Frequently Asked Questions about Nanaimo Paddlers. Please contact us if you have any questions!
Does Nanaimo Paddlers participate in any clean ups or other community events?
Yes. we are involved in shoreline clean ups each year. We have done Newcastle many years and also Ladysmith Harbour.
Who are Nanaimo Paddlers?
Nanaimo Paddlers is incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia and we are an informal group of over 250 people who enjoy recreational paddling activities. Nanaimo Paddlers includes people from all age groups and skill levels. We paddle several weekdays and most weekends year round, weather permitting.
See our constitution and bylaws.
January 14, 2019 Paddler Minutes
February 6, 2019 AGM Minutes
Where do you paddle?
During the winter we complete day trips, usually in the mid-Vancouver Island area. During the warmer months, we enjoy longer trips to many interesting places on the British Columbia West Coast and even freshwater destinations.
Does Nanaimo Paddlers have guides or leaders?
Members suggest and make arrangements for our trips, but each member of Nanaimo Paddlers is responsible for her or his own safety when involved in our activities. We do not have guides or leaders who are qualified to give direction or be responsible for others.
I'm new to paddling. Can I join?
You are most welcome to join but first you should learn the basic paddling skills for your safety and the safety of other Nanaimo Paddlers' members, and you must know how to do an assisted rescue before you undertake any trips with us. There are plenty of courses and instructors in the mid-Island area where you can learn to paddle. We encourage you to take advantage of them. Members are always happy to help you find local training resources.
How do I join?
- Complete our online membership application and waiver.
- Submit your membership fee by Interac email money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a cheque payable to Nanaimo Paddlers (see contact info for mailing address).
- Signup for Meetup to access our event and trip calendar.
NOTE: For the Interac email money transfer security question please use "Nanaimo Paddlers Membership Fee" and for the security answer please use "kayakmore". If you are unable to use Interac email money transfer contact email@example.com to arrange an alternate method of payment.
A package of information and a membership card will be sent to you upon receipt of your signed membership application, waiver and membership fee.
Membership goes from January 1 to December 31. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org