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:

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Upcoming events

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 26 Aug 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 16 sessions
    • Buena Vista Boat Launch
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    The Big Canoe Fitness sessions are focused on using the big boats to gain strength, power, and endurance. This is a paddling workout, you will learn some things about paddling the big canoes, but that is not the primary focus. 

    The sessions run every Thursday night depending on weather and water levels, come early to help get the boats to the water, bring your own paddles, pfd's, water bottles, and any other paddling gear you may require. 

    The session runs Thursday evenings, 6:45 - 9:00 pm from April 29 till August 26. 

     Please register at least 3 days prior so the correct number of boats will be available.

    The start date is tentative depending on river conditions.

    • 05 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Buena Vista Park - Paddling Club boathouses - N or Rowing Club
    • 4
    Register

    Now that we once again have our equipment stored next to the river... we hope to commence with biweekly river paddling sessions.  These will be easy sessions, mostly involving an upstream stretch of paddling (how the voyageurs got to Edmonton!) with a leisurely drift back down to the boathouses. 

    Club canoes and kayaks and related gear will be available for members to use.  We will have a volunteer member or two to help coordinate folk, and make sure everyone gets back safely and on time.  We are asking participants to register (no charge) so that we can control the group size and anticipate needs prior to everyone's arrival.  Members are welcome to bring their own boats and gear, and may choose to put in at the Laurier Park boat launch.  If requiring club gear please meet at the B V seacans at 6:45 PM.  If bringing your own gear plan to unload at 7:15 PM at the Laurier Park Boat launch.  By 7:30 PM we should all be heading upstream.

    Participants should have good flat water skills and some concept of ferrying and eddy turns on the river.

    Please come prepared for the expected weather, a possible swim, and fluids for refreshment... and best all in a dry bag.

    • 07 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 08 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre
    • 0
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    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: August 7 & 8, from 1:00-5:00 pm

     

    • 07 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 08 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Rundle Park Paddling 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.   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: August 7 & 8 from 1:00-5:00pm

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Upper Red Deer River, in west central Alberta
    • 6
    Register

    Eugene is proposing day trips on the upper Red Deer River.  This is whitewater paddling, class 2+ and class 3 river. Whitewater river skills are required, along with appropriate whitewater canoe and gear including boat air bags and a helmet.  Random Camping at Cache Hill. Eastern Slopes Public Lands Camping permit will be required.  Sign up and trade some planning emails with trip Leader Eugene at:  eugene.ulmer@gmail.com



     


    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Little Smoky & Smoky Rivers in NW Alberta
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Tim is proposing a 4-6 day trip on the Little and/or Big Smoky Rivers, that will finish in Peace River town.  This is an beautiful big river, with the occasional bit of modest rough stuff, nothing over Class II at most water levels.  The Little Smoky has gravel bars, gravelly chutes and rocks to dodge.  Most summers by mid-August log jams and sweepers are easily avoided.  The Big Smoky has a couple of known rapids but again by mid-August these are just pressure waves, one spot is a broken sandstone ledge with broad channels through it.  One paddles this river for the spectacular scenery, wildlife, and camping along a fine river.   Very little agriculture intrusion along the river other than the cattle pastures.  Both rivers are well incised and there are spectacular cliffs and valley slopes along the way.  This trip will require modestly good river paddling skills: eddy turns, ferrying, rock dodging, directional control, and good canoe camping skills.  Dates and start location are still "to be determined".  Sign up and trade some email with trip Leader Tim.

    for more information please email Tim <t1swanson2@gmail.com>

      


    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (MDT)
    • Laurier/Buena Vista Park - to Rafters Landing
    • 6
    Register

    This will be our fourth evening "Liver on the River".  Not so much a paddle as an on river social, a drift, enhanced with fine pate, crackers, veggies and fruits, and legal refreshments!  We will try to organize a shuttle vehicle drop off prior to our 5:30 PM meeting at the Laurier Boat launch (if bringing your own boat) or at the Buena Vista Sea Cans (if needing club boat and gear).

    Club canoes and kayaks and related gear will be available for members to use.  We will have a volunteer member or two to help coordinate folk, and make sure everyone gets back safely and on time.  We are asking participants to register (no charge) so that we can control the group size and anticipate needs prior to everyone's arrival and organize the shuttle.  

    Please come prepared for the expected weather, a possible swim, and fluids for refreshment... and best all in a dry bag... this trip may require a cooler/a "chilly bin" and table/a bit of plywood for across your gunwales to lay your spread out on! 

    These are volunteer lead sessions and we do expect participants to have modestly good flatwater skills and some idea as to the river skills of eddy turns, and ferrying.


    • 03 Sep 2021
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • 06 Sep 2021
    • 11:30 AM (MDT)
    • Kootenay Plains, North Sask R., west of Nordegg, and out to the Banff - Jasper Hwy
    • 2
    Register

    Come join us for a weekend on the Kootenay Plains in the Cavalcade Meadows group site (site #8) for the 2021 Labor Day Weekend.  We are booked in, and camp fees for the three evenings will be $140 per camp unit/tent/rv/etc. Only register for one person... guests will be charged if you register them... Camp fee is per camp unit!

    Camping is rustic, well water, fire pits, usually clean toilets, and NO power!

    This is one of the prettiest spots in Alberta!   And there is paddling (big & small lakes and rivers in the area), day hikes in various directions (Siffleur Falls being the most popular), Mtn Biking and even a bit of scrambling can be found!  Our most popular paddling over the years has been the runs on the North Saskatchewan: above Saskatchewan Crossing (two portages), below 'the Crossing (no portages and some fun bits).   And in recent years we've made some forays onto Lake Abraham in the early morning or evening... it has reputation for day time wind.  And some years on the Monday we've done the run below the Bighorn Dam to the FTR (it can be a bit full of log jams) on the way home.

    For the Banff park runs we will have to be cognizant of the 48 hr dry time between water bodies.  I don't think this will affect us if we paddle three days in a row on the NSR.

    Until August 15 we'll only take folk intending to come for all three nights... If we do not fill most of the 20 available camp sites, we will open up registration for fewer nights.

    Contact Mark Lund <lundmer@gmail.com> for any questions about this trip, or late partial registration. 

    • 12 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
    • Hastings Lake. Meet at the end of RR204 (north shore). I’ll send misdirections upon registration.
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    I’m making hasty plans to paddle Hastings Lake September 12, 2021! If you like paddling, birds, fall colours or incredibly-witty puns, register with haste!

    Here are the details:

    Where: Hastings Lake. Meet at the end of RR204 (north shore). I’ll send misdirections upon registration.

    When: 10:00 am meet up

    Notes:

    1. There is a short portage from the parking lot to the lake.
    2. As always, PFD, whistle, bailer and throw bag are mandatory.

    3. Do not attend if you are at risk of having COVID-19, Bubonic Plague or Androgenetic Alopecia.  I will send screening questions in advance and ask them when you arrive.

    4. Bring raingear, change of clothes and first aid in a dry bag, and water.
    5. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen if sunny.
    6. It’s a good birding spot. Bring binoculars.
    7. Bring lunch and a drink!

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    Here are the registration confirmation details:

    Thanks for registering! I will send out an email Thursday with final details, screening questions and directions. In the meantime, please email me with any questions or if your plans change (t1swanson2@gmail.com).


    • 16 Sep 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Sep 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
    • 0
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    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. If you've been reading this description you will notice different dates from those originally posted. These dates and campgrounds have been booked.

    Night 1 - Thurs 16 Sept Hidden Cove Campground
    Night 2 - Fri 17 Sept Coronet Creek Campground
    Night 3 - Sat 18 Sept Coronet Creek Campground

Past events

02 Aug 2021 Vinca Bridge to Waskatenau Bridge on North Saskatchewan River
29 Jul 2021 BV Thursday Evening Paddling Registration for July 29
27 Jul 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration for July 27
25 Jul 2021 Devon to Edmonton on our North Saskatchewan River
24 Jul 2021 River Rescue Clinic
21 Jul 2021 BWCC- Nordegg North Saskatchewan River trip
20 Jul 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration for July 20
15 Jul 2021 BV Thursday Evening Paddling Registration for July 15
13 Jul 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration for July 13
11 Jul 2021 Cake on the lake
10 Jul 2021 Intro' to Kayaking - Pond Based
10 Jul 2021 Intro' to Tandem Lake Canoeing - Canoe Basics
30 Jun 2021 BWCC/CCC- Milk River Trip
29 Jun 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration (Jun.29)
26 Jun 2021 Intro' to Tandem River Canoeing - Pond & River
22 Jun 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration (Jun.22)
20 Jun 2021 Fathers Day Brunch
19 Jun 2021 Intro' to Solo River Canoeing - Pond & River
15 Jun 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration (Jun.15)
12 Jun 2021 North Saskatchewan River: Berrymore Bridge (Hwy 759) to Devon
08 Jun 2021 Intro' to Tandem Lake Canoeing - Canoe Basics
08 Jun 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration (Jun.8)
08 Jun 2021 Intro' to Kayaking - Pond Based
04 Jun 2021 WildHay Weekend
24 May 2021 Flatbush Float & Bloat - Part 2 - Cancelled
22 May 2021 New to Ceyana: Lakes Local to Edmonton - Cancelled
22 May 2021 Flatbush Float & Bloat - Cancelled
14 May 2021 Red Deer River - Red Deer area - Cancelled
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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