SKGABC 2019 Fall Guides Exchange - Sooke - October 18-20, 2019

Event information

October 18 - 20, 2019

The SKGABC Fall 2019 Exchange will be held in Sooke, B.C., hosted by YMCA-YWCA Camp Thunderbird and Westcoast Adventure College!

Featured workshops (subject to change):

  • Level Three Jamboree: all day Friday October 18th, a special day of advanced training with Gordon Brown - just for L3 guides! 


  • Race Rocks tidal currents 
  • Rock gardening 
  • Rolling clinic
  • Coast Guard rescues demonstration and practice
  • Mental health wilderness first aid 
  • Intertidal interpretive presentation



Location: Sooke, BC

Cost: $150 until October 10

$175 if you register October 11 and onward!

  • The SKGABC Exchange is open for registration to SKGABC members.  Non-members may become members simply by paying the annual membership fee.
  • Cost includes meals from Friday reception dinner through to Sunday lunch, outdoor cabin-style accommodations, and all workshops. 
  • Please bring your own: sleeping bag, mat, and camping gear (accommodation includes unheated cabins), headlamp with extra batteries, immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), helmet for rock gardening and current workshops, charts/compass/notebook & pen, warm clothes, travel mug, gum boots and rain gear, kayak and kayak gear.  Musical instrument or other campfire-friendly talent to show off if desired.
  • Kayaks and basic kayak gear (paddle, pump, PFD, rope, skirt) are available to borrow if needed; please just indicate this at registration :)

Registration: please submit the below form including the waiver, and send an e-transfer for $150 to

Download the SKGABC Waiver

Please remember to initial the top of the waiver, and add a witness signature at the bottom!