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 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

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What Again !!

It looks as though we are in for another full lockdown, the committee will be discussing options shortly so please keep an eye on our website for news.

In the mean time I received this from one of our new members:

More than just a club... More than just a sport... 
 
I joined the club at an exceptionally low point in my life, simply as a means to get outdoors and do some exercise with like minded people rather than tying to motivate myself to run or cycle around the block on my own!! The club has certainly been that and so very much more!!
I have absolutely loved meeting and paddling with members of all levels, abilities and paddling styles. On my lowest, most fragile days I motivate myself to go to the club knowing that a group is expecting me... I am always amazed at the phenominal difference the time on the water, surrounded by such amazing, friendly people, makes... I always leave feeling so much lighter and ready to face the world! 
I am blown away by the warm friendly welcome I always receive and the selfless generosity of the coaches and many other members in helping to teach and train and develop my/our skills. 
So, a word of encouragement: 
To those struggling and feeling there's no light at the end of the tunnel, and perhaps that you can't face anyone... If you can dig deep and bring yourself to do it then please come out and join us on the water. I can almost guarantee that you'll be glad you did! 
To those who 'simply come along and paddle' whether new to paddling and new to the club or have been paddling and/or a member for years, know that your role is invaluable! Continue to be you, say hi, smile, help carry a boat, chat about kit or just quietly paddle alongside... You may never realise it, but being there can make all the difference! 

So...thank you to the coaches, group leader and each and everyone of you for the role you play in MCC and the difference you've made in my life. Thank you for being you... keep paddling everyone!

Keep safe