Rendezvous 2015 June 19-21 Oak Point, Parry Island

Rendezvous is the premier annual event of the year. Members, guests, and friends gather for three days of car camping, workshops, skills development and day paddles. Of course socializing, the famous pot luck dinner and entertainment will also be highlights of the event. Renewing friendships, making new ones, and exchanging tales of favourite trips are all part of the event.

Rendezvous 2014 White Squall Workshops – Oak Point

The Rendezvous Committee is excited to bring you two days of workshops run by White Squall as well as our regularly run member programs on the Saturday.

The availability of time, money, and the resources to run the White Squall programs is limited. Due to the limited number of participants that can be accommodated in the White Squall workshops at one time a lottery will be run to make the final selection of participants for each workshop.

Rendezvous 2014 – Oak Point, Parry Island – June 20–22

Rendezvous is the premier annual event of the year. Members, guests, and friends gather for three days of car camping, workshops, skills development and day paddles. Of course socializing, the famous pot luck dinner and entertainment will also be highlights of the event. Renewing friendships, making new ones, and exchanging tails of favourite trips are all part of the event.

Rendezvous Recollections

by Sandra Howe Rendezvous 2012 was my first venture into sea kayaking and I had a marvellous time. The setting, camaraderie, instruction, entertainment, and games were all great fun. I loved being part of a community of paddlers in such a beautiful location. If you have yet to experience Rendezvous, I would highly recommend attending … Continue reading Rendezvous Recollections

GLSKA Spring Rendezvous 2011

by Nancy Morgan Photographs by Gerry Felsky Undaunted by rain, lush poison ivy or the distance travelled, kayakers gathered at Cape Croker Park, on Sydney Bay, on the Bruce Peninsula near Wiarton, to socialize and reminisce about past trips, plan new ones, and for new members, to get acquainted with our club. We were welcomed … Continue reading GLSKA Spring Rendezvous 2011

Stephen Threlkeld 1924-2014

It is with sadness that GLSKA notes the death of Stephen Threlkeld on January 10, 2014. Stephen was a founding member of GLSKA and a member of the first Board of Directors; he was an active trip participant and leader, newsletter contributor, and served as Trip Coordinator and club President.

Newsletter index

Selected articles (from Volume 10 on) are available on this website and are shown as links in the index.  
Copies of entire newsletters (from Volume 23 on) are now available as pdf downloads and are shown as links in the index. We are working to complete the transfer to pdf of Volumes 22 – Volume … Continue reading Newsletter index

About Us

GLSKA is a non-profit association whose goal is to promote the activity of sea kayaking, particularly in the Great Lakes area. The club is run entirely by its volunteer members. We employ no paid staff and in general charge no fees for our trips or activities other than those designed to recover shared costs and … Continue reading About Us

Committees

Rendezvous committee Description of what the rendezvous committee does and link to committee page. Trip Committee Description of what the Trip committee does and link to committee page. Georgian Bay Committee Description of what the Georgian Bay committee does and link to committee page.  

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Welcome to our website. GLSKA is a non-profit association whose goal is to promote the activity of sea kayaking. Our trips and activities are organized and led by club volunteers: we charge no fees other than those designed to recover shared costs and expenses. We offer: a variety of trips – day trips, weekend camping … Continue reading Home

Stay Cool the Superior Way

by John Fitzsimons Although starting off cooler than normal in 2013, the weather in southern Ontario had fallen into that all too familiar pattern of high heat and humidity, made all the worse by a persistent Bermuda high. With climate change, paddling in southern Ontario during the peak season has at times meant enduring high … Continue reading Stay Cool the Superior Way

Minks and McCoys the Long Way

by Rob Muylwyk I was looking to my right, scanning the shore for a suitable campsite, ideally one with Brian camping on it, when I suddenly saw a huge, hardly submerged rock in my peripheral vision. It was right in front of me, about a paddle stroke and a half away! The adrenaline kicked in, … Continue reading Minks and McCoys the Long Way

Paddling With Whales

by Šárka Lhoták I arrived at the Paradis Marin campground, parked the car and walked to the office to register.  As I looked over the wide waters of the St.Lawrence estuary, I saw two white backs that slowly dove under water.  Belugas!  It couldn’t have been anything else, white like this!  So they are really … Continue reading Paddling With Whales

Tobermory to Killarney – a Kayak Adventure

by Jocelyn Bertheau “There’s a small watercraft warning and a thunderstorm coming up later in the day … the local kayak outfitter is not renting!” we heard from the ranger at the new visitor centre of Fathom Five National Marine Park, just outside Tobermory.

Big McCoy Getaway

Betty Brown Our summer kayaking trips weren’t happening as planned. An extended trip in early July had to be cancelled because of an urgent family matter. Summer holidays were passing by quickly, and other than the GLSKA Rendezvous we hadn’t been on any trips yet and Georgian Bay was calling.

Slate Islands Sojourn

Donna Griffin-Smith Monday, August 2, 6 a.m.: Our group of eight kayakers stood on the beach staring into a dense pea soup fog. Contrary to its reputation, Lake Superior was flat calm. Not a whisper of wind and no waves. Somewhere before us, were the Slate Islands. We knew they were out there somewhere, but … Continue reading Slate Islands Sojourn

The Slates and then some

by Melissa Hachkowski Everyone who has kayaked, backpacked or tripped solo for any length of time has developed a list of top secret spots: places which bear personal significance, aura and importance. These are the places we return to many times and still have the ability to find something new that we didn’t recognize before.

Killarney to Hartley Bay

by Daniel K. Jenkins Well this is a first for me so don’t be too hard on me. I feel like I’m in grade school and doing a “What I did on my summer vacation” report. Having only been on a few day trips, the Rendezvous and one extended trip with one other member it … Continue reading Killarney to Hartley Bay