Go Canoeing Week – Additional Sessions

Go Canoeing Week – Additional Sessions

The 28th May to 5th June is National Go Canoeing Week, so we are putting on some extra sessions to help you get out paddling more during the week – that is as well as our normal coached sessions. Also wherever you are paddling don’t forget to log your miles and help Macgregor the British …

Is your canoe helmet fitted correctly?

Is your canoe helmet fitted correctly?

We all know that wearing a helmet is essential in white water and many other paddling environments. But if it doesn’t fit correctly, it can be less effective than it should be leaving you exposed to potential injury. There are many different helmets out there. Which you buy and use is a combination of personal …

Sign up night – 21 March

Sign up night – 21 March

We will be holding our annual membership sign up night in the upstairs function room at the Sowerby Bridge Working Mens Club, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, on 21st March 2016. The evening will start at 7.30pm. View a map HERE You can sign up for summer courses, pay your membership and boat storage fees (limited availability) …

Congratulations to our award winners

Congratulations to our award winners

The clubs Annual Awards were presented at the AGM on Saturday 27th Feb, at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Best Beginner Max Tupper Most Improved Male Stuart Vidler Most Improved Female Liane Hickling Most Improved Junior (under 14) Stan Lawler Most Improved Junior (under 18) Alex Bell Most Improved Junior Female Olivia Kirk Media Contribution Dig Coll …

Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting

The committee is pleased to confirm that the club AGM will take place on Saturday 27th February 2016 at the North Bridge Leisure Centre, North Bridge Street, Halifax, HX3 6TE. Click HERE to view a map. Please see the attached documents for full details of the meeting, how to make a nomination for the committee and the …

Flood update and help needed to clean up

As I’m sure most of you will know the club was flooded over Christmas with the tremendous floods that swept through the Calder Valley. Overall the damage was not as great as feared. Our thoughts are with all those householders and business that have been severely affected. We must first thank everyone who has already …

HELP NEEDED TO CARRY ON THE FLOOD CLEAN UP!

Meet at 10.30 am (10th January) at the club. All welcome, including friends and family. Bring your waterproof paddling kit as there will be jobs on the riverside and a paddle afterwards. Plus old clothes and if you have a spare, bring a broom. Food and refreshments provided for volunteers. Thanks to all those who …

Winter Paddling Opportunities

Winter Paddling Opportunities

Summer sessions are finished for another year I’m afraid, but there’s still opportunities to get out paddling. Club sessions Keep a look out for our informal paddling sessions at the club on various weekends (usually Sundays).  These are more informal than summer river sessions.  They are not coached sessions so only suitable for those who completed a beginner …

A brief history of Halifax Canoe Club

A brief history of Halifax Canoe Club

We are proudly celebrating 50 years of Halifax CC this year.  But where did it all start?  and what happened along the way? We’ve started putting together a potted history of major event in the history of the club over the last 50 years.  See our new Club History page for the story as we know …

Great Glen – fundraising for our amazing Club

On Thursday 17th September, a fellowship of 12 paddlers from Halifax will embark on a challenging adventure. Over 4 days, our fellowship will paddle a combined distance of over 1,100 kilometres from Corpach on the Atlantic Coast of Scotland, up the Caledonian Canal through Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness before arriving at Inverness, …

Wanted – Club river leaders

Wanted  – Club river leaders

As a club we are short of people qualified to lead white water river trips.  Over the next year we want to run a programme to recruit and qualify experienced white water paddlers at the club and support them to become qualified as a river leader. Becoming a river leaders means working towards completing the  …

HXCC Cardboard Canoe Grand Prix 2015

HXCC Cardboard Canoe Grand Prix 2015

For teams of two to four people- design & build your cardboard canoe, then enter it for the Grand Prix on the river! Prizes will be awarded for style and originality as well as performance, so get creative and build your lean, mean, cardboard racing machine! If you plan to enter a team, drop an …

Clubhouse gentle reminder

Just a little reminder to all our lovely club paddlers; Please can you keep all the kayaks and paddles in front of the clubhouse doors and away from residents cars and access to their flats. A few residents have had to pole vault over boats to get into their houses and can’t get into their …