Send in your HXCC Thank You’s for 2020

Send in your HXCC Thank You’s for 2020

It might not have been our best year for paddling what with local flooding and then a global pandemic but its been a fantastic year for community involvement and volunteering. Across the country more people than ever have been looking out for their neighbours, helping the vulnerable and finding new ways to keep calm and …

Its back – The HXCC Newsletter

Its back – The HXCC Newsletter

The club newsletter has been resurrected! But we’ve not been able to do anything for months – yes that makes it even more remarkable, but it’s not totally true. So click the link below to have a read HXCC Newsletter – January 2021

Raise Funds for the Club when You Shop Online

Raise Funds for the Club when You Shop Online

HXCC is asking it members help to raise money for the Club when they shop online! We have signed up to easyfundraising.org.uk as a good cause which will pay the club a donation every time you shop online. When you make a purchase with one of the 2,700+ participating retailers, as a thank you for …

Covid Update – 4th January 2021

Covid Update – 4th January 2021

Following todays (4th Jan) Government announcement of another national lockdown, we are suspending all club activities again, and the club buildings will be closed again. You can still leave home to exercise in a public outdoor space with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, …

Back to Flat Water Paddling sessions

Back to Flat Water Paddling sessions

We are keen to help and encourage members get back paddling after a summer where many haven’t been on the water due to the pandemic and our inability to run club sessions. This session is aimed at those that have previously done a club beginners course, but have not paddled this year due to Covid restrictions, …

Back to white water paddling sessions

Back to white water paddling sessions

We are keen to help and encourage members get back paddling after a summer where many haven’t been on the water due to the pandemic and our inability to run club sessions. This session is aimed at those that have previously done a club beginners course and been on the white water, but have not …

Sailing Club Paddle and Induction

Sailing Club Paddle and Induction

As you may know we now have access to paddle on Warley Moor Reservoir through ‘club membership’ of Halifax Sailing Club, and this site is now available to our members for paddling. Members must complete an induction session prior to using the Sailing Club facilities and reservoir.  The induction will cover security, our Paddling Policy and the …

Help us Freshening Up our Club Clothing

Help us Freshening Up our Club Clothing

For many years we have Club kit – hoodies and t-shirts – available for member to order.  In recent years promotion, awareness, uptake and wearing of our kit has been low. Possibly some people don’t even know it exists! And to be honest what we have is a bit plain, just a logo on it. …

Sea Kayaking at Warley Moor Reservoir

Sea Kayaking at Warley Moor Reservoir

Despite being an inland club we have a group of 12-15 independent sea kayakers who regularly paddle at the coast, on lakes, join symposiums or undertake multi-day expeditions. After struggling to find clean, cheap, local, open water to practice sea kayak skills the club has approached Halifax Sailing Club who are keen to see the …

Club Coach qualifies as International Judge

Club Coach qualifies as International Judge

Congratulations to Sarah Ford who has successfully completed her International Canoe Slalom Judge exam.  This opens up opportunities to judges at international slalom competitions, World and European Championships, and even potentially the Olympics in the future. Sarah had been due to attend the exam being run at the African Championships in Bassel in March which …

Update to Closure of Club Facilities and Memberships

Update to Closure of Club Facilities and Memberships

At the present time we remind members that the club facilities remain closed. Arrangements to allow members to access the club to collect personal equipment and access a toilet while visiting the club to paddle are currently being finalised and will be in place shortly. Members will be contacted when these are in place.   …

Covid-19 Local Support or Volunteer to Help others

Covid-19 Local Support or Volunteer to Help others

Locked down or self isolating due to Covid19? —You are not alone. If you are struggling with isolation, financial hardship or cannot get out for essential provisions during this difficult time there are people working across Calderdale who can help.  Request support online Want to help? – Virtual Volunteering Hub Local people and organisational can …

Blackdog Outdoors goes paddling

Blackdog Outdoors goes paddling

Halifax Canoe Club recently ran a paddling taster session for Blackdog Outdoors, a group using outdoor activities to promote and improve mental health The forecast wasn’t great for Sunday 15th March. Covid-19 was just emerging in the country, but ‘lockdowns’ and ‘social distancing’ weren’t yet a thing.   So the event went ahead with a good supply …

‘Virtual’ Membership Night

‘Virtual’ Membership Night

Updated 2 April: As you know in response to the Government and British Canoeing advice on Coronavirus outbreak club activities have been suspended until at least 31st May. We now bring you our ‘Virtual’ Membership Night ! (ok it’s not just one night, but you get the idea) Club Memberships and boat storage fees are …

Important: Coronavirus update on events and gatherings

Important: Coronavirus update on events and gatherings

In response to the Government announcement and British Canoeing advice on Coronavirus outbreak we have cancelled our sign up night on Wed 18th March. We have also cancelled our final pool session (Thur 19th March) and our Coach Development Day (Sun 29th March).  You can renew or take out club membership using our online membership …

Cancelled – Angelsey Sea Kayaking trips

Cancelled – Angelsey Sea Kayaking trips

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have cancelled these sea kayak weekends. They will be rearranged once thing are returning to normal. Those that have booked on already will be getting emails and we will be arranging refunds.   The club has organised a number of sea kayaking weekends over the coming months for paddler …

Sowerby Bridge White Water Course Hazard

Sowerby Bridge White Water Course Hazard

As you may have seen elsewhere, following storm Ciara there is a car on our white water course on the river Calder at Sowerby Bridge. At current levels only the very bottom of the car chasis and wheels are visible. This has been reported the Environment Agency, and will be removed in due course, but …