SISKA's July 2021 Newsletter. Upcoming events, reports and articles
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July 2021 SISKA Newsletter


Dear Tony,

Thanks to those members who contributed photos and materials. After enjoying a SISKA event or paddle, please consider sending a short (100-150 words) summary article; for more information, contact one of us. If you would like to start a regular column, please let us know!

Alan Campbell (SISKA president) and Tony Playfair (editor)

Siska now has it's own Youtube channel HERE
PS: You can find SISKA on Facebook at this link.

PPS: SISKA has a Meetup site for "impromptu" and other paddles organized by club members. For more details, go to To join this, you have to be a club member.

PPPS: You can find the SISKA newsletter archive here:

Table of Contents


Upcoming SISKA Events

Thursday, July 01st, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Light Paddle - Tatlow Rd to Pat Bay (southern edge) Paddle
Saturday, July 17th, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Relaxed Paddle - Telegraph Cove to Cormorant Point[FULL] Paddle
Sunday, July 18th, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Energizer Paddle - Whiffin Spit to Cabin Point [FULL] Paddle
Saturday, July 24th, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Relaxed Paddle - Brentwood Bay Ferry Wharf to Mackenzie Bight Paddle
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Brentwood Bay Ferry Wharf to Todd Inlet possible night paddle Paddle
Sunday, August 15th, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Energizer Paddle - Moses Point to Russell Island Paddle
Saturday, August 21st, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Brentwood Bay Ferry Wharf to Todd Inlet possible night paddle Paddle
Thursday, August 26th, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Light Paddle - Cooper Cove to Roche Cove Paddle
Saturday, August 28th, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Island View Beach to James Island Circumnavigation Paddle
For more details, go to the SISKA website

Community Events of Interest

These events are not formally supported by SISKA, but considered to be of interest to a significant number of our members.

Any member may request an event to be included in this section by sending a note to

BC Marine Trail Report

by Fred  Pishalski

The BC Marine Trails is comprised, in part from 12 paddling clubs from Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island and the mainland of BC; the BCMT has approximately 600 individual, family and business members as well. Recently a new committee was established: BCMT Cross-Club Committee.

The Cross Club Committee was created to bring together people, clubs and organizations that are interested in caring for our coast and preserving it for the future generations. As a provincial group, BCMT has ties with many of the clubs and organizations around the province providing a good connecting point to share information and opportunities to be good stewards of the sites we love to visit. We are off to a good start sharing presentations and information about activities and events to develop sustainable behavior. As the world gets back to normal, we hope to share areas needing maintenance and cleanups so that we can create opportunities to get out in the field and tangibly contribute to improvements at sites around the coast. Building a community of like-minded people will allow us to accomplish more together than we could have imagined.

We will post information pertaining to other club’s presentations/events that SISKA members might be interested in. As we transition out of our current Covid meeting restrictions such as having mostly Zoom meetings/gatherings, we are not certain how this will unfold but stay tuned for further announcements.

Fred Pishalski SISKA rep to BCMT

BC Marine Trails Site Assessments

by Debbie Leach

BC Marine Trails appreciates any site assessments done by paddlers this summer. They accept both Site Condition Reports (largely on condition of site) and New or Potential Site Assessments. Broughton Archipelago is a priority. If you would like additional information on assessments you can contact or use our Report for us! page. View John Kimantas' video below.
John explains coast site assessments

SISKA’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Albert Head Lagoon on World Oceans Day

by Alan Campbell