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SISKA April Meeting, AGM, and Gear Grab Sale
April 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This is South Island Sea Kayak Association AGM and gear grab sale. The meeting is both online and in-person. Physical location is: Garth Homer Centre Auditorium, 813 Darwin Ave, Victoria. Zoom link below.
Our speaker for our April 27th meeting will be Roger Botting, a long time SISKA paddler who has a special interest in diving and underwater photography.
Roger’s presentation will focus on a number of different aspects of diving/diving safety and how these intersect with paddling safety. We will also learn about photography (on water and in water) and the necessary care of equipment. Roger will share some of his outstanding underwater images, we will also view some of the sea life around Victoria that he has been able to capture with his camera.
Roger has had a diving career since the age of 5. After watching many episodes of Sea Hunt, he made his first scuba set, out of a paint can and an old bicycle inner tube. In high school French classes, Roger’s ‘French name’ was Jacques, after who else but Jacques Cousteau. Eventually, in his 30’s, finances and opportunity merged and he started diving for real. The occasional vacation dive was about all he manage until retirement when he and his wife Deborah moved to the cold water diving capital of Canada-Victoria. They currently live in James Bay, a two-minute walk to the ocean. Back into the ocean life and dive gear again, Roger resumed diving and photography mixed with kayaking.
Kayak Gear Sale – Time to clean out the gear you no longer use, so others can enjoy them.
Doors will be open at 5:30pm for sellers to set up. Be ready to sell your items yourself. Sale will go from 6:00pm until the meeting begins, which is usually 7pm.
Note – If interested in buying gear and are not bringing gear to sell, please do not show up until after 6:00pm