There may still be snow on the ground and ice on the river, but preparations are well underway for a great season of SCC activities just around the corner!

In this newsletter:

  1. Membership registration for 2020 season is open
  2. AGM 6:00 p.m. March 30th 100 - 219 Ave K South Saskatoon
  3. Open executive positions
  4. Job posting: SCC boathouse supervisor position
  5. Wilderness First Aid course April 17th - 19th
  6. SCC Open House May 3rd
  7. Marathon Nationals June 19th - 21st in Lumsden
  8. Seeking volunteers with insurance or legal expertise

Membership Registration for 2020

Online registration for SCC 2020 memberships is now open.  SCC membership is annual and the membership period starts from the date of registration and lasts until December 31st of that year.  You can join either one or both of our club’s divisions:

Marathon - For those interested in learning to make canoes go fast and far as efficiently as possible or participating in optional competitive races

Recreation - For those who just want to relax on the river, learn to paddle, or go on paddling/camping trips

The fee is $60 for a single division or $75 if you are registering in both divisions. Children 17 and under are free when registered with an adult.

You may have noticed an increase in our membership fees over last year!  This increase has originated from an increased cost of belonging to the provincial sport governing body which provides our club and members with insurance. We are looking into our options to ensure we are receiving the best value for all members. 

Annual General Meeting March 30th

Our annual general meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. Monday March 30th at Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library (100 - 219 Ave K South Saskatoon) and you are encouraged to attend.  Note that this is a different location than the past several years.  Food and refreshments will be provided starting at 5:30 p.m. In addition to presenting reports on the 2019 season and our plans for 2020, we will elect the executive to serve for the next year.  You must obtain a 2020 membership prior to the meeting in order to vote.  

Open Executive Positions

While all positions are open for nomination, we are in particular need of candidates for President, Marathon Director, and Member-at-Large.  A list of the duties for all executive positions is available here.

In recognition of their service to the club, all executive members receive a free membership for the SCC division of their choice in the year following their term served.  If you are considering letting your name stand for election to the executive, you are encouraged to contact before the AGM. 

Job Posting: SCC Boathouse Supervisor

We will once again be hiring summer staff to help members out this summer.  Please check out the job posting for the full description and application details.  

Wilderness First Aid Course April 17th - 19th

In partnership with Back40 Wilderness First Aid Training we are hosting a 20-hour Wilderness First Aid / CPR-C / AED course from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday Apr. 17th and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Apr. 18th and 19th.  Location: SCC boathouse (Fri.) and Meewasin Park (Sat. and Sun.). There are no prerequisites (other than an SCC membership), and the course exceeds the common OH&S requirements for Standard First Aid / CPR.  More details here. Thanks to the support of Back40 and the SCC, the registration fee is just $190.  

If you plan on joining or leading SCC club trips, this is a great course for you.  To sign up, fill out this form.

SCC Open House May 3rd 

Our annual Open House will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday May 3rd at the boathouse.  Stop by to meet friends old and new, take a boathouse tour, pick up your membership card, check out many of our club supporters, and enjoy a BBQ on us!

Canadian National Marathon Canoe Championships in Lumsden

Saskatchewan is hosting the Marathon Nationals this year, June 19th - 21st in Lumsden. Save the date and join the race!

Seeking Volunteers with Expertise in Insurance and/or Law

This spring the SCC executive is reviewing the club’s insurance coverage as well as some of our related governance and operational policies.  If you have expertise in insurance and/or law and would be willing to assist in any way with this review process, please contact us at so we can improve the club together.