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I have a small kayak and have enjoyed paddling along the Toronto waterfront. I would like to find like minded paddlers to join me. We could put our boats in at various locations and enjoy a leisurely journey past such places as Ontario Place, Palace Pier, The Boulevard Club, the Humber River, the Leslie Street Spit and Toronto Island. This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get out on the water without leaving the city and see Toronto from a new perspective. Of course we are not limited to the Toronto waterfront and could meet west, east and north of the city. The purpose of this group was initially for leisure paddles however many avid kayakers have joined so now we have a mix of interests and abilities. Members wishing to go paddling should be properly equipped according to boat safety laws, have some experience paddling and join any events at their own risk. As organizer I welcome new members and answer questions from time to time. I do not screen members and do not oversee or take responsibility for any events that are posted.

I would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to The Complete Paddler, Canada's largest paddling company servicing the Toronto area. The Complete Paddler has stepped forward as the sponsor for our group! This means that The Complete Paddler will generously be paying for our installments each six months to Meetup.com. To date the installments have been $115 Cdn twice a year. Please look on our Discussions page for more information about The Complete Paddler!

Thanks! Dale

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Victoria Day Humber River Paddle

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This is a morning paddle starting at 10:30 am.

This paddle is only for intermediate and advanced kayakers with suitable clothing for winter kayaking.

GROUP START 10:30 AM SHARP
MEETING LOCATION: SOUTH KINGSWAY BOAT LAUNCH

LOCATION PIN:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Kingsway+Boat+Launch/@43.6353967,-79.4773299,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x882b3797dd30039b:0xc489d82f668304a5!2sSouth+Kingsway+Boat+Launch!8m2!3d43.6353967!4d-79.4751412!3m4!1s0x882b3797dd30039b:0xc489d82f668304a5!8m2!3d43.6353967!4d-79.4751412?hl=en-US

The forecast calls for partially sunny day, with high of 17 and low of 8 degrees. We will be paddling on Humber river for approximately 2.5-3 hours.

TO KEEP IN MIND:

#1. Please be on time, as we leave at 10: 30 am sharp.
#2. Please read instructions carefully, so you know to meet us at the
South Kingsway boat launch
https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Kingsway+Boat+Launch/@43.6353967,-79.4773299,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x882b3797dd30039b:0xc489d82f668304a5!2sSouth+Kingsway+Boat+Launch!8m2!3d43.6353967!4d-79.4751412!3m4!1s0x882b3797dd30039b:0xc489d82f668304a5!8m2!3d43.6353967!4d-79.4751412?hl=en-US
#3. If you don't see my blue kayak on the water, you are not close to our meeting area.
#4. Please check the wind conditions before coming, if the winds are higher than 15 km/hour or > only intermediate/advanced kayakers should attend.
#5. If you need to buy anything kayaking related we strongly recommend our meetup sponsor: https://www.completepaddler.ca/

SAFETY MEASURES:
#1. Please make sure to always wear a life vest when on the water.
#2. Do bring a head lamp/flashlight. This is mandatory to participate.
#3. If applicable, do bring your EpiPen, and let me know if you might experience any allergies while on the water.
#3.Do consider bringing a water bottle & a snack.
#4. I always carry a basic kayaking safety kit and suggest you get a similar one (Walmart sells them for $9.99)- orange bailer with a lid, a flashlight, Fox 40 Pealess Safety Whistle, 50ft (15m) Braided Rope and Float. This is also a legal requirement. If you don't have it and police checks up you could be fined.
#5. Water is still very cold.
Thermal spray skirt is strongly recommended.

COVID SAFETY MEASURES:
In order to protect fellow kayakers please do not join us if you:
a) have come into contact with anyone who has Covid-19
b) have travelled abroad within the last two weeks
c) are experiencing a headache, high temperature and/or other Covid-19 like symptoms

SAFETY IS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY
Please note that this event is run by volunteers and therefore by joining you are taking the ownership for your own safety. Please join only if you are a strong kayaker and are properly equipped.

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Continued thanks to THE COMPLETE PADDLER for sponsoring our group!

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THE COMPLETE PADDLER, Canada's largest paddling company, has continued their sponsorship of The Toronto Paddlers and we are very grateful for their support! Please be sure to find out more about THE COMPLETE PADDLER on our Discussions page. If you are in need of gear, a kayak or rentals, THE COMPLETE PADDLER can assist you.

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Continued thanks to THE COMPLETE PADDLER for sponsoring our group!

Needs a location

THE COMPLETE PADDLER, Canada's largest paddling company, has continued their sponsorship of The Toronto Paddlers and we are very grateful for their support! Please be sure to find out more about THE COMPLETE PADDLER on our Discussions page. If you are in need of gear, a kayak or rentals, THE COMPLETE PADDLER can assist you.

Continued thanks to THE COMPLETE PADDLER for sponsoring our group!

Needs a location

THE COMPLETE PADDLER, Canada's largest paddling company, has continued their sponsorship of The Toronto Paddlers and we are very grateful for their support! Please be sure to find out more about THE COMPLETE PADDLER on our Discussions page. If you are in need of gear, a kayak or rentals, THE COMPLETE PADDLER can assist you.

Past events (321)

Thursday Evening Paddle around Leslie Street Spit

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