The Saskatoon Canoe Club is a group of paddling enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests. We are involved in a variety of types of canoeing & kayaking from recreational and whitewater paddling to competitive marathon racing. We have kayaks and canoes for a variety of purposes and paddling styles. We offer courses to members, as well as opportunities for canoe trip.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE about membership - effective immediately
The Saskatoon Canoe Club (SCC) Executive has decided that the club can not accommodate more members and will not be taking new members for the time being. Our Zone4 online registration has been closed and manual/paper registrations will not be accepted. Orientations for members already registered will continue on Tuesdays at the Victoria Park Boathouse 7-7:30pm.
The SCC has experienced an unprecedented number of members joining the club this year. Current recreation membership is in excess of 1200 and current marathon membership in excess of 90 people. The executive believes that it does not have enough equipment to adequately support any additional members at this time, and needs to focus on maintaining the quality experience of current members.
New 2016 Trips
CLICK HERE to see the new 2016 club trips that have been posted.
Are you interested in volunteering to lead an SCC trip in 2016? If you wish to lead a trip please contact the recreation director. In order to qualify as a Trip, the trip must be open to all club members and be advertised for a period of at least 2 weeks prior to the trip
2016 Mayor's Paddle-Palooza (June 18th)
You may have heard the buzz about the Mayors Paddle-Palooza happening June 18th. CLICK HERE to see the official website.
While this event is being organized by Saskatoon event organizer Shad Ali, in cooperation with the Mayor and several city groups, your SCC Volunteer Executive has agreed to allow SCC members to take part using club facilities. SCC members can use the club's boats for this event, so long as one member volunteers as an SCC trip leader to spearhead the effort. This would be just like planning a regular SCC day trip, except it happens to coincide with the Palooza. Participants would still have to pay the club costs of $5-10, and register for the Mayor’s Paddle Palooza which has a $25 registration fee.
All the regular rules for organizing an SCC trip (e.g. you must give the membership at least 2 weeks' notice, only SCC members can paddle SCC boats, etc.) apply. If you're interested in volunteering to lead this or any other SCC trip, please contact Raina to seek approval for the trip, have your trip advertised to the membership, and discuss equipment rental details. And remember, the trip leader gets free boat rental and can earn a free 2017 membership by leading 2 day trips or 1 overnight trip.
Two volunteers are also needed to help shuttle boats to the three starting points. You would need a vehicle with a hitch and be ready to help transport club boats for any members attending as well as other boats. Contact Edith for more information.
On behalf of the SCC Volunteer Executive
Tom Rogers, SCC Volunteer Membership Director, 306-491-3315
2016 Open House - May 1, 2016
Thank you to everyone that helped to organize and who volunteered for our Open House this year.
If you have never canoed before or wish to improve your skills, we offer a range of paddling opportunities. More information is available about races, trips, and other club events. Members have access to Club equipment at the Victoria Park boathouse. Contact us if you are looking for opportunities to volunteer. The SCC is a great way to meet people with the same interests, and to get involved in one of Saskatchewan's most exciting summer sports. During the summer months, the Victoria Park boathouse is open at 7:00 - 7:15 pm on Tuesday evenings and a club member will be present to answer questions, take membership forms and orient new members to the boathouse. Do you have any comments, suggestions or questions about the SCC? Send an e-mail to the club. See any broken links or problems with the web site? Contact the webmaster.