Coronavirus outbreak

As you all know the UK is caught up in the Coronavirus outbreak, with many restrictions on activities etc. being introduced. We have

taken the government’s advice and that of the SCA (Scottish Canoe Assoc) that all current activities are to be cancelled or postponed.

This means for the club that the current members pool sessions and the upcoming beginners sessions have all been cancelled.

We are still looking at the possibility of having an outdoor season which could be operated within the current guidelines. We will

advise on this later once more information has been received as to the progress of the virus and the changing advice that is being given.

Pool Sessions 2020

Hi all,

Pool sessions for the new season start on Thursday 12th March at 8pm in the Clickimin pool. The sessions will run for five weeks, the final night on 9th April 2020.

Again we have exclusive use of the whole pool area, this will allow us to bring in more sea kayaks and possibly canoes.

The extra space will let you to practice all types of strokes in the pool,  rolling, rescues, etc. With extra coaches this year, who will be on hand to assist where required. Please let us know what you would like to work on.

If you have a friend who is keen to try out kayaking why not bring them along for a try.

The rates will be the same as other years £5 adult and £3 concessions. Non members £7.50.

AGM Thursday 6th February 2020

AGM Thursday 6th  February, will be held in Islesburgh community centre at 7pm.

We are looking for nominations for all office bearers including chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer,training coordinator, equipment officer, trips coordinator, child protection officer, ordinary committee members and any other posts – If you would like assist with the club and get involved more then let Craig know at (craig@craiglobban.plus.com). Nominations can also be made on the day.

As well as these bits we’ve got to do, we are also looking for ideas from yourselves about what you want to do this year and how you want things done. Let Craig know if there’s anything you specifically want to bring up at the meeting, or just bring it on the day.

A Good turnout is requested.

New kayaks for fleet

With help from the Tesco ‘Bags of help’ scheme we have purchased an additional three smaller kayaks for the club, we also purchased four smaller paddles. These will be great for the younger paddlers and give them better control and enjoyment.

POOL SESSIONS

Hi all,

Pool sessions for the new season start on Thursday 17th October at 8pm at the Clickimin pool. The sessions will run for five weeks, the final night on 14th November 2019.

Again we have exclusive use of the whole pool area, this will allow us to bring in more sea kayaks and possibly canoes.

The extra space will let you to practice all types of strokes in the pool,  rolling, rescues, etc. With extra coaches this year, who will be on hand to assist where required. Please let us know what you would like to work on.

If you have a friend who is keen to try out kayaking why not bring them along for a try.

The rates will be the same as other years £5 adult and £3 concessions. Non members £7.50.

2019/20 membership form

New form available, http://www.shetlandcanoeclub.co.uk/2019 membership/ :)

Beginners session

Starting April, see http://www.shetlandcanoeclub.co.uk/2019-beginners-sessions/ for more details :)

peerie paddle for mri scanner

Claire and her friends at NHS Shetland are going on a sponsored paddle to raise funds for a new MRI scanner for Shetland.

The Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal hopes to raise 2 million so that a MRI Scanner can be located in Shetland which would bring quicker access to diagnostic tests, reduce inconvenience and the need to travel off island. An MRI scan is used to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of conditions and the number of patients who need them is steadily increasing.

Weather-permitting, the plan is to paddle between Bridge End and Scalloway on the morning of 6th April. If the weather is not suitable that day, an alternative will be arranged.

Here’s a link to their donations page. https://www.gofundme.com/peeriepaddleformriwescandoitwegoatthis?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgntopnavlarge_r
Thank you

Pool Sessions

Hi all,

Pool sessions for the new season start on Thursday 17th October at 8pm at the Clickimin pool. The sessions will run for five weeks, the final night on 14th November 2019.

Again we have exclusive use of the whole pool area, this will allow us to bring in more sea kayaks and possibly canoes.

The extra space will let you to practice all types of strokes in the pool,  rolling, rescues, etc. With extra coaches this year, who will be on hand to assist where required. Please let us know what you would like to work on.

If you have a friend who is keen to try out kayaking why not bring them along for a try.

The rates will be the same as other years £5 adult and £3 concessions. Non members £7.50.

AGM Friday 15th February

AGM Friday 6th  February, will be held in Islesburgh community centre at 7pm.

We are looking for nominations for all office bearers including chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer,training coordinator, equipment officer, trips coordinator, child protection officer, ordinary committee members and any other posts – If you would like assist with the club and get involved more then let Craig know at (craig@craiglobban.plus.com). Nominations can also be made on the day.

As well as these bits we’ve got to do, we are also looking for ideas from yourselves about what you want to do this year and how you want things done. Let Craig know if there’s anything you specifically want to bring up at the meeting, or just bring it on the day.

A Good turnout is requested.

Look forward to seeing you all there.