Ceyana Canoe Club

Shore Events

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

Course Change, Cancellation and Refund Policy - Please read the policy on this link before completing any program registration that involves a payment.

Upcoming...

    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lendrum Hall
    • 10
    Register


    This is the first (Part 1)  of a series of safety courses meant to provide the participant with key safety and rescue knowledge and skills to enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others and to provide them with appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and others in difficulty.

    The course is designed for canoeists and kayakers.

    Prerequisites  

    1. Minimum age of 15 years 

    2. Basic first aid recommended but not required

    The following topics will be covered 

    Boat setup for safety

    Rope

    Knife

    Risks 

    Risk management 

    Water and environmental hazards 

    Signals 

    Entrapment situations 

    Swimming in whitewater and currents 

    Accessing river hazards

    Rescue techniques (boat based, throw bags, basic rope work, etc)

    What should I bring : 

    Note book 

    Throw Bag - we will practice a bit.


    If you are not already a Ceyana Club member sign up at Membership

    • 25 Apr 2024
    • 29 Aug 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Buena Vista Park - at the canoe club boat houses
    • 33
    Register

    Our 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 many 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 from our Buena Vista Storage Sheds, 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.  Paddlers will also be invited to join Darryl and our leaders for Monday evening sessions starting in May.

    We expect these sessions to commence Thursday evenings, 6:45 - 9:00 pm from April 25, and will run until late  August.  Once registered Darryl will forward a google spreadsheet so that you can report on which session you will be attending.... full attendance is the default.Coach Darryl will update on Monday locations once you have registered.

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

    The club collects a $25/month fee this year to help with program costs (insurance fees are up), equipment maintenance and replacement (we have a new canoe for 2024).  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 in a small dry bag are good to bring along.

    You must be healthy to attend any sessions, please do a COVID/Flu/Cold self assessment before each paddling session. If you are not feeling well please do not come.

    Registration will be available from March 16 to August 10.

    Course Change, Cancellation and Refund Policy - Please read the policy on this link before completing any program registration that involves a payment.  Given the extended nature of this program registration changes and cancellations are by email to Darryl.

    Contact Darryl Tetz for more information: tetz.darryl@gmail.com

    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • MacEwan U Recreation Centre (109 St & 104 Ave)
    • 2
    Register

    Take this course if you paddle a canoe.


    This is Part 2 of a series of safety courses meant to provide the participant with key safety and rescue knowledge and skills to enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others and to provide them with appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and others in difficulty.

    The course is designed for canoeists

    Prerequisites  

    1. Be able to swim in normal paddling clothing 

    2. Minimum age of 15 years 

    3. Ability to paddle and knowledge of basic strokes

    4. Comfortable in deep water ( with pfd)

    Basic first aid recommended but not required


    If you are not already a Ceyana Club member sign up at Membership

    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • MacEwan U Recreation Centre (109 St & 104 Ave)
    • 2
    Register

    This program will introduce youth and parents to the basic safety considerations needed for canoe paddling.  This will involve learning to enter these boats, the basic gear required, tipping and self rescues, and if time allows an intro' to the basic strokes.

    This course is limited to 4 families . A family is considered 1 adult and 1 youth between the ages of 4 and 17

    It is best to be on deck early to help with gear prep.




    • 02 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hermitage Park - Main Pond - S end by dock
    Register

    Let's start the season with a bit of a celebration, social and easy pond paddle.  We'll meet a Hermitage Pond near the dock, find a picnic table and burn some smokies... or whatever you bring...  Food & Drink... BYOB!  Once we're fed, we'll chase the geese, ducks and grebes around the lake... maybe even a beaver or muskrat.  You will need to bring all your own paddling gear.

    We do cancel if it is ugly! Thunderstorms, big wind, etc.  Best to register so our leader can send out last minute instructions by the time you leave from work!

    Best if you are a club member, but guests are welcome for one or two of these sessions then our insurance company much appreciates you taking out a membership, as do we!

    for further info': Mark <lundmer@gmail.com>