We are aware that there are still people who want to come to the Christmas party but haven't yet got round to buying their tickets, so the deadline has been extended until Wednesday. Come a join us for a Christmas buffet, music and a chance to meet your paddling buddies wearing something smarter than thermals! Tickets, which are just £5.00, can be booked online or pay cash to Geoff Orford. Some soft drinks will be available but please bring your own beer, wine, etc.
The Christmas Breakfast paddle will be on Sunday 18th Dec. Departing from the club at 8:15 for The Malta Inn. Breakfast is booked for 9:15am. I have 16 people who are booked in.
If there are others who would like to join in the fun can you please call the Malta on 01622 717251 and add yourselves to the Maidstone Canoe Club booking. Last year was mayhem as a large number of paddlers turned up unannounced and joined the party, which meant we struggled for seats. So PLEASE book. Good to see it's popular and to have such a great gang joining in. Wear silly or christmassy hats if you have one.
Showcasing the most awesome mountain-related adventure films you'll ever see, on the big screen at the Assembly Rooms in Tunbridge Wells. A few of us will be heading over there again this season (1st April, 2017) - take 3 minutes off and have a look at the trailer! Tickets here.
Generous local paddler Steve has a folding kayak looking for a good home. He writes:
"I am about to move Kent to Norfolk and am clearing my garage.
I have a very old and rare Granta Sprite folding kayak that needs a good home (for free).
If you find the only reference to it on the Internet, you will have found the exact one I have with exact same serial number.
If any of your members would like to collect it from me in Sutton Valence they are welcome to take it before it goes to the land fill!!!"
If you've got a good home for this boat, please send me a mail and I'll put you in touch with Steve.
The Christmas party is on Saturday 10th December at 7.00pm. It's just £5.00 to cover the cost of the buffet. If you would like to come, please sign up as soon as possible, and definitely by Thursday 1st December to give us time to order the food.
The Winter Newsletter's out - get it while it's hot!
Last Sunday, the Club was left open. Not just unlocked - actually wide open. Both the general-purpose boat shed, and the main Clubhouse door was left open. Please don't assume there are other people behind you and someone else will do it - please actually check there's someone still in the building. Thanks!