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FCRCC – Annual General Meeting

Save the date for the FCRCC Annual General meeting When:  Friday, October 19, 2018 Where:  False Creek Community Centre – Lind Hall Time:  6pm to 9 pm The FCRCC Annual General meeting will take place on October 19th.  This year we will be presenting our new Bylaws for review and acceptance.  Among other items, we will be voting on club fees as well as electing the 2019 Executive.  Plan to attend.

New Huki orientations sign up

FCRCC Huki Orientation We hope to have the new Hukis in service very soon.  In the meantime, those of you that have not done your formal orientation can sign up for an orientation.  Only members who have taken a formal orientation and have signed the membership list provided at the orientation will be able to use the boats when they are in service.  Jackie has added 3 dates for Huki Orientation.  Here is the link

This September – Fall into Outrigger with FCRCC Outrigger Introduction Days!!

Fall into Outrigger with FCRCC’s Outrigger Intro Days Each session will comprise two 3 hour practices aimed at dragon boaters, flatwater paddlers and canoers wanting to expand their paddling repertoire.  Experienced outrigger paddlers and coaches will take you through outrigger paddling technique, on water practices, canoe handling and care, and introduce you to Hawaiian culture.  Come down and give it a try.  Mahalo! Location: FCRCC’s Burrard Compound Dates:  September Program: Sundays, September 23 & 30 Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost: $60 plus GST Registration:

This October – Novice OC6 Steering Course

Novice OC-6 Steering Course  This course is designed for paddlers who would like to learn how to steer an outrigger canoe in a safe and supportive environment. The course starts with a classroom session that will cover the basics of steering including the roles and responsibilities of seat 6, communication, reading the water/tides and basics of the steering strokes. This is followed by time on the water in the steering seat under the guidance of an experienced steersperson. No previous OC-6 steering experience necessary. Prerequisite: Basic OC-6 paddling experience. Location:  FCRCC Dates:  October 21, 2018 Time:  10:00 am – 2:00 […]

This October – Dragon Boat Canada Novice Steersperson Accreditation course

Dragon Boat Canada Novice Steersperson Accreditation Course This course will ensure your steersperson has the skills required to confidently steer races. This 5 hour course features: low instructor: participant ratio in-class theory and on-water application highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable facilitators. Skills taught, practiced and tested will include: crew commands and vocabulary forward and reverse steering left and right turns arriving and departing docks race situations. Volunteer paddlers will be utilized whenever possible to ensure maximum experience at the helm.   This course is conducted by organizations and instructors that have been certified by Dragon Boat Canada.   Location:  FCRCC […]

DBC Coaching Community Dragon Boat

DBC Coaching Community Dragon Boat   The course is intended for anyone interested in entry level coaching. Some of the material covered in the course includes; safety, ethics in coaching, coach-athlete communication, basic dragon boat technique, basic physiological requirements of dragon boat racing, race planning, practice planning, etc… Certification candidates will be required to successfully complete a written assignment and hold a small craft operator’s license before they are fully certified. Location: FCRCC Dates:  September 30, 2018 Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Cost: $200 plus GST Registration:

Fall Club OC1 Time trials

Back for this fall are the FCRCC Club time trials.  Here are the dates and the doodle to sign up.   Dates:  Sunday Sept 16, Saturday Oct 13, Sunday Nov 18, Sunday Dec 16 Time: ~8:00 am – 11:00 am Cost:  FREE for all FCRCC members To register, please go to the following link:

All Huki OC1s temporary removed from Service due to unreported damage!

  URGENT MESSAGE – Damage to New Huki OCs & all Huki OC1s Temporary Removed from Service   Attention all FCRCC members:    Thursday night, August 2nd damage to a Huki ama was reported by a club member looking to take the boat out.  The damage had not been reported at the time it happened by the person who caused the damage, accidentally or otherwise. The Huki OCs are new and are a significant investment in the club’s fleet.  We have instituted an intensive orientation program to try to avoid damages like what occurred to the Huki #6.  Club members […]

Health and Safety – Water quality in all of False Creek

Health and Safety – Water quality Metro Vancouver area beaches are monitored throughout the swimming season to determine compliance with the Canadian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines, 2012. These guidelines recommend a level of ≤ 200 E.coli bacteria per 100 mL of water for primary contact recreational activities.  For full details on how to read or understand these reports is Vancouver Coastal – Metro Vancouver Beach Quality report. ( Updated report for July 19, 2018 False Creek East:  1084 False Creek Central: 151 False Creek West:  31  Those paddlers with immune system issues, please be aware of these numbers.