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2019 Paddling Film Festival World Tour, Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00pm
Showcases the world's best paddling films, and inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.
Tickets: $17.00, available from Princess Cinema, or order tickets online from Eventbrite.

Check out Cameron Heights Pool during the winter for Canoe and Kayak activities.  There is 1 more sponsored by the club (free to members) and a few more by the City of Kitchener.

The WWCKC Google Group may have last minute paddling invites.  Members can also make use of the group email to let each other know of additional paddles.

Activities


City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday March 23, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

2019 Paddling Film Festival World Tour, Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00pm
Showcases the world's best paddling films, and inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.
Tickets: $17.00, available from Princess Cinema, or order tickets online from Eventbrite.
Princess Cinema
6 Princess St. West, Waterloo, 519-884-5112

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday March 30, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

WWCKC Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, March 31, 2019, 8:00 - 9:15pm
Bring your kayak or canoe to the pool to work with other WWCKC members on your paddling skills.
The patio will be open at 7:45pm for boat drop off. The pool time will be 8-9:15pm. We will have access to the sauna until 9:15pm for anyone to use. We will need to be out of the building by 9:30 so they can close up for the evening.
The cost is covered by the club.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
Contact Tim Grant tim.e.grant@gmail.com 519-404-7402

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday April 6, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday April 13, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

WWCKC Presentation night, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Presentation: Knot tying & securing your boat(s) to your car interactive demonstrations.  We can show you what to do and perhaps what not to do :-)
Andrea Chappell and Paul Kostiuk.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West, Kitchener. Parking lot is behind the school, so turn onto Resurrection Dr, at the traffic light, and go to the second entrance.

Surf Cambridge Presents: The Making Waves Festival, Sunday July 7, 2019 from 12 pm to 5 pm
(Rain Date July 28th)
- Races
- Demonstrations
- Food and Drinks
- Vendor’s Market: 10 am – 5pm
- Children’s games and activities
Fun or the entire family!


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WWCKC Annual New Years Day Paddle, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 11:00 am
Grand River, Petro Canada on Highway 24 at south end of Galt (Cambridge) to Glen Morris
Moving water
To participate you must be moderately experienced and must wear either a wet suit or a dry suit.
Dress warmly and bring extra socks and mitts. The persons with a wetsuit must bring extra clothes in case of a submersion. 
Cold water paddling can be very dangerous if you end up in the water. Cold water can kill by:
  1) Cold shock - possible heart attack due to sudden submersion and exposure to cold water
  2) Gasp - Sudden immersion in cold water results in an involuntary gasp. This means you cannot stop the gasp, which is followed by 1 to 3 minutes of involuntary hyperventilation. Hyperventilation can cause cardiac arrest, cramping, disorientation and confusion.
All paddlers must be aware of the risks, and must be prepared for submersion, cold weather, wind, and rain.
Meet at the parking lot beside the Petro Canada at 11:00 am (click to see map).
Let Tom Harman know who will be attending, or if you need more information, tom.harman@sympatico.ca, 519-246-1861

WWCKC Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, January 6, 2019, 8:00 - 9:15pm
Bring your kayak or canoe to the pool to work with other WWCKC members on your paddling skills.
The patio will be open at 7:45pm for boat drop off. The pool time will be 8-9:15pm. We will have access to the sauna until 9:15pm for anyone to use. We will need to be out of the building by 9:30 so they can close up for the evening.
The cost is covered by the club.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
Contact Tim Grant tim.e.grant@gmail.com 519-404-7402

WWCKC Presentation night, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Steffen Roller will share photographs and stories of his 2018 summer kayaking adventure in BC.  Steffen has previously shared his adventures kayaking in Greenland and Iceland as well as his participation in the annual K2O (Kingston to Ottawa) challenge.  Always an informative and entertaining speaker :-)
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West, Kitchener. Parking lot is behind the school, so turn onto Resurrection Dr, at the traffic light, and go to the second entrance.

Banff Mountain Film Festival (site) - Day 1 - Sunday, January 13, 2019, 7:00pm
University of Waterloo, Humanities Theater - sponsored by Adventure Guide.
The two evenings will showcase different films!  Some people go to both evenings.
Tickets are now available!
In-store or box office = $23.50
Phone purchase = $24.63
Online purchase = $25.76
Tickets are are available at Adventure Guide, information 519-886-3121, or info@advguide.com

Banff Mountain Film Festival (site) - Day 2 - Monday, January 14, 2019,  7:00pm
University of Waterloo, Humanities Theater - sponsored by Adventure Guide.
The second of two evenings will showcase different films!  Some people go to both evenings.
Tickets are now available!
In-store or box office = $23.50
Phone purchase = $24.63
Online purchase = $25.76
Tickets are are available at Adventure Guide, information 519-886-3121, or info@advguide.com

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday January 19, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

WWCKC Bondi Weekend, Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27, 2019

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday January 26, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday February 2, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

WWCKC Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, February 3, 2019, 8:00 - 9:15pm
Bring your kayak or canoe to the pool to work with other WWCKC members on your paddling skills.
The patio will be open at 7:45pm for boat drop off. The pool time will be 8-9:15pm. We will have access to the sauna until 9:15pm for anyone to use. We will need to be out of the building by 9:30 so they can close up for the evening.
The cost is covered by the club.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
Contact Tim Grant tim.e.grant@gmail.com 519-404-7402

WWCKC Presentation night, Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
We are treated to two speakers this night with talks about Georgian Bay.
Dave Bain "The Georgian Bay Coast: Ontario's lesser know Canoeing Paradise"
Steffen Roller "Georgian Bay Kayak" 
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West, Kitchener. Parking lot is behind the school, so turn onto Resurrection Dr, at the traffic light, and go to the second entrance.

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday February 23, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

Outdoor Adventure Show, Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 2019
Explore Canada's largest adventure show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations!
The International Centre, Hall 5, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday March 2, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

WWCKC Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, March 3, 2019, 8:00 - 9:15pm
Bring your kayak or canoe to the pool to work with other WWCKC members on your paddling skills.
The patio will be open at 7:45pm for boat drop off. The pool time will be 8-9:15pm. We will have access to the sauna until 9:15pm for anyone to use. We will need to be out of the building by 9:30 so they can close up for the evening.
The cost is covered by the club.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
Contact Tim Grant tim.e.grant@gmail.com 519-404-7402

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday March 9, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

City of Kitchener - Kayaking @ Cameron Heights Pool
Saturday March 16, 2019  from 8:00 - 9:15pm
This time is not specifically for WWCKC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $11.15 per visit.  View details. 

WWCKC Annual Chili Social & Trip Planning, Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Please be sure to mark this date on your calendar as a ‘must attend’! Bring your ideas of places you would like to paddle this coming year! Maybe you would like to co-ordinate a trip on a favourite river or waterway…
Chili (including vegetarian) and buns are supplied, but you can bring a snack, finger food or a plate of veggies or deserts to share. Don’t forget your plate, cup and utensils.
Please note: all beverages, alcoholic or not, must be purchased at Wing 404.
RCAF Wing 404 (click to see map).
510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo

Paddling is more fun with friends!
WWCKC membership renewal
Club membership is for one year, beginning on October 1 and ending on September 30 of the following year. For more information see the Membership Application/Renewal page.

See the Safety, maps & river levels page for important safety information.

TBD = to be decided

The Day Tripping Guide page has information about equipment needed for a paddle, and also the Club liability waiver for trip organisers to print.

The External Events page has information from other clubs or organizations.

Paddling partners
If you have a tandem canoe and would like to come out but don't have a partner let the trip leader know, and we can probably match you up, and you'll have an opportunity to meet new members.

If you don't have a canoe and want to paddle let the trip leader know, but don't be discouraged if you can't be matched up right away. As the summer begins more people will start coming out and you will get opportunities.

WWCKC water classes
Quiet water – perfect for all levels of paddling.
Moving water - rivers and streams with no significant white water.
White water & Class # - some white water training and experience necessary.
Exploratory – never done it, want to see it.

Visit the WWCKC photo sharing site for pictures of recent and previous activities, or trips by WWCKC members.

For more information about previous activities, see the WWCanoeClub Channel at http://www.youtube.com/WWCanoeClub. The 10 videos have been viewed more than 9,000 times!

Track our Geocaching Travel Bug to commemorate our National Canoe Day event:
https://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=674156&page=1
The Tracking Code is:  TB15D9X