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COVID-19 INFO AS IT RELATES TO THE CLUB

In consideration of the pandemic recommendations, we ask that you review the following;
 DO NOT attend any club trip or event if you are not feeling well or are experiencing any covid symptoms
                or if you have been in close proximity to someone who is.
 DO NOT expect to share transportation, equipment or a boat with someone outside your "bubble"
 DO NOT handle someone else's canoe or paddling gear.
 PLAN to practice physical distancing.
 PLEASE respect all participants personal space.
 PLEASE bring your own hand sanitizer.
 NOTE there could be paddle outings on which we may have to limit participation.

WEDNESDAY JULY 8

We plan to have a moving water practice paddle at the Chute on the Lower Cottonwood River.

The evening is intended for tandem or solo canoes, but river kayaks are welcome to hang out too.

Moving water experience is not essential, but you must have solid basic lakewater strokes

and experience performing canoe over canoe rescues would be a good thing.

Your boat must be equipped with; a spare paddle, a bailing device, painters, a throw bag and 

extra flotation. This could be a truck/car inner tube well secured in your canoe.

You must wear your approved PFD with whistle attached. You will need; water, bug dope, sunscreen,

a snack, rain gear etc . . Be sure to have a change of clothes and a towel in case of a swim. 

Wear your wetsuit or drysuit if you have one and helmets are strongly recommended.

This evening will not proceed if the river level remains high. We will be limiting the number of boats so . . . 

You must contact John only at: jcmarien@hotmail.com for the details not later than Monday July 6. 8:00 pm.

 

SATURDAY JULY 11

We are the Blackwater Paddlers so let’s paddle the Blackwater River. Specifically, 25 km of the Upper Blackwater River. 

This section is suitable for Tandem or Solo Canoes or Recreational Kayaks.  Boats must be equipped with; a spare paddle, 

a bailing device, throw bag(s) and painters. Extra flotation is recommended. That could be a car or truck inner tube 

securely fastened in your boat. You must wear your approved PFD equipped with a whistle. You will need; 

lunch (on the river), water, rain gear, a warm layer, bug dope, sunscreen etc . . . in a small dry bag.  Add a camp chair 

for your lunch break. Including the drive, shuttles and lunch, we expect to be most of the day. 

You should be back in Quesnel by about 6:00.

As per our COVID plans, we will be limiting the number of people we can handle on this run.

For the details and to confirm your participation you must contact Bob at: 

bob59.merta@gmail.com no later than Thursday (July 9th) evening (8:00) please.

You must contact George only at: georyannarcosli@telus.net for more details and to confirm your plans to attend.

 

Take care of yourselves. Hope to see you on the water soon.