Highlights

Nymboida Canoe Centre - Adventure Festival - 30 & 31 August

 “NYMBOIDA ADVENTURE FESTIVAL” involves many recreational activities on & off water for all ages and skill levels, with the involvement and support of many other community groups within the Clarence Valley promoting sustaintability and a healthy lifestyle.  Starting at 10am on the Saturday and finish after lunch on the Sunday.

Nymboida Canoe Centre - Courses for Guides and Instructors

New Courses for Guides/Instructors are planned for 26 & 27 July and 2 & 3  August: They will be run under the Nymboida Canoe Centre and using the very exoerienced AC Instructor/Assessor Phil Benfield. For further details and to register please email rescue3trainingatgmail [dot] com or phone 0418 876 562

 

Winners announced in PaddleNSW Membership Draw

Every PaddleNSW Member who renewed their membership for 2014/15 during the month of June had a chance to win an early-bird prize. 505 members renewed (approx one-third of our total State Membership), and their names were placed in a barrel with a number of prizes drawn randomly:

Lawrence ends drought to win C1 gold in Prague

Sydney's Rosalyn Lawrence has won gold in in the C1W final at the third ICF canoe slalom World Cup in Prague.

It was Lawrence’s fourth C1 World Cup triumph of her career, her first since she won in 2012 at Cardiff and she was clearly delighted to be back on top.

The against-the-odds story of London Olympian Jo Brigden-Jones

It was just over one year ago Mona Vale Olympian Jo Brigden-Jones awoke in a hospital bed with the likely expectation from most that she would be full of questions about her future.

Botany Bay, Georges River and Port Hacking Draft Regional Boating Plan

The Draft Botany Bay, Georges River and Port Hacking Regional Boating Plan is now available on line at http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/content/nsw-regional-boating-plans.

Tweed and Clarence Valley Draft Regional Boating Plan

The Tweed and Clarence Valley draft regional boating plan has been circulate for review and comment.

Angus Thompson announced to Youth Olympic Team

Angus Thompson has been announced as the sole Australian representative on the 2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team to compete in Nanjing.

Ministerial recognition for PaddleNSW Educator Lynn Parker

Long-time PaddleNSW Board Director and Chair of the PNSW Education and Training Committee, Lynn Parker, was suitably recognised for her outstanding contribution to paddling last Friday, 16 May.

Sean Smith's Fat Paddler blog

It's possible that kayaking saved Sean Smith's life.

Once a reasonably fit young man who regularly played rugby, the Sydney man's world was thrown in turmoil in 2005 when he was involved in a horrific and near-fatal car crash.

The dreadful accident impaled his body and left him not only with severe internal injuries but a cracked skull and a shattered pelvis.