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2016-05-04 00:00:00
2016 Paddle Junkie Member Discounts

 

Aquabatics Discounts for Paddle Junkie Members

 

 

Soft Goods - 10 Percent Off*

 

Boats and Boards - $50 Off (1 per year)

 

Regular Scheduled Courses - 10 Percent Off**

 

Instructor/Trip Leader Courses - 25 percent Off***

 

Rental Gear - 25 Percent Off

 

* Excludes Kokatat Outerwear

 

** Excludes International Trips

 

*** If on a scheduled course, group discounts may apply for club arranged trips

 

NOTE: Discounts valid in-store only. Not valid on items already discounted. You must show your Paddle Junkie member card to get the discount.

 

 

2016-01-27 00:00:00
2016 PADDLE JUNKIE MEMBERSHIPS

2016 PADDLE JUNKIE MEMBERSHIPS

It is a new year and it is time to get your 2016 Paddle Junkies membership!

Membership is valid for the 2016 calendar year and gives you access to great discounts at local paddling shops and access to official Paddle Junkie runs and events. We must receive payment and your form before we issue your membership card, activate your account, allow discounts or event participation.

Membership is $25 per individual. You can pay for your membership in the following ways:

    PayPal to finance@paddlejunkies.com (add $1 to pay by this method)

    Email MoneyTransfer to finance@paddlejunkies.com
    Cheque made out to Paddle Junkies mailed to:

          Paddle Junkies
          PO Box 94042 RPO Elbow River
          Calgary Alberta T2S 0S4

You will need to fill out a Paddle Junkies Membership Form.

Click For Forms.

Forms can be scanned and emailed to:
finance@paddlejunkies.com or mailed to the address above.

2015-02-05 00:00:00
2015 PADDLE JUNKIE MEMBERSHIPS

It is a new year and it is time to get your 2015 Paddle Junkies membership!

Membership is valid for the 2015 calendar year and gives you access to great discounts at local paddling shops and access to official Paddle Junkie runs and events. We must receive payment and your form before we issue your membership card, activate your account, allow discounts or event participation.

Membership is $25 per individual. You can pay for your membership in the following ways:

  • Cheque made out to Paddle Junkies mailed to:

          Paddle Junkies
          PO Box 94042 RPO Elbow River
          Calgary Alberta T2S 0S4

You will need to fill out a Paddle Junkies Membership Form.

Click For Forms.

Forms can be scanned and emailed to:

finance@paddlejunkies.com or mailed to the address above.

 

2014-01-26 00:00:00
2015 Discounts

Ask for your membership card as you will need it to get your discounts in store and online.

 

2015 Aquabatics Discounts

  • 10 percent off courses purchased in store or online
  • 10 percent off all in store purchases (excluding boats and boards)
  • 25 percent off rentals
2014-01-26 00:00:00
2014 Memberships
It is a new year and it is time to get your 2014 Paddle Junkies membership!

Membership is $25 individual.

Membership is valid for the 2014 calendar year.  You will need to fill out a Paddle Junkies Membership Form along with the AWA waiver.


We must receive your forms before we issue membership cards/activate accounts/allow discounts/event participation etc.

You can pay for your membership in the following ways:
 - PayPal to finance@paddlejunkies.com (add $1 to pay by this method)
 - Email MoneyTransfer to finance@paddlejunkies.com
 - Cheque made out to Paddle Junkies mailed to:
Paddle Junkies
PO Box 94042 RPO Elbow River
Calgary Alberta T2S 0S4
 - Forms can be scanned and emailed to finance@paddlejunkies.com or mailed to the address above.


2013-01-09 00:00:00
2013 Memberships
2012-03-17 00:00:00
2012 Membership

 

 

2012-03-17 00:00:00
2012 Discounts
2011-01-27 00:00:00
2011 membership
2010-08-07 00:00:00
VOLUNTEER KAYAKERS WANTED for RIVER OF LIGHT

CELEBRATION OF THE BOW RIVER 2010

 

VOLUNTEER KAYAKERS  WANTED for RIVER OF LIGHT a partnership between Creatmosphere and the City of Calgary Public Art Program for the Celebration of the Bow series.  

 

Summary: 

When:   Saturday August 21, 2010 9:00PM – 11:00PM

Where:  Bow River from Edworthy Park to Princes Island

Who:      Experienced River/Whitewater Kayakers, comfortable boating in the Dark.                          

What is happening: 

 As part of a live public art event, – River of light*, five hundred LED-lit floating spheres will be released from Edworthy Park into the river to float 7 km downstream towards Prince’s Island.  Kayakers will be required to paddle alongside and behind the spheres, ensuring they remain in the main water flow until they reach their destination.    At the end of the run in the Princes Island Lagoon, the spheres will be given to volunteers and event attendees.

 

Equipment:  The City of Calgary will provide a whitewater kayak and other safety equipment  or you may bring your own equipment.

 

How to Volunteer:

Please respond by emailing Jody Williams at: jody.williams@calgary.ca or by calling 403-510-9481

 

Deadline to respond: is Monday August 16, 2010

 

There will be a mandatory Volunteer Orientation Session on Wed Aug 18 at 7 pm at the City of Calgary’s Water Centre - 625 25 Avenue SE.

2010-07-19 00:00:00
Aquabatics Gear Swap Part 2!

Gear swap at Aquabatics on July 24th and 25th.  If you have gear to sell, drop it off friday.

Sale goes from 9:00am - 5:30pm on Saturday and 10:00am - 5:00pm sunday.

2010-04-01 00:00:00
Aquabatics Boat and Gear swap

The Aquabatics Annual Gear Swap and Demo Sale is coming up on April 10th and 11th 2010! This is a great chance to get into a new boat for the season, or pick up some gear. If you have any Boats or gear you would like to sell on consignment at the sale, go by the shop on Friday April 9th to drop off your gear, fill out forms and set the price!

2010-04-01 00:00:00
Paddle Junkies 2010 Gear

2010 Paddle Junkies gear is now available online from www.zazzle.ca/paddlejunkies

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We are doing a preorder and will cover the shipping costs. Please pick out your items, sizes and colours and email your order to finance@paddlejunkies.com.

Make sure you check the sizing charts (women's shirts fit small) and the black shirts cost more because of the printing process.

You can send in payments by email money transfer to Finance@paddlejunkies.com or Paypal to Finance@paddlejunkies.com (Please add $1 if you pay by Paypal). You can also pay by cash or cheque if you can get it to Krista the finance girl by the deadline April 12, 2010.

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Orders and payment must be recieved by April 12th to get in on the group order (you can order gear yourself off the website at any time)

2009-12-29 00:00:00
2010 Paddle Junkie Membership

Hello all!

As another year comes to and end so does our Paddle Junkie Memberships.

We are no longer linked with Waterwerks so we are just doing individual memberships at this time. Adult (18+) Paddle Junkies Memberships are $25. You will also need to fill out a 2010 membership form and AWA waiver.

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You can pay in the following ways:

PayPal: to Finance@paddlejunkies.com (add $1 to pay by this method)

Email money transfer: to Finance@PaddleJunkies.com

Cheque: Made out to "Paddle Junkies" mailing address: .

Cash: Handed in with forms to a Paddle Junkie trip leader or to me the finance girl, Krista Hughes

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I look forward to a great year of paddling!

KristaX!

2009-09-06 00:00:00
Alberta Whitewater championships
On the weekend of September 18 to 20 the Alberta Whitewater Association is hosting the 37th annual running of the Provincial Championships. Over the years the event has morphed and changed and this year we are changing again. The Championships are being held again at Canoe Meadows on the Kananaskis River with practice clinics running all day Saturday and competitions on Sunday. Camping is available on site at Canoe Meadows for everyone on Friday and Saturday nights.
2009-07-14 00:00:00
Aquabatics Boat Swap

The Aquabatics Boat Swap is this weekend...

here's a message from the shop:

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So hopefully everyone is getting out on the river heaps this summer, now that we finally have some warm weather its even more inviting to get out on the water. If you are thinking that it just might be time for a new boat or maybe even your first boat come on down to the shop on July 18th and 19th to check out the deals. We are selling off a bunch of our Demo boats (some of the boats you may have paddled on courses before) both whitewater and Touring. Also we will be having a sale on all new and used Pyranha Kayaks, and both this year and lastyears canoes from Hellman, Novacraft and Mad River.
If you would like to put an old boat of yours in the sale you can drop it off on Friday the 17th and we can help you choose a price, all unsold boats must be picked up on sunday!

happy paddling,
mitch

 
2009-06-15 00:00:00
Interested in Trip Leading?

Are you interested in becoming a future Paddle Junkies Trip Leader  - helping beginner paddlers get out on the water in a safe environment, sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm, and of course, getting in more paddling?

 

If you are, please email me at: finance@paddlejunkies.com or post here.

 

We are organizing a river evening for potential new trip leaders. This evening does NOT commit you to becoming a trip leader, and it is not a certification/assesment for trip leading. You'll be able to find out what is involved in becoming a trip leader, ask questions, and get feedback on your paddling skills.

 Ideally, this event will run on Thursday evening of this week, so please indicate availability in your email/post.

Thanks, Karen

2009-05-20 00:00:00
Paddle Junkies Appreication Evenings

Hello Paddle Junkies!

As you probably already know, Simon Coward is a big supporter of Paddle Junkies. To show his support for the club, he is providing several "Paddle Junkies appreciation" evening sessions on the Kananaskis river. These small group instructional sessions are intended to show appreciation for people who contribute to the club in a positie way, through volunteer efforts or other involvement (example: making new members feel welcome, providing help on club runs etc.). 

We will have several sessions throughout the summer. Current and past Paddle Junkies executive and trip leaders will be attending the first few. After those sessions, the season will be well underway, and we hope to have lots of awesome Paddle Junkies members to send.

If you would like to nominate an outstanding Paddle Junkie for these sessions, please email me at finance@paddlejunkies.com . Remember, you can't sign up for these events on the calendar - you have to be nominated, and I will send out the invites prior to the event.

Paddle Junkie appreciation evening dates (tentative):
May 21 - Executive
May 28 - Executive
June 11 - Trip Leaders
June 18 - Awesome Paddle Junkie members and volunteers
July 13 - Awesome Paddle Junkie members and volunteers
July 14- Awesome Paddle Junkie members and volunteers
August 8th (Full Day)- Awesome Paddle Junkie members and volunteers

2009-04-26 00:00:00
2009 Paddle Junkies Gear Preorder

We are offering preorders so everyone can get the right size and we get the right amount made. Deadline: Wednesday April 29th 6pm

Available this year are T shirts in Blue $15, Ladies T-s in Turquoise $20 and Hoodies in Sport Grey $35.

 

Go to this thread to order:

http://www.paddlejunkies.com/forum/forum.php?categoryID=1&threadID=564

2009-04-13 00:00:00
Aquabatics Gear Swap

5th Annual Aquabatics Gear Swap

April 18 & 19
Doors Open at 9:00am on Saturday

Gently used paddling gear at a great price
We will have some of last year’s inventory up to 50percent off
Whitewater Kayaks, Recreation & Touring Kayaks, Canoes and Accessories

Do you have any used paddling gear you would like to sell?

Please drop off all gear for sale Friday April 17 between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

For more information call Aquabatics at 403-288-9283 or toll free at 1-877-440-9283
Or drop by our shop at 8435 Bowfort Rd NW Calgary

2009-04-02 00:00:00
2009 Membership Fees
2008-12-31 00:00:00
Memberships and WEM Wave Pool

Just a reminder about the upcoming Wave Pools Session at West Edmonton Mall, January 25th. If you would like to attend, please let me know by January 5th. On January 5th we will open up the invitation to non-members. Click here for details

2008-12-18 00:00:00
West ED wave pool

Check out the forum for information on our West Ed wavepool session Jan 25th.

2008-08-19 00:00:00
Aquabatics BBQ

Simon from Aquabatics is inviting everyone for a thank you BBQ at Canoe Meadows (on the Kananaskis River) from noon to 2pm on Saturday August 30th.  They will also bring out a bunch of boats if anyone (who has taken a course) wants to demo them free of charge. After the BBQ, Matt, Blair and Simon will be hitting the river for a paddle if anyone wants to join them.

2008-08-18 00:00:00
Elk and Upper Kan photos

Photos are up on the resource section. The Elk trip on the August long weekend. And the Wrath of Kan II run from Aug 10th. Thanks to all the photographers!

2008-07-14 00:00:00
Paddlefest Photos

Photos of 2008 Paddlefest are slowly coming in and being posted. Check them out in our resource section.

2008-07-09 00:00:00
Red Deer Paddle Fest - Sign up soon!
The annual Red Deer River Paddlefest hosted by the Alberta Whitewater Association is fast approaching and the registration form for Paddle Fest is online.
Please go to www.albertawhitewater.ca and follow the links to Paddle Fest. Registration closes July 10th at midnight . The event will be held July 12-13, 2008 at Mukwah Tours on the Red Deer River near Sundre.
2008-07-03 00:00:00
June 2 Sheep Falls Video

Check out the video of our Paddle Junkies taking on Sheep Falls in the resources section.

2008-06-18 00:00:00
June 18 Highwood Run Photos Posted

Our June  18th Highwood run photos are posted. Check'em out. You can find them in the resources section.

2008-06-16 00:00:00
User and Member List now available

If you are a registered user, you can now view the complete list of registered users and registered Paddle Junkie members to check out their profile. You can access the list from your Base Camp or on the Membership page.

2008-06-15 00:00:00
Inaugral BBQ Photos

We've just posted some of Saturday's photos from the BBQ in the resources section. Check'm out.

2008-06-12 00:00:00
June 12th Sheep Run CANCELED

This run has been canceled due to high water levels. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

2008-06-11 00:00:00
West Ed Video

Sonny has finished compiling the video of the West Edmonton Mall Wave Pool trip. You could find it in the resources section.

2008-06-04 00:00:00
June 4th Ghost Dam Paddle CANCELLED

Due to a high water advisory warning from the province this trip has been cancelled. We want to error on the side of caution and always do the responsible thing. Sorry for any inconvenience.

2008-06-01 00:00:00
BBQ Status Updated

We've updated the BBQ status. Check out the events calendar for the recent updates on our upcoming inaugural BBQ.

2008-05-31 00:00:00
Paddle Junkies T-Shirts are in

You can now get Paddle Junkies T-shirts in an array of sizes. Contact info@paddlejunkies.com to order and pick up at the next Paddle Junkie Event.