Paddling

Paddle BC aims to promote paddling activities around the province. Photo: Submitted by Paddle BC

Castlegar resident behind launch of Paddle BC initiative

Paddle BC is a non-profit cooperative marketing initiative

 

Kayaks and canoes were scattered all around Willows Beach on Saturday (Sept. 10) before paddlers took to the water. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Paddlers hit the waters of Oak Bay to support families battling pediatric cancer

Paddle for Health raises $20,000 for Island Kids Cancer Association

 

Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canadian paddlers feed off local crowd for gold medals at world championships

Athletes cleaned up on silver and bronze medals as well

 

Dragon boat teams paddle toward the finish line Saturday during the first day of the inaugural Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Inaugural dragon boat festival makes splash in Victoria

The Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival continues Sunday

Dragon boat teams paddle toward the finish line Saturday during the first day of the inaugural Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The action on the water is the main focus, but there are plenty of other entertainment options available for attendees of the first ever Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival Aug. 6 and 7 on the Gorge Waterway between the Bay Street bridge and Selkirk trestle bridge. (Photo courtesy V.I. International Dragon Boat Festival)

On the water and off, Island dragon boat festival offers something for everyone

Victoria event features competitive challenges, food and entertainment options Aug. 6 and 7

The action on the water is the main focus, but there are plenty of other entertainment options available for attendees of the first ever Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival Aug. 6 and 7 on the Gorge Waterway between the Bay Street bridge and Selkirk trestle bridge. (Photo courtesy V.I. International Dragon Boat Festival)
Dragon boaters paddle for the finish line during a previous race event. The upcoming Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival, on Aug. 6 and 7, is in need of volunteers to help stage this inaugural event. (Courtesy Fairway Gorge Paddling Club)

Volunteers needed for upcoming Island dragon boat festival in Victoria

Inaugural meet Aug. 6 and 7 part of the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series

Dragon boaters paddle for the finish line during a previous race event. The upcoming Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival, on Aug. 6 and 7, is in need of volunteers to help stage this inaugural event. (Courtesy Fairway Gorge Paddling Club)
Participants in the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club’s Paddle For The Kids fundraiser churn through the waters of Saanich Inlet on Sunday. The campaign has so far brought in more than $11,000 for Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan. (Photo courtesy Liz Martinson)

Fundraiser on Saanich Peninsula makes a splash for Easter Seals Camp

Paddlers raise more than $11,000 toward $15,000 goal, campaign windup is May 15

Participants in the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club’s Paddle For The Kids fundraiser churn through the waters of Saanich Inlet on Sunday. The campaign has so far brought in more than $11,000 for Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan. (Photo courtesy Liz Martinson)
Outrigger racers make a turn during the Kan-U-Hakit sprint event March 6 in front of the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club.(Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Hundreds of outrigger paddlers bring excitement back to Victoria harbour

Kan-U-Hakit sprints the first major crew-boat race held since pandemic halted such gatherings

Outrigger racers make a turn during the Kan-U-Hakit sprint event March 6 in front of the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club.(Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Paddlers race in the Gorge Waterway during a previous competition. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club)

Ready, set, Restart the Gorge! Saanich paddling club hosts first race in a year

Sunday, Aug. 15 club event open to paddlers of all small boats and boards

Paddlers race in the Gorge Waterway during a previous competition. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club)
Athletes with Fairway Gorge Paddling Club’s open men’s staff head out on a high-tech outrigger canoe. The club raised more than $16,500 at its 2020 Wetdasche event. (Courtesy of Fairway Gorge Paddling Club)

Victoria paddling group breaks fundraising record

Fairway Gorge Paddling Club’s 2020 Wetdashe event raises more than $16,500

Athletes with Fairway Gorge Paddling Club’s open men’s staff head out on a high-tech outrigger canoe. The club raised more than $16,500 at its 2020 Wetdasche event. (Courtesy of Fairway Gorge Paddling Club)
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.

Rivers, Ranches and Ranges: From Historic Sites to Wilderness Adventure

Experience some of BC’s history this summer

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.
Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC

Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC

Plan your visit to BC’s mountain towns

  • Jun 29, 2020
Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC
Discover Oak Bay

Discover Oak Bay

From vibrant village centres to barefoot beach strolls, come explore

  • Apr 23, 2020
Discover Oak Bay
Discover Saanich

Discover Saanich

From forest to field to shoreline, the District of Saanich has much to explore

  • Apr 23, 2020
Discover Saanich
The annual WetDashe event took place on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Fairway Gorge Paddle Club. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Outrigger canoe teams race over two days to raise money for men’s health initiatives

WetDashe for men’s health highlights benefits of year-round sport on the West Coast

  • Nov 17, 2019
The annual WetDashe event took place on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Fairway Gorge Paddle Club. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Fairway Gorge Paddle Club will hold its annual WetDashe outrigger relay race to raise money for men’s health on November 16, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Fairway Gorge Paddle Club outrigger relay race raises money for men’s health

Annual event returns, all proceeds will go to B.C. Cancer and Island Prostate Centre

  • Oct 22, 2019
Fairway Gorge Paddle Club will hold its annual WetDashe outrigger relay race to raise money for men’s health on November 16, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Getting young people kayaking is a big part of what the Victoria Youth Paddling Club is all about. The Victoria Harbour-based organization recently received a $4,000 grant from Coastal Community Credit Union’s Building Healthier Communities Fund. Photo contributed

Victoria Youth Paddling Club earns community grant

Coastal Community Credit Union hands out its Building Healthier Communities Fund grants

Getting young people kayaking is a big part of what the Victoria Youth Paddling Club is all about. The Victoria Harbour-based organization recently received a $4,000 grant from Coastal Community Credit Union’s Building Healthier Communities Fund. Photo contributed
Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer

Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer

Register for the paddle at Willows Beach and contribute to Island Kids Cancer

  • Sep 5, 2017
Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer