The Freshet, #70

April , 2016 

Three races . . . three medals
Titanium takes Bronze in 2000, Silver in 500 and 200

FLCC wishes to congratulate each and every member of Team Titanium.  You made us proud!!!!

Congrats to other FLLC members who "Got Bling" under another banner.  Well done!

MEC will be set-up at the River Run, April 9th.  Come down and watch the races and enter MEC's draw for $500, $350 and $150.  The winners will be drawn on April 15th at 7:00 at MEC, Langley, Unit #1. 6121 200th Street.  You must be present at the draw to win.  In addition MEC is offering FLCC members 10% off of anything in the store on April 15th from 6;00 to 8:00 pm.  It a good time to buy those items you've been wanting.

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The order form for the bulk paddle order will be sent out on April 15, with all orders due (and paid for) by April 22. As in past years, all DB team members must submit their order through their team. Teams will submit the order, along with one cheque to cover the cost of all paddles. In addition to paddles, there will be DB seat-pads.

Any questions or requests should be sent to OC paddles will also be handled in one single order. A volunteer is needed to organize this.

NEW THIS YEAR – We have the opportunity to order carbon fibre dragon boat paddles from Hornet through the Canadian dealer, Dragonzone. These are the paddles that were for sale at Steveston last summer. Price will be $210 CDN plus tax, and will include sizing if there are enough paddles ordered.

FLCC will be placing a Club Apparel Order soon.  New since the last order:  Long and short-sleeved polo shirts and fleece vests.  Samples will be available for viewing at the River Run and Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday April 7th on the canoe dock at 5:00.  Organize you team apparel order when you organize your paddle order.  Contact Cec at

Reminders . . . . 

• Boat usage fees are due for the spring & summer season.  Don't forget your GST.  Cheques can be deposited in blue drop-box in the 'chicken coop' on the canoe dock.

• When you join FLCC you may allocate up to $41 from a single member, $21 from a second member and $1 from a third and subsequent members of your fee to the club or division(s).  Just indicate your choice on the membership form.

OC News

This is a general call out for River Run Volunteers. Members needed to help out with the following duties: Boat unloading and rigging 7:00 -8:30 am, Admin setup 7:00-8:00 am, Dock helpers 9:00am –3:00 pm various shifts, Admin tear down 3:00-4:00 pm (tentative), Boat de- rigging and loading 3:00 pm (tentative), and other various duties. (note: Lotus is bringing 3 boats but we need to provide enough help to assist) . Please reply to if you can help out and specify when you are available.

With an ever expanding division, plans are underway for the formation of an OC committee which will be responsible for all aspects of outrigger operations. Some areas to be addressed will include development of a divisional strategic plan, safety policies, future divisional direction, and day to day operations. The division has grown and progressed to a point where input and assistance from a group of enthusiastic OC paddlers is required if we are to move our division forward. Please reply to by April 15th if you are interested in helping the FLCC OC division become everything it can be. Once responses are received a meeting will be scheduled.

In an effort to facilitate better interdivisional communication, we are looking at implementing a few changes on the FLCC website.These will include a News tab for general information and upcoming events, and a Forum tab where members can post messages of paddling related nature and connect with one another. The details are still being worked out so stay tuned.

If you are interested in purchasing, or better yet, selling Spring Hanging Baskets as part of an OC fundraiser, please contact for information. Promotion via Clearview Nurseries.  Baskets are $25.

Voyageur Happenings

March was a busy month for the Voyageurs. In addition to their Saturday morning paddles, the Tuesday evening paddles began on March 15.Tuesday evening paddles now start at 5pm4:45 meet time at paddlesport dock. On March 12 we all enjoyed a trip to the Golden Ears Bridge followed by a smokie roast at Derby Reach. Many thanks to George and Kathy Rodham and Ron Fawcett for having everything all prepared when we arrived. We also welcomed new members to the Canoe Club. Looking forward to next month with a pot luck planned at Kanaka Creek

Sprint Program

The Sprint Team has been making great improvements and working hard this past winter. We are gearing up for the Spring and Summer offering a range of beginner programs, beginning in May. The Sprint Team had a great showing at our first competition, The Slalom Icebreaker Series where 2 out of our 5 athletes received medals in their age category.  Over spring break we participated in a training camp with neighbouring Burnaby Canoe Club. We had a group of 15 paddlers who completed up to 20km in one session! We are looking forward to a busy Spring and Summer racing season with our Team heading to our first regatta in Maple Ridge on April 30th.  All are welcome to the Sprint Try-It-Day on May 14th.  This is a great chance to get on the water and try your hand in sprint boats!

Jobs for young adults

Two job posting for young adults who know their way around a canoe and kayak.

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Canoe Kayak Summer Program Coordinator
Sales Job at Western Canoe & Kayak


FORT Fury - FLCC Fort Fury is a dynamic and enthusiastic women’s team looking for paddlers as well as steers.

We are a recreational team that will enter four regattas over the summer looking for repeat medal performances and fun a time on and off the water!

Our practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:45pm, starting with an entertaining little zumba warm-up to get us going.

We are diverse in age (20’s to 50’s) and paddling experience.  If you are an old pro or a total newbie and are looking to join a welcoming and supportive team, give us a try!

Let me know if you’d like more information or if you can come out for a practice.  Our first practice will be Wednesday, March 30th.

Contact Sue Hay at

Pitt Meadows Dragonboaters are looking for a steersperson to help them out.  If you can help contact