About / Membership

VKC
Ontario Voyagers Kayak Crew

OVKC is not a whitewater kayaking club! OVKC is a group of likeminded whitewater paddlers that love to;

  • Paddle
  • Have Fun
  • Promote Whitewater Paddling
  • Socialize with Friends
  • Organize Fun River / Paddling Events

OVKC is not for everyone, nor does it try to accommodate all paddlers. Please move on if you are easily offended or do not enjoy the dirtbag paddling lifestyle. For those that enjoy or want to experience the true Whitewater Paddling experience please feel free to contact the crew for more details.

We are always expanding, but we don’t just let anybody in this crew.

Email OVKCrew@gmail.com about membership requirements

OVKC Membership Hierarchy

OVKC is an open paddling group that loves to welcome new and experienced paddlers into the Crew.  Below is a fun, entertaining organization structure that allows OVKC and nonOVKC paddlers to know your status with OVKC.  Rules and requirements will be finalized and approved by current OVKC members.  Full Patch and Prospect Members will be determined by August 2020 and revised semi annually by OVKC Full Patch members discretion.    

OVKC Full Patch

– OVKC members that have demonstrated commitment to the cause.  Are proud to paddle with OVKC and have proven themselves both on and off the river.  They are the uppermost Crew members with full access and voting privileges

OVKC Prospect

– OVKC member that expressed interest in joining OVKC.  Can participate is most, if not all events. Has expressed interest in becoming Full Patch.  May or may not have some voting privileges.  Will be evaluated after due process as to escalating to Full Patch member.

OVKC Associate

– Friends and acquaintances of OVKC members.  May attend events and paddling trips.  Respects OVKC and its members, but may not have desire to join.  They have no voting of member privileges.

OVKC additional Patches

(for only Full Patch or Prospect Members)

OVKC One Percenters -1%

– OVKC 1%er’s have made the ultimate commitment.  1%er’s must be Full Patch OVKC members, but also had completed the Tattoo Policy. 

OVKC PC Patch (Peterborough Crew)

– OVKC PC Patch (Peterborough Crew) is an acknowledgement to the old guard.  PC Patch paddlers are OVKC Full Patch members that live within 80 km radius of Peterborough. 

OVKC CV (Class V Boater)

– OVKC CV Patch is bestowed to OVKC Full Patch members that have demonstrated themselves Class V boaters.  To be demonstrated on local and established runs. 

OVKC Female Boaters  

– OVKC admires all female boaters as have special place in paddling community.  If you are female and want to paddle with OVKC that means something.  Potential exceptions may be made during vetting process.    

OVKC GF (Gauley Fest) 

– OVKC members that have done Gauley Fest trip with OVKC members.

~ Free Tattoo Policy ~

Love Paddling? Love Body Art?
Want to show friends and family how dedicated you are to the sport and OVKC?
Then get a tattoo!
As member, OVKC pays for your whitewater/crew tattoo.
Contact OVKCrew@gmail.com

Terms & Conditions:
IN NO EVENT SHALL OVKC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR LICENSEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SAID TATTOO AND OR ANY ADVERSE EFFECTS, DAMAGES, HEALT ISSUES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT CAUSED BY TATTOO. IN NO EVENT OVKC TOTAL LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS, DAMAGES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY THE USER.

Pledging Full Patch Members for 2020

POBO

Tom

Weekend Tom

Capt. A

Shamoo

Big Country

Kirby

Cliveeee

Little Bryan

Farmer

Matt P.

J-Bird

Kid Kirby

Doggie Howser