The club covid guidelines have been updated as a result of the latest public health pronouncments. See the COVID page for the latest information.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place Wednesday February 2, 2022, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Zoom. Club members may register to attend the meeting on Meetup.
A brief AGM, including voting and election of the Board, will be followed by our featured presentation, "The Rise and Fall of Brother XII" by Aimee Greenaway from the Nanaimo Museum.
Annual General Meeting Materials & Information
In preparation for the AGM, please review the following materials in advance:
All voting will be done electronically via Zoom. Results will be tabulated automatically by the Zoom software and shared with attendees. Because Zoom only allows one vote per device, we recommend that members who attend from the same household sign in on separate devices in order to vote independently.
Featured presentation: "Rise and Fall of Brother XII" with Aimee Greenaway.
The presentation explores the history of Edward Arthur Wilson and his rise and fall as Brother XII, from a spiritual teacher to high-profile court cases, scandads and conspircy theories.
To register for the meeting and obtain connection information, visit the club's Meetup site and follow the information in the meeting event posting. The meeting will be posted on Meetup at least two weeks in advance. See you there!
We are looking for a new chair for the club's Hosting Committee -- could it be you?
The Hosting Committee Chair provides overall leadership to our wonderful trip hosts and serves as a key point of contact for club members and the Board of Directors on matters related to hosting. Please find a detailed description of the position below.
If you are interested in taking on this position or have questions, please contact club President Julie Bettney at email@example.com.
Nanaimo Paddlers Hosting Committee Chair - Position Description
(Updated: July 5, 2021)
The Hosting Committee Chair provides overall leadership to trip hosts and serves as the point of contact for club members and the board of directors on hosting related matters.
The Hosting Chair shall:
Want to learn how to plan your own overnight or multi-day trip?
Adventuress Sea Kayaking is offering club members a special price on its Trip Planning 101 course May 8 & 15, 2021!
For more information or to register, visit Trip Planning 101 for Paddlers.
Club partner BC Kayak Centre is please to offer club members a time-limited discount on the order of Gearlab paddles -- 10% off and no shipping for orders placed by May 30, 2021.
For more information or to place an order, visit Gearlab Special Pricing for Nanaimo Paddlers Members.
Now accepting submissions. For guidelines and details see the Contest page.
CLUB PADDLES REOPEN MARCH 16, 2021
Public Health Officials in Nanaimo have confirmed that club hosted paddles are permitted as long as we adhere to our Covid-19 Guidelines for Paddling. Therefore, with the recently announced relaxation of some restrictions, the Board of Directors has decided to restart club paddles effective March 16/21.
All paddlers are reminded to review and adhere to the Covid-19 Paddling Guidelines listed below. It is up to every club member to remain vigilant in upholding the recommended Covid-19 safe practices when participating in club paddles.
Nanaimo Paddlers Covid-19 Guidelines – March 16/21
We are thrilled to welcome three new partners to our Member Discount Program!
These three new partners join the list of fantastic companies that provide special discounts and opportunities to club members as part of our Member Discount Program. Support these companies as and when you can!
Join us March 3 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom for a virtual kayaking expedition to Haida Gwaii!
Yves Aquin and Patti Stevens of Go Kayak paddled the length of this wild island archipelago in 2009, covering some 400 miles from Rose Spit in the north to Cape Saint James in the south. The heart of their journey was their trip through Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, a place of spectacular beauty and profound significance. Join Yves and Patti as they share stories and photos from their travels in this wild and magical place.
For more information or to register for the meeting and access the Zoom link, visit the event posting on Meetup.
Nanaimo Paddlers COVID Training Policy (2021) & Additional Requirements for Training Program Participants
Nanaimo Paddlers is pleased to announce that a spring training program will take place in 2021, according to the following COVID Training Policy, which the Board of Directors approved on February 8, 2021:
Nanaimo Paddlers COVID Training Policy - 2021 Season
Nanaimo Paddlers will proceed with a spring training program of clinics provided by external kayak instruction companies, so long as the kayak instruction companies involved are operating under the COVID protocol of their industry and the clinics offered follow the club's COVID Training Policy detailed below. Clinics provided in this manner will go ahead regardless of whether or not the club is hosting paddles, provided that provincial COVID restrictions do not tighten in the interim.
According to the club's COVID Training Policy, all in-person on-water clinics offered to the club by external providers must:
Additional Requirements for Training Program Participants
The club asks that all members who choose to participate in spring training program activities adhere to the following protocol: