The Freshet, #75

Feb. 2017

Welcome to the 2017 FLCC Board of Directors

Thanks to these members who have stepped up to help run FLCC:

Commodore - Bob Anderson
Vice-Commodore - Cheryl MacIntosh
Secretary - Sara Strachan
Treasurer - Dave Longman
Dragonboat Coordinator - Karen Corness
Kayak Sprint Coordinator - Grant Rawstron
Outrigger Coordinator - Joanne Bolam
Voyageur Coordinator - Glenda Grassmuck
Member-at-Large - Catriona Eigenfeldt

Thanks to outgoings members Cec Welk, Susie Tuttle, Joyce May, Gralin Doubleday, Debbie Scott and Dianne Shrimpton.  The work you put into making FLCC a great place to paddle is appreciated.

Want to see your kids or grandkids paddling in Bedford Channel?

Yes, spring and eventually summer will come.  FLCC Kayak Division has a full slate of paddling programs for kids, teens & adults coming up.

Summer Camps
Kayak Programs

Western Canoeing & Kayaking is pleased to present their thirteenth annual:


This is a month long special starting March 1st and ending March 31st 2017.  FOR CLUB/ TEAM MEMBERS ONLY.  Note this deal does not apply to  ‘group purchases’ – this is a limited time offer for ‘individual members’ of  clubs and teams.

Here’s the Deal  10% off all regularly priced gear and boats purchased in store or online and a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to WCK!

Job Postings


Fort Langley Canoe Club is looking to hire staff for our summer programs. Hours will be part time for May and June. July and August may increase to as many as 30 hours per week. We run a number of different programs that allow our participants to experience paddling on the Bedford Channel in Fort Langley. These positions will appeal to those who love to paddle, be around people, and be outdoors for the summer!  Click for more info


Fort Langley Canoe Club's Sprint Kayak division is looking to hire a Summer Program Coordinator for the community outreach programs that it runs on the Bedford Channel and Salmon River. This position will appeal to those who love to paddle, to be around people, and to be outdoors for the summer. Click for more info

Outrigger Spares

The Outrigger Division is compiling a list of spares.  If you're interested in sparing contact Joanne at

DB Teams Looking for Paddlers

Fortified - Tuesday & Thursday 6:45  Looking for a male paddler.  Contact Terry at
SOAR - Tuesday & Thursday 6:45 Contact Tim at

TEAMS Looking for Steerspeople
Want to Learn to Steer?

If you are interested in learning to steer contact

DRAGONFLIES  Tuesdays at 6:45, is looking for an experienced Steers-person to join our Dragonboat Family!
We are an all women's team based out of Fort Langley. We practice every Tuesday evening at 6:45pm. We are looking for an experienced, committed, fun, energetic person to join our team. We aim to do between 2-4 Regattas in the Season depending on the commitment level at the time. 
We love to have fun but we are still quite competitive. We have won several medals and missed the A Division Gold by a few seconds in Steveston a few years ago. We are a very fun, close group of ladies that like to get together on and off the water. Our group is between the ages of 30-50 (give or take). 
If this sounds interesting and you'd like some more information, please contact the Team Manager, Nathalie at
Paddles up!

 ILLUSION - Tuesday & Thursday at 5:30  Senior D women looking for a steers.  Contact Ruth at

PADDLEPUSHERS - Thursdays at 5:30.  Women's team.  Contact Pam at

DRAGON ALLIANCE - Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45 Women's Team  Contact Allison at

IRON MAIDENS - New Team Monday & Wednesdays at 6:45  Contact Lisa at



Go to for info.

ATC Coach Requirements

To ensure the safety of all Users of the Athlete Training Centre, the Bedford Channel Society has developed the following conditions of use. Please read carefully, and distribute to those within your group who use these facilities.   Click for the conditions of use


Paddle for Sale

48” Typhoon dragon boat paddle with paddle bag for sale.  Originally $304, asking $200.

Contact Jennifer