The WaterWalker Film Festival - North America's Original Paddling film festival - is coming to Calgary for one night only, Thursday March 28th!
Start the paddling season with a bang by seeing the best paddling films of the year!
The event is happening at Jenkins Theatre, Mount Royal University. The show starts at 7PM, door open at 6:30. Tickets are only $10 in advance, and include a coupon for $10 OFF a purchase at Undercurrents! Tickets at the door are $15. Get your advance tickets, guaranteeing you a seat, at Undercurrents, or by calling 403-262-4327.
Net proceeds support Leave No Trace Canada!
This weekend, Undercurrents will be at the Outdoor Adventure Show! We have a great booth, right beside the Demo Pool. Come by and see us!
We have 10 FREE PASSES available to the first 10 people who come by the store to get one! Hurry in!
For everyone else, just print the coupon below for $2 OFF admission - you can print as many as you need for the whole family.
We hope we will see you there! (PS-we will have WaterWalker Film Festival tickets for sale at the show, and they are available at the store right now!)
Have you ever kayak fished? Would you like to?
Local kayak fishing hero, Stephen Laurie, will answer all your questions and inspire you with his presentation.
This presentation is for angler who don't kayak, kayakers that don't fish, and anyone else who is kayak fishing-curious! Learn about gear, techniques, locations and more.
At Undercurrents. Feb 28. 7PM. Free.
We'll see you there!
On Wednesday January 30th at 7PM, canoe historian and raconteur, David Finch, will show the film “Headless Valley” and regale us with stories of the Calgary couple that made the ground-breaking film. Their two-month expedition in 1957 (before satellite phones, GPS and rescue helicopters) entailed severe isolation, insert swarms and terrifying rapids.
David is a fantastic presenter and this promises to be an entertaining evening! The presentation will be held at the Undercurrents store, 6531 Bowness Rd NW. Please come by!
At Undercurrents, we believe in offering our customers the great saving BEFORE the holidays. So, for the 12th year in a row, we are celebrating “Boxing Month” with incredible savings from December 1st until Christmas. Get someone the gift of his or her dreams, or (better yet) snag something great for yourself this year!
Here are just a few of our great Boxing Month specials! There are lots more in-store!
It is true when they say, “If you take care of your kayak, then your kayak will take care of you.” If your paddling season is not over yet, it may be soon. Now is the ideal time to spent quality time with your boat, before you put it away for the season. We are often too busy during the paddling season to address the little things on your boat that need attention, but now is the time to get to it. Then when spring comes, you and your kayak can just hit the water!
Here is a checklist of items you want to address when winterizing your kayak.
Check all of the deck rigging. Look for bungees that are losing their stretchiness, have nicks or whose ends are fraying. Frayed ends can be fixed, but you need to replace otherwise damaged bungees. Check the deck hardware for UV damage, especially the plastic ones, and replace if necessary. Check that your perimeter line still has ‘nice hand’ and is not too tight in its hardware – you should be able to easily slip you hand between the line and the deck.
The paddling season is still going strong and Undercurrents is having a giant SUP Sale!
Every board (new & used) is on sale! And more ...
- SAVE up to $500 on a new board!
- SAVE up to $900 on a used board!
- SAVE 20% on all wood and carbon/wood paddles!
- SAVE 20% on all board bags!
- SAVE up to 50% on a PFD!
The sale is on Now!, so hurry down to Undercurrents today to get the best bargains!
Undercurrents’ Used Canoe & Kayak & Board Sale!
All of our lightly used 2012 demo boat/boards, rental boat/boards and customer trade-ins are now available for sale at great prices!
Used boats sell quickly at this time of year, and while we try to keep this list current, it is best to call first if it's a long drive.
There is a long list of used boats & boards at great prices. Please be sure to scroll though the chart below. Or, call the store for help picking the best boat/board for you!
* "New + Outfit." is the combined price of the boat and all the installed outfitting, if new. "Sale Price!" is the crazy-low-price you pay!
Canoe Museum Open in Calgary!
My beloved and I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening gala of the canoe exhibit at Fort Calgary last night. The opening party was wonderful, with great food and an interesting/humourous presentation by Canadian Canoe Museum Executive Director, James Raffin. The exhibit was great!
The exhibit is actually the travelling exhibit from The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. The CCM is fantastic and well worth the visit if you are out that way! For those of us staying closer to home this summer, the travelling exhibit is a great representation of the canoe and the museum. And, it's in Calgary!
This is a rare opportunity to see some of the CCM's collection and learn an astonishing amount of interesting information about canoes.
The exhibit is only at Fort Calgary until November 6th, so head on down to the Fort and have a look! Admission is only $11 and it includes all of the Fort exhibits, plus the temporary canoe exhibit!
At Undercurrents, we are proud to sponsor this exhibit!http://www.fortcalgary.com/canoe/
The Latest & Greatest Paddling Sport!
I have exciting news about the latest and greatest paddling sport - Greenland style SUP'ing. I just invented it! Yesterday!
If you are unfamiliar with SUP, it stands for Stand Up Paddleboarding, and it is exactly as it sounds. You stand up on a board (looks like a big, wide surfboard) and paddle with what is essentially a long canoe paddle. SUP is a legitimate sport that is experiencing explosive growth right now. Google it and you will see lots of photos of Hollywood-types doing it, news about races and articles about how anyone can do it. (Undercurrents might even come up in your Google search as we are among the leaders in Canada in teaching SUP.)
Back to the story of my great invention ... yesterday my beloved and I went out to the Ghost reservoir to play around with a racing SUP and a Delta 16. Long story short, I forgot my SUP paddle but had brought my new Greenland-style sea kayak paddle.