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The Dogwood Canoe & Kayak Club is a group of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities who share a love of paddling, the outdoors and a respect for the environment.

We paddle solo and tandem canoes and kayaks on flat water, moving water, white water, oceans, estuaries, lakes, and ponds. A number of our members sail canoes. Organized trips are planned from March to November. In the winter months you will find many of us skiing the hills or at the pool trying to nail that roll....

While there are many planned club trips there are also many more almost spur-of-the-moment outings at the mercy of tides and weather.  Check the Calendar page to view the current list of trips and current contact information.


 Join us on April 24, '19 at 7:30 p.m. at Wesburn Community Hall ( Wesburn Centre 4781 Parkwood Avenue, Burnaby) it will be a very busy evening.

Remembering Peter Waddington. If anyone would like to bring in photos of him - get up and say a few words about him, please contact Grace at: or phone her at:604 261 4498 (from the 19th - 24th contact her at 604 421 3911)


*** Memorial for Peter Waddington: Sunday, April 28, '19 - 11:30 a.m. Van Dusen Gardens. 

Please notify Gordon Waddington if you plan to attend: ***

It's also that time of year for Ian Bailey to present the Good Fellow Award to the most deserving member who has gone out of his/her way to further the club.

After several postponements it is now time for the Photo Contest. The categories are Humor, Adventure, and Scenery...medium sized photos only, please. It is not necessary for your entry to be taken on a club outing, only that you've taken the photo yourself. Prizes for the winner of each category will be presented.

 The next meeting will be on Wednesday June 26, '19

Join us on FACEBOOK!  

The club has a group site on Facebook that is open to the public and is a great place to view and store club photos from past trips and to stay up to date. If you have a Facebook account, please log in and then simply type “Dogwood Canoe and Kayak Club” in the box titled Search for People, Places and Things.

Join The Club 

The AGM meeting is coming up soon (Jan. 23, '19)...please print out an application form, fill it in and submit it to Jill Blair along with a cheque or cash at the meeting. Jill may have some extra forms for those who leave home without them. Join up to support the club, meet new paddlers and join us in celebrating 54 years since Dogwood's first meeting. 

 The Dogwood Canoe & Kayak Club welcomes all new members. The benefits of membership include scheduled trips, social activities, monthly meetings with entertainment and refreshments, access to membership list, and fun times with great paddling companions.

To join the club or renew your valued membership Download and Print the application form  

Complete the form and sign. Bring a cheque and the completed application to the next meeting. That's it! Your membership application will be processed.



 Important Reminder: Now is the time to renew one's membership.

 Dues are: 

$35.00/year Full Membership
(Max. 2 adults living in the same household.) 

$20.00/year Single Membership
(Single paddling adult member.) 

$15.00/year Associate Membership
(Must be living outside of the lower mainland) 


  • If you do not have a boat or a paddling partner, please still contact the trip contact as we often have folks who have all the gear but for whatever reason are “missing” their partner that week! 


The Mid-Weeklings are still out on Wednesdays. 

Call Frank Ward  Monday to find out the meeting time and place. (604) 929-3059 or

alternately, contact Geraldine Van der Beke by email

We hope to see you.


While the club does not have meetings during the summer we continue to paddle on Wednesdays and weekends. 

Membership Application forms are available for download. Register for membership by printing off the form and bring it with payment to the next meeting or mail to:

Dogwood Canoe and Kayak Club
11767 Blakely Rd.
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1H2

If you live in Vancouver or area and love paddling, come and paddle with us. We have members from Vancouver to Mission!