Paddling Season Finale and Potluck Guelph Lake

  • 14 Oct 2023
  • 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Guelph Lake Conservation Area


  • Registration opens two weeks before the paddle.

Paddling Title Season Finale and Potluck Guelph Lake
Type of Trip Day Trip
Date(s) Saturday October 14
Registration Opens
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) September 18
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Paul Leppik, Ken Besser, Lise Sorensen, Ed Brunato, Liz Brunato, Dorothy Rideough
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s),,,,,
Paul Leppik Cell# 905-464-6968

Trip Address 7743 Conservation Rd RR4, Guelph, ON N1H 6J1
Google Map Location of Parking Guelph Lake Convervation Area Island Bay - Public Boat Launch . Second entrance from park entrance , stay to left , pass restrooms, down hill toward Island Bay launch- on left . Park near boat launch.
Body of Water Guelph Lake Conservation Area
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location Island Bay - Public Boat Launch
Arrival Time
9:15 AM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 10:00 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) No upper limit. We will add leaders to accommodate the paddling ratio.
Boat Rental Available No
Bathroom Facilities Bathroom facilities on location
Trip Safety Requirements, What to Bring PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
Please note the club does not provide equipment. If rentals are noted above, it is at the expense of the club member. Please read the details.
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade A (Beginner) Entry level skills; Forward stroke ability; Reverse stroke ability; Turning stroke ability; Wet exit
Wind Grade A (Beginner) Light; 10 kms/hour
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade A (Beginner) No more than 1 km between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
Trip Cost Park Admission to the Guelph Lake Conservation Area (Please see their website for entrance fees)
Trip Cancellation Policy For day trips with no cost, please self cancel.
Go to the club website.
From the menu, select: ATTEND EVENTS > HOW TO SELF CANCEL
Additional Trip Details A potluck will follow after the paddle. A link to the sign up sheet for the potluck will be included in your registration confirmation email. Please bring a camp chair to sit in. Let's make this a zero waste event, so please bring a camp plate, bowl, utensils and a cup for a hot beverage.

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