Your winter newsletter is here

Your winter newsletter is here

Didn’t get a copy of our newsletter in your inbox or pick one up at the AGM? Well click HERE to take a look. Would you like to be interviewed for a future edition? Have a story, photo or video for the HXCC news? How about a  recipe, a trip report or an interesting story? Then contact …

Water Rats – mid-week paddling group

Water Rats – mid-week paddling group

If you are free during the week (usually Tuesdays) and fancy getting out for a bit of gentle paddling on the rivers and canals in the area why not join up with the Water Rats.  Outing have included various stretches of the Calder / Aire & Calder Navigation, Bridgewater canal, Peak Forest canal, Salford Quay …

Pool Safety Award Training

Club Pool Sessions will be starting again in October – more details will be on the website etc shortly. Once again we are running 2 weeks of training and assessment to get more people through the BCU Lifeguards Pool Endorsement Award – we need people with this award to provide ‘lifeguard’ cover on the poolside …

Updated – Second Hand Kit available!

Updated – Second Hand Kit available!

We have been donated various items of paddling kit by former members, which we are ‘selling off’ to members, with all proceeds from donations going to club funds . Full details and a suggested donation are listed below – please Gift Aid your donation if you can to help us bump up funds further. There’s …

Club Night – every Wednesday through the Summer

Club Night – every Wednesday through the Summer

This is an informal session as an alternative to our coached session. It is aimed at anyone who has previously completed a beginners course level and just want to get out paddling with other members. Coaches (Andrew and Dave) will be there to offer guidance and we hope to offer some ‘drop in’  coaching sessions on …

Membership and Summer Sessions Sign Up Night

Membership and Summer Sessions Sign Up Night

We will be holding our annual membership sign up night at Bolton Brow Primary School, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AP on Tuesday 28th March 2017. 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) and talk to the team about what …

2017 Award Winners

2017 Award Winners

The clubs Annual Awards were presented at our Annual General Meeting on 4th February. Well done to all who earned a nomination, but this year’s winners are: Best Beginner – Jose Leite Most Improved Paddler – James Freeman Most Improved Female – Vicky McGee Most Improved Junior (under 14) – Albert Lawler Most Improved Junior (under 18) – Oliver Scholefield …

FREE Safety & Rescue Training for members

We are running a couple of Foundation Safety & Rescue Training course at the Club for club members. This is a one-day course to learn and develop flat water safety and rescue techniques. It will give you confidence to paddle safely and to be able to help others. It is also a pre-requisite for coaching courses …

This Girl Can! Women and Girls Taster session

This Girl Can! Women and Girls Taster session

Try kayaking with Halifax Canoe Club. On the 23rd February we will be offering a women and girls Taster session at Salendine Nook Pool. Come and join us. We can offer a fun, friendly and supportive team of female coaches and a nice warm swimming pool. Whether it’s your first time in a boat, you …

Warning – Puzzle Weir Hazard

Warning – Puzzle Weir Hazard

You may be aware that Puzzle Weir (also know as Hollins Mill Weir) started to collapse a few years ago. Recent floods have furthered the collapse of the face of the weir making it seriously dangerous at the moment. To be clear, heading upstream from the club this is the first weir you come to. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Halifax Canoe Club awarded £62,000 of funding from Sport England

Halifax Canoe Club awarded £62,000 of funding from Sport England

We are delighted to announce Halifax Canoe Club is among 148 local sports projects to secure a share of £10 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots …

Get out paddling more?

Get out paddling more?

As a club we want to encourage more people to paddle more often, become independent paddlers, and ensure people have the skill, knowledge, and confidence to do so safely. Coached sessions and led river trips will always be a key part of what the club offers helping people develop their skills and knowledge under the …

Health & Safety – River Water Quality

Health & Safety – River Water Quality

Please be aware that the River Calder at Sowerby Bridge is not sterile, like our tap water, but is ‘natural’ and is likely to have quite significant levels of bacteria and fungi as well as fish. To minimise risk of illness arising from water borne organisms do not drink the river water, and ensure that …