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Boat Maintenance and upkeep – THIS EVENT IN NOW FULL

Boat Maintenance and Boat upkeep Susan Mott, FCRCC’s equipment and repairs Coordinator will be holding a 1.5 hour session to answer any questions and show the basic’s of boat maintenance. The session will be held behind the west shed on Granville island, weather permitting.  If the weather is not co-operating, an alternate location will be announced. Private boat owners may bring their boats if they wish.  The session will be limited to 8 persons. Date:  Saturday, October 3, 2020 Time:  1pm to 2:30 pm Location:  Behind west shed, alder bay Fee:  $25.00 plus GST Instructor:  Susan Mott Registration:  Click here […]

OC1 Level 2 – Starts September 27th – delayed start until October 4th

OC-1 Level 2 Dates:  Sunday, September 27th to October 18th Time:  12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Where:  Meet at Alder Bay west shed Coach:  Regina Lam Fee:  $120 plus GST* Register:  Click here Who:  FCRCC members only This program is directed towards paddlers who have completed an FCRCC OC1 Orientation session, and are competent in our C-Lion OC1s or have completed OC1 level 1 and have knowledge of rigging, equipment care, steering and balance. The goal of this SBC is to continue to build confidence and technical skills, while working out in an OC1, in a group environment.  Must bring […]

Club Time trials – fall series – October 10th and November 7th

  Club 5km time trial –  Our fall series of time trials are coming up Date:  Saturday October 10th and November 7, 2020 Time:  0800 am to 2 pm Location:  5km time trial starts at Alder Bay docks Fee:  free FCRCC members only Sign up the doodle:  click here Be sure to indicate if you are requesting a huki (H), c-lion (CL), marathon (M), V1 (V) or your own boat (OB) by putting those initials next to your name on the doodle. Have a great time trial!  

Marathon canoe Level 2 – starts October 2nd

Marathon Canoe Level 2 Dates:  Fridays, Starting October 2nd for 4 weeks Time:  10:00 am to 11:30 am Where:  Alder Bay Coaches:  Andrea Dillon and Allison Hart Fee:  $120.00 plus GST Registration:  click here This Level 2  course is for those who are ready for waking technique, shallows and wave riding. Technique is always the foundation.

Marathon Level 1 – cancelled

  Marathon Level 1 Thursday, October 1, 8, 15 and 22nd Time:  5 pm to 6:30 pm Location:  Alder Bay shed Coaches:  Daphne Brockington and Barb Willson Cost:  $120,00 Registration:  click here Introduction to Marathon canoe, technique, turns.  Bring your own PFD.  Bright a light for later sessions

OC-1 for Intermediate and Experienced paddlers – THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL

  OC-1 for Intermediate or Experienced Paddlers – 4 sessions – NOW 1.5 hours Dates:  Tuesdays September 29 to October 20, 2020 Time:  4:30 pm to 6 pm Coach:  Calvin Chow Fee:  $150.00 plus GST FCRCC members only Register:  click here These four sessions focus on technique, open water paddling and if the wind up how to surf! Testimonials: “Knowledgeable, approachable, open ad responsive to questions, good clear demonstrations” “I liked Calvin’s philosophy about giving us tools to self monitor and self evaluate changes to paddling technique. He asked us to email him after each session and responded to our […]

Club to open on Friday, September 18, 2020

Based on the latest Environment Canada forecasts, air quality is starting to improve but are still up in the High Risk range. The weather forecast is also calling for showers tomorrow which should help with the continual improvement. Given this information, the Execs have agreed to reopen the Club and resume all reservation activities. It will be up to each paddler with a reservation to make the decision of whether to paddle or not. Should you wish to cancel your reservation, we would appreciate you notifying our dock staff tonight so that we may adjust our staffing needs for tomorrow […]

FCRCC Club Awards – It’s that time of year again!

FCRCC Club Recognition Awards  –  who do you want to recognize this year? There are so many things on our mind right now.  Please stop for a couple minutes to consider those outstanding individuals at False Creek Racing Canoe Club who despite rain, sleet, snow and pandemics have shone through to make the FCRCC the place to be in these extreme times. First let’s take a minute to recognize last year’s winners! False Creek Racing Canoe Club – Club awards 2019 These are the categories of awards that are given to FCRCC members. Recognition of an individual’s contributions to FCRCC […]

OC1 – level 1 (September 27 to October 18th) delayed start until October 4th

  OC1 – Level 1 This program is directed towards paddlers who have completed an FCRCC OC1 Orientation session, and are comfortable in our C-Lion OC1s, with knowledge of rigging, equipment care, steering and balance.  The goal of this Small Boat Coaching is to build confidence and technical skills, while working out in an OC1, in a group environment. Location: FCRCC Granville Island – Alder Bay Dates:  Sunday, September 27, October 4,11, and 18th Time: 10:00 to 11:30 Fee:  $120.00 plus GST Coach:  Nora Chun Registration:  click here Class size limited to 6 FCRCC members only Testimonials “Nora brought down […]

UPDATED September 16th: Club Closure – now extends to Thursday September 17th

Message for members: As of 5:00pm today, September 16th,  the air quality health index per Environment Canada, remains  (Very High Risk) ( Based on this reading, the Club will remain closed and all boat reservations for Thursday, September 17th will be cancelled. We understand this may be an inconvenience but with the air quality health index at this level for Vancouver and its surrounding areas, the health risk to both paddlers and staff is just too great. We will reassess Friday’s opening after tomorrow afternoon’s index update.