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

    • 01 Jun 2021
    • 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    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 Hermitage Park Ponds 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 afternoon!  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 1, 3, 8, 10, from 6:30-8:30 pm

     

    • 01 Jun 2021
    • 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    This intro' canoeing program will teach appropriate entries, exits, paddle strokes, basic maneuvers, carries, rescues, and review equipment selection and where to go paddling.   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: June 1, 3, 8, and 10th from 6:30-8:30pm


    • 04 Jun 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 06 Jun 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Gregg Lake campground, loops B/C
    Register

     The Wildhay is a beautiful little river that offers intermediate level whitewater runs and some awesome lakes to for those more interested in the flatwater experience, making this a trip for all types of paddlers (M. Lund, Mark's Guide for Alberta Paddlers). 

    The Wildhay is close to William Switzer Park, northwest of Hinton. We will be camping in the Gregg Lake campground at the north end of the park in loops B and C (note, B has power). Booking for those dates opens March 5.

    (https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/central/william-a-switzer-pp/information-facilities/camping/gregg-lake/).

      


    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    This intro' solo river canoeing program is for those with basic flat-water  solo skills.  This course will teach the flat water and moving water skills for paddling solo canoes on easy moving water.   The program will start at either the Hermitage Park Ponds or Rundle Park Ponds in east central Edmonton for the first morning and the afternoon 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 lunch and a towel and change of clothes, swims do happen occasionally!  Rain gear should be brought... only thunder storms chase us off the water.   Paddlers are encouraged to bring along their own paddle and lifejacket.  For the day long river session paddlers will car pool.  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 runs: June 19, at  Ponds in the morning, and the North Saskatchewan River in the afternoon

    June 20 on a river close to Edmonton, the Pembina 

     

    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 27 Jun 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    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 Hermitage Park Ponds in east central Edmonton for one morning, the afternoon on the river in Edmonton and then spend the next day on a local easy river.  All equipment will/can be supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring/use their own.  Participants do need to bring a lunch, 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.  For the day long river session paddlers will car pool.  For the river sessions paddlers should have at least good raingear.

    This program: June 26, 9 am till 12:30 pm at Hermitage or Rundle Park Ponds, then 1:30 till 5 pm on the North Saskatchewan River and

      June 27, 9 am till 4:00 pm, on the river, possibly the Pembina or the Sturgeon

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • 05 Jul 2021
    • 11:00 AM (MDT)
    • Milk River

    There will be more information available as this trip gets closer. However, the Bow Waters Canoe Club does a Milk River trip in southern Alberta quite regularly, inviting Ceyana members to join in.

    Milk river does require, especially the middle runs, some modest river/WW skills.   Rocks need to dodged, eddies entered and exited smartly, corners stayed to the inside.  This river is a step up from the Pembina above Hwy #16.

    Gold Springs park is a spectacular site, and Bow Waters books a back corner so you're staying with just paddlers!  One evening is usually a pot luck supper... a reason to go all on its own.

    If this sounds like your kind of trip, pencil it into your calendar now!  Note one extra day has been appended on both sides, camping available from June 30 to Jul 5 now.

    We are looking for a Ceyana member to help coordinate with Don at Bow Waters.

    • 10 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 11 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    This intro' canoeing program will teach appropriate entries, exits, paddle strokes, basic maneuvers, carries, rescues, and review equipment selection and where to go paddling.   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 10th and 11th from 1:00-5:00pm

    • 10 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 11 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    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 Hermitage Park Ponds 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 afternoon!  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 10, 11, from 1:00-5:00 pm

     

    • 12 Jul 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 16 Jul 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
    • 8
    Register

    Leila has done some early-season organizing and this trip to an iconic Canadian Rockies lake is currently full. However, you may add yourself to a waiting list if you want to attend. The time of the trip will be dependent upon one of us being able to book those days. 

    Night 1 - Mon 12 July Hidden Cove Campground
    Night 2 - Tue 13 July Coronet Creek Campground
    Night 3 - Wed 14 July Coronet Creek Campground
    Night 4 - Thur 15 July Fishermans Bay Campground

    • 24 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Wabamun Lake, Pembina River
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Learn some rescue skills to make your river paddling less stressful. We will cover basic canoe rescue skills on flatwater, then take what we've  learned to the river to practice there. Some skills covered will be t-rescues, parallel rescues, clip and tow, and self rescue. This is for those who want to brush up and refresh some of their skills or for those who have never learned them, and can be either tandem or solo paddlers. 

    Be prepared to swim so bringing a change of clothes and having wet suits, or partial dry suits would be good. Participants are encouraged to use their own canoes and gear (paddles, lifejackets, throw-bags, etc) or the club can also supply all the necessary gear. Pack a lunch and snacks as this will be a full day.

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • Upper Red Deer River
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    This program is an introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary to paddle rivers like the Upper Red Deer and Wildhay safely and efficiently.

    Course participants must be able to control a canoe from both bow and stern with the basic canoeing strokes and have proficiency on CLASS 1 rivers.

    This will be a weekend course where we will camp alongside the river at either Cartier Creek or another site farther upstream. Plan to arrive Friday evening as we would like to start as early in the morning as possible. 

    Participants are encouraged to bring their own paddling gear (canoes, paddles, PFDs/lifejackets, dry-suits or wet suits,  float-bags are highly recommended, throw-bags, etc.). The club can provide equipment if necessary. 

    • 16 Aug 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Aug 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Nordegg-Rocky Mountain House

    More details about this trip will be available in the New Year, including dates (mid-August). Bow Waters Canoe Club in Calgary (https://www.bowwaters.org/) is planning a trip on the North Saskatchewan, based out of Nordegg. This trip will be suitable for members with river/whitewater experience.

Past events

27 Dec 2020 Share Your Adventure Night
07 Nov 2020 Slides & Lies 2020
12 Sep 2020 Hastily-Made Plans
12 Sep 2020 Brazeau River
04 Sep 2020 Labor Day Weekend - Athabasca River - Poachers Landing
04 Sep 2020 Kootenay River
22 Aug 2020 Intro Paddling Practice for Canoes and Kayaks
15 Aug 2020 Intro' to Solo Canoeing - Pond
07 Aug 2020 Bow River in Banff Park
05 Aug 2020 Liver on the River
25 Jul 2020 River Rescue Clinic
18 Jul 2020 Cake on the lake
11 Jul 2020 Intro' to Kayaking - Pond Based - course 2
21 Jun 2020 Fathers Day Brunch
20 Jun 2020 Intro' to Tandem River Canoeing - Pond & River
07 May 2020 Cancelled - all club paddling events & programs to June 15
07 Mar 2020 Ceyana Canoe Club - Annual General Meeting & Social
21 Feb 2020 CCC - Annual Trips Planning Social
30 Jan 2020 Flying Canoe - Volunteers needed Jan. 30, 31 & Feb. 1
18 Jan 2020 2020 Nordic Ski Day at SWC
02 Nov 2019 Annual Slides 'n Lies
11 Oct 2019 The Kootenay River
29 Sep 2019 Make Haste to Hastings Lake
20 Sep 2019 Bow River - through Calgary, Harvie Passage
13 Sep 2019 Bow Waters CC - Last Splash Bash - Upper Red Deer River
07 Sep 2019 Style Canoeing / Advance Solo Canoeing
30 Aug 2019 Labor Day Weekend - North Saskatchewan River east of Edmonton
06 Aug 2019 Intro' to Tandem River Canoeing - Pond & River
31 Jul 2019 Liver on the River
26 Jul 2019 Bow River
09 Jul 2019 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Pond Based - course 2
07 Jul 2019 Ceyana's "New Canadian Paddle"
06 Jul 2019 Cake on the Lake
28 Jun 2019 The Milk River with Bow Waters Canoe Club
19 Jun 2019 Intro' to GPS for Canoeing
05 Jun 2019 Intro' to Maps & Navigation for Canoeing
04 Jun 2019 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Pool and Pond Based - course 1
31 May 2019 Wildhay Weekend
21 May 2019 RPPC Tuesday Evening Volunteers
21 May 2019 Intro' to Solo Canoeing - Pond, River, easy WW
17 May 2019 Three Rivers Rendezvous
05 May 2019 A Taxing Paddle
16 Mar 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting & Social
13 Jan 2019 January Ski & Snow Shoe Social
01 Jan 2019 Buffs
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 Tandem Canoeing - Pond Based - course 1
12 Jun 2018 Intro' to Kayaking - 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 Kayaking - Pool & Pond
23 May 2017 Intro' to Tandem Canoeing - Pool & Pond
19 May 2017 Bow Waters invite for a May Long Weekend of WhiteWater paddling
19 May 2017 Ceyana CC May Long Weekend on the MacLeod River at Edson
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 Red Deer River
17 Sep 2016 Brazeau 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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