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Calder White Water Festival

04/06/2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calder White Water Festival

Halifax Canoe Club proudly presents the Calder White Water Festival on our lovely stretch of the River Calder right in the heart of Sowerby Bridge. There will be coached sessions on the White Water course on offer, along with a mixture of water based ball games and our  “piece de resistance” – Our lovely friends Greg Spencer and Robin Hood Watersports are bringing their demo fleets over for your delight and try outs.  We are also hosting our inaugural “Boater X race” later in the afternoon, however, if none of these activities “float your boat ”  – see what I did there !  why not come along for a good old fashioned paddle. Food will be for sale too – Chilli`s ( meat and vegetarian), Cakes, buns, cool drinks etc.

This is a family event open to any paddler who is either a member of a Canoe Club or has BC membership.  All we ask is that you don’t bring your Cars to the Club house as we are very limited on parking.  We will have volunteers out and about who will gladly direct you to the car parks and as it`s a Sunday our local Car parks are free – one at the bottom of Tuel Lane HX6 2LN is only a 2 minute walk to the club and a further one near the Temujin Restaurant HX6 2AG is only a 5 minute walk too.

Our Schedule

10.00 am to 10.30 Arrive, sign in and get ready

10.30 – 12.00,  Choice of activities

A) Paddlefit

B)  kayak games – including inter club tug of war and ball games

C) Coached session – Playboats for dummies ( an introduction to small boat skills)

D) Coached session – Boofing and dynamic power strokes – improve your whitewater skills

12.00 – 13.00  Lunch or carry on playing on the course

13.00 to 15.00  Just for fun Boater X races – including courses for Open boats, play boats, open boats, creek boats, over 50`s, Children and backwards paddling.

Our photographer will be out and about all day to capture the event, however if you would prefer not to have your photo shown on our Website or Facebook page, please feel free to mention this to him as he wanders around.


Looking forward to seeing you there.


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Halifax Canoe Club
Greenups Mill, Wharf Street
Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire HX62AS United Kingdom


Halifax Canoe Club