Club Events

Club Events

Report on How to prepare your family for a zombie apocalypse Seminar

On Wednesday February 09, 2022 Club member, Cory, gave a delightful, and lighthearted seminar on preparing for unexpected situations. While the presentation focused on back country camping, many of the principles also apply to situations at home.

The RA Canoe Camping Club has a number of Youtube videos of past seminars. This presentation was recorded and is posted here on the club’s Youtube site.

A link to the club's Youtuve videos has been added to the list of links under the home tab of the club website.

Seminar - Canoeing Across Canada

A Journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans

 

Wednesday 16 February 2022, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

  Recently Glenn and Carol paddled across Canada in their canoe. It entailed a three year paddling season to complete a journey covering over 8,515 kilometres. They traversed many lakes and rivers connecting the provinces, exploring the water routes used by Indigenous people for thousands of years.

From coast to coast they had an incredible experience of self-discovery, being connected with nature and exploring the culturally rich diversity of this great nation. Along the way, they raised funds and awareness for a charity that works to champion policies and programs to enhance food security.

Carol VandenEngel and Glenn Green both enjoy travelling off the beaten path to distant destinations, but their true passion lies in getting in their canoe to explore the vast Canadian backcountry.

Glenn and Carol have always had a passion for the great outdoors. Their excursions take them hiking and biking through autumn colours, enjoying wilderness camping, swimming with the fishes, meeting diverse and friendly people, snowshoeing through the woods on chilly winter days, watching the early morning mist on a quiet lake with a cup of coffee, or simply sitting on a patio listening to undiscovered Canadian musicians.

After enjoying fulfilling office careers, now in retirement they continue to do the things they love: travelling off the beaten path, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and always looking for the next challenge. Carol and Glenn live together in Kingston, Ontario. Between the two of them, they have four grown children and four grandchildren.

Details for joining the meeting are listed listed here for club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.

Seminar - How to prepare your family for a zombie apocalypse

Wednesday 09 February 2022, 7- 9pm

No matter what world ending disaster you're preparing your family for, learning outdoor survival skills may save your families lives. Join our Family Program Coordinator Cory, to learn how many of the skills and gear for backcountry camping, can help your family be prepared for almost any disaster situation. This lighthearted presentation will offer a different perspective on getting your family outdoors, learning and having fun.

Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions this year's seminars will be held on Zoom again.

Details for joining the meeting are listed listed here for club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.

Report on Good Food = Good Trips Seminar

On Wednesday February 02, 2022 four club members gave a really informative presentation on how good food makes for good trips. Topics discussed included:

What gear to use and how it makes great food

Great paddling experiences related to food.

Food preparation tips

Food and kids and camping.

This presentation was recorded and is posted here on the club’s Youtube site.

Seminar - Good food Equals Good Trips

Wednesday 02 February 2022, 7-9pm

There’s nothing like a good meal out in the back woods after a day of paddling. Four club members will share some nifty food and cooking options for great meals.

Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions this year's seminars will be held on Zoom again.

Details for joining the meeting are listed listed here for club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.