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7th January
Help - Paddler(s) Needed

"I am desperately seeking a paddler to support me in my solo attempt at the 20km Rotto swim on Sat 23rd Feb and also for the 10 km Swanbourne to Trigg swim on Sun 3rd Feb. I live in Bindoon WA so don't know many paddlers. I am 46. My phone number at work is 9576 1040 (Admin) and at home 9576 1614. With thanks, Peter Bothe "
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WANTED! Paddler/s for Rottnest Channel Swim
Sat 23 Feb. 2002. Mick from Brisbane is heading to Perth to attempt a solo channel crossing.
He has support boat and kayak but is looking for one or more paddlers to accompany him.
Lashings of COLD BEER guaranteed on Rotto - and possibly accommodation if I can scam it. 
If you would prefer to use your own ski/kayak I'll ensure its safe passage back to the mainland.
If interested please email <mailto:mick.smith@mailbox.gu.edu.au>mick.smith@mailbox.gu.edu.au or phone (07) 3875 7381. Cheers.
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"Caught Short without a Skirt"
Well known Bunbury paddler, Fitzy, just back in his boat (after time off with injury) got caught out in one of those "possbile thunderstorms" last week. He's written about it in his usual lively style - read it: http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/fitzynoskirt.html

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Lost & Found
Almost enough car parts to assemble a whole car- at Upper Swan Bridge during cleanup - thanks to enthusiastic members of AKC. Also lots of bottles & cans, a pumpkin and a few trailer loads of other junk. Now all can enjoy a cleaner river next winter. Well done to the organisers, especially Penny!

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From Colin Thorpe - White Water Parks
For those new to canoeing find out all about man-made white water playgrounds (one is proposed for Perth) at an informative US website : http://www.swwparkalliance.com/

11th January
Can you help?
This is an extract from the latest (8/1/02) Perth Whitewater Park Update. For the full update go to:
<http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html>http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html

Perth White Water Park - from Colin Thorpe
I am gathering data and contact information about community groups who may use the Park so I can direct the market research consultants to them, and would welcome suggestions. I am seeking the name of the community organisation and a contact person and phone number.

In particular I am seeking the names and phone numbers (home if possible) of  teachers or others who are involved with canoeing or rafting in schools.

If you have any suggestions could you please email me  <mailto:thorpec@icenet.com.au>thorpec@icenet.com.au or ring 9386 6842.

I would appreciate any suggestions within the next two weeks. Obviously the more potential users we can identify the better the prospect of the Park going ahead.

Regards
Colin Thorpe
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Attention Rottnest Swimmers!
Experienced paddlers (two) are available to assist swimmers during Rottnest swim on 23 Feb. Phone Alan Hardman 9296 1202 or 0418 947 935 or email  <mailto:sguard@bigpond.com> sguard@bigpond.com
(Swimmer, Alison Coates, who put out a "please help" earlier in the week, received many offers of help and says thank you to all those who kindly responded.)

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Bunbury Paddling Weekend - from Pres SWCC, Robyn Harris
The Bridge to Bridge Race (see if you can guess your time) is on again Sun 3rd feb at 0800.
Meet at Eaton Foreshore, eastern end of the Pratt Rd carpark. Paddle up the Collie River to the bypass bridge & return. (Short course as well)

Help is needed with registration, manual timing, orgainising certs.

The day before, Sat  2nd Feb  is the social paddle at 4pm, (meet at Eaton Foreshore, eastern end of the Pratt Rd carpark) followed by the BBQ,
Volunteers to help with the BBQ???????? would be appreciated.

Entry forms (by snail mail) and more info is available from me, 9720 2123 or <mailto:feral@geo.net.au>feral@geo.net.au

Week 2/ 16th January
 WANTED - more paddlers for Rottnest Swim
Brad Gardner's swim team in the Rottnest swim, Sat 23rd Feb needs willing paddlers to lead the way - if you would like to join in and help out phone Brad on 9247 5243 or 0417 928 100.
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FOUND - From Ken Smith
Hi , I saw this in our local newspaper and thought you might like to post it on your site.
"After a wonderful weekend of camping in the south west , we returned with an item that had been left by some campers in the bay next to ours.The item is a Surf Ski / Canoe and paddle . If the owner can contact us on 9405 1145 with an accurate description , we will be happy to return it. "
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Swan Canoe Club - kayaking for juniors
Wednesdays 5.00pm to 6.15pm
Ages 12 to 16 - classes run during school term. The first class for 2002 will be Wed 6th February.
Juniors will be instructed in basic strokes and safety on the water to a level of competency, to enable them to gain their basic skills award certificate.
Juniors that have completed their basic skills and passed their assessment will be instructed in advanced strokes and encouraged to take part in a training program to improve their skills and fitness.

Cost per term $20.00 club members $30.00 non members (must be able to swim). Numbers are limited.

Enquiries for beginners class to Colin Priest - 9446 5505

Enquires for advanced class to Brian Morgan - 9382 3548
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TRASH and TREASURE
Collect trash
and find treasure - Somewhere at the Upper Swan Bridge is an envelope containing $100.00 Join us on Sunday 20th Jan at 7am for 3 hrs to clean up the area and you might be the lucky person to find the hidden treasure!! In the event of the envelope not being found there will be a raffle to decide who will receive the $100.00
Join the White Water Committee in what promises to be a fun and useful 3 hours. Help keep our playground clean and safe

TURN UP AND WIN! Details Penny Bates 9299 6512

Week 3/22nd January
Help - Paddler(s) Needed

"I am desperately seeking a paddler to support me in my solo attempt at the 20km Rotto swim on Sat 23rd Feb and also for the 10 km Swanbourne to Trigg swim on Sun 3rd Feb. I live in Bindoon WA so don't know many paddlers. I am 46. My phone number at work is 9576 1040 (Admin) and at home 9576 1614. With thanks, Peter Bothe "
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WANTED! Paddler/s for Rottnest Channel Swim
Sat 23 Feb. 2002. Mick from Brisbane is heading to Perth to attempt a solo channel crossing.
He has support boat and kayak but is looking for one or more paddlers to accompany him.
Lashings of COLD BEER guaranteed on Rotto - and possibly accommodation if I can scam it. 
If you would prefer to use your own ski/kayak I'll ensure its safe passage back to the mainland.
If interested please email <mailto:mick.smith@mailbox.gu.edu.au>mick.smith@mailbox.gu.edu.au or phone (07) 3875 7381. Cheers.
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"Caught Short without a Skirt"
Well known Bunbury paddler, Fitzy, just back in his boat (after time off with injury) got caught out in one of those "possbile thunderstorms" last week. He's written about it in his usual lively style - read it: http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/fitzynoskirt.html

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Lost & Found
Almost enough car parts to assemble a whole car- at Upper Swan Bridge during cleanup - thanks to enthusiastic members of AKC. Also lots of bottles & cans, a pumpkin and a few trailer loads of other junk. Now all can enjoy a cleaner river next winter. Well done to the organisers, especially Penny!

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From Colin Thorpe - White Water Parks
For those new to canoeing find out all about man-made white water playgrounds (one is proposed for Perth) at an informative US website : http://www.swwparkalliance.com/

Week 4/ 30th January
News of intrepid sea kayakers via Terry Bolland

"Our 800km paddle from Perth to Shark Bay finished with a 170 km paddle along the Zuytdorp Cliffs from Kalbarri to Steep Point, in 30 knot winds, taking 30 hours. It turned out being an epic journey - more later. This section has only been paddled once before by the great Paul Caffyn on his around Australia paddle 20 years ago."
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ARF! White water event (no it's not for doggies)
"The Australian Rafting Federation are conducting a White Water Event at the Penrith White Water Stadium on 28-29th March 2002 - love to see a few if not all off you'se there. Need any info check out the sites or feel free to contact us
<http://www.austraftfed.com>http://www.austraftfed.com and   <http://www.canoe.org.au>http://www.canoe.org.au
Regards, Shane"
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More paddlers available for Rottnest swim
**"Are any other paddlers needed for the swim? I completed the Avon in 2000 and 2001 on a ski. Cheers, Paul Knight ph 0407 776 644  or   <mailto:paulrknight@hotmail.com>paulrknight@hotmail.com "

**Paddlers keen to provide support in the Rottnest swim in return for accommodation which only needs to be somewhere to place their bivi bags for the night. Please contact Cameron on 9593 0454 or Michael on 9592 1106.

** Also available are: 1.   John Hawke on phone 0411 305 105 2. Rob Cousins on phone 9383 6485
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Very imporatant meeting of all whitewater paddlers at AKC
Wed 30 Jan 2002
, after the AKC Club Race, before the BBQ,
Agenda :-Timing Equipment, Upper Swan Clean Up, Race Organisation, Big Breaky Bash
Please contact H.E.H. Paul Burke 9379 0400 or burky <<mailto:burky@iinet.net.au>burky@iinet.net.au> or just speak to the guy in the purple or black boat. Please pass onto any non contactable WW people you know.
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Just a wee reminder!
about the Bridge to Bridge Race on 3rd Feb, plus the social paddle and BBQ on 2nd at Bunbury
Get those entries in for the early bird prize (before 31stJan) and there's prizes galore at both paddles. Any type of paddle craft can participate! Contact <mailto:feral@geo.net.au>feral@geo.net.au for more details or see http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/locpad.html
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From Peters, Martin & Carter
Entry form for Marathon State Titles, 23rd -- 24th Feb,
Long course ( open & 35+ ) approx 25 - 27 km, ( U 18 & 45+ ) approx. 20 km ( U 14 & 55+ )  approx even less
http://members.iinet.net.au/~ascotkay/mara/Canoe%20WA%20State%20Marathon%20C
hamps%20Entry%20Form%202002.PDF
Any queries just email either Peter:
<mailto:pcarter@formspeople.com.au>pcarter@formspeople.com.au
<mailto:petermar@iinet.net.au>petermar@iinet.net.au 




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