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Welcome to Slo-Mo Paddlers

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Cormack Gates (250) 752-1129  Jim Swanson (250) 240-4007

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Slo-Mo Paddlers is an organized activity of the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association (P.G.O.S.A.). The Paddlers were formed in 2013 to:

  • promote interest in all forms of human-powered boating,
  • to foster friendships among participants, and
  • to provide opportunities to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

Planned excursions are typically day-trips organized by a volunteer Event Leader who is designated by the Slo-Mo Paddler Managers. One or more multi-day trips may also be scheduled. Excursions can involve cruising, exploring, camping, fishing, or skill development, depending on the interests of participants. Fresh and salt-water paddling events are undertaken.

The Managers coordinate communications and coordinate trip activities while individual members volunteer to lead excursions.


Event schedule: A list of events will be developed and made available to participants through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the first scheduled paddle. The schedule will be updated as the season progresses, with updates circulated to registered participants. Events are scheduled at approximately two-week intervals from late April through to October. An itinerary for each trip will be emailed to all registered Slo-Mo members approximately a week in advance of the trip. All events are planned in consideration of tides and weather. As a contingency for windy conditions, a backup trip may be posted for events planned for the ocean or large lakes. Weather conditions will be evaluated a day or two in advance of each event. If conditions are unfavorable, managers will advise paddlers of any change in the destination or schedule. Paddlers should always check their email for notices before they leave home on the day of scheduled events.

Registering to join the Slo-Mo Paddlers

If you wish to join the Slo-Mo Paddlers, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the following:

Your Name: first and last please

Phone Numbers for contacting you: Home and Cell:

(Note: It is important that if you have a cell phone that you bring it with you on the trips)

E-Mail Address to use to contact you:

PGOSA Membership Number: Please make sure that you are a current paid-up member of PGOSA.

All Participants in PGOSA Paddling events must be currently paid up PGOSA members

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