SKGABC 2021 Spring Exchange May 10-16, 2021

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SKGABC 2021 Spring Exchange May 10-16, 2021

May 10 - 16, 2021

Online and On-Water

Let's join together again as a guiding community and share some learning and joy in anticipation of the coming season.  Attend any virtual workshop you like for free and win prizes (Tier 1 particpant); or register formally, get on the water, and fulfill your OGT credits for 3 years (Tier 2 particpant).

Individual satellite "in-person" portions of the Exchange will be conducted with professionally appropriate COVID-19 protocol in place.  This blended virtual / in-person delivery is an adaptation to the times and is not intended to set a precedent - the SKGABC plans to return to our traditional model of awesome in-person weekend Exchanges as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

 Participation Rules  

  • Particpants must be current members of the SKGABC to be eligible for prizes 
  • All workshops must be pre-registered and the workshop leaders must abide by the SKGABC standards and respect local and regional health and saftey guidelines
  • All in-person/on-water particpants must be pre-registered in the Exchange (Tier 2) and have completed a SKGABC waiver.
  • Links for the schedule, registration, Zoom links, and other materials will all be posted here on the website 

Exchange Schedule  

Work in progress, as new workshop submissions are still being accepted.

You can still propose a workshop for the Exchange (open until May 8th - will be added to the schedule).

The schedule will be final and no new workshop proposals accepted after May 8th .



How to Offer an SKGABC Spring 2021 Exchange Workshop (on-water or on-land)


How to Participate in an SKGABC Spring 2021 Exchange Workshop

Read the Participation Rules above.

Any level of SKGABC Guide can offer an online or on-water workshop. (on-water workshops only in waters you are already certified to lead in)

Offering a workshop = 2 prize draws

*If you want to offer a LIVE workshop over Zoom: the SKGABC can support you!  

We can set up a meeting time using the SKGABC Zoom account and make you a host, so that you can interact live with your participants.

  1. Fill out the "Offer a Workshop" form by May 8th!  
    Once your workshop is approved, it will be added to the official Exchange Week schedule.
    • If you are offering an on-water workshop, you must be a registered Tier 2 participant.
  2. Complete the Spring Exchange Workshop - Final Report after your workshop and before 10pm May 15, 2021.
  3. Come to the Closing Ceremonies May 16! 

Please note: Your membership fees must be up to date to be eligible for SKGABC prizesRenew Now

Read the Participation Rules above, then:

  1. Decide if you would like Tier 1 or Tier 2 participation.

Tier 1 - Just for Fun, free

NO on-water participation - online only

Tier 2 - Update your OGT credits for 3 years, $50


  1. No pre-registration is required.
  2. Check the Schedule, & participate in as many or as few online workshops as you like!
  3. Follow any workshop instructions.
  4. Show up at the Closing Ceremonies for prize draws!
  1. Pre-register and pay for the Exchange.  For Tier 2, you must be pre-registered before the Exchange begins.
  2. Check the Schedule and participate in at least 5 workshops over Exchange week - if possible make sure there's at least 1 workshop from each category: 
      1. On-water (including at least 1 rescue)
      2. Technical skills (physics/math or gear based e.g. navigation, radios, weather)
      3. Interpretive / interpersonal (e.g. marine bio, mental health, cultural teachings)
      4. Risk management
    • If you are a L3 guide, you must lead at least one of your workshops.
  3. Ensure that you follow any workshop instructions and that the workshop host records your full name and particiaption so that you will receive your prize draw entry and OGT credits.
  4. Fill out the "Tier 2 Participant Final Report" by 11:59pm May  15, 2021.  
  5. Show up at the Closing Ceremonies for prize draws!

Completing a workshop = 1 prize draw

Please note: Your membership fees must be up to date to be eligible for SKGABC prizesRenew Now