Fort Smith Paddling Club

Paddling, Promoting, and Protecting the Slave River
Home to the Slave River Paddlefest


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Midnight Sun Solstice Paddle!

Posted by fskayak on June 22, 2011 at 5:01 AM Comments comments ()

It is pretty cool to say you've done this!  This photo was taken at 12:20 am.  Tonight we had about 15 people out for a midnight playground session - good fun!  Welcome to Summer everyone!

Paddlefest Registration open now!

Posted by fskayak on June 13, 2011 at 3:34 PM Comments comments ()

Online Paddlefest registration open June 15-July 15!

Click here to register

Our new flotilla poster

Posted by fskayak on June 12, 2011 at 7:10 PM Comments comments ()

Here's our beautiful new flotilla poster!

Flotilla plans underway!

Posted by fskayak on June 11, 2011 at 3:20 PM Comments comments ()

Plans are underway to make this year's flotilla better than ever!  This year, for those of us who don't want to paddle the full 45 km, there will be the option of starting half-way.  The flotilla will be on Friday, July 29th.  Of course, there will also be a voyageur canoe race at the same time.  Both the race and the flotilla will arrive in Fort Fitzgerald to a community feast, where paddlers will get to try out traditional Dene games, and watch a Dene handgames tournament that will be in progress. 

If you are planning to travel north this summer, this flotilla is not to be missed!

Liz talks about Paddlefest on Rapid TV

Posted by fskayak on February 27, 2011 at 4:33 PM Comments comments ()

Liz, Nick and Marilyn are down at the Toronto Outdoor adventure show with our Paddlefest booth this weekend.  Scott MacGregor, from Rapid TV interviewed Liz about Paddlefest and posted this video.  Thanks Liz, Nick and Marilyn!  Great job Liz!  Also thanks to Rapid - our new official media sponsor!

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Big Air Competition "Edge King Throwdown"

Posted by fskayak on February 4, 2011 at 11:12 AM Comments comments ()

New this year - "Edge King Throwdown" Big Air Competition.  It's going to be July 26-27 - about 3-4 days before Paddlefest starts so we can go out into the river and not have to worry about spectators. This will be an event by boaters for boaters. The feature we use for the competition will be based on the water levels that week/ day. This could be any number of places. The Edge, Sweet Spot, Rollercoaster, Rockem Sockem (not likely unless the water is uber low), Monster Schizer, Ou...trageous, No 1,2,3 wave, or something crazy like Pelican (if we ever figure out how to catch it consistently).


There's 1000 bucks in prize money (maybe more) split by the top three, and a crown with the words "Edge King," written on there going to the top spot.


Rules and details here

Facebook event page here

Paddlefest 2011

Posted by fskayak on February 2, 2011 at 11:40 AM Comments comments ()

Mark your calendars - the main festival weekend will be from Friday, July 29 to Monday, August 1, 2011, but there will also be events, clinics and river trips and a big air competition in the weeks leading up to Paddlefest. It's a long drive - come on up and stay a while!


Preliminary details about this year's event are here

Online Registration opens June 15.

Free Kayak Polo clinics

Posted by fskayak on January 19, 2011 at 5:41 PM Comments comments ()

Free Family Kayaking - Dec18

Posted by fskayak on December 17, 2010 at 12:25 PM Comments comments ()

Celebrate the protection of the Slave River!

Posted by fskayak on November 6, 2010 at 11:43 PM Comments comments ()


The protection of the Slave River is truly a cause for celebration - please come on out to a community potluck to celebrate!


Roaring Rapids Hall

Saturday, November 13, 6:00 pm

Potluck supper followed by a coffee house – bring your instrument!