2014 CKBC Sprint Canoe Camp - Burnaby, BC

Adult Paddling

Adult Intro to Flatwater Program (April to September)

This program is for paddlers who are new to the sport of sprint canoe/kayak. The learning objectives of this program include becoming familiar with sprint boats and equipment care, working on balance, and building an understanding of paddling technique through drills and workouts. Paddlers will also have opportunities to try team boats and participate in local races! Initial practices will be held inside Alder Bay but may extend outside of the bay, as paddlers become more comfortable.

Practice Schedule:

April 21 – Sept 29, 2019

Sundays 9-10:30am

Schedule may change during regattas weeks.  e.g., having a weekday practice to prep for a weekend regatta

Regatta Schedule can be viewed here: 2019 Events By Age Class (see Open and Masters age class appropriate events)


$300+gst (prorated as needed)

$30 – first time trial fee – come out and give it a try before committing!  Once you’ve joined, this trial fee will go towards your program fee.

If you would like to additionally paddle outside of our scheduled program time and the coach feels like you can handle taking a boat out on your own, you will need to purchase a club membership.

If you are planning to race at any regattas this year, race fees and your $45 CKBC insurance fee will be collected separately.

Registration Link:  https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/Form.aspx?IDTD=7007642&RF=11709958

Where to meet:

Come find us at the Canoe/Kayak boat shed next to the tennis courts and parking lot.  To find this, starting from the False Creek Community Centre, walk along the boardwalk so that the tennis courts are on your left and water on your right.  Once past the tennis courts, there will be a boat shed just on your left.

You can change at the community centre, and leave your stuff in the boat shed since it will be locked up.  There are also lockers available in the community centre.

What to bring:

  • appropriate clothes for paddling
  • extra clothes for changing into afterwards
  • water bottle
  • (if this is your first day) a completed Adult Waiver

Adult Surfski Program

FCRCC’s Adult Surfski Program aims to help paddlers improve their paddling, either in preparation for local races, or just for personal fitness and fun. Sessions will focus on:

  • Improving stroke technique
  • Learning about the fitness systems involved in surfski racing and how to train them
  • Learning and practicing race tactics
  • Improving surfing ability and reading the waves to link runs
  • Paddling safety

Suitable for: Paddlers ages 18+ with previous paddling experience


  • FCRCC Membership
  • Previous paddling experience
  • Comfortable paddling in False Creek and English Bay
  • Paddlers can consistently remount their surfski
  • A completed Adult Waiver
Equipment: Paddlers require a surfski, paddle and PFD.
The club currently has a limited number of club surfskis that are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you do not have your own surfski, please contact Connor Curson, the coach, at adult.flatwater@fcrcc.com before registering so that we can ensure there is enough club surfskis available.

Location: Group will meet at FCRCC’s Alder Bay dock at Granville Island. We will paddle in False Creek and English Bay, depending on the session goals and weather/water conditions.

Program Dates: Starts May 6, 2019 and runs through to August 26, 2019. Approx. 15 sessions (coach will be away some Mondays during the summer)

Schedule: Mondays 6-7:30 pm

Program Fee:  $50+gst / month or $175+gst for the whole summer

Registration Link:  


For further information, please contact Connor Curson at adult.flatwater@fcrcc.com

Adult Competitive Sprint Paddling (year round)

For paddlers who have sprint paddling experience and want to use club boats to paddle must do a club orientation and session first with Head Coach Diane before taking out boats on their own.  Please email flatwater@fcrcc.com to setup an orientation session and introduce yourself!

Regatta Schedule:

This year’s regatta schedule can be viewed here: 2019 Events By Age Class (see Open and Masters age class appropriate events)

Membership: You must be a member of the club to paddle.  Please see Individual Membership for details on getting your membership. If you are planning to race at any regattas this year, race fees and your $45 CKBC insurance fee will be collected separately.

If you have any questions, please contact adult.flatwater@fcrcc.com