MESSAGE FROM THE COMMODORE
All CCC activities are suspended until further notice.
On Monday, March 23, the message from both the federal and provincial governments had a very firm tone. The message was “Go home and stay home”. There should be no non-essential trips outside your home.
As much as we cherish canoe club outdoor activities, it is hard to argue that they are essential. And as much as the club adopts protective measures to keep trips safe, there is nothing quite as safe as staying at home.
It is clear that Canada is in the exponential zone of COVID-19 case numbers. There is no other responsible choice than to do the utmost to limit the spread of the virus and protect our members. Accordingly, all canoe club trips and activities will be suspended until further notice.
We will resume our normal activities when we get the green light from health authorities that it is safe to do so. In the meantime, stay home and stay safe.
See you on the other side of the crisis.
Canoe, kayak, hike and ski: we do it all!
The Cataraqui Canoe Club is a non-profit club that supports canoeing, kayaking and outdoor activity in and around Kingston.
Non-Members may join any of our events … twice! Come and find out about us and experience the outdoors in the company of like minded enthusiasts. Be sure to contact the leader beforehand.
- Can join us for evening paddle nights (see below)
- Are invited to exclusive Club year around weekend events
- Can rent berths in the Club boathouse (see below)
- Can sign up for our lessons
- Receive our newsletter by email
- Vote at our Annual General Meeting
- Participate on our Board of Directors
Evening Paddles from the Boathouse
Members are invited to borrow club canoes and kayaks to paddle from the boathouse at the times shown below.
May – Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
June to August – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
September – Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to dusk.
The on duty volunteer may choose to lockup and leave at 6:45 pm if no-one has arrived to paddle by then. Please check in with the on duty volunteer, and sign the waiver form before taking out a boat.
Renting and borrowing watercraft
Members can borrow Club canoes and kayaks for open paddle nights. When going on club events, members can rent a Club canoe or kayak if they can arrange pick-up and drop-off with a member who has a boathouse key. The Club does not rent watercraft other than for member use during open paddle nights or sanctioned events.
Please review the CCC Boat Rental policy here.
Space in the boathouse
For information about space availability, or for general boat storage questions, please contact our Boathouse Manager.
Going on a trip
Club activities are open both to members and non-members. If you are not yet a club member, you are welcome to come without charge to sample our trips (but we hope you join if you enjoy them).
To take part in an event, call the trip organizer a few days before the event, after checking the site for any last-minute changes. Also check with the organizer for equipment rentals.
Each person joining in club activities is responsible for accepting the risks involved. While most trips are easy and safe, others are harder and more risky. When you phone the trip organizer or when you meet just before the trip make sure you have agreed that the proposed trip is suitable for you. Consider such things as your paddling and other outdoor skills, your fitness level and any health problems you may have.