There will be another meeting of the coaching group next Wednesday, 22nd August, for all current & aspiring coaches within the Club, to talk about training, ongoing development and all matters coaching within Maidstone Canoe Club. Please let Bill know, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are planning to attend.
Niki is running a ladies-only "Come and Try" session on Saturday 15th September. She really needs some helpers, both male & female, to assist with getting people kitted up, making tea etc., as well as on the water. There is a morning and afternoon session, and helpers would be appreciated for one or both of them. See the calendar entry for times.
If you can help with this (or would like to come along and try), please contact Niki directly at email@example.com
Slightly delayed this month, but finally here! Obviously the Olympic Torch came down the Medway in July, accompanied by our very own Aaron, Andrea, Leanne, Suzy, Geoff & Gemma. Several intrepid helpers repainted the hallway in the Club as part of our Work Day in a lovely shade of blue (probably!) - thanks again to Catherine, Geoff O, Keith, Paul N, Mark C, Steve C, Mark H, Jeff S and Tom W. Steve found a lost turtle; there were touring trips to Burntwick Island and from Hoo to Rochester.
August is shaping up to be a busy month for trips, and there's something for everyone - racing, touring and whitewater of all levels. Take a look at the calendar and get booked on something!
The Fun Sessions are pretty well finished for this year and raised a good bit of money toward the upkeep of our club boats. Many thanks to: Andrea, Lee, Suzy, Richard, Steve, Peter, Catherine, Alan, Tony, Rod, Paul, Rowan, Luke and Matt for helping out, without your help the sessions would not be possible. Sorry if I have missed anybody.
Congratulations to those Club members who accompanied the Olympic Torch this morning on the Medway - Aaron, Andrea, Leanne, Suzy, Geoff & Gemma - and thanks to Andrea for organising the shirts. You can see them on the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day63 - watch the live stream and drag the slider back to around 7:00. If you were there, please upload your photos to the site!
Many thanks to Catherine, Geoff O, Keith, Paul N, Mark C, Steve C, Mark H, Jeff S and Tom W for a good job done today. A lot of work but well worth it to keep our Club maintained for the future. Some photos here.
If you couldn't make it today, don't worry - there's still plenty to do and there will be another Club Work Day soon!
Please note that the Interclub Sea Paddle this Saturday (7th July) organised by Pirates Canoe Club has been cancelled. A new date will be announced in due course.
The Club Work Day will still go ahead, please come down and lend a hand!
Just in case you missed some of the things that have been happening at the Club this month, here's a round-up of the photos that people have uploaded to the website. First up, Geoff paddles for the Queen, plus video coverage. The Maidstone Marathon was a huge success, with good results for several club paddlers. The whitewater trip to the Washburn was superb (photos courtesy of Dawn & Tom), Kent Canoes brought along some boats for the Demo Day, and finally, glorious weather for the Estuary Barbecue & Camp, photos from Geoff & Steve. If you've been out paddling this month, let us know!