The following newsletter was emailed to all 2020 and 2021 members on April 27

Adventures on the river are just a few days away: SCC opens its door on the 1st of May!

In this newsletter:

  1. Opening of SCC
  2. Marathon division season start, group paddles
  3. Recreation division group paddles
  4. Upcoming canoe and kayak courses
  5. Initiative to participate in Riverbank Clean-Up

Opening of SCC on 1st of May

The SCC will operate in a similar manner as last summer. We are lucky to have three Boathouse Supervisors this year: Ryan Harder, Lauren Ryan and Stephanie Ritchie.

Current general operation rules are here 2021 Public Operation Plan

The SCC paddling season will begin on May 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.! If you still need to purchase your 2021 membership please follow the procedure here

New members (i.e. anyone who was not a member in 2020) need to complete a boathouse orientation tour before they can use the club boats and equipment. When you register, please pick a tour time that works for you to attend a short 15-minute orientation at the boathouse. If you already purchased your 2021 membership and need to sign up for a tour or change the time of your previously selected tour time, please click the link here

Due to COVID-19 precautions, access to club equipment is limited to when staff are working in the clubhouse to ensure proper sanitation of equipment. Please ensure that you check the staff calendar on the website to plan out your paddling times.

Marathon division season start

Marathon’s division will have its first official group paddle May 5th. Group paddles will take place on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Sundays 10am. These group paddles will be held in accordance with COVID 19 public health guidelines. New members will have to attend a Wednesday group paddle and a sanitation lesson before being allowed to use the marathon’s equipment independently.

Recreation division group paddles 

Recreation division group paddles will take place on Thursday (6:30pm) and Sunday (11am). First recreation group paddle will take place on May 6th.

An experienced member will be on hand to lead the group. The speed and distance covered will depend on the group’s skills and ambitions, and we generally spend about an hour and a half on the water.  Please remember your PFD/whistle, and arrive a few minutes early to sign out your equipment.

This summer's canoe and kayak courses

During the summer SCC will offer diverse canoe and kayak courses in various skill levels. More info coming soon.

Participate in our riverbank clean-up!

The South Saskatchewan River and its valley is our primary recreation area. Each spring there are several initiatives to clean the Saskatoon parks and green areas. You could help to make and help to keep our river by taking part in the Meewasin Valley clean-up campaign: . The initiative runs from April 22 to June 14th: we plan to have some group paddles along the shore to pick up some litter. Specific dates will be announced.If you are interested to go just yourself, we can provide you with tools.