Huge congratulations to our new Paddlesport Leaders: Georgi D, Carolyn H, Larry O, and Martin H!
Good fun at the whitewater ropes and rescues refresher evening on Thursday, with Matt C pipping Dean and Anj to the chocolate in a hugely competitive Throwbag Olympics!
In support of the #shepaddles movement, the Club has access to funding from British Canoeing to assist female paddlers training to become leaders and coaches. If you've considered becoming a Paddlesport Instructor, a Coach, or Leader, then please come and talk to Catherine D (or anyone on the committee). The funding is there - we just need you!
Example qualifications for which full training costs can be covered include:
Renowned adventurers Jordan Wylie (author, Channel 4s Hunted, etc.) and Michelle Ellison (Thames source to sea, across Britain, etc) are in Kent talking about their paddlesport adventures on 29th November. Hosted by Hayley & Jo of Paddle Cabin, the talk is in a treehouse(!) in Penshurst. It should be a fun evening! Tickets & more info here
Just a quick note to remind you about the pool session on October 4th. We're hoping to run pool sessions closer to teh club in future, but dates are not yet confirmed for this - please do support the pool sessions we do have!
A huge thank-you to Bala Canoe Club who hosted us for this year's Intro to WW, and to Mary C & Paul F for adding immensely to the coaching. A pretty full-on couple of days, with everyone who paddled making enormous improvements over the weekend, culminating in a successful descent of the Dee on the Sunday. Congratulations all! (Photos courtesy of Mary C & Richard R)
Last call for our Paddlesport Instructor course running at the end of October. If you've thought about giving something back to your club, then this is a great place to start!
As always, enormous thanks to those who have taken the time to tell us about their paddling this summer. If you somehow missed the deadline, fear not! There's another newsletter coming next quarter, so send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, enjoy the latest edition!