Monday, January 16, 2017

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2017 Annual Meeting and Membership Update
Plan to attend the annual conference of SD Canoe & Kayak Association at The Outdoor Campus!
You can renew your membership and pick-up your 2017 Membership card at the Annual Meeting on January 28th. ($10 individual, $12 family) If you’re unable to attend, please mail your dues to:

SDCKA        
PO Box 90227
Sioux Falls, SD. 57109

Meeting:
The Outdoor Campus,
4500 S. Oxbow Ave.                                                                                                                                Sioux Falls, S.D.

Session Topics:

11:00  Social / Booths: ACA; SD Kayak Challenge; Friends of the Big Sioux River; Game, Fish & Parks; Boundary Waters Canoe Area; History of SD Canoe Association

 Meeting  starts at 12:00

12:00     Welcome & 2016 Review - Mary Finck

12:10     Big Sioux River Canoe Trail Proposal – Jeff Van Meeteren

12:30     Paddle it! Protect it! – Friends of the Big Sioux – Steve Dahlmeier
           
12:50     MNRR Water Trail Interpretive Paddle Events – Tim Cowman, MNRR Water Trail Coordinator

1:10        Business Meeting & Election of Board Members

1:15        Break

1:30        Big Sioux River Watershed Implementation Project – Barry Berg

1:50        Building Canoes to Promote Paddling & The SD Canoe Association
Tom Berhend, Dave Greenlee

2:10        Missouri National Recreation River Trips – MNR100 & plans for 2017

2:30        NE South Dakota – Events & Opportunities – Roger Foote

2:50        SE South Dakota – Events & Happenings – Jarett Bies

3:10        Boundary Waters Canoe Area – Larry & Nell Votuba

3:30        Door Prizes (Wonder Bag!  Greenland Paddle! & More!)
Closing

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

REMINDER: Pelican Lake camp out, moonlight cruise and movie, Friday, Sept.16!

Please join us for a camp-out and moonlight paddle Friday, Sept. 16 at Pelican Lake State Park.

It's going to be great - and we'll have a movie, too!

The lake is located near Watertown. If you need a campsite, we encourage you to lock one in online soon! There only were 10 remaining when we checked it last night.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TRIATHLON JUNE 18,2016

TRIATHLON AT WALL LAKE SATURDAY JUNE 18    

SDCKA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS NEED VOLUNTEERS
The Wall Lake Triathlon is this Saturday, and they could use extra support on the water.  We need about a dozen volunteers.

Your job would be to float in your kayak near the swimmers, and be available if someone needs to hang onto your boat to rest or be taken back to shore.

Need to be at the beach by 7:00-7:15 am – this Saturday – June 18.   The event is done by noon, and they have free lunch for the volunteers.

The weather is going to be good & this is a great way to start the weekend!

Mary Finck
President
SD Canoe & Kayak Association

Cell: 605-366-3924
or Dave at 605-366-6844

TRIATHELON JUNE 18,2016

TRIATHLON AT WALL LAKE SATURDAY JUNE 18    

SDCKA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS NEED VOLUNTEERS
The Wall Lake Triathlon is this Saturday, and they could use extra support on the water.  We need about a dozen volunteers.

Your job would be to float in your kayak near the swimmers, and be available if someone needs to hang onto your boat to rest or be taken back to shore.

Need to be at the beach by 7:00-7:15 am – this Saturday – June 18.   The event is done by noon, and they have free lunch for the volunteers.

The weather is going to be good & this is a great way to start the weekend!

Mary Finck
President
SD Canoe & Kayak Association

Cell: 605-366-3924
or Dave at 605-366-6844

TRIATHELON JUNE 18,2016

TRIATHLON AT WALL LAKE SATURDAY JUNE 18    

SDCKA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS NEED VOLUNTEERS
The Wall Lake Triathlon is this Saturday, and they could use extra support on the water.  We need about a dozen volunteers.

Your job would be to float in your kayak near the swimmers, and be available if someone needs to hang onto your boat to rest or be taken back to shore.

Need to be at the beach by 7:00-7:15 am – this Saturday – June 18.   The event is done by noon, and they have free lunch for the volunteers.

The weather is going to be good & this is a great way to start the weekend!

Mary Finck
President
SD Canoe & Kayak Association

Cell: 605-366-3924
or Dave at 605-366-6844

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ADAPTIVE PADDLING FAIR

 Adaptive Paddling Fair at Family Lake Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday June 12th.  We start around 9am and need paddlers and volunteers to help both on shore and on water.

Please consider giving some time to this endeavor as I promise the reward is great.

We will serve a quick lunch after the Adaptive Paddling Fair before we start the SDCKA annual Paddling Fair that afternoon.  Last year we had over 300 participants come try kayaking for the first time.  Needless to say we need lots of help and the generosity of loaning your gear to the event.

See you on the water.

ANNUAL PADDLING FAIR JUNE 12, 2016



 ANNUAL PADDLING FAIR
1-4 PM
FAMILY LAKE (12TH & TEA ELLIS RD) IN SIOUX FALLS

WOULD YOU AND YOUR FAMILY LIKE TO TRY KAYAKING, CANOEING, OR STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING? JOIN US SUNDAY JUNE 12, 2016 AT FAMILY LAKE TO TEST DRIVE A WIDE VARIETY OF KAYAKS, CANOES AND SUPORT BOATS, PADDLES, LIFE JACKETS, INSTRUCTIONS, AND ON-WATER GUIDANCE WILL BE PROVIDED. COME INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY TO A GREAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. FREE. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

SDCKA WILL PARTNER WITH CITY OF SIOUX FALLS, SD - PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND SUN N FUN.  WE NEED LOTS OF HELP FOR THE AFTERNOON SESSION.

 PLEASE CHECK OUT THE PADDLING FAIR EVENT AND CONSIDER JOINING US FOR OUR UPCOMING PADDLING FAIRS SUNDAY JUNE 12, 2016  WE ALWAYS NEED A LOT OF HANDS AVAILABLE FOR THE AFTERNOON SESSION. WE WOULD ALSO APPRECIATE YOU SHARING YOUR BOATS, PADDLES, LIFE JACKETS, AND EXPERIENCE WITH PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE SPORT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND BOTH AS THEY ARE EACH UNIQUE AND SEPARATE. THE MORNING FAIR IS VERY REWARDING PERSONALLY. THE AFTERNOON FAIR IS EQUALLY AS REWARDING FOR THE SHEER VOLUME OF PEOPLE THAT MAY COME IF THE WEATHER IS NICE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT FAMILY LAKE PARK.