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 …

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 …

Could you be our new secretary?

Could you be our new secretary?

COULD YOU HELP TO RUN HXCC? Halifax Canoe Club is entirely run by a dedicated group of volunteers and we need to replace our company secretary by the end of May as our current volunteer (Stuart) has decided to focus on other work for the club. The task isn’t huge, doesn’t take up much time …

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 …

Washburn release cancelled

Washburn release cancelled

Bad news everyone: we’ve just heard from Yorkshire Water that there will no longer be a Washburn release on September 8th, due to “unfavourable reservoir levels”. We think this means there’s too much water in the lower reservoir to accommodate the release from the upper reservoir. BUT FEAR NOT! As we have the date in …

Club Washburn Cruise – An Important Date For Your Diary

Club Washburn Cruise – An Important Date For Your Diary

Hi all, An important date for your diaries: Sunday September 8th, the Halifax Canoe Club “Washburn Cruise” This is the highlight of the Club’s event calendar, held at the River Washburn near Harrogate (https://bit.ly/2MXE9JB). The Washburn is a dam-release river (so we’re guaranteed good levels!) suitable for “confident beginners” and above. If you don’t feel …

Our membership app is now available!

Our membership app is now available!

Online membership just got easier with the new LoveAdmin app! Simple to use you’ll be able to: Update your/your family’s personal information Create a profile picture Make payments and see your payment history Register for events and keep track of booked events Purchase optional extras, such as boat storage or club keys Search for LoveAdmin …