Peace returned to Maidstone this week, at least between 9am & 3pm while the kids were (finally!) back at school! Unless you're a teacher, of course. Still, Christmas is coming soon! Come and tell us about your school holidays at the pool session tomorrow (500 words or less).
Pool sessions Saturday 7th September if you are able to help take boats that would be very much appreciated thanks
The autumn newsletter is out now, full of inspiration for your own paddling adventures! If you didn't get it in your inbox this time, put your email in the box on the left and I'll mail the next one out to you!
I'm away this week and will have no internet access, so please be patient if you're waiting for events to be added to the calendar, photos to be approved, or enquiries to be answered. I'll get to them all as soon as I get back!
National treasure Stephen Fry celebrates his 61st birthday tomorrow. To the best of my knowledge, he’s never come to one of our pool sessions - but there’s always a first time! Come and see if he does - tomorrow at Larkfield.
Have you been paddling this summer? National races, Alpine adventures, canal cruises, seaside day trips. Maybe you've been on one of Annie's next-step paddles, or tried a new boat for the first time. Whatever you've been doing, tell us about it! The newsletter is only fun if you share your thoughts with us - and the deadline is fast approaching!
We need to know by Tuesday 20th August if you want to come on the fabulous Intro to Whitewater weekend on the lovely river Dee! This is a gentle and fully-supported intro to the fun stuff over the weekend of 7th & 8th September - we had a load of fun last year and this year is going to be even better! Please book online here now - we can't take late-notice bookings on this one!
PS - there's also an Improvers Weekend running alongside if you want to brush up on your skills and confidence before the winter season.
The new Explore Award is here! British Canoeing has replaced the old 2* course with this new Explore Award, emphasising independence and exploration, giving you the skills you need to be a confident paddler. This is the next step from the Beginner Courses, and is suitable for anyone who's done their 1*, Discover Award, or Beginner Course. The course runs over 2 days, on September 21st and October 5th, and is free to members - sign up here!