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

    • 09 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hermitage Ponds in Edmonton, Islet Lake outside of Edmonton
    • 6
    Register

    The aim for this Paddle Canada course is for participants to demonstrate the highest level of skills and principles necessary to paddle with a partner in open lake waters, to show confidence and ability to paddle in dynamic paddling environments thus allowing to travel longer distances on open water, and to exhibit leadership skills that will enable the planning and execution of a day trip in an open water environment in a variety of wind conditions. 

    Participants may use their own gear, or the club gear can be made available. This course is for proficient paddlers who want to challenge their skill set and learn more advanced skills. Bring lunch, water bottles, rain gear, and any other personal items to keep you comfortable during the course.

    Dates: Saturday May 9th at Hermitage Ponds, 9 am till 5 pm

    Sunday May 10th at Islet Lake, 9 am till 5 pm

    • 15 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 18 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • River Park - Lobstick & Pembina
    • 13
    Register

    Come on out to the Pembina River for a long weekend of car camping at Pembina River Prov. Park (try to book a site down by the river... Lois & I are in site F 103, try for loops D or E... F was pretty much gone by 1:11 PM on opening day) at the bottom of the hill.  We'll day trip/paddle reaches of the Pembina or Lobstick rivers, or maybe take a local lake cruise to check out the bird and wildlife.  Yes... you are welcome to pack a picnic lunch and join us for the day too!  Modest Intermedidate river skills required for the Pembina and Lobstick runs.  Basic flatwater skills for the lake paddling.

    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 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.   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 2, June 4, & 9, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at RPPC


    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 10
    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: June 2, 4, 9, and 11 at the Rundle Park Paddling Center 6:30-8:30 pm


    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • WildHay River
    • 15
    Register

    The Wildhay is well know as a great little river for training paddlers.  It is small, we usually paddle it between about 12 and 25 cms.  It can be tight, bouncy, rocky, and it is very scenic. The Wildhay is for those who want to work on their river skills, and are prepared to swim when errors are made... yes you do need some basic river skills before tackling the 'Hay.

    There is also some flatwater paddling nearby for those who would rather do some bird watching and don't really want the excitement of whitewater. 

    We'll be camping at Gregg Lake in William Switzer Park, book your campground in Loop B (powered) or Loop C (non-power) through the Alberta Parks Campground registration system

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre
    • 23
    Register

    This will be our fourth New Canadian Paddle.  This is a paddling introduction for new Canadian immigrants organized in conjunction with Edmonton's Catholic Social Services.   We require about 16-20 member volunteers who can help out with a variety of chores: leading our instructional stations, helping with equipment and boat selection and wrangling, and providing safety on the water.  It is kinda like an expanded version of our Tuesday night drop-in sessions... but for way more novice paddlers.   Then we finish up the afternoon sharing a light supper with them under the site #6 picnic shelter.

    Knowing your way around canoes, and RPPC helps, but we will meet early and provide instruction -- Isabelle and Liz have prepared a great set of notes for the instructional and wrangling stations.

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 6
    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:June 16, 6:30-8:30 @ Rundle Park

       June 17,  6:30-8:30 on the river, probably North Saskatchewan

    June 20, 9 am till 4:00 pm, on the river, possibly the Pembina 

    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Islet Lake
    • 20
    Register

    A fine morning to celebrate our fathers of our canoe club and families.  We paddle, we brunch we have a grand time.

    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 20
    Register

    Our friends at Metis Crossing (south of Smoky Lake) in conjunction with the Metis Association are planning a modest 3-4 day brigade in late June (TBD) to celebrate the opening of their new Cultural & Community hall at the campground.  The plan is to paddle over three or four days from Edmonton to Metis Crossing.  As the details become available we'll update this post and in time organize a registration process and crew planning session.

    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wabamun Lake, Pembina River
    • 10
    Register

    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 can 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.

    • 06 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Peace River: Clayhurst to Peace River Town
    • 20

    Peace River Brigade has posted an announcement here: http://voyageurbrigade.org/…/30/2020-peace-river-brigade-i…/

    Crew registration will commence in March, with initial registration by crew... individuals without a crew will be able to register in April. Ceyana has registered and paid a deposit for two crews. If you are interested in participating in the brigade July 6 to 14 or so, please drop <president@ceyana.ca> a brief note expressing your interest, your big canoe experience, and how you might contribute to crew leadership and crew support (transportation, group gear, etc.). WE NEED TO KNOW MEMBER INTEREST ASAP. Registration is $2000 per crew (split 8 - 12 ways) and other expenses will include travel, boat transport, and food.  We have committed club members we will take the next steps in organizing our Ceyana crews for this brigade with an initial meeting in late April.  In time we will use this page to register our Ceyana crew members and collect crew fees through the club.

    • 07 Jul 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 5
    Register

    This intro' solo river canoeing program is for those with basic flatwater  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 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 runs: July 7, at Rundle Park Paddling Center, 

    July 9 on the North Saskatchewan in Edmonton & July 11 on a river close to Edmonton

     

    • 07 Jul 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 14 Jul 2020
    • 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 7, 9, & 14, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at RPPC

     

    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Astotin Lake
    • 20
    Register

    Buffalo, warm sun, gentle breezes (most years), an hour or two cruise around the islands of Astotin, birding, laughing and telling lies.   All to be followed with a fine selection of cakes that would please Marie A!   Basic flatwater skills required.

    • 21 Jul 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 10
    Register

    This program will develop and refine paddling skills toward a higher level of competence.  The program will occur at the Rundle Park Paddling Centre in east central Edmonton and on a lake somewhere close to 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 21, 23, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at RPPC

    June 18 on a lake, 9 am till 4 pm


    • 22 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • North Saskatchewan River
    • 20
    Register
    This will be our third "Liver on the River."  A fine evening FLOAT between Laurier and Dawson Park launches, trading paddle strokes for sampling patê, crackers, seasonal fruits and veggies, and all fine socialization.  Just Basic paddling skills required.   We'll book for the July 22, but will postpone to the next Wednesday, or next depending on the weather.   We Lund's much prefer our crackers to have some snap!  And the sun to warm our souls.
    • 28 Jul 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 30 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, in Rundle Park, south of the Rundle Family Centre
    • 5
    Register

    This intro' solo lake canoeing program is for those who want to learn to paddle a canoe without a partner.     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.  

    This program runs: July 28 and 30, at Rundle Park Paddling Center 


     

    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Bow River
    • 18
    Register

    This is one of the most scenic paddles, and maybe the best way to see the Bow Valley.   The plan will be to do day trips, with camping at one of the "non-reservation" campgrounds along Hwy 1a/Bow Valley Parkway, likely Protection Mountain.  Intermediate river skills are required, as the river all the way to Red Earth creek is fast, with fun riffles and significant rapids just east of Lake Louise, and at Red Earth Creek.  And for those a little newer to paddling there is easy paddling upstream of Banff into Vermillion lakes, and the other lakes in the area.

    • 04 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Athabasca River
    • 20
    Register

    The plan is to car camp at Poachers Landing and Day trip on the Athabasca River between Athabasc and the confluence of the Calling river.   If time permits, or if a lake water run is the goal we can tackle Calling Lake, or one of the other nearby lakes.  Basic River paddling skills is all that will be required.

    • 04 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Kootenay River, Settlers Road Bridge to the White River Bridge
    • 20
    Register

     The Kootenay River below the National Park is often referred to as the weekend Nahanni.  It is a great tripping river, and requires good intermediate river skills... and river reading skills.  This late summer or fall trip will be a lower water levels and thus not too intimidating for those familiar with the Horburg/Devil's Elbow run on the North Saskatchewan, or the upper Red Deer.

Past events

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 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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