Dragon Boat World Championships & BC Cup #3/Nanaimo Invitational

Dragon Boat World Championships Congratulations to Pemberton's Scott McLagan and the Canadian Senior "C" Crew for their great results competing at the 14th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Pattaya, Thailand from August 21-25. As well, the whole Canadian team had some outstanding results, coming in second overall (behind Thailand) with 33 gold, 30 silver, and 22 bronze medals. … Keep reading →

Yukon River Quest, Canada Cup, Provincial Championships, BC Cup #2

There has been a lot going on with the Pemberton Canoe Association in the past month. Here is an update of all the action. Yukon River Quest Hugh Fisher, George McLeod, Heather Hellevang, and Sidney VanLoon competed in the Yukon River Quest on June 26-29. This is a 715 km long race from Whitehorse to Dawson City. These four athletes trained a lot this spring in preparation for this race, and… Keep reading →

GOLD at 2019 Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival!

The Laoyam Eagles junior dragon boat crew won the Junior Mixed Grand Final at the 2019 Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival. The crew raced strong all weekend long and won their final race with a time of 2:04.168. The next four crews finishing all had times in the 2:06 region, making for an exciting, highly competitive event this year. This was a great finish for the season and for these… Keep reading →

Summer Programming & BC Summer Games Development Camp!

Summer is just around the corner... which means it's time to plan for more paddling!! Pemberton Canoe's SUMMER programming schedule is open for registration. For program details & registration: SPRINT CANOE & KAYAK SUMMER DAY CAMPS The 2020 BC Summer Games will be happening in Maple Ridge on July 23-26, 2020. On July 13, 2019, CKBC is hosting a BC Summer Games Devlopement Camp at One… Keep reading →

Another Busy Weekend for Pemberton Paddlers

Pemberton Paddlers had another busy weekend on the water! SPRINT CANOE & KAYAK Three of our Sprint Canoe & Kayak Flatwater Team travelled to Seattle to compete in the 40th Annual Ted Houk Regatta. With 22 teams attending from across the USA & Western Canada and record number of athletes (251 to be exact) the competition was steep. Landon & Kieran had 40 paddlers in the Juvenille… Keep reading →

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Registration is OPEN for Canoe Kids and Regatta Ready Camps! Register through the Pemberton Rec Centre REGISTER Canoe Kids Camp (Ages 7-12, Co-Ed) An introduction to water sports for beginner and intermediate paddlers. Boats used may include kayaks, canoes, outriggers and draon boats. Fun activities will help the paddlers feel comfortable on the water and develop a lifelong love of paddle… Keep reading →

An Eventful Weekend of Competing

The weekend of May 11/12 was a busy one for both our Junior Dragon Boat and Sprint Canoe & Kayak Teams! JUNIOR DRAGON BOAT The Laoyam Eagles raced at the Dragon Zone Youth Regatta on May 11 and won silver in the Junior A Final as well as claiming a decisive victory in their Guts & Gory race. For full results see the following link: RESULTS SPRINT CANOE & KAYAK BC CUP#1 (PITT… Keep reading →

The Ice Is Melting...Let the 2019 PCA Season Begin

It looks like there is enough ice off the lake to begin practices this week for the Junior & Adult Dragon Boat teams. ADULTS - practice Monday & Wednesday at 6:00PM JUNIOR DRAGON BOAT - practice Wednesday at 3:45PM You must be register ONLINE for your Annual PCA Membership in order to go on the water. REGISTER HERE You can also pay for your Dragon Boat race fees at the same time if you… Keep reading →

Spring Training in Florida

Thanks to our Head Coach, Marie Rousseau-Demers, for arraging the opportunity for our High Performance Sprint Canoe & Kayak team to attend Spring Training Camp in Florida with athletes from the Saskatchewan and BC! Coach Marie, Landon Drain & Brenna Nott spent some amazing time in March trainig hard, making new friends & amazing memories and enjoying some sunshine and water that… Keep reading →

Annual General Meeting - February 16, 2019

The Pemberton Canoe Association’s AGM will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Pioneer Junction Amenities Building on Vine Road. EVERYONE WELCOME! We have a few open board spots available and are always looking for new board members. If you are interested in joining the board or would like more information please contact Keep reading →

The End of Paddling Season is on the Horizon

The Pemberton Canoe Association has had a busy August and there are still a few more events to happen in September, but we can start to see the end of paddling season with cooler mornings already starting. The flat water paddlers already attended two events in August. They were at the Ridge Invitational on August 6th. This is a great event for our younger paddlers as there are lots of fun… Keep reading →

Paddle-a-thon & Open House

The Pemberton Canoe Association's Paddle-a-thon Fundraiser and Open House is taking place this Saturday, July 9, 2016 at One Mile Lake. From 10:00 am - noon, paddlers from the club will be seeing how many 200m laps they can complete in 30 minutes. Feel free to come on down and cheer them on! Leading up to Saturday, they are looking for donations for their fundraising attempt. The following… Keep reading →

A Busy Season So Far

There have been many events going on with the Pemberton Canoe Association in the first few months of the season. The flat water team has attended two more events. 11 members of the team participated in the first BC Cup Race on the season in Burnaby on Saturday, May 21. There were lots of great results and everyone continued to show improvement. And two members from the crew have just arrived… Keep reading →

Race Season Has Begun

Paddlers from the Pemberton Canoe Association attended two different events on the May 7/8 weekend. A small group of flat water paddlers spent two days in at the Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club at the Slawko Fedecko Season Opener Regatta. This was a great opportunity for the paddlers to get their feet wet (literally for one member who flipped into the lake in their first race!) and get back into… Keep reading →

Pemberton Paddlers in Australia for Va'a World Sprint Championships

Three Pemberton paddlers headed to Australia last week. Corinne Graves, Quinn Phare, and Hana Ronayne are at Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast to compete at the IVF Va'a World Elite & Club Sprint Championships. The three paddlers qualified to represent Canada at a Western Canada trials event in Burnaby. Quinn will be competing in the U16 category in singles and will also be on the… Keep reading →

Spring Work Party

On Saturday, April 9, members of the Pemberton Canoe Association were down at One Mile Lake for their Spring Work Party. There was a great turnout and everyone pitched in to clean the boat house from top to bottom. It was pretty impressive to see the club's fleet of boats all laid out on the lawn. The boats were all washed and waxed, and there was an effiecient assembly line process going on… Keep reading →

Spring Flat Water Camp

The Pemberton Canoe Association was very fortunate, last week, to have Wes Hammer, the coach of the Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club, come up to Pemberton for two days to do a camp with our flat water paddlers on One Mile Lake. The weather was beautiful and our Pemberton paddlers got a full two days of hard work and lots of skills building. Wes worked with them on the parts of the stroke,… Keep reading →

Paddling Season Has Begun

Paddling has officially begun in Pemberton. The junior and adult dragon boat teams have been on the water for about 3 weeks now and everyone is starting to build up their endurance, and perfect their technique. The sprint flat water program just began this week with 10 paddlers getting out on the water in canoes and kayaks. These kids will be participating in a two day camp at the end of this… Keep reading →

The New Year

Happy New Year! As we move into this new year, our thoughts start to look towards the start of paddling season. When will the ice come off the lake? When will be back on the water enjoying being out in the boats? But before that happens, what are we doing to prepare for the new season? Maybe you are out enjoying the snow and doing some x-country skiing or snowshoeing. Maybe you are going to… Keep reading →