The Freshet, #65

September, 2015

Fast & Furious Lite bronze 3 times in Ontario

Fast and Furious Lite shone at the PanAm Club Crew Championship at the Welland International Flatwater Centre in Ontario recently.    Competing in the Senior Women’s B division (50-plus),  FnF placed on the podium three times, achieving a bronze medal for each of the three distances - 200m, 500m and 2000m.

The hat trick medal winning Fast and Furious Lite team includes: Shar Brunje, Mare Cox, Alison Goertzen, Sue Hillier, Carolyn Jeffreys, Linda Li, Lynda Matilda, Linda Meyers, Audrey Milne, Meg Puffer, Ingrid Rennie, Maureen Spencer, Allie Wilkins, Barb Ydenberg, Ben Lee and John Spencer.

The Bedford Channel Society is pleased to announce that we now have an automated external defibrillator (AED) located in the Athlete Training Centre. It is located in an alarmed box which may be opened in case of emergency!  Ask you team captain or division rep for the code.  You should ensure that key members of your group are aware of this entry code. 

The unit was purchased through Valley First Aid, owned by FLCC member Monique Barnett.  She has offered to give, free of charge to User Group members, a brief lesson in how the AED is applied. Although the machine is meant to be easy-to-use and self-explanatory, many people may feel more comfortable after seeing it in action.

Monique will offer classes on September 22 in the ATC, one from 5:30pm - 6:15  and the other from 6:45pm to 7:30.  There is a maximum of 15 people per class!!!  Please email  to enrol in the class of your choice.

FLCC teams at the 55+ Games


Meghan & Lauryn Cheung win at Western Canada Summer Games

Sisters Meghan and Lauryn Cheung were part of the B.C. team which won a pair of gold in the canoe/kayak K-4 200m and 500m events as well as bronze in the K-4 1000m event. Lauryn Cheung also nabbed the bronze in the K-2 500m.

Not in the Bedford Channel any more! FLCC Holo Nui approaching changeover point at end of leg 3 of the Length of the Lake race.  HoloNui eventually claimed 3rd overall and top mixed team.

It's Huli time!

It’s time to get your Huli done for the year. If you are already part of a crew/team that has plans to do your Huli together, make sure your co-coordinator contacts Gralin regarding setting up an appropriate time and that a qualified supervisor has been assigned. Remember in order for your huli drill to be considered complete you MUST complete your on line Huli Quiz, located on the club website.

Please contact Gralin at for these or other concerns.

Congratulations to Jonathan Wilkins, team member of the Canadian National Sr. C DB team whose gender and mixed teams posted gold and silver wins in the 200 m, 500 m and 2000 m distances at the recent IDBF World Championships, including golds across the board for the Open division -- hard work pays off!


A second order of Club apparel will be made before Thanksgiving.  Stay tuned and go to for more info.

1-5pm, BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)

Brae Island Regional Park, across from the Paddlesport Dock.

• Dragon boat tours for families.

• OC demos

• Voyageur canoes

• Kayak regatta for all youth involved in summer kayak camps and new, interested paddlers. Fun and candy prizes.  Email Ben if you want to participate.  Meet at Paddlesport Dock at 1:00.  

Another Successful Brigade Days Paddle

FLCC paddled another successful Fort Langley Brigade Days.  Starting in Mission the flotilla  paddled down to Fort Langley airport where they were meet by the York boat and lead into Fort Langley. A piper and a gun salute greeted the arriving paddlers.  Thanks to Julie Kell for arranging at great trip.

Harrison Eagles Paddling Trip

The Harrison Eagles paddling trip is coming up on Saturday October 31 &/or Saturday November 7.

We need a volunteer to pull the trailer and boats and  volunteers to arrange carpooling andhelp shuttle the vehicles.

Please Debbie at 

It's that time of year again!  Time to volunteer to help out an FLCC's Cranberry Races.  This is our chance to contribute to the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival.

We hope to get lots of volunteers so everyone only needs to do a half day shift, either 930-1230 or 12-330, plus early morning help to set up and help at the end of the day to take down. 

In addition to setup and takedown, we need registration help, marshalling, dock help, starter/ timers/scribes, safety boats drivers (PCOC) and spotters, and help for the final juice run and pumpkin drop.   We also need help getting supplies before the event - especially the pumpkins - but also some supplies for the hot chocolate and chili contest.

If you can help please contact