The Freshet

Newsletter #53, June 2014

Notes from the Executive . . . . . 

There are a number items of interest this month. First and foremost, the Dock Expansion Project Committee has excellent news.  More here . . . 

As we all noted earlier this spring, Bedford Channel is silting up in certain areas. The Executive was recently advised by Ramin Seifi, General Manager Engineering and Community Development, …”that there are currently no budget allocations for any dredging work in the Bedford Channel.   More here . . .

For those members interested in purchasing club apparel with the new logo, Reva  Berman and Cec Welk are working with a supplier and should have firm pricing and samples soon. Look for more info on the FLCC website.

The FLCC executive is very pleased to report that Cheryl McIntosh will coordinate the Cranberry Day Races October 11. Please contact Cheryl if you are able to help out!

May 2014 Executive minutes here

Cheers, Susan on behalf of the FLCC executive

Fast & Furious proved furiously fast enough to take the overall championship at this year’s False Creek Women’s Regatta.   Here's the story . . . . 

Freshet Rules remain in place.  

Please note new minimum numbers for the Buks:  10 paddlers in regular river conditions and 12 paddlers during freshet.

Volunteers Needed

BC Seniors Games is being held in Langley on September 9-13, 2014.

FLCC is hosting the Dragon Boat competition on September 11th and 12th.

In order for us to host a successful Dragon Boat competition, we are in need of volunteers to run this competition.

We are appealing to our FLCC members, family and friends to volunteer for this event.  If you are available you can register on the BC Seniors Games website at and select the dragonboating sport or contact Wendy at for a Volunteer Registration Form.

Kayak Evening Lessons July
July 10-31st -- 5:30pm-7pm -- Thursdays - Age 12-18 -- $60 for four sessions (No drop-in)
To register, please do so through the Township of Langley Leisure Guide (Page 65):

Kayak Evening Lessons August
August 5-14th -- 5:30pm-7pm -- Tuesdays and Thursdays - Age 12-18 -- $60 for four sessions (No drop-in)
To register, please do so through the Township of Langley Leisure Guide (Page 65):

July & August we also run week-long day camps for youth aged 9-12.
The camps start on July 7th, and continue in week-long segments until August 22nd.
They are from 1:30pm-4:30pm, Mon-Fri, and cost $115 for 5 sessions. (No drop-in)
To register for these ones, please do so through the Leisure Guide as well.

Spirit of the Coast canoe journey from Kwantlen Nation to Alaska


Sue Tuttle and Susan Murray were honored to represent FLCC at the  Spirit of the Coast canoe journey community breakfast, blanketing ceremony and canoe blessing  which took place at the Kwantlen Cultural Center on June 1. Powerful drumming and singing  accompanied a spiritual elder who used western red cedar leaves to brush bad spirits from the canoe and the blankets of the paddlers to ensure their safe return from their 1,300 km trek up the coast to Alaska. FLCC member Susan Blank is participating on part of the journey as a paddler. Safe travels Sue! To follow her trip, visit  Photo G. Lamb