Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 8, 2014: Annual Paddling Fair


June 8: Annual Paddling Fair
1-4pm
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 this Sunday at Family Lake to test drive a wide variety of kayaks, canoes and SUPs. 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. A partnership with City of Sioux Falls, SD - Parks and Recreation Department and Sun n Fun.


June 8th Adaptive Paddling Fair


June 8th Adaptive Paddling Fair (followed by the SDCKA Paddling Fair): The SDCKA is hosting two Paddling Fairs at Family Lake on June 8th. We are hoping to host up to 8 Adaptive Paddlers at a time for 2 - 45 minute sessions beginning at 9:30am on Sunday. Sanford Adaptive Wellness and the VA are getting a lot on inquiries about kayaking again. We are looking for volunteers to come help for the day. The Adaptive Paddlers will make you feel great in the morning and the large... number of people that come during the afternoon hours will astound you. FInally, we will provide lunch for the volunteers as we will have 60-90 minutes between the Paddling Fairs. Please consider giving your day to people that want to experience the past time that we all love. Please respond here if you are interested in the Adaptive Paddlng Fair and Steven created an event for the afternoon Paddling Fair.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO PICK UP TRASH MAY10th

The South  Dakota Canoe and Kayak Association will head up the clean-up at LEGACY PARK on West 12 St. just past Skunk Creek  bridge 7001 W 12TH ST. Sioux Falls, SD. 

We will meet at the shelter at 8:00 AM  to check in, sign waivers and receive clean-up Bags We should be able to clean the park in 2-3 hours so come out and help. The more the easier it will be.  Wear gloves and appropriate clothing and shoes for clean-up.

This is a city wide park and bike trail clean-up so if you can't help us go to any park along the bike trail and help there.


Monday, April 28, 2014

GRANDVIEW TO KLONDIKE

Larry Braaten, Dave and Mary Finck going from Grandview to Klondike this coming Saturday May 3rd at 1:00 PM we will meet at Grandview bridge 1/2 mile north of Lake Alvin State Park and 1/2 mile east we will shuttle vehicles first. Anyone wishing to join us is more than welcome. If you have any questions you may call Dave at 605-366-6844
Larry Braaten, Dave and Mary Finck  going from Grandview to Klondike this coming Saturday May 3rd at 1:00 PM we will meet at Grandview bridge 1/2 mile north of Lake Alvin State Park and 1/2 mile east we will shuttle vehicles first.  Anyone wishing to join us is more than welcome.  If you have any questions you may call Dave at 605-366-6844

Saturday, April 19, 2014

EARTH DAY CRUISE

Larry Braaten, Mary and I are going from Flandreau to Egan we will  meet on the north side of the river below the dam at 2:00 P M on Saturday April 26th we will shuttle first then head out.  Anyone wishing to join us is more than welcome.  If you have any questions you may call Dave at 605-366-6844 hope to see you there.
Dave Mary and Larry

Friday, January 24, 2014

Feb 1: Annual Conference Agenda

South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association
Annual Conference 

Saturday, February 1, 2014
11:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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


11:00   Social / Booths The Outdoor Campus Lobby

12:00   Welcome
Steven Dahlmeier, President SDCKA

12:05   The South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association: Past, Present, Future
            Steven Dahlmeier, President SDCKA

12:20   Adaptive Paddling
Kevin Horner & Lisa Klein - Sanford Health
Bob Uecker, Travis Robinson & Jim Kapperman - Paddlers
Cory Diedrich - SDCKA Board Member

12:40   Big Sioux River - Sioux Falls
Robert Kappel, City of Sioux Falls, Environmental Division Manager

1:00     Upper Big Sioux Watershed Project
Roger Foote, Project Coordinator

1:20     Business Meeting / Election of Officers

1:30     Break

1:50     MR 340: Racing Across Missouri
Kati Albers, David Mays, Pat Wellner - SDCKA Members

2:10     Paddling Essentials

SDCKA Board Members

2:30     Racing South Dakota
Steven Dahlmeier & Jarett Bies, Race Coordinators

2:50     Klondike Dam Removal / Project AWARE
            Nate Hoogeveen, Director of River Programs - Iowa DNR

3:10     Rafting the Grand Canyon
            Peter Larsen, SDCKA Board Member

3:30     Closing
            Steven Dahlmeier, SDCKA President


Thursday, December 19, 2013

SDCKA: Board Nominations & Annual Conference

The South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association is currently accepting board member nominations for 2014. Nominations are due by January 1. The new board will be voted in during the SDCKA Annual Conference on February 1 at The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls.  If you have any questions regarding the role board members have in the organization, please don't hesitate to ask. 

You can nominate yourself or someone else by sending an email tocory.diedrich@sanfordhealth.org

Also - SAVE THE DATE for the annual conference - February 1, 2014, 11am-4pm, The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls.