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Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC

The Standard in Sea Kayaking Professionals

The Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC is a non-profit society committed to upholding high standards for professional sea kayak guides and operators in BC. Through ongoing professional development and certification, the Alliance strives to ensure safe practices on an industry-wide basis.

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Current News

Letter from the President - Jordie Allen-Newman

November 6, 2019

"After 24 years of continuous and active kayak guiding and instructing and having benefited so greatly from the SKGABC both personally and professionally, it is an honor to give back to the guiding community in my new role."

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Kajait and Ice: It Happened

February 14, 2020

Kajait and Ice: It Happened

Noah Nochasak

 

 Introduction

Kajait (kayaks, ha-yait) use around spring and winter ice was normal for Inuit in northern Labrador, though that concept likely appears foreign and unfounded today to many. I will use many examples to refute this thought, at the risk of repetition. While ice and freezing temperatures bring dangers that restrict the use of Kajait, they remain valuable tools for accessing animals and hunting throughout the year. Though hunting with Kajait greatly increased productivity, which is why it was worth doing, intense survival stories present a memorable perspective. A great deal of information exists on the subject of Kajak (kayak, ha-yak) use in winter and spring, yet, only small a small part is used here. Today Labrador Inuit themselves rarely get to create the narrative around the Labrador Kajak. Without an Inuit voice much detail is lost.

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Upcoming Exams / Courses

Level 1 Course - SKILS - Ucluelet - March

March 25 - 29, 2020 - Ucluelet

Level 1 Course - SKILS - Ucluelet - April

April 10 - 14, 2020 - Ucluelet

AOG Course - SKILS - Ucluelet - April

April 25 - May 3, 2020 - Ucluelet / Clayoquot

Level Two Exam - Quadra - June 20-21, 2020

June 20 - 21, 2020 - Quadra