‘Virtual’ Membership & Summer Sign Up Night

‘Virtual’ Membership  & Summer Sign Up Night

As you know in response to the Government and British Canoeing advice on Coronavirus outbreak we have stopped club activity until 30th April, including cancelling our sign up night. We now bring you our ‘Virtual’ Sign up and Membership Night ! (ok it’s not just one night, but you get the idea) Club Memberships are due …

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 …

Update on Flood Damage at the Club

Update on Flood Damage at the Club

Generally we have come off not too badly from the flooding caused by storm Ciara. In the club, while we have cleaned out, the building I still drying out.  In conjunction with the building management company and their contractors, some big dehumidifiers will be going in next week and some work to force dry the …

Puzzle Weir Hazard – Update (Nov 2019)

Puzzle Weir Hazard – Update (Nov 2019)

Several years ago Puzzle Weir (also know as Hollins Mill Weir) started to collapse.  Floods and high water have furthered the collapse of the face of the weir since and at times it does appear attractive to paddle. Recently we have been looking at the weir and whether it remained a hazard or not as …

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 …

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 …

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 …