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
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 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.
Party - Wednesday, November 28
Community Centre hall at 4781 Parkwood Ave. Burnaby,
opens at 7 o'clock for our annual Christmas celebration. It
is pot-luck as usual so bring a holiday dish and join the
fun. You'll meet up with "old" friends as members come out
of the woodwork to reminisce. Bring your best outdoor
photos for the contest. See you there.
Jo Yard passed away last month on Salt
Spring Island. Prior to passing she lived on top of a
mountain in a lovely house surrounded by a garden which
yielded a large amount of fresh vegetables. Heather Harbord
remembers Jo leading a Dogwood Canoe Club ladies hiking
group into the mountains above Keremeos where they
encountered a whiteout and had to use her altimeter to get
everyone down. That night it snowed and Jo taught the ladies
how to wrap hot rocks in paper but but even so, one hiker
singed her long underwear and still found it cold.
May 24, 1938 - September 14, 2018
Sadly, we announce the peaceful passing of
Born May 24, 1938 in England and passed on September 13,
2018 in Surrey, BC from amyloidosis of the heart. A retired
longshoreman of 37 years, he was a long-time Dogwood Canoe
Club member and remained an active Freemason and Shriner
until his death. He was proud to be a Shrine clown and
Freemason Cancer Car volunteer.
Survived by Karen, his loving wife of 60 years; daughters,
Roxanne (Brian) and Laura (Tom); four grandchildren, Ryan
(Jen), Brad, Mark (Susan), and Debbie (Mike); five great
grandchildren, Braeden, Sydnie, Carter, Alex, and Henry;
brothers, David and Robin (Anita) and sister, Linda (Bill).
Predeceased by his brother Roy (Dora).
Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 14,
2018 at DeWolf Masonic Hall, 2660 Shaughnessy St, Port
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Freemason Cancer
Car Program would be appreciated.
It is with sadness that I pass on the information that a
long time member,
Jantien Golsteyn, passed away on Friday,
August 24, '18 in Ladner.
Published in The North Shore News on
Aug. 24, 2018
It is with heartache, eased
by numerous memories, that we mark the death
Mary Rode, wife, mother, grandma, auntie,
friend. Raised in Kerrisdale, Mary and her
husband 'Howie' made their lifelong home in
Lynn Valley, until dementia robbed her of
independence but not her independent spirit.
Mary's passions in life were music and
mountains. Mary studied piano, sang in
choirs and light opera choruses, and played
low brass in concert bands. She pursued her
love of the outdoors with the Varsity
Outdoor Club, Alpine Club of Canada, Dogwood
Canoe Club, VNHS, as well as on family
camping, hiking, skiing, paddling and
mountaineering adventures. A generous
volunteer behind the scenes, she is a
recipient of the ACC Distinguished Service
award. Mary is survived by her husband
Howard, daughter Marilynn (Chris), son Brian
(Heidi), grandchildren Jeff, Peter, Erica,
Liam, Lar, and Lochlan, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Mary's life will be held
Wed. Aug 29, 1 – 4 pm at the (new) Enquist
Lodge on Mt. Seymour. In lieu of flowers,
please contribute to North Shore Rescue.
Enid Helen Ogilvie Will
May 12, 1930 - May 12, 2018
Enid passed away on her 88th
birthday in New Westminster,
BC. She was predeceased by
her loving husband Leonard
John and sisters Ruth and
Judith. Enid was adored by
all who knew her and she is
terribly missed by her
children Maureen (Kenny),
Dave (Jo- Anna), and Tricia;
grandchildren Colleen, Cora,
Connor, and Olivia; brothers
David (Jane) and Michael
Joyce, Dolores, and
Rosemary; and many nieces,
nephews, and friends. A
celebration of Enid's life
will be held on June 11 at
Burnaby Lake Park. The
family hopes you will
attend. Please confirm your
attendance by emailing
lieu of flowers, please send
donations to the Union
Gospel Mission (Vancouver)
or the Alzheimer Society of
Important Reminder: Now is the
time to renew one's membership.
$40.00/year Full Membership
(Max. 2 adults living in the
$30.00/year Single Membership
$20.00/year Associate Membership
(Single paddling adult member.)
(Must be living outside of the
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you.
GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
While the club does not have meetings
during the summer we continue to paddle on
Wednesdays and weekends.
The 2018 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!