April 16, 2021

The provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order, which came into effect April 8, has been extended to May 20.  The Order requires people to limit trips outside the home to necessities.  Outdoor exercise is allowed with members of your own household.  As such, all CCC trips scheduled up to May 20 have been suspended.

COVID related Rules and Regs change frequently and so will our events change as needed to remain in compliance at all times. Always check back here for the latest updates to our events.

Announcements and News

We plan to host our annual Open House at the boathouse this year, with appropriate COVID precautions, and will be providing pre-packaged snacks and drinks. We hope Trailhead and Frontenac Outfitters will be there to show some of their products and answer questions. To be confirmed.

This is a great chance to come and chat to some of our members and to find out more about our club!

See you there!!

The membership prices for CCC have not changed in many years. As such, membership is very affordable.

The Board of Directors has been having lengthy discussions over several meetings about types of membership and the privileges of each type of membership. Arising from these discussions has been the decision to raise the price of the Family membership for the upcoming year from $60 to $70. This modest increase makes the Family membership twice the price of an Individual membership, which is $35. This change is to eliminate the price advantage conveyed to two adults in a household through a Family membership compared to one adult with an Individual membership.

We all agree the price inequity that existed was not significant, but the change arises from a matter of principle.

Family memberships are intended to foster participation of minor children in paddling and our other outdoor activities.

Jim MacLachlan

The boathouse page (under Join menu item) has been updated. The intent is to clarify long standing practices, but which weren’t explicitly documented.

There is also a new form for potential new renters to apply for a space, as well as a slightly updated Storage policy.

Feedback or comments are welcomed at cccwebsite@cataraquicanoe.ca

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.

Members …

  • 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

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; Saturdays 9:30 to 11:30 am.
September – Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to dusk; Saturdays 9:30 to 11:30 am.

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.

Details are here.

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.