Rendezvous 2017

You are invited to GLSKA’S 29th Annual Rendezvous which will be held at Oak Point Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, 2017. The campground is located next to the Wasauksing Marina, at the west end of Parry Island (about 25 km from Parry Sound).

The route will be well signed. We have enjoyed this location for many years because of its central location to many Georgian Bay destinations. The weekend will kick off with a welcoming social including a cheese tray and your own choice of beverage. On Saturday there will be a variety of on-land and on-water skill seasons led by White Squall and some member-led trips. During the evening, your appetite for good food will be more than satisfied at our pot luck dinner where the offerings of the many chefs among us will guarantee that you don’t go to bed hungry. Afterwards we will be entertained by Katherine Wheatley who is coming back for a second time.

The fees remain the same as in previous years and cover the cost of camping, the White Squall sessions and the entertainment. You must of course bring your own gear, food and any pot luck contribution you plan to make. Camping sites are on a first come first served basis. A final program notification will be communicated in early June – we hope to see you there!

To attend, please download, complete and mail the registration form. Remember that if you bring a guest, please have them sign our waiver and include it with the registration form. Participants wishing to pay the registration fee online through their bank can do so by sending the payment, payable to glska, to karen granville’s email:  (if you have any questions about this method of payment please contact karen). The amount remitted must match that of the total on Page 2 of your completed registration form. Please note that the registration form (and waiver for your guest, if applicable) must still be sent by mail to Chantal Locatelli.


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April 2017 pool sessions

Paddling season will soon be upon us and GLSKA is again offering pool sessions for those who would like to refresh their muscle-memory. Pool sessions will again be held at two locations this year, Burlington and Toronto. This is your opportunity to practice rescue techniques, and try the finer paddling tricks in a warm, safe environment. You can work on your own or in small groups to improve your stroke, edging, bracing, wet exits and re-entries, or rolls. Some instruction may be provided by certified instructors and/or GLSKA members.

Both sessions are limited to 12 spots, and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up early. No equipment is provided, you are expected to bring your own (clean!) boat and equipment. For insurance purposes you must be a 2017 GLSKA member in good standing in order to participate.

Details for each location are below.

Burlington Pool Sessions

Saturdays, April 8, 15, and 22, from 6:30-8:30 pm
Centennial Pool, Burlington (on New Street between Appleby and Burloak)
Cost is $81 per person for all three dates.

Contact kchorel@cogeco.ca, with the following information: name, e-mail address, home phone number, your kayaking experience and what you expect to learn, and your GLSKA membership status.

Toronto Pool Sessions

Saturdays, April 8, 15, and 22, from 3:15-5:00 pm
D.A. Morrison Pool, East York (271 Gledhill Avenue, SE of O’Connor Drive and Coxwell Avenue)
Cost is $50 per person for all three dates.

Contact chantal.locatelli@gmail.com, with the following information: name, e-mail address, home phone number, your kayaking experience and what you expect to learn, and your GLSKA membership status.