The SKGABC Spring Guides Exchange, hosted by Ocean River Adventures in Victoria, BC, featured sessions ranging from rolling sessions, advanced navigation seminars, a tour of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, CPR C re certification, rescue scenarios, and prizes! With over forty Alliance members present, the fantastic spring weather made for a great weekend.
A huge thanks to Ocean River Adventures for helping to host this event!
Coast & Kayak Magazine generously donated the 1st Annual Sheila Porteous Best Toque Award! After a hard fought competition, it was won by Jonathan Morissette with a fantastic full body banana suit!
Surfing some waves around Trial Island
Some of the many Alliance members who participated!
Tour of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC)
JRCC - discussion regarding how various Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) work with the JRCC System
JRCC - Demonstration of some Drift Analysis softwear used in rescues.
JRCC - Some of the people who participated in the JRCC tour
Tour of Victoria Harbour with Brian Henry
Paddling through Victoria Harbour
Photo by: Peter Yates
Through the docks in Victoria Harbour
Photo by: Peter Yates
Gearing up before heading to the currents around Trial Island
A (poor) photo of an Elephant Seal at Trial Island
Surfing at Trial Island
Greenland Rolling sessions!
The finalists in the 1st Annual Sheila Porteous Best Toque Award! (Courtesy of Coast & Kayak Magazine)
Rescue session - warming up with a Cowboy Scramble
A T-Rescue during a scenario session
The 2012 Spring Guides exchange is headed to Victoria! Hosted by Ocean River Adventures, the event will feature presentations, seminars, skill sessions, and equipment demonstrations as all exchanges have become famous for.
If you are interested in helping make this event a success, or to vollunteer to lead a session, contact us email@example.com
Agenda Now Posted! Exchange Agenda
For logistial reasons, please pre-register. Please visit the Ocean River Adventures page to register.
Exchange Cost: $75
To keep things simple, please BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat). For those that need to borrow a boat, please contact us to ensure enough boats are available: firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of accommodation options are available to attendees. Special offers will be available with local hotels and hostels. Alternatively, billeting with other local members may be an option.
CPR C Recertification
CPR C recertification will be available on Friday Afternoon.
- Friday 1-4 pm at Ocean River Sports
- Cost: $30 / person
- Contact email@example.com to register.
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Tour (JRCC): This is an excellent opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how maritime search and rescue operations are managed in British Columbia. If a sea kayaker runs into trouble on the high-seas, its the JRCC which helps facilitate rescue! Dont miss this exciting opportunity!
- MUST meet at ORS at 1pm on Friday. Tour at JRCC at 2pm.