Category Archives: Announcements

2017 Paddling Season Starts!

Welcome to the start of our 2017 paddling season.

We will meet on Saturday, April 1st at Tumalo Creek Canoe and Kayak where we will rig our boats.  We need many hands to lift the boats off the trailer!

Our first practice is that Monday, April 3rd 5:30 pm at the same location.  Practices throughout the season are Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm and Saturday at 9:00 am.

Please join us, all old and new paddlers!

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Pickin’ and Paddlin’

Bend Oregon Outriggers.

Practice will be canceled (turns out cancelled and canceled are both acceptable spellings) on Wednesday, August 24, as Tumalo Creek and Kayak will be having their Pickin’ & Paddlin’ event.  This is a great event, and, since they are always so supportive of our club, if you feel so inclined, please do attend.  Details below.

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 2016


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Practice Changes for week of June 20 – 27, 2016

BOO – Some updates on practices for this week.

  1. Practice is Wednesday morning at 5:45 am sharp.  No practice Wednesday night due to Pickin and Paddlin.  You need to be able to stay in the boat until 7:00 am at a minimum.  If you can not, it is disruptive to the training to stop to drop folks off.  First come first serve. If you are late and no seats, you won’t be able to have a seat that morning.  If you are unable to make this practice, cross training on a kayak or SUP is great.  Followed by swimming as the next best alternative. 
  2. This weekend is the Subaru Gorge Games on the river.  There are SUP races starting at 10 am.  There will be folks on the water dropping buoys etc.   Therefore we will not be training on Saturday morning.  We are rescheduling our weekend training session to Sunday morning at 8:00 am.
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Clinic at Practice with Lori Jorgenson – 7 AM Saturday

BOO will be hosting a clinic, this Saturday, June 4, with Lori Jorgenson.  If you have already signed up, please show up at 7 AM (or a bit earlier) ready to paddle, and with a check for $60 made out to Bend Oregon Outrigger (or cash) and give it to Meg.  If you would like to get in on the clinic, please contact me or Meg.  This will take the place of our normal Saturday practice. Looking forward to seeing you.



Paddle Training

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Bend Outrigger Heads off to Rusty Iron Race – 2016

The weather warmed!

Practices have been amazing with 4 boats out at most of the practices. Between experienced paddlers who have found the club and new-novice paddlers, Bend Outrigger is overflowing with great enthusiasm and vigor.

This weekend, Saturday April 23, 2016, We will head to Vancouver, WA for the annual Rusty Iron hosted by Pacific Outrigger Canoe Club. This year we are planning on taking (at least) 3 boats, including a women’s open, women’s masters and men’s crew. We sat our race crews on Monday’s practice and will again on Wednesday, followed by some “cheer” as we unrig and load boats for the trek to Washington.

Race Venue Location
Race Venue Location

I’m excited as can be about this first race with BOO and the whole team seems to be right with me. See you at practice.

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Camping and Paddling at Crescent Lake

Memorial weekend , May 23 – 25th,  Bend Outrigger will be camping at Contorta Point Camground on Crescent Lake.  Saturday night is a Potluck Meal!  The weather should be sunny but probably pretty cold in the evenings. Camping is Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights!  Come any night you can or stay all weekend!  Friends and Family welcome.

Here is a link for more info

Contorta Point Group Site


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2014 Season About to Begin

Hands rigging
Many hands make light work!

Bend Oregon Outrigger is getting ready for the new 2014 paddling season.  We are meeting Sunday March 30th to clean and rig our boats.  First meet at KIALOA where our boats are stored to wash and load one canoe onto the trailer.  Then down to the paddle site (Tumalo Creek Canoe and Kayak on the grass) where we will polish and rig 2-3 canoes.  Bring layers to be prepared for any weather.  We may even get to paddle if its nice!

First practice is Monday the 31st at 5:30 pm.  Wear layers and wind breakers and a hat, it is likely your feet will get wet so wear water proof boots and or wool socks.

Contact if you have questions or an interest in our club. See you there!

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