Ceyana Canoe Club

Shore Events

We can't paddle all the time. Here's our dry-land events.

Upcoming...

    • 28 Apr 2022
    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Buena Vista Park - a the canoe club boat houses
    • 19
    Register

    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. 

    These 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. 

    These sessions run Thursday evenings, 6:45 - 9:00 pm from April 28 till August 26.  Once registered Darryl will forward a google spreadsheet so that you can report on session you will NOT be attending.... full attendance is the default.

    The start date, and all subsequent sessions depend on appropriate river conditions <600 cms.

    The club is collecting a $100 fee this year to help with program costs (insurance fees are up), equipment maintenance and replacement.  Club equipment is available for new paddlers for the first session or three, then participants are expected to provide their own life-jacket, and bent shaft paddle.  If you've not paddled big canoes before it is best to get in a session or two before acquiring your own paddle.  For each session a water bottle, rain gear, and dry clothes are good to bring along.

    * Three sessions show on the schedule, just to keep this program available and easy to find on the website!

    • 20 May 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 23 May 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Pembina River near Flatbush, AB
    • 2
    Join waitlist

    Flatbush Float and Bloat! Bush Camping & local paddling

    Pembina River paddling May 20-May 23 weekend (if prefer May 23-25 weekdays choose other booking option)

    Ceyana Canoe Club members are invited to explore the Pembina River, Cross Lake Prov Park and Flatbush Creek in vicinity of Flatbush, a 2 hour drive north from Edmonton. Camping is available at the club members Zimmermann 160 acre wilderness forested property. Choice of dates offered so working people can have the weekend dates while retirees have the weekday dates (if lots of interest from Members).  Pembina River class 1+ and Cross Lake Prov Park lake paddling day trips offered, nature walks, birding and evening eating and be merry (bloating part.) Camping at Zimmermann’s limited to 7 tent sites and 1 trailer sites (no hookups), but camping available if you want to book at nearby Cross Lake Prov Park (40 min drive).

    For more information please email:  Kathryn

    Club equipment and boats may be available; send email request to our Properties Chair

    • 23 May 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 25 May 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Pembina River near Flatbush, AB
    • 5
    Register

    Flatbush Float and Bloat! Bush Camping & local paddling

    Pembina River paddling May 23-May 25 (weekdays)
    (if prefer  May 20-23 weekend then choose other booking option)

    Ceyana Canoe Club members are invited to explore the Pembina River, Cross Lake Prov Park and Flatbush Creek in vicinity of Flatbush, a 2 hour drive north from Edmonton. Camping is available at the club members Zimmermann 160 acre wilderness forested property. Choice of dates offered so working people can have the weekend dates while retirees have the weekday dates (if lots of interest from Members).  Pembina River class 1+ and Cross Lake Prov Park lake paddling day trips offered, nature walks, birding and evening eating and be merry (bloating part.) Camping at Zimmermann’s limited to 7 tent sites and 1 trailer sites (no hookups), but camping available if you want to book at nearby Cross Lake Prov Park (40 min drive).

    For more information please email:  Kathryn

    Club equipment and boats may be available; send email to our Properties Chairperson

    • 03 Jun 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 05 Jun 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Pembina River Prov. Park - Entwhistle, AB
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Come join us for a weekend at the Pembina River Prov. Park for a weekend of paddling, lessons, day trips, camping and socializing!

    For those coming to day trip on the local lakes, the Pembina or Lobstick River with us please complete this registration and pay for your camping on our group site.

    For those coming for an education program please complete a both a separate registration (& payment) for your chosen course, plus register on this form (& pay) for the camping.

    Folk with larger RVs requiring power &/or other services should consider the option of booking a nearby RV site at Pembina River Park.  Booking should open March 5 (90 days prior).

    Contact Mark Lund <lundmer@gmail.com> for any questions about this this campsite, day trip, and late or partial registration. For Questions about our Education Programs please contact Donna McKean <donnaluke@shaw.ca>

    • 07 Jun 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • 16 Jun 2022
    • 8:30 PM
    • Rundle Park Paddling Centre, Rundle Park, NE Edmonton
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 Center 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 7, 9, 14 & 16 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


    • 19 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Islet Lake Staging Area - Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Reserve
    • 9
    Register
     A fine morning to celebrate the fathers in our canoe club and our families.  We paddle, we brunch we have a grand time.  We see lots of bird life!

    Trip Leader Tim is suggesting: "...everyone bring their own brunch. We can enjoy it in a wide circle in the picnic area!"

    We brunch on a picnic table or two along the north side of the parking lot!

    09:00 AM Brunch
    10:00 AM Paddle

    for more information please email Tim, of It’s my day and I’ll paddle if I want to!  <t1swanson2@gmail.com>

    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • MacEwan U Recreation Centre (109 St & 104 Ave) & the Rundle Park Paddling Centre
    • 2
    Register
    Canoe Kayak Canada is the governing body of competitive canoe sport in Canada and provides the National Coaching Certificatio Program White Water paddling instructor/coach/leader programs.  CKC Kayak Instructor 1 is the entry level, and once trained candidates can begin to teach kayak in pools, ponds and sheltered lake waters.  Like all NCCP programs at each level candidates are trained, are required to teach, coach or lead and ultimately must complete an evaluation to become fully certified.   Prerequisites for this program are a to be a modestly skilled flat water kayaker,  and to have been introduced to the kayak rolling progression.  To become full trained at for lake instruction candidates must be able to roll a kayak.  Non-rollers maybe be trained for pool and pond instruction.  This course includes a number of required NCCP theory sessions (Ethics, Teaching & Learning, Course Planning, & Risk Management) plus skills review with teaching progressions, leading equipment discussions and practice peer teaching session(s).  This course will commence Friday supper (bring it along if need be) with the first classroom session, and a late evening pool session, on Saturday pond paddling at RPPC, and then back to MacEwan U for a second classroom session and pool session that will be largely devoted to rolling.  We should finish about 6:30 PM on Saturday.  Sunday morning will be practise peer teaching sessions at RPPC, with a 2:00 PM or earlier finish.  Kayaks & paddling gear, is available at both the MacEwan pool, and at RPPC.  Candidates may bring their own boats and gear, but they must be clean, and cleaned again on deck prior to each pool session.  Candidates are responsible for their personal swim and paddling gear, and travel between MacEwan U and RPPC.  The Course fee includes our pool, classroom, equipment, and instructor expenses, and CKC registry fees ($120)  Presently Mark Lund is the schedule Learning Facilitator.

    If you have questions <lundmer@gmail.com>

    • 10 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Astotin Lake, Elk Island Nat. Park
    • 6
    Register

    Buffalo, warm sun, gentle breezes (most years), an hour or two cruise around the islands of Astotin Lake (Elk Island National Park) or Islet Lake (alternate), birding, laughing and telling lies.   Trip lead Tim, is suggesting he will provide cake, hopefully homemade... maybe store bought cup cakes like last year... maybe we'll be able to bring our own too. 'Cause... it's for the CAKE!

    Tim is suggesting:

    • 09:00 AM meet, at the main Beach/Main Parking Lot
    • 09:30 AM launch,
    • cake about 11:30 pm back on the beach at whatever table/shelter we can snag!

    Basic flatwater skills required.  Limited Club equipment may be available, check closer to the event date.

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

    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 17 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Blackstone River - NW of Nordegg, group camp is off the Chungo Creek Rd
    • 12
    Register

    Come join us for a weekend off modest whitewater paddling on a very pretty smaller river.  Rapids run Class II to III at normal summer flows.  A little more exciting than the Wildhay, not a tough as the Upper Red Deer.  Good River/Intermediate WW skills required. A number of day trips are available with gravel road access... it is all gravel N of Nordegg.

    We have the group site on the Blackstone R. at the Chungo Creek bridge booked.   Expensive yes, but one of the prettiest campgrounds in the area, and quite!

    Contact Mark Lund <lundmer@gmail.com> for any questions about this this weekend.

    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Peace River - BC Border to Peace River Town
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    2022 Peace River Canoe Brigade
    Passing the Paddle
    – July 22 to 28

    May 9 Up-date:  We are planning a crew meeting on Wed. June 1, 7:00 PM on the Lund's patio. For this meeting every brigade participant will also need a CVBS Participant membership, registration for this is on the Zone 4 website here.

    Ceyana Canoe Club members: We have already booked both our voyageur canoes for this event.   We are now trying to gather up two crews of 8 to 10 paddlers each... 20 paddlers of mixed experience.  With a few experienced (and we have many) crew we'll be able to handle a variety of paddlers.  This announcement for club members like the more general announcement below, is for expressions of interest.  We need to confirm who wants to paddle.  Like most of our Brigades this will be based on crews of 8-10 paddlers, taking both paddling and support shifts.  For this brigade all camping will be "car camping".  Most days will be broken up into two or three paddling shifts, so folks should have a choice of paddling most days, and less than full days some days.  Given this recent pandemic crews will be self sufficient, and there will be few "brigade meals."  Crews will be responsible for all their paddling, camping and cook gear, transportation, and sharing all expenses.  Typically one can expect a week + brigade such as this to cost about $250-$300... though budgets have yet to finalized.  This has been a long awaited... twice postponed and we expect both Ceyana canoes and the brigade to "book-up" quickly.  In May we will take a nose count, and organize a planning session for our club's participants.  Interested club members may want to begin training with Darryl prior to this, and once crews are determined, crews may choose to do additional training.  For further information about the Ceyana crews:   <lundmer@gmail.com>

    Until this registration form is over subscribed there is NO need for Ceyana members to complete either the crew or individual registrations below.  We have registered two crews.

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    Club members Stewart and Juliette are co-chairing this event, and have just announced that pre-registration is open for the Peace River Brigade, July 22 to 28, 2022. The pre-registration is to identify the number of people interested in doing the brigade this summer as either a team crew with access to their own boat or unattached paddlers without a boat looking to join a crew. Pre-registration and the follow up final registration are being done through the Canadian Voyager Brigade Society. The links copied below are for Zone 4 which is managing the electronic registrations for CVBS. There is no cost for pre-registration. Once total number of paddlers and boats are confirmed and final budgets set, the payments will be due at final registration.   Please read the information included in the pre-registration process. It will answer many questions you may have about the brigade. 

     We will meet for an afternoon sign-in on July 22 at Cotillion Park along the Peace River in NW Alberta. We start paddling July 23 near the Alberta - BC border. We finish paddling July 28 into the Town of Peace River, some 233 km later.

    We look forward to paddling with you this summer!  
    Stewart & Juliette Inglis  

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    • 24 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • North Sask. R, Ft. Saskatchewan to Vinca Bridge
    • 1
    Register

    Tim's last trip featured Cake... this one may feature common pemmican... watch out for the hair and twigs!  The Goal of this trip is to check out one of the earlier sites for Edmonton House/Fort Edmonton.

    Tim & Clare are suggesting:

    • 10:00 AM meet, tentatively at Strachans Landing, just north of the Museum along 101 St/River Road in Fort Saskatchewan.
    • 10:30 AM Start Shuttle
    • Lunch on the River
    • takeout - TBD

    Basic river skills required.  Limited Club equipment may be available, check closer to the event date.

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

    • 11 Aug 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 14 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Lakeland Provincial Park - 30 min E of Lac La Biche
    • 4
    Register

    Ian , Ellen and myself (Leila) are proposing the following trip - August 11 to 14th.  We are thinking size of 6 to 8 people.  Ian will be our trip leader and Ellen and I will help organize. 

    We will drive up to Lac La Biche on Thursday evening and camp at Beaver Lake Campground, just outside Lac la Biche , then make an early start to get to the staging area on Friday morning. This way we have our pick of campsites. Once everyone is settled in their spots, they can tour the lakes/circuit on the Saturday and then break camp on Sunday.

    Participants need to realize that it is a 3 km portage in & out.  The park does provide canoe carts, but they can all be at the other end!  Best to take your own (or club) heavy duty carts.  These lakes can be windy and choppy, good flatwater skills will be required.  Both canoes and kayaks are regularly paddled on this route.


      


    • 25 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Hastings Lake. Meet at the end of RR204 (north shore). I’ll send misdirections upon registration.
    Register

    I’m making hasty plans to paddle Hastings Lake September 25, 2022! 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 Rge Rd 204 (off of Wye Rd, east of Sherwood Park). I’ll send mis-directions 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 & season. 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).


Past events

14 May 2022 Edmonton Paddlers Gear Swap
30 Apr 2022 Intro' to WW Solo Canoes - 1 pool session
26 Apr 2022 Apr 26 Social - Tripping Tips - Rundle Park 7-8:30PM
24 Apr 2022 Family and Youth Safety Orientation to Canoes & Kayaks
16 Apr 2022 Kayak Rolling & Rescue - 3 sessions
19 Mar 2022 2022 Ceyana Annual General Meeting
20 Feb 2022 Ceyana CC at Strathcona Wilderness Centre
30 Oct 2021 Fall paddle on North Saskatchewan River, Laurier to Dawson Park
23 Oct 2021 Fall Paddle on North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton
02 Oct 2021 Two Days To 1810
25 Sep 2021 Brazeau River advanced whitewater canoeing
03 Sep 2021 Labor Day Weekend - North Saskatchewan R - camping at Cavalcade Meadows
19 Aug 2021 "Liver on the River"
05 Aug 2021 BV Thursday Evening Paddling Registration for Aug. 5
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
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
29 Jun 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration (Jun.29)
22 Jun 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration (Jun.22)
20 Jun 2021 Fathers Day Brunch
15 Jun 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration (Jun.15)
08 Jun 2021 RPPC Tuesday Evening Paddling Registration (Jun.8)
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
27 Dec 2020 Share Your Adventure Night
07 Nov 2020 Slides & Lies 2020
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
07 Aug 2020 Bow River in Banff Park
05 Aug 2020 Liver on the River
18 Jul 2020 Cake on the lake
21 Jun 2020 Fathers Day Brunch
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
07 Jul 2019 Ceyana's "New Canadian Paddle"
21 May 2019 RPPC Tuesday Evening Volunteers
05 May 2019 A Taxing Paddle
16 Mar 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting & Social
13 Jan 2019 January Ski & Snow Shoe Social
05 Aug 2018 Liver on the River - a Pâté float
01 Jul 2018 Cake on the Lake - for Canada Day 2018
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
10 Jun 2017 Ceyana Executive Meeting
10 Jun 2017 River Day
16 May 2017 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival
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
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