The following newsletter was emailed to 2016 & 2017 members on May 2, 2017.



Spring has gotten off to a great start. We have been able to get people on the water earlier this year due to the warm weather. The club is currently at 452 members and growing daily.

Spring Cleaning May 6 10:00am-finished

Come join us at the boathouse as we give our space a thorough cleaning. Bring a broom and work gloves if available. For more info email

Open house May 7 12:00-4:00pm

Reconnect with fellow paddlers over a free burger and check out booths set up by supporting organizations. Returning members will be able to pick up their membership cards during the open house. Tours will also be available for those that booked in. (Currently still lots of space)

We do require some assistance with cooking and serving the burgers. They are hour-long shifts and we need roughly three people on the grill at the time. If you have BBQ tools, bring them along. Please email to volunteer for one (or more!) of the shifts below:


Volunteer #1

Volunteer #2

Volunteer #3





Reminder to register for 2017

This is the final reminder to 2016 members. You may register online at We will not be accepting paper registrations this year so it is important that you register before coming to the boathouse.


Group Paddles

Recreation group paddles will run every Thursday at 6:30pm starting May 11. Marathon group paddles run Wednesdays and Sundays starting May 10.

Fred Heal User Group

Due to recent budget cuts, the Meewasin Valley Authority is closing three river access points: Fred Heal, Popular Bluff and Paradise Beach. Some of the users of these locations have offered to take on maintenance of the sites in an effort to keep them open. You can find out more about their efforts on their Facebook page or by contacting Mike Smith at

Paddling Tip

One of the most important things about paddling is to stay calm. When people start to panic they tend to overreact, which can lead to capsizing the boat. If you find yourself in the water take a second to relax and get your bearings. No one will be able to assist you if you are thrashing about wildly. Floating in your PFD grab your paddle and boat.


See you on the water,

The SCC Executive