August 15, 2015
2015 Fall Exams:
Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted!
August 14, 2015
2015 Fall Exchange - Skookumchuck:
September 24-26, 2015 - Current, skill sessions, socializing!
March 3, 2015
2015 Spring Exchange:
April 17-19, 2015 - Sooke! Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!
March 17, 2014
2014 Spring Exchange:
May 9-11, 2014 - Salt Spring Island. Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!
March 17, 2014
On-Going Training Policy Update:
The SKGABC has evolved the On-Going Training policy to give options to more members!
Dec 22, 2013
Northern Gateway Pipeline:
SKGABC working to safeguard the BC coastline and sea kayaking industry.
Oct 25, 2013
2013 Annual General Meeting:
Nov 9, 2013 - Nanaimo, BC.
May 15, 2013
Toquaht Bay Closure
Alternative launch sites available at village of Macoah.
March 26, 2013
Electronic Guide Logs
Submit your logs using an easy electronic spreadsheet!
Wolf Advisory: Vargas / Flores Island Park - Clayoquot Sound
Due to wolf activity on Vargas and Flores Island this summer, BC Parks has issued a Wolf Advisory More...
June 1, 2012
Tsunami Debris Reporting
Environment Canada - Tsunami Debris Sighting and Reporting Information
May 25, 2012
Online Resource Sheets
Printable equipment list, emergency contact list, earthquake and tsunami notification, operating standards summary and more!
May 23, 2012
Pacific Coast - Marine Weather Guide
Environment Canada Marine Weather Guide for the BC Coast updated and online!
February 14, 2012
Updated - Water Classification Maps:
Outlining water classfications within British Columbia
February 14, 2012
Killarney Kayaks joins the SKGABC Pro-Deal Program! Deals for members from companies like: Aquabound, Brooks, Broform, Delta, Level Six, Nimbus, North Water, Ortlieb, and Seaward!
- Technical Guides Manual
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Guide Exchange October 6, 7, 2006
starts at 11:15 on the 6th (allows people from Vancouver to connect with ferries)
finish at 4:00 Saturday the 7th
LOCATION: DESCANSO BAY REGIONAL PARK , Gabriola Island
Directions: from the ferry, take your firsts left (Taylor Way Road). Approximately .5km along on your left is the campgrounds.
Note, there are limited facilities at this site –you need to pump water, no showers, No indoor space. Consider bringing your own water.
For ferry schedules see www.bcferries.com
To date the following workshops have been scheduled. We are waiting for more guides to send in their activities:
-On water paddling skills Nigel Foster time unknown
11:15-12:30 (looking for proposals for this time slot)
Lunch 12:30 -1:30
--- on water Rescue Practice by Lee (looking for another guide to help him) 1:30-3:00
-- Wilderness First Aid Scenarios by Brooks (SSA) 1::30 – 3:00 and 3:15 to 4:45
- Flares and signalling devices Kim Crosby Friday 4:00-5:00
People are on their own for dinner, there is a nearby pub and restaurant. A two burner stove, pots and pans are available at the campsite for those who want to prepare their own meals outside at a picnic table
---7:30-9:00 coffee, muffins, fruit, granola, juice provided---bring your own mug and bowl and spoon
-- Intermediate Navigation --GPS / Compass chart work by Jordi 9:00 -10:30 am—
Still waiting for more guides to submit workshop proposals
To sign up for presenting a workshop please contact Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue email@example.com (note Peter is away from Sept 14th to the 30th)
$30 includes camping Friday night, Breakfast Saturday,
HOW TO REGISTER Let Sue or Peter know you are coming, payment on site
WHAT TO BRING
-first aid kit
-camping and paddling gear
-plate, bowl, cup and eating utensiles