Archive for November, 2014

Three Star Award – Review of the day

The day started a little foggy but at least dry.
The venue had changed from Symonds Yat due to high water levels.
We all made our way over to Knightwick lay by to meet.

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Canoe England Press Coverage

3 Star Junior Assessments, as featured on the Canoe England Facebook Page

Worcester News Press Coverage

Some press coverage from the Junior 3 Star Assessment in the Worcester News.

Cook Off – Update

So far I about 14 people interested, there is room for more. The concept is for people to get used to paddling to a location, stopping, cooking a meal and tidying up after themselves (Leave only foot prints, take only photos!). And to do this as if your were camping out, that means carrying everything with you, being self sufficient.

Practicing in the garden is great, but there is no substitute for doing it for real.

Have a think about what kind of stove and pots you have. There are lots of options for food and some great websites with suggestions.

I plan to allocated about 1.5 hours for lunch at Wyre Weir. If you have a Tarp please bring it incase it rains and we may have time to have a play with Tarps.

I will confirm final details nearer the time but let me know if you have any questions.

1 day First Aid Course

Hi all,

First Aid is important, not just for paddling but also as a life skill. You never know when it might be needed. So we have organised a 1 day, 8 hour, First Aid ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course, which is certificated and would encourage as many people to attend as possible, not just coaches or river leaders but everyone. The more people than can do first aid the better.

The 1 day First Aid course will be held on Saturday 31 January at Pershore Riverside Youth Centre. The cost of the course will be £60 per person, but should we get more than 12 people then this cost will be reduced to £50 per person. WKCC has indicated that they are prepared to subsidise this cost, Caroline confirm this.

Places are being offered to WKCC members first and then outside the club, there is a maximum of 24 places available.

If you are interested in attending please let me know, I will start collecting a £10 per person, non refundable deposit, at the beginning of January.

I am confirming the lower age limited for the course so we can get open the course up to our juniors.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Message from the Chair

Hi All
I have been appointed Chair (person / man / woman, I don’t mind!) over a month and I have just about got my thoughts together by now.  I have been lucky enough to take over a well run and highly motivated club, so many thanks to Ed and the good work he has done over the last 3 years.  I picked up a couple of hot spots which we now have some focus on; firstly the setting up of DBS cover (replacement to the old CRB) which Claire and Rita are pushing through; secondly a reinvigoration of our Clubmark accreditation, which has also changed and needs a bit of a tidy up, Tony (my hubby) is taking on this challenge.  

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December Open boat Paddle & cook off

Sunday 28th December how about a paddle from Fladbury to Pershore and cooking a meal at Wyre Weir?

Thinking of a canoe trip in the future, maybe an overnight trip? Being able to cook a meal and put up shelter is a key aspect any canoe trip. These are skills worth practicing is a familiar environment so when you need them for real they are well rehearsed.

The plan will be to paddle from Fladbury to Pershore and stop at Wyre Weir for each person to cook a meal for themselves and put up a shelter (play with a tarp). Have a think about what you are going to cook, how you are going to cook it, how you are going to wash up and what shelter you are planning in using.

I will firm up on times closer to the date and send out some communications but in the mean time if you are interested then please let me know.


Information for Coaches

Yesterday, Saturday 15 Nov, PRSC hosted a Coach update, going forward to be know as ‘Coaching Matters’. About 40 coaches were there from around the region, and further afield, to find out the new and latest coaching topics from Canoe England.

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SAS Hurley Classic 22nd/23rd November – Something for all

Dear paddler,

It’s raining out there and Hurley has gone up to two gates so I am writing to you today to tell you about the upcoming SAS Hurley Classic International Paddlesport Competition on 22 and 23 November and ask if you can come along and also let your friends know about it and please encourage them to come along.

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Winter Social January 2015

The winter social is fast approaching. It will be at Pershore River Side Centre on Saturday the 10th of January, 7pm until late. For all of you who are new to the club it is a great way to get to know everyone. Please bring your partners and kids to meet us all.

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