Andrew Jones

Comox Valley Paddlers Club monthly meeting goes Jan. 15

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures' owner Andrew Jones is guest speaker

Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale’s blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod of orcas swim past your kayak as a bald eagle swoops down to catch a salmon. This can all be experienced on a kayak tour with Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures.

Andrew Jones, Kingfisher’s owner and expedition director, will be guest speaker at January’s monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Paddlers Club.  Open to the public, the meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Lions Den in Comox at 7 p.m.

The CV  Paddlers  Club  has a Trip List each spring created by members that  volunteer to coordinate weekly short social paddles, weekend excursions, day paddles and longer  camping trips with multi-day paddles.

Members of the club have a wide range of experience and learn from each other, but winter meetings are meant to educate and expand paddlers’ knowledge of their chosen sport.  Periodically the club is treated to an in-depth presentation by a kayak tour company. For  many members  a guided trip with an expedition  company is  on their bucket list.

Jones has a multimedia presentation drawing on his 20-plus years of experience kayaking along British Columbia’s beautiful coast, with highlights from Kingfisher’s Orca Waters Base Camp in Johnstone Strait and from Gwaii Haanas National Park in Haida Gwaii.

Based on northern Vancouver Island, Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures offers multi-day guided kayak tours of Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Haida Gwaii. Members, potential members and guests can attend the Jan. 15 meeting at the Lion’s Den, 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox, under the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery.

For more information, email comoxpaddlers@gmail.com or search www.comoxpvalleypaddlers.ca or www.kingfisher-adventures.com.

 

– Comox Valley Paddlers Club

 

 

Just Posted

Additional funds allocated to over-budget Cumberland fire hall design

Council approved the addition of $125,000 for pre-construction work

Local musicians inducted into Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Seven local musicians have earned their spot among some of the Comox… Continue reading

North Island Hospital Comox Valley looking for funds to open fourth operating room

One of the priorities of the Comox Valley Hospital is to significantly… Continue reading

Increased accessibility an uphill battle for former Courtenay resident

Brian George wheeled himself up Ryan Road as part of his Halifax Oddesy Tour

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

Big bucks for painting of small B.C. town

A 1965 painting of Ashcroft by E. J. Hughes exceeded its pre-auction estimate at a recent sale.

Column: Mother orca’s display of grief sends powerful message

The grief of this orca mother may not be visible anymore, but we must not forget.

Seven people with ties to Red Scorpions gang arrested in B.C. drug bust

Delta police have secured 94 charges against seven people, including drug and firearm offences

Second measles scare this summer at YVR

An infected traveller flew out of Vancouver’s airport three times

Judge OKs Weinstein suit, cites casting couch’s history

Actress Kadian Noble can sue disgraced Hollywood mogul for violating sex trafficking laws

Employers to raise salaries 2.6% on average next year: report

Firm points to factors such possibility of more trade protectionism, rising interest rates

B.C. school’s pledge to ban sex outside of heterosexual marriage now optional for students

Community convenant of Langley’s Trinity Western University has been centre of rights debate

Better Business Bureau open for Torch Award nominations

Deadline to nominate an amazing business or employee is Aug. 31

Most Read