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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 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.

Annual Holiday Party - Wednesday, November 28

Wesburn 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 Peter Adams. 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 Coquitlam.
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 of 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.



Our good friend and long time member Enid EGAN passed away recently.

  • "Dear Maureen,David and Trish, You're mom was a very sweet..."
    - Jane Donahue
EGAN, Enid Helen Ogilvie Will Carson
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 (Trish); sisters-in-law 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 In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Union Gospel Mission (Vancouver) or the Alzheimer Society of BC.



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

 Dues are: 

$40.00/year Full Membership
(Max. 2 adults living in the same household.) 

$30.00/year Single Membership
(Single paddling adult member.) 

$20.00/year Associate Membership
(Must be living outside of the lower mainland) 


  • The club library is now back in operation so be sure and check out our large assortment of paddling books.

  • 2019 MEMBERSHIP FEES WILL SOON BE DUE!   Please renew your support of the Dogwood Canoe and Kayak Club


  • 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.   

  • 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. 

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

Membership includes free training.

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