The Freshet, #64

July 8th, 2015
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603 members and counting . . . 

Congrats to Meghan & Lauryn Cheung for being selected for TEAM BC, headed to the Western Canada Summer Games.  More here . . . 

Way to go Titanium!  

Titanium scooped two bronze and a silver at the Canadian Dragonboat Championships to secure their spot at the Club Crew World Championships in Australia in 2016.

Club Apparel will arrive 3rd week of July (hopefully).  A second order will be placed in August.

Brigade Days 2015

FLCC is hosting the paddle and re-enactment for Brigade Days on Monday, August 3rd. It is a beautiful way to see the Fraser River. All the voyageurs enjoy the paddle and re-enactment of the arrival of the voyageurs. Participants get into costume and are greeted at Marina Park with the black powder display.  After arrival, all paddlers will parade to the Fort with the bagpiper and dignitaries for the official welcome.  It draws a large crowd of spectators and is a lot of fun.

All members are invited to participate. The transportation fees will be divided by all participants - family and friends may come for the drop-in fee.  We have five boats on trailers so we hope to fill them all.

We will needs some volunteers for both organizing before the event and on the day of event.  If you are interested in paddling or volunteering, please contact Julie at brigade@fortlangleycanoeclub.ca

If there is interest an overnight camp/paddle trip could start Saturday morning in Hope but we need a leader to organize the outing..

Badlands Brigade

Twelve FLCC members are in to Alberta to paddle 329 km July 5 to 11th.  They are joining the annual Voyageur Canoe Brigade trip. This year the trip is on the Red Deer River from Red Deer to Dinosaur Provincial Park.  Our hardy voyageurs will be joining several other teams from across the country, paddling each day between 38 and 66 km (average of 55 km per day).  True to the voyageur spirit they will be camping along the route. Each morning they must strike camp before getting on the water.  Each night they set up camp and prepare meals, though there are a few evenings where special events are planned.  Along the route they expect spectacular scenery through the center of the Alberta Badlands. 

Fort Fury is looking for a steersperson.  Contact Bobbie

No Club Night on Friday July 10.  Club Night will resume on July 24th
For more information, email Jonathan or Gralin

OC News

Exciting times for the OC division as we have now taken possession of our new (to us) OC trailer which will now give us the freedom to take our own boats to races. A very welcome and needed addition for our growing Outrigger community.

Congratulations to the following teams for doing a great job at the recent Lotus Iron Regatta:

FLCC Night Riders- racing short course (11 Km) Mixed Masters, time = 1:00:14 1st place in division

FLCC Outriggers – racing long course (18 Km) Women Masters, Time = 1:58:56 1st place in division

FLCC Holo Nui – racing long course (18 Km) Mixed Senior Masters, Time = 1:49:28 1st place in division

FLCC Holo Nui – racing long course (18 Km) Mixed Masters, Time = 1:59:28 1st place in division

FLCC Outriggers – racing long course (18 Km) Mixed Masters, Time = 2:07:24 2nd place in division

Upcoming OC6 races:  National Iron Camps July 11/12, Gorge OC races July 18/19, ORPC Island Change Race Aug 2/3 , Harrison Lake OC6 Race Aug 22 , PRCC Length of the Lake Sept 5th.

Thanks to all that have been attending our bi-weekly boat cleaning Sundays. It has been working well to keep the OC6s clean and free of algae. Upcoming dates include July 12 & 26 , make sure your team has an assigned volunteer.

Don`t forget to come check out the open OC paddle nights for the following upcoming Friday nights July 10th & 24th at 6:00 – 8:00 pm on the Paddlesport dock. A great opportunity to come try out an OC1 or have a paddle in an OC6 with some different members.

We are working on planning an OC1 pool Huli session, if you are interested please reply to ocrep@fortlangleycanoeclub.ca . If we have sufficient numbers we will schedule a date. The time will be on a week night around 9 pm as that is when the pool is open for booking.

FLCC's new OC6 made the trip to Ketchikan, Alaska under the paddling power of the Soggy Beavers.  That’s Team Soggy Beavers: Six young, obviously energetic, potentially crazy Canadian guys, who paddled our new OC6 for 750 miles.

Check-out the Guts and Glory Race at Alcan 2015

2000 meters and traffic jams at the corners!!!!!!!

Club Paddle Picnic Saturday, September 19th, 1:00 pm, Marina Park.  BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)  All welcome.  Bring friends and family.