MEC Vancouver Paddlefest

  • Date
    Saturday, 17 June, 2017
  • Time
    From 10:00 am to 03:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    Jericho Sailing Centre
    1300 Dicovery Street
    Vancouver, BC

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Saturday June 17, 2017

10:00am to 3:00pm

Jericho Beach

 

MEC Paddlefest is back this year with more great clinics for you to scrub up on your paddling skills, an array of boards and boats to demo, and an opportunity to snap up a great deal at our gear swap.

 

 

Register for a Clinic

 

 

Clinics are run by Vancouver's most talanted instructors leading a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced clinics covering paddling techniques, introduction to rolling, stand up paddleboarding or how to paddle a surf ski.

More clinics to be annonce shortly!

Clil on the link to register!

 

Intro to SUP (FULL) Presented by MEC (10:00am - 11:30am)

Intro to SUP (FULL) Presented by MEC (12:00pm - 1:30pm)

Intro to SUP (FULL) Presented by Deep Cove Kayak (10:30am - 12:00pm)

Intro to SUP (FULL) Presented by Deep Cove Kayak (1:00pm - 2:30 pm)

Advanced SUP Presented by Deep Cove Kayak (11:00am - 12:30pm)

Advanced SUP Presented by Deep Cove Kayak (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Intro to Kayak (FULL) Presented by MEC (11:00am - 12:30pm)

Intro to Kayak (FULL) Presented by MEC (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Learn to Surf Ski Presented by Deep Cove Kayak (10:30am - 12:00pm)

Learn to Surf Ski Presented by Deep Cove Kayak ( 1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Intro to Rolling (FULL) Presented by Deep Cove Kayak (11:00am - 12:30pm)

Intro to Rolling (FULL) Presented by Deep Cove Kayak (1:30pm - 3:00pm)

Intro to Canoeing Presented by Mac Sailing Inc. (12:30pm - 2:00pm)

Kayak Packing (On land clinic) Presented by SKABC (11:00am - 11:30 am)

Kayak Packing (FULL) (On land clinic) Presented by SKABC (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

Marine Navigation 101 (On land clinic) Presented by MEC (10:30am-11:30am)

Marine Navigation 101 (On land clinic) Presented by MEC (1:30pm-2:30pm)

Sea Kayaking 101 (On land clinic) Presented by MEC (12:00pm-1:00pm

Kayaking for Youth Presented by Ecomarine (11:00am-12:30pm)

Kayaking for Youth (FULL) Presented by Ecomarine (1:30pm-3:00pm)

Bracing and Edging Presented by Ecomarine (10:30am-12:00pm)

Bracing and Edging Presented by Ecomarine (1:00pm-2:30pm)

 

Exhibitors

 

 

 

Lots of exibithors are going to be showing off their gear, club, association etc... on the beach of Jericho!

  • Sea Kayak Association of BC
  • BC Marine Trails Networks Association
  • Evo Car Share
  • Lambrecht Surf Borads
  • Mac Sailing Inc.
  • NRS
  • O'Neil
  • P&H
  • Aqualung and Sterling Kayaks
  • Power to Be
  • Seals
  • Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres
  • Deep Cove Kayak
  • Ukai Kayaks
  • Aquaventure Sales
  • Wild Ocean Whales Society
  • Jericho Sailing Center

 

And a lot more to come! Stay tuned!

 

 

MEC PaddleSwap

 

 

Gear heads and thifty shoppers will find the best deals on previously-loved watersports and hiking/camping equipment at the MEC Paddleswap. Be prepared as the event can draw a sizeable crowd. Click on the image for more details.

Interested in selling your own gear at Paddlefest? You can rent a table at the Gear Swap here.

 

 

Getting There

 

 

 

Public Parking – Limited public pay parking southwest of event site. Parking is shared by Jericho Sailing Centre, Ecomarine, Windsure and park attendees. Free parking available on side streets and further west at Locarno.

Walking Routes – Event site is located next to a popular beach trail/walking path that connects Kitsilano to Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks.

Cycling Routes – Similar to the walkways, the paths are wide, cycle friendly routes. There are also bike supportive lanes on 4th Avenue leading towards NW Marine Drive. 

Public Transit – Bus stops are located at 4th and Marine followed by a 10-15 minute walk on a side walk to the Jericho Sailing Centre.

 

 

Sponsors

 

 

WAVE Sponsors :

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SPLASH Sponsors :

 

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Glory Juice Co. will be selling juices at the event!

 

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Contact Us

 

 

 

If you have a question or you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Event Coordinator Marie-Pier Alary at vancouverpaddlefest@mec.ca or by phone at 604.872.7858.