Sunday, March 27, 2022


Our regular season begins April 2, 2022!

Our regular season begins as of April 2nd! Our Saturday start time will change to 8:30am at lake and 8:45am on water. We are also expanding to weeknight practices as well: Tues/Thursdays 6:00 pm meet for a 6:15 start. Those weeknight paddle times will change as soon as we have more light in the evening but, for the month of April, that will be our schedule. Team members are not required to be at every practice but know that you make the most improvements the more regularly you are on the water. It is very important that you register for your seat in the boat for each practice you hope to attend. We use an on-line tool called Doodle. The doodle is being used to prepare the right amount of steers people and boats. If you want to invite a guest you can add your name with the word (guest) behind it. Guests will need to fill out a waiver as you all have done. The Doodle link is here: 
As you may know brand new paddlers have 3 free paddles in the boat to see if this is sport a fit for you. After that you will need to decide if you want to continue. The club membership is $150.00 in the form of a cheque (made out to Sudden Impact Paddling Club) or an e-transfer. We can give you more info about that...just ask! You will also need to complete a membership form (for insurance purposes). There may be team fees assessed (generally to cover the cost of coaching) at a later date but until we know the  number of new and returning paddlers we don't know what our teams will be. It is most likely that we will at least have a women's team and a mixed team. Stay tuned for more info about that.
Our club has an arrangement with the Cultus Lake Park Board to purchase a 6 month parking pass for$50.00 that gets us parking in several of the lots before 10 am on Saturdays and after 6 pm on weekdays. If you have paid to park in the last 2 weeks, you know that $50.00 is a steal! In order to get a pass, our club will be submitting a list of names to the Park Board. Then you will phone in and give them your license plate and credit card info. It is $50.00 per card so if you plan to drive more than 1 car to the lake, your cost will be double. Let us know if you want to be on that list
Finally, most of the costs for regattas that teams decide to compete in are covered by parking fundraisers we do in conjunction with Heritage Park. We do them early in the season before our paddling season gets too full with, well, paddling fun! Our last fundraiser is the weekend of April 29, 30 and May 1st. New paddlers are encouraged to take part in this. A schedule will be put out to the club and you get to decide which shift or shifts (generally 3 hours long) you can do. These are easy, a great source of income for us and a fun way to get to know your club mates off the water!
We are looking forward to building our club even better after Covid left us high and dry. There is a seat in the boat just for you here and we look forward to working together to accomplish great things this year and having a blast doing it! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Bonnie Russell
Water Warriors Captain 

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Friday, June 11, 2021


UPDATE! PLEASE READ! Due to extreme weather conditions we will be delaying start up by a week. Monday July 5 will now be our official kick-off for our season. Please stay as cool as possible, keep hydrated and enjoy your Canada Day festivities and if you're lucky enough to have an extended long weekend enjoy that too!


We are set to start up our 2021 season. June 28 we are back on the water! 🙂

Sudden Impact Paddling Club will be offering joint team practices Monday, Thursday 6:15pm (on water by 6:30) and Saturday 8:45am (on water at 9) beginning June 28. Paddling for now will be split up based on numbers and will be co-ed. Once numbers are established we will split up into our respective SIPC teams.
Fees are $12.50 per month (June 28 is a freebee) and to be paid by cash, cheque, made out to SI Paddling Club or e-transfer
New paddlers who want to try out the sport before joining can paddle for free for the first three sessions. 

There will be a group Facebook page called 2021 Dragonboat Reboot. Find it and ask to join. A post will be made as a "call out" to each practice a couple days before. If you are attending you simply hit the "like" thumbs up. No other action required. Please indicate your interest by 4:00pm the day of the practice, or Friday night by 8pm for the Saturday practice. 
Please visit our club's reboot meeting for more information:

 Hope to see all returning team members and some fresh new faces on June 28! Paddles UP! :-)

Sunday, February 07, 2021


REMINDER!! Calling all Water Warriors! How would you like to get a jump on your spring cleaning AND contribute to a fabulous fundraiser for your team? Well now you can!

We are collecting gently used clothing, shoes, linens, accessories and small household goods. No large items, furniture or books can be collected.
Our Goal: $300
5 bags per person
2 boxes per person
Fundraiser runs until May 22, 2021
Click on link for more info. Help our team stay afloat and clear your closets at the same time! It's a Win Win! 🙂
Further instructions:
Each team member has to collect 5 bags of clothing, etc. Each team member has to collect 5 bags of clothing, etc.
Message Patti Hewko by Friday, May 21 with how many bags, boxes you've collected. She needs to advise Value Village how many we have. Then drop them off at her house by Friday, June 4. That's it! Saturday, June 5th we bring ALL the bags down to Value Village to get weighed in.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Season postponed until COVID-19 restrictions lifted

We follow Canada Dragon Boating's guidelines as well as our own paddling club's insurance guidelines on when we can safely paddle. 
As of now, we are up in the air for when we will be able to get out on the water again. However, we WILL return when we are able, and we will update our social media with that information. Check out our Facebook page for more regular updates -
Stay safe and paddles up!

Sunday, November 03, 2019

New season starting up in March 2020!

Our new season starts up in March 2020, and we are looking for new paddlers! We want you to join us for exercise in nature, friendship, and fun! Your only requirement is dedication. Can you make the commitment to having your own 'me' time to practice with us at beautiful Cultus Lake and compete in exciting regattas? (All done while having a ton of laughs!)

The other tabs on this site are very informative about what to expect from practices, regattas, and many other questions that you may have. We are currently updating our social media sites, and welcome you to check out our Facebook page as well at:
If you have any other questions, please feel free to send a Facebook message, or email us at 

Our first meeting of next season is February 21, 2020. You are welcome to join us to see what we're all about. Email or message us for details.

Paddles up!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Who's ready for the 2017 season?!?

We Water Warriors get excited about a lot of things... laughter, racing, wine, dancing, beer, friendship, ice cream, and PADDLING... to name a few.  We are done our scheduled practices for 2016 and looking ahead to a great 2017 season.

Take a look through the information provided on the blog to see if joining our team is right for you.

You can contact us via text, call, or FB.

Happy Winter- see you Spring 2017