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Club Information

About YCKC


What is YCKC?

The Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club (YCKC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing and developing the sport of Flatwater/Sprint Canoe and Kayak in Yorkton and District. 


For 30 years, YCKC has offered programs for all ages! YCKC is known for hosting its annual Yorkton Developmental Regatta, which draws in athletes from around the province to compete in a challenging yet fun filled environment. YCKC athletes have made Yorkton proud by representing their club at local, provincial, and national regattas, always competing with sportsmanship, dedication, and excellence. 


Though mainly a Sprint Club, YCKC also offers Learn-to-Paddle, Recreational, Group, and Rental programs that focus on paddling safety, healthy and active lifestyle, and having fun! In 2014, YCKC started a Dragon Boat program as well as Paddle-All (partnership with Sask Abilities).


YCKC is a member of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan (CKS) and Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC).


YCKC's coaches and Executive are committed to creating a positive, challenging, and fun environment for everyone.  All Executive and Coaches are Respect in Sport certified.  We are open to new ideas on how to improve our club and its service to the community! E-mail and/or call us. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

Club House location from Yorkton, SK

What is Sprint Canoe and Kayaking?

Flatwater/Sprint Canoe and Kayaking takes place on lakes and calm rivers: 

        It is a competitive and an Olympic sport;

        Boats are narrow and fast (and kinda tippy);

        Distances are 200m, 500m, 1000m, 6km;

        Boats can be singles (K1 or C1), doubles (K2 or C2), fours (K4 or C4) or War Canoe (15 paddlers)
(K= kayak, C = Canoe);

        Kayaks have a rudder that controls steering;

        Canoers paddle on one knee and only on one side;

        Paddlers do not need to "roll".  If one flips the boat, one simply falls out!

What is Dragon Boating?

A-Block Paddling Stroke Photo
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History of the Dragon Boat by Andrew Chittick PDF

YCKC Coaches

YCKC’s Head Coach, JESSICA RILEY, is a certified NLS Lifeguard and NCCP coach and a member of the provincial coaching association. Coach Riley is committed to inspiring paddlers in the sport of canoeing and kayaking by providing a fun, safe, and educational experience for all. Coach Riley holds a Saskatchewan Professional A Teacher Certificate, and looks forward to her tenth summer coaching at YCKC!

YCKC Coaches 2017

YCKC Programs

Competitive: Athletes who train for competition

Recreational: Paddlers can experience the sport without the pressure of competition.

PaddleFit: Structured canoe/kayak workouts!

DragonFit: Learn basic technique while working out!

Dragon Boat Competition:  10 Paddlers, 1 Drummer, 1 Steersperson in one canoe. 

Paddle-All:  Athletes with special needs interested in the sport

Schools/Businesses/Groups: Please book a time with YCKC!

Please see "Info and Forms" for complete detailed Program information and Session times.

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YCKC is grateful to the following organizations for their ongoing support:





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