to bring along their own paddle and lifejacket.  For the day long river/ww session paddlers will car pool, and will need to bring lunch.  For the river sessions paddlers should have at least partial wet or dry suit, and a helmet (available from CCC).

    This program: May 21, 23 & 26.

     

    • 21 May 2019
    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 18 sessions
    • North Saskatchewan River through Edmonton
    • 28
    Register
    Come on out on May 21st to help with the RPPC clean-up, and plan to come out either on the Odd or Even Tuesday for the summer to help fellow members, and members of the public to access our Paddling Centre and to have a fine informal introduction to canoeing, kayaking or SUP Paddling.  We ask that volunteers try to arrive by about 6:45 PM evenings and stay as long as you can.  We generally try to wrap-up by 9:00 PM, earlier in the late summer.




    • 31 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Wildhay River
    • 1
    Register

    The Wildhay is a little river that offers one run of great whitewater for intermediate paddlers, runs for novice paddlers to learn on, and some fine scenic foothills tripping on other reaches. (M. Lund, Mark's Guide for Alberta Paddlers). 

    There will also be some awesome lakes to paddle for those not interested in the whitewater experience. The Wildhay is close to William Switzer Park and we could be camping in the last campground before exiting the park. Thus making this a trip for all types of paddlers.


     

    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Grant MacEwan Pool, Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 7
    Register

    This intro' canoeing program will teach appropriate entries, exits, paddle strokes, basic maneuvers, carries, rescues, and review equipment selection and where to go paddling.  The program will occur at Grant MacEwan Sport and Wellness Centre and the Rundle Park Paddling Centre in east central Edmonton.  All equipment will/can be supplied.  Participants do need to bring a towel and change of clothes , swims do happen occasionally! Appropriate swim attire is required for the pool session. Rain gear should be brought... only thunder storms chase us off the water.  For canoeing a pair of knee pads are helpful, and paddlers are welcome to bring along their own paddle and lifejacket.  You may register with a partner, or as an individual.

    This program: June 4, at Grant MacEwan Pool, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

     June 6, 11, & 13, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at RPPC


    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Grant MacEwan Pool, Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 9
    Register

    This intro' kayaking program will teach appropriate entries, exits, paddle strokes, basic maneuvers, carries, rescues, and review equipment selection and where to go paddling.  The program will occur at Grant MacEwan University Sport and Wellness Centre and the Rundle Park Paddling Centre in east central Edmonton.  All equipment will/can be supplied.  Participants do need to bring a towel and change of clothes, swims do happen occasionally. Swim attire will be required for the pool session as wet exits and rolls will be covered on that evening!  Rain gear should be brought... only thunder storms chase us off the water.  Paddlers are welcome to bring along their own paddle and lifejacket.  You may register with a partner, or as an individual.

    This program: June 4, Grant MacEwan Pool 104 Ave & 109 St. 7:30-9pm

    June 6, 11, & 13, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at RPPC


    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 01 Jul 2019
    • 11:30 PM
    • Gold Springs Park
    • 1
    Register

    The Milk River is a fun little river way in the south part of Alberta. Bow Waters Canoe Club has invited us to paddle with them on the long weekend in July--Canada Day. They have a group booking in Gold Springs Park and will be running day trips down river between the campground and Writing on Stone Provincial Park.  Only a couple of 15 amp RV sites left, lots of room for tents and RV boondocking.  Picnic Shelter for the group.  Saturday evening "Pot Luck" supper is planned.  Camp fees are reasonable, TBA, and payable on arrival at the campground.

    Please contact Mark Lund <president@ceyana.ca> for more info and to register for a camping spot: 

    • 06 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park
    • 27
    Register

    Paddlers! Please partake in Cake on the Lake--a morning paddle at Astotin Lake followed by coffee and cake. Why? Rhyme without reason.

    Experience Level: novice flatwater

    10:00 AM meet

    10:30 AM launch

    12:30 PM return for cake
    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 5
    Register

    This intro' canoeing program will teach appropriate entries, exits, paddle strokes, basic maneuvers, carries, rescues, and review equipment selection and where to go paddling.  The program will occur at the Rundle Park Paddling Centre in east central Edmonton.  All equipment will/can be supplied.  Participants do need to bring a towel and change of clothes, swims do happen occasionally!  Rain gear should be brought... only thunder storms chase us off the water.  For canoeing a pair of knee pads are helpful, and paddlers are welcome to bring along their own paddle and lifejacket.  You may register with a partner, or as an individual.

    This program: July 9, 11, 16, & 18 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at RPPC


    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 10
    Register

    This intro' kayaking program will teach appropriate entries, exits, paddle strokes, basic maneuvers, carries, rescues, and review equipment selection and where to go paddling.  The program will occur at the Rundle Park Paddling Centre in east central Edmonton.  All equipment will/can be supplied.  Participants do need to bring a towel and change of clothes, swims do happen occasionally, and wet exits will be required one evening!  Rain gear should be brought... only thunder storms chase us off the water.  Paddlers are welcome to bring along their own paddle and lifejacket.  You may register with a partner, or as an individual.

    This program: July 9, 11, 16 & 18, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at RPPC

     

    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lake Louise to Banff
    • 29
    Register

    Come for the mountain scenery and fun paddling on fast flowing, clear running water. Rapids are Class 1 to III+, depending on the reaches paddled. There could also be opportunity to paddle some mountain lakes. We will try to find camping along the Bow Valley Parkway, either Protection Mountain or Castle Mountain if we can get there early enough.


    • 06 Aug 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 10 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 5
    Register

    This intro' tandem river canoeing program is for those with basic flatwater  skills, including the J stroke.  This course will teach the flat water and moving water skills for paddling tandem canoes on easy moving water.   The program will start at the Rundle Park Paddling Centre in east central Edmonton for one evening, an evening on the river in Edmonton and then spend one day on a local easy river.  All equipment will/can be supplied.  Participants do need to bring a towel and change of clothes, swims do happen occasionally!  Rain gear should be brought... only thunder storms chase us off the water.  For canoeing a pair of knee pads are helpful, and paddlers are welcome to bring along their own paddle and lifejacket.  For the day long river/ww session paddlers will car pool, and will need to bring lunch.  For the river sessions paddlers should have at least good raingear, and a partial wet or drysuit would be ideal, and a helmet (available from CCC).

    This program: Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 @ Rundle Park

        Aug. 8,  6:30-8:30 on the river, probably North Saskatchewan

    Aug. 10, 9 am till 4:00 pm, on the river, possibly the Pembina 

    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 02 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Kootenay River, BC
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    This gem of a river is often called the "weekend Nahanni" because of spectacular mountain scenery, whitewater that is the limit for open canoe tripping, waterfalls, tufa springs, and sometimes great wildlife. Although it is a long drive to get there, it's worth it. We'll put in at Settlers Crossing and paddle to the White River. We may camp at McLeod Meadows on Friday evening so a park pass may come in handy. 

    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • The Brazeau River
    • 14
    Register

    This is a trip for competent white water paddlers with some class 3 sections, continuous white water and spectacular scenery. We'll camp at the confluence of the Cardinal River on the Forestry Truck Road South of Edson and do day trips. It involves a 1 km portage to get to the river.

     

    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Hastings Lake, Range Road 204
    • 28
    Register

    Our mission, if you choose to accept it, is to circumnavigate the main body of Hastings Lake! This is a great birding spot and we will explore the islands at either end of the lake.  

    • Guests will be required to sign a waiver before the trip
    •  If you need equipment, make arrangements early 
    • PFD, whistle, bailer and throw bag are mandatory 
    • We recommend raingear, a change of clothes and a first aid kit in a dry bag, and water
    • Don't forget a hat and sunscreen if sunny; bug spray if buggy.
    • The put in can be muddy. Bring boots.
    • This is a good birding spot. Bring binoculars.
    • Bring lunch!


Past events

16 Mar 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting & Social
13 Jan 2019 January Ski & Snow Shoe Social
01 Jan 2019 Buffs
03 Nov 2018 Annual Slides 'n Lies
14 Sep 2018 The Brazeau River
31 Aug 2018 Jasper National Park
05 Aug 2018 Liver on the River - a Pâté float
03 Aug 2018 The Kootenay River
24 Jul 2018 Intro' to Tandem River Canoeing - Pond & River
15 Jul 2018 Intro' to Touring Kayaks - Pond Based
10 Jul 2018 Intro' to Kayaking - Pond Based - course 2
10 Jul 2018 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Pond Based - course 2
01 Jul 2018 Cake on the Lake - for Canada Day 2018
29 Jun 2018 The Milk River with Bow Waters Canoe Club
12 Jun 2018 Intro' to Kayaking - Pond Based - course 1
12 Jun 2018 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Pond Based - course 1
08 Jun 2018 Wildhay Weekend
01 Jun 2018 Red Deer River, Innisfail to Red Deer
18 May 2018 Three Rivers Rendezvous
11 May 2018 Chalk talk for river & whitewater paddlers
08 May 2018 Intro' to Solo Canoeing - Pond, River, easy WW
17 Mar 2018 2018 Ceyana AGM, Social and Entertainment
27 Jan 2018 '17 Brigade Wrap-up / '18 Trip Planning
04 Nov 2017 Slides & Lies
19 Sep 2017 Rundle Wrap-up and BBQ
16 Sep 2017 EPCOR RiverFest Flotilla Volunteers
22 Aug 2017 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Pond based
12 Aug 2017 Treemendous Paddle
04 Aug 2017 Rock Lake
30 Jul 2017 88 Reasons to Love Our Valley
18 Jul 2017 A Taste of Kayaking - Pond based
15 Jul 2017 Cake on the Lake
15 Jul 2017 Ceyana Participants for the Saint John River Canoe Brigade
11 Jul 2017 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Pond based
04 Jul 2017 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Moving Water
29 Jun 2017 Ceyana Participants for the Fort Edmonton Canoe Brigade
22 Jun 2017 Ceyana Participants for the Athabasca River Canoe Brigade
18 Jun 2017 Father's Day Brunch
10 Jun 2017 Ceyana Executive Meeting
10 Jun 2017 River Day
28 May 2017 Make Haste to Hastings
23 May 2017 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Pool & Pond
23 May 2017 Intro' to Kayaking - Pool & Pond
19 May 2017 Ceyana CC May Long Weekend on the MacLeod River at Edson
19 May 2017 Bow Waters invite for a May Long Weekend of WhiteWater paddling
16 May 2017 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival
13 May 2017 Annual Islet Lake Paddle and Potluck
06 May 2017 Paddle to Two Sergeants--cancelled
30 Apr 2017 A Taxing Paddle
30 Apr 2017 Adult - Sunday Morning Rescue & Stroke Review
18 Apr 2017 Intro' to Kayaking - pool based
18 Apr 2017 Kayak Rolling - pool based
18 Apr 2017 MEC Club Night
18 Mar 2017 AGM and Star Gazing
26 Feb 2017 A night of Voyageur Dancing
30 Nov 2016 Club Night at MEC
30 Oct 2016 2017 Voyageur Brigades Info Session
08 Oct 2016 Look Waaay Up!
17 Sep 2016 Brazeau River
17 Sep 2016 Red Deer River
03 Sep 2016 North Saskatchewan--Nordegg to Rocky
10 Jul 2016 Cake on the Lake
19 Jun 2016 Father's Day Brunch
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