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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

Message from the President

December 14, 2020

Message from returning President Kate Hives.

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AGM Keynote Address -Exercises for Kayakers

December 14, 2020

 Exercises presented at our AGM by John Hunter and Fraser McKean of Rise Health

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Current Events

SKGABC 2021 Fall Exchange Nov 5-14, 2021

November 5 - 14, 2021

The Exchange is a "blended" format like we've been doing for the past year or so; most workshops etc will be hosted online over Zoom, and local "on the water" events will be happening around the province, organized by individual guides.  You can just participate in the online events for fun, for free and for no OGT credits (Tier 1 participant); if you want the Exchange to upgrade your OGT, you need to register formally in the Exchange, pay $50, attend a certain number of workshops including at least one on water event and complete at least one rescue. 

Individual satellite "in-person" portions of the Exchange will be conducted with professionally appropriate COVID-19 protocol in place as needed. This blended virtual / in-person delivery is an adaptation to the times. The SKGABC plans to coordinate a traditional model of awesome in-person yearly weekend Exchange for the Spring of 2022.

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SKGABC AGM 2021 - plus Exchange Closing Ceremonies Nov 14, 2021

November 14, 2021

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Upcoming Exams / Courses

Level Two Exams - Quadra Island - Oct 19-20

October 19 - 20, 2021 - Quadra Island

Level Three Exam - Clayoquot Sound - Nov 6-8, 2021

November 6 - 8, 2021 - Clayoquot Sound