***THE SAD NEWS…
You or may not of heard on the news that the Club was affected by a Fire Incident that took place last Thursday morning at Loudon Park which destroyed two of our 25′ restored historic voyageur canoes that we use for community programming, summer camps, school field trips and adaptive programming and insurance will not cover our losses.
The Club’s vision was to have these big canoes back on the water as vessels to promote greater community development and assist with the recovery of Club membership after the pandemic. Many months of hard work and effort went into this passion project to get these boats ready. Their first outing was in June for the 55+ BC Summer Games Torch Relay with members of our diverse paddling community. It is super sad and heartbreaking what is happening in our community right now. We would like to be a part a solution and these big boats can be used as a vessel to delivery socioeconomic benefits.
***HOW YOU CAN HELP…
We are writing today to see if you would consider donating to and sharing our GoFundMe Big Canoes Building Community project
Please check out the link to our GoFundMe Project – Big Canoes Building Community
Other ways to support NCKC are to:
- Return your bottles to the depot on Hayes Rd. and ask that the monies go into the Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club (NCKC) account
- Consider giving the gift of membership or sports programming
- Share the posts from the NCKC Facebook and Instagram accounts on your social media
- Send the GoFundMe Project link by email, WhatsApp, or Messenger to friends and family
- Share your super power and volunteer with our organization
Thank you for your involvement to date with NCKC!
As a not-for-profit community amateur sport organization, we value and appreciate all of the efforts of our volunteers, coaching staff, and of course, all of the participants!