Water Level - for Collie
white water paddlers
My contact at SW Irrigation (which controls the water releases
from Wellington Dam) tells me that they are looking into putting
the water release info onto their website. I'll keep you in
touch with the outcome.
This is a new rafting/kayaking business which has some kayaking
days at Collie coming up - 23rd-24th Feb - Day 1: flatwater skills,
Day 2: intro to white water. Check out their website: http://www.wildside.net.au/rkindex.htm
(there's also a link from my front page). Further enquiries
phone Tony 1300 88 66 88 or email: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
With the sand bar in place and still some flow from upstream
there's plenty of water at the moment for a very pleasant (flatwater)
paddle - suitable for the whole family. Guilderton has had some
revamping with a new boardwalk in place (designed by a fellow
paddler). There is canoe hire available at the general store.
If paddling on the Moore River is new to you check out the details
on the new page of my website:
Paddler available Rottnest swim
Shirley Bell is available to assist swimmer in this event. Contact
her 9371 6464 if you know a swimmer still in need.
From Robyn Harris, Pres, SWCC
South West Canoe Club held The Healthways "BE ACTIVE"
Have a Go weekend on 2/3rd Feb 2002 on the Collie River
at Eaton foreshore. We encourage people to exercise 30 mins
a day for health and fitness.
On 3rd was the Bridge to Bridge race - results can be seen at:
Paddlers came from Perth, Mandurah and locally to participate.
Page 3 of The West Australian, 2/2/02
On Friday, 1st Feb , 2 m Mako shark bites swimmer, 5 km upstream
of Collie River mouth!
Reminder from Peter Martin, Pres, AKC
Next Marathon Race: Double Barkers, Sunday,10th February
Swan River - Garvey Park To Barkers Bridge. Long Course : 2 Laps,
appox 22 km; Short Course : 1 Lap, appox 11 km
Start/Finish: Ascot Kayak Club- Garvey Park-Redcliffe.
Briefing: 8:00am at Ascot Kayak Club
Race Fees : Senior $15:00 Junior $10:00 Canoeing
WA Members Discount Fee : Senior $10:00 Junior $5:00
Enquires: Cathy Fry :
9277 7489 or E-mail <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
or Peter Martin 9277 4704. E-mail: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
The Variety Club, which provides
support for the Children's Hospital, will be present and will
looking to raise more funds for their latest appeal. Please be
There will be food stall available for a meal after the race,
so bring down the family for the morning.
Toilets, showers, playground and Kiosk available at AKC.
This event is sponsored by The Leagues who provide corporate
Local Paddlers' News Page
Most news items that appear on these emails are also put on <http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html>News
for Local Paddlers page on my website, before they appear here.
So keep checking that page if you want the latest updates.
Albany Canoe Club
Their most interesting paddling calendar has just been updated.
Find it on their page on my website under Canoe Clubs. Visiting
canoeists are welcome to join their outings & events( with
appropriate skills and gear).
"SOUTH AFRICAN coming, last minute entry, needs paddler.
If you could help me it would be very much appreciated! Many
thanx, Steven Klugman, Cape Town, SA email: <>firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Thorpe, Co-ordinator, Perth's Whitewater Park - FEEDBACK
ON POTENTIAL USERS
Thanks to all those who provided me with information on potential
users of the Park. The numbers were very encouraging.
If you did not respond to my first request and represent a school,
company or community organisation that might use the Park, I
would love to hear from you as I am gathering potential market
information that will help our case.
If you know of anyone who could help, please ask them to contact
me. Email would be best.
Phone (08) 9386 6842 or mob 0409 88 7011 email: <email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org
(Check out the Local Paddlers'
News Page on my website for the latest update on the Park's
progress & large scale concept plan.)
From Peter Carter, Webmaster, AKC - It's on again!
Dan the Weather Man has started his witty and enlightening weather
predictions for this year's upcoming Avon Descent. Last year
his predictions were more accurate than the Met Bureau's and
a lot more insightful for the paddler.
Go to "Paddlers' Yarns" on my website for an amusing
read "Cottelsoe to Rottnest Swim 2002" by first time
paddler, Roxanne Knott
Avon Descent Information Night - tell your friends! (for
novices, support crew & interested persons)
Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA Arts Complex, Carpark 3, Hackett
Drive Entrance 1, Nedlands
Tuesday 12th March 2002, 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
Presenter: Alwyn Duke (Completed 15 Avon Descents)
·Training & Commitment
·Support Crew Information
For more information please phone Carolyn or Alwyn on 9314 3109
or 0402 817 041 <http://www.aaaaustralia.com.au>
Avon Descent Website
A new, whiz-bang, bells & whistles, latest & greatest,
professionally designed site is on the way according to Avon
Descent Co-ordinator, Deanne Jones. Up till now Merv Francis,
dedicated Avon Descenter and his AAA Australia Shopping Mall
have provided the website and kept it updated voluntarily. Don't
forget to thank him next time you see him!
has organised his Avon Descent Training Programme which
starts at the end of March. He also has a "Canoe Week"
coming up (end of March) with lots of workshops (including sea
kayaking and down river paddling), demos and free lectures &
info sessions PLUS he has become the agent for "Featherlight"
which is a folding, easily transported & easily assembled
kayak. For full details phone him 9279 6143 or check out his
The Avon Support Unit
is looking for volunteers to help with river rescue operations
in the Avon Descent Race. People with whitewater experience are
preferred though we will train volunteers in such skills as river
rescue/recovery and team coordination as required. Volunteers
must be competent swimmers and show a reasonable level of fitness.
First aid and CPR experience is desirable but not essential.
For more details please contact Bryan Lee on 9284 4836(a/h) or
Slalom Stars' Fund Raising - Film Nite
Kirsten Maley (SCC) & Robbie Jeffery (AKC) are delighted
to have been selected to represent Australia in Junior World
Champs and World Cup races in Poland & Slovakia later this
year. They're trying to raise the funds for their trip - so come
along and help out as well as have a good night out:
Sunday, March 10, 6:30 pm
Astor Theatre, Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley.
new Russell Crowe film: " A Beautiful Mind"
Tickets available from:
Robbie Jeffery 9293 1909 email@example.com
Kirsten Maley 9335 4762 firstname.lastname@example.org
There's more detail about their team selection and the film at:
State Marathon Champs Results
Now online at AKC's website, thanks to Peter Carter: