Club Covid Procedures (Updated 23rd October 2021)

Club Covid Procedures (Updated 23rd October 2021)

As you are aware all legal Covid restrictions were removed in July.  Therefore there are no limits on numbers on sessions beyond our standard risk assessments for sessions. After further review we are also now removing restrictions on changing room use and requirements for the cleaning and isolating of club equipment. However, case numbers remain …

#She Paddles Event – 25th Sept

#She Paddles Event – 25th Sept

Warley Moor Reservoir – Fly Flatts (location)  Saturday 25th September, 1pm—4pm Welcome to #shepaddles 2021. This initiative is run by British Canoeing (BC) to address the gender imbalance of members throughout the country. BC recognises that women have different requirements when it comes to paddling. Halifax CC’s #shepaddles Club Champion is Jude Forbes who along with our Chair Liane, coaches …

Coach Award Success for Oliver

Coach Award Success for Oliver

Special congratulations to our Club member Oliver Scholefield who passed his Sheltered Water Kayak and Canoe Coach Award assessment today. Delivering sessions in kayak and canoe to a crack team of “mature“ students on the Wharfe. You certainly picked a great day for it. If you are interested in training to be a club coach …

Thank You to all our Club Volunteers

Thank You to all our Club Volunteers

This week is Volunteers Week, so we want to say a huge thank you to all our club volunteers that make our club great and ensure it runs smoothly. So that’s everyone that: coaches, assist or organises club activities and sessions sits on the committee maintains equipment or the building turns up to clean the …

Spring and Summer Paddling Plans

Spring and Summer Paddling Plans

We are making plans for the return of paddling sessions at the club as Covid restrictions relax after 29th March.  Full details and booking information will be on the website soon. We’ll also be updating procedures for accessing the club and using equipment ahead on re-opening on 29th March, please check these before coming to …

Sea Kayak Safety Equipment Review

Sea Kayak Safety Equipment Review

Our sea Kayak paddlers got together recently on Zoom to discuss the pro’s and con’s of various pieces of safety equipment that can be carried when out at sea (and some are relevant to other settings including out on the hills). So everyone can benefit, the notes from their discussions have been collated and are …

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 …

HXCC #ShePaddles Zoom Event (26th Nov)

HXCC #ShePaddles Zoom Event (26th Nov)

Thursday November 26th 2020 at 20.00 GMT. Join us online for an evening with four inspirational female paddlers. Claire O’Hara MBE Claire is the most successful female freestyle paddler of all time. She has paddled across the globe and has been crowned ICF world champion no less than 9 times in the freestyle and squirt …

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 …

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 …