Dear <<First Name>>,
Thanks to those members who contributed photos and materials. After enjoying a SISKA event or paddle, please consider sending a short (100-150 words) summary article; for more information, contact one of us
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Upcoming SISKA Events
Saturday, March 02nd, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Cooper Cove to Sooke Basin Paddle
Monday, March 04th, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Electronic Aids for Kayakers by Edgar Hulatt & Alan Campbell
Tuesday, March 05th, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Tides and Currents by Anne Graves, Session One Part 1
Thursday, March 07th, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Tides and Currents by Anne Graves, Session One Part 2
Saturday, March 09th, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Telegraph Cove to Discovery Island Paddle
Sunday, March 10th, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM - Brentwood Bay Ferry Wharf to Mackenzie Bight Paddle
Sunday, March 10th, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - SISKA Greenland Rolling Clinic and Pool Drop In
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Tides and Currents by Anne Graves, Session Two Part 1
Thursday, March 14th, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Tides and Currents by Anne Graves, Session Two Part 2
Monday, March 18th, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Kayak Trip Planning by David Maxwell & John Minkley
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Kayak Fitting with Dorothea Hoffman
Sunday, March 31st, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Island View Beach to James Island Circumnavigation Paddle
Tuesday, April 02nd, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Kayak Trip Food Preparation by Lynn Baier, Robyn Byrne and Debbie Leach
Saturday, April 06th, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Oak Bay Marina - Parking Lot to Trial IslandLight Station Paddle
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Brentwood Bay Ferry Wharf to Spectacle Falls/Mackenzie Bight Paddle
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Canadian Coast Guard Presentation by Nathan Webb, Deputy Superintendent of Maritime Search & Rescue, Western Region
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - VHF Refresher Workshop by Edgar Hulatt
Sunday, April 28th, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Telegraph Cove to Margaret Bay/Cormorant Point Paddle
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Tarpology and Knots by Mike Miles
Saturday, May 25th, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Spirit Bay to Becher Bay Paddle
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Amherst to Rum Island Paddle
Community Events of Interest
Mar 16/19 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Embracing the Wild - Gardening with Native Plants - CRD
Mar 19/19 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
The Great Trail - Robinson's
Mar 20/19 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Reel Paddling Film Festival
Mar 25/19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Magnificent Sebastes - VNHS
Apr 09/19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In Search of the Real Wolf - VNHS
Apr 13/19 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Massive Marine Garage Sale - MMBC
April 13/19 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
SPRING FORUM – A CELEBRATION of OCEAN KAYAKING
Apr 19/19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SUP Touring in the Great Bear Rainforest - ORS
Apr 29/19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
How Storms Impact the Coasts - VNHS
If you are aware of an event that should be included in the next Newsletter, please email Alan Campbell at email@example.com.
What’s in a Name?
SALT SPRING ISLAND
by Vic Turkington
What's in a name - why is it called Salt Spring Island (aka Saltspring)? - read on:
The island is the largest of the Gulf Islands and was initially inhabited by the Salishan First Nations. It was the first of the Gulf Islands to be occupied by non-First Nations people, including African Americans, English, Irish, Scottish, as well as aboriginal and Hawaiian settlers.
Salt Spring Island was originally called “Cuan” by the Saanich First Nations. In 1854, James Douglas renamed it “Chaun”. The following year, HBC surveyor Joseph Pemberton changed it to “Saltspring Island” Then In 1859, Capt. Richards renamed it “Admiral Island”, after Rear Admiral Baynes (same guy as Baynes Channel). Finally, in 1905 the Geographic Board of Canada changed the name back to “Saltspring Island”, which remains to this day. However, the chamber of commerce adopted the title “Salt Spring”, claiming that the Geographic Board of Canada "cared nothing for local opinion or Island tradition”.by using the one-word name “Saltspring”- so what's in a name? – (seems there can be quite a lot!)
Nevertheless, either name refers to the numerous salt springs at the north end of the island. At one time, HBC officials were interested in extracting salt from these springs.
Regardless of the history and many name changes, kayakers are able to enjoy Energizer paddles from Moses Point and Amherst beach across Satellite channel (while dodging BC ferries) to Salt Spring Island, Russell Island and beyond.