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 We are Maidstone Canoe Club

 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Beach Barbecue & Paddle

Once again, Norman is organising the now-legendary Joss Bay Beach Party & Barbecue on Bank Holiday Weekend.  Sunday 25th August - all welcome, including significant others, kids, and waifs & strays.  Always a good fun day out - see you there!

Club Membership

Just to let everybody know I will be trialling the British Canoeing Club+ facility to coordinate our club membership list with the BC data base. This will help the club keep up to date with members details and provide a useful resource. I will restrict the trial to club members who are also BC members. In the initial stage the facility will allow me as membership secretary to send emails to all the members with BC membership and I will use this method to keep you informed of future plans, for example, renewing membership and paying fees which we may use for the 2020/21 membership year. If the trail goes well it will be extended to club members who are not BC members if this proves possible.  

Membership Sec./Treasurer 

Saturday 17th August open day

Saturday 17th August The club has open day 11 till 15:00 I'm looking for the following volunteers to do these jobs

Brooking in 

Kiting  people up

The barbecue

Coaches / helpers on the water

If you could do any of these jobs on the day please let me know at the club or email lee@maidstonecanoeclub.net 

Help needed

I'm looking for a few People that are free three times to suit you to do the following job at club

Replacing roof tiles and demos roof

if you can help with this job many thanks please contact lee@maidstonecanoeclub.net

Vive la revolution!

“Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!” 

Wise words from Charles Dickens about the French Revolution, and something to think about as you're celebrating Bastille Day with the French after the pool session tomorrow.

Intro to Moving Water

If you're thinking of paddling further afield and want some confidence on moving water - breaking in and out, ferry gliding, etc. - then this session is for you!  On Saturday, August 17th, Mary (WW coach and river leader) is running a coached session at Chartham on the lovely River Stour.  See calendar for details.

Karma

Protip: emptying your boat and drying it with a sponge before it goes back in the boat shed is Good Karma.  In your next life, you'll come back as a Better Paddler!

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