Event

Title:
SPRING FORUM – A CELIBRATION of OCEAN KAYAKING
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Date:
Apr 13/19 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Description

South Island Sea Kayaking Association and BC Marine Trails are co-sponsoring a day long Spring Forum. The purpose of this event is to celebrate ocean kayaking and to promote a greater awareness of the value of creating and preserving a network of BC coastal marine launch points and public recreation sites.

 

MORNING SESSIONS

GET READY TO BE THRILLED! In the morning the key-note speakers will be Justine Curgenven and Jean-François Marleau.

Justine is an award-winning film maker from Wales. She has filmed kayak expeditions around the world and won numerous awards for her work. Jean-François is a certified Level 4 Guide and Level 3 Instructor Trainer and author of books and training manuals. When JF is not having fun on the water, he runs SKILS, one of Canada’s premiere sea kayaking training centres.

They will talk about their expeditions around the world and how paddling on their door-step in British Columbia has as much to offer as traveling the four corners of the globe. They will be sharing award winning videos and photos from Kamchatka, the Aleutians, the Canadian Arctic, Antarctica, Mexico, Wales, Vancouver Island and The Great Bear Rainforest. For a preview check out http://www.cackletv.com/

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

NOW, GET READY TO BE INFORMED AND EXCITED! Participating in information sessions and a panel discussion are some of BC’s best-known kayakers including: John Kimantas (journalist and author), Brian Henry (Ocean River owner), Paul Grey President BCMT), Mike Jackson (President SISKA), plus Justine Curgenven and Jean-François Marleau.

 

WHERE & WHEN & MORE:

WHEN: April 13, 2019,10 - 3 P.M.

WHERE: The Gym at the Salvation Army Citadel, 2030 Douglas St, (North of McKenzie Blvd)

COST: JUST $12.50, which includes lunch!

MORE: Online pre-registration is required by April 6, 2019 (we need to know how much food to prepare)

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/springforum2019

Thanks to all our sponsors especially SISKA (Victoria BC based ocean kayak club http://www.siska.ca/ ) and BC Marine Trails (registered non-profit society and a charity organization dedicated to creating and preserving a network of BC coastal marine launch points, public recreation sites and protecting of the environment https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/ )