Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club
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MEMBERSHIP FORM (PDF 34KB)
Fall 2003 (387kb)
2002 | Winter 2002
Annual General Meeting
May 8, 2002 7PM
Previous Executive: 2001-2002
- President: Bob Daffe
- VP Whitewater: Violet Vanhees
- VP Sea kayaking: Gary Morgan
- VP Canoeing: Leslie Rowe
- Treasurer: Bill Curtis
- Secretary: Theresa Landman
- Director Rock the River: Vernon Beebe
- Director Communications: Sue Deforest
- Director of Program Development: Trevor Braun
1. Acceptance of previous minutes
2. Bob Daffe presented the Presidentís Report
- gave thanks to Bill Curtis, Eyvi Smith, Gary Morgan,
Violet Vanhees, for their dedicated hard work for the club. He thanked
Yannick Bedard, Yvonne Harris for organizing events and all other volunteers
for making things happen.
- specially thanked Violet Vanhees for taking over as
president while he was away
- thanked Vernon Beebe for his dedication to Rock the
River Project- we now have a safer intake that looks good and the City is
happy with what we have done.
- many thanks to Yukon Energy Corporation and the City
of Whitehorse for all their donations to the club.
- we had 188 members last year which was great
3. Treasurer Report by Bill Curtis was handed out.
- YCKC has had a good year due in large part to the
efforts and encouragement of Bob Daffe to promote membership in the club
- club has sufficient funds to carry out programs,
purchase equipment or whatever the membership wishes.
- motion that: pursuant to the Societies Regulation the
review of the financial statements of the Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club be
waived for the 2001/2002 fiscal year.
- Moved by Violet Vanhees and seconded by Bob Daffe
4. Director Sea kayaking Report- Gary Morgan
- great fun and a good way to introduce people to the
- big thanks to Kanoe People for the use of their sea
kayaks at no charge
- will continue to do the Ĺ day clinic and
- opposed to buying sea kayaks and renting for the
club, do not want to have to compete with local businesses
- would support specialized equipment
- tripping is difficult because of liability issues and
also, people have different expectations
- encourages people to use the internet for
communicating and getting trips together
CRCA report- Gary Morgan
YCKC has been loosely associated with the CRCA
- we have 48 CRCA members, 24 of which are instructors
in the Yukon
- CRCA has had difficulties financially and there has
been major restructuring
- Department of Education offered a CRCA Flatwater
Instructors course and will be offering it again this year
- They may also offer a CRCA Sea Kayaking instructors
course for the Fall, but this is not yet confirmed
Ingrid Wilcox mentioned how the Water Walker festival
was a great money maker and good for businesses to advertise. It was through the
CRCA that we got these films.
Trevor Braun said that CRCA has tripled the cost for
instructors. Itís not viable for him to put on a CRCA course if he has to pay
another $12 per student.
5. Director of Whitewater Report by Violet Vanhees
- pool sessions have done well this past year,
pre-registration sessions had all costs covered
- one had a waiting list the others were full
- only two sessions the previous April that were not
pre-registered, lost some money
- kayak waterpolo was very fun- only had one minor
- kayak water polo made a little money for the club
- lots and lots of interest in kids rolling sessions
- rodeo was a success this past year, unfortunately
many paddlers could not be there
- have to have a committee for rodeo this year and
someone to come forward to organize this
- Vernonís kids kayaking night has become very
- Thursday night drop ins at the intake were very
popular as well
- kayak teaching sessions in Haines Junction and Ross
River went very well
- big thanks to Derrick Law for posting events,
stories, calendars etc. on Kayak Yukon website.
There was a long discussion about having a single event
membership, having a single event membership for the rodeo and down river race
only or sticking with the present $20 for all club events.
There was a vote and the majority voted in favour of the
amendment that Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club establish a one-day membership for the
rodeo/whitewater festival and the down river race, and that this amount not be
considered part of any future purchase of a full membership.
Vernon Beebe- Rock the River Report
- Thanked Bob Daffe for doing a great job for YCKC
- They will be having work projects, moving rocks to
improve play spots, cleaning up by the river
- YEC has donated a lot of money for the club and
bought equipment for the club
- City of Whitehorse has donated money, employee help,
and lots of rocks.
- Vernon and Bob make a good team with Rock the River
- Successfully applied for and received permission to
use man made shapes in the river
- City is happy with what we are doing, we have removed
rebar and steel from the Yukon River
- We have built confidence in the community with our
- We have shown that we are able to enhance fish
- We are at the end of phase two and the beginning of
- Encourages everyone to take an active role in this
Millennium Trail report- John Quinsey
- continuation of Father Mouchetís trail network
- City, YEC and Yukon Disabilities involved in making
- Committees were brought in to provide advice
- interested in trail development but not necessarily
- A 3- meter wide paved trail will be completed by the
end of June
- They are aware of where are play spots and boating
- They plan to put the bridge in just above the
spin-wave, when they have enough funding- probably next year
- They continually praise us for what we have done with
- They really want our input, any ideas such as club
house, picnic tables etc
Eyvi Smith- Youth at Risk Program
Eyvi Smith, Andy Hyde and with the help of Bob Daffe are
teaching youth to raft guide
- has purchased a raft through the RCMP which is
totally accessible to the club
- has two courses in the pool and then every Wednesday
down at the river
- YEC has donated $1000 towards the container- total
cost is $1500
- Can store all YCKC club equipment within container
and there is room for drying gear; it is 20ft long 10ft wide and 10ft high
- Received $3200 from Youth Investment Fund, this
covers insurance for theft, youth program and the YCKC
- Container will be shared with gear from the RCMP
Vernon Beebe and John Quinsey will go to the Open House
of the new pool and see what we have to do for kayak and gear storage.
Gary Morgan offered to go through the membership list
and mail a copy of the newsletter to all those who do not have e-mail.
Bob Daffe nominated Violet Vanhees for president,
which she accepted and Brian Bell seconded it.
Theresa Landman nominated Yannick Bedard for shared
VP Whitewater Kayaking which he accepted and Karine Belanger seconded it.
Bob Daffe nominated Eyvi Smith for shared VP
Whitewater Kayaking which he accepted and Brian Bell seconded it.
Yannick Bedard nominated Gary Morgan for VP of Sea
Kayaking which he accepted and Theresa Landman seconded it.
Violet Vanhees nominated Bill Curtis for Treasurer which
he accepted and Vernon Beebe seconded it.
Ingrid Wilcox nominated Muguette Laflamme for
Secretary which she accepted and Violet Vanhees seconded it.
Violet Vanhees nominated Vernon Beebe for Director of
Rock the River which he accepted and Theresa Landman seconded it.
Gary Morgan nominated Theresa Landman for Director of
Communications which she accepted and Violet Vanhees seconded it.
Gary Morgan nominated Karine Belanger for Director at
Large which she accepted and Vernon Beebe seconded it.
Positions of VP of Canoeing and another Director at
Large are still vacant.
- President: Violet Vanhees
- VP Whitewater Kayaking: Yannick Bedard/ Eyvi Smith
- VP Sea Kayaking: Gary Morgan
- VP Canoeing : Vacant
- Treasurer: Bill Curtis
- Secretary: Muguette Laflamme
- Director of Rock the River: Vernon Beebe
- Director of Communications: Theresa Landman
- Director at Large: Karine Belanger
Meeting was adjourned at 10:00pm.