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WA Paddling News, September, 2000

14/9/00 FUN SLALOM DAY
Come and see what you can get up to in a kayak!
For all skill levels, all ages, all paddlers.

This is an invitation to everyone with an interest in paddling!
Boats and gear provided (or bring your own). You'll need a towel, change of clothing and footwear.

Venue: Swan Canoe Club, Johnson Parade, Mosman Park (right near Mead's Restaurant)
2 pm, Saturday,16th September

We're there to help if you need some tips on your paddling.

. . . or . . . just come and watch.

. . . AND LATER . . .

4pm, Barbie - sausages/ burgers on sale Bring your own drinks.

Also videos and rolling coaching

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Organised by Elaine Lennox, Slalom Committee Enquiries: 9337 6868

25/9/00 SWAN RIVER CLASSIC PADDLE
Coming up, 22nd October. Paddle 12 km from Perth to Freo with "afters" at the Left Bank Hotel. This is quite a spectacular event with over 650 competitors last year in all kinds of craft: skis, canoes, kayaks, outrigger, malibu boards,etc. Full details on my website: www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe

Click on "Other Events" on the main page.

It is organised by The Royal Life Saving Society of Australia, WA Branch. Entry forms and enquiries Phil Scott, 9383 9988 or email pscott@rlsswa.org.au

There's a plus for clubs in that they have a chance to win a surf ski donated by Spirit. The more entries then the greater the chance YOUR club can win. There's one for canoe clubs and one for surf clubs.
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DWELLINGUP ADVENTURES
are now online with details of what they offer. Hire rates for canoes/kayaks/mountain bikes/backpacking & camping gear. You can also go rafting on the middle Murray, in single person or eight person rafts. They have put together some adventure packages or you can do your own thing. Check out their details by clicking on the logo on my index page. (URL as above).
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SWIFT WATER RESCUE COURSES
Peter White of Dwellingup Adventures, a "Swift Water Rescue 3" Instructor, will be conducting rescue courses in 2001. Dates and costs are to be announced, but keep it in mind for next year! He also has access to a top quality American range of white water rescue gear (including throw bags) which is only available through him. Ph 9538 1127 for enquiries.
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28/9/00 BY THE LIGHT . . . OF THE SILVERY MOON:
11th & 12th November
Just added to my netsite are details of the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, 111 kilometre (mainly) night paddle, held as close as possible to the night of the full moon, in October- November each year from Windsor to Brooklyn (Sydney environs). Click on "other events" in the navigation bar at the top of the home page if you want to know more.
http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe

Two local paddlers who've "been there done that" have written about this event. Go to "paddlling yarns" at the bottom of the home page if you're interested.
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MURRAY MARATHON
No, not just down the road, it's the Murray River in Victoria. 27th December, 2000. Held over several days. Details also on the website, by early next week. Entry forms are already available from the Australian Red Cross, Victoria, Events Department (03) 9685 9839
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FROM PETER MARTIN TO CANOE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS : COME & HAVE A GOOD NIGHT OUT!
(This has already been circulated to some of you, but we wouldn't want anyone to miss out!)

Canoeing W.A. Annual Presentation Dinner
Saturday, 14th October, 2000, doors open, 7 pm
Bel Eyre Motor Inn ( Flag Inn ) Cocos // Keatina Room
285 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont (Cnr. of Keymer St.)

This is a friendly get-together to honour our high achieving paddlers at the state level.

Meal : #3 course Buffet, Tea and Coffee, Cash Bar

$30 Senior, $20 Junior, $20 with invite.
Closing date is 7th October. You must book - no tickets at the door.

Davenwood is providing a Door Prize.

Tickets are now available from your Club Representative :-AKC-Peter Martin, CRCC- Fiona Scarff, SWCC-Robyn Harris, SKC-Dave Russell, SCC- Brevis Choate, DRCC-Max Kelly, PDCC-Will Norris PCPC-Stuart Midgley, SKC (sea kayak)- Neville Hine or from Jason Wright.




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