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Come N Try and Paddlepower

We  will be commencing our Come N Try’s and inductions sessions again as of September – dates will be available via the online calendar.

We will also be doing Paddlepower again this school holidays on Monday 24th September from 3.00 – 4.30pm.

Members please contact essendoncanoeclub@gmail.com if you think you might be able to assist. Thank you.

Multi Discipline Coaching course

The course has been scheduled for Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September 2018 at Canoeing Victoria, Westerfolds Park, Templestowe.

Friday night will be a 6pm – 9pm session

Saturday and Sunday will run from 9am – 5pm and will consist of some off-water theory based learning as well as on water sessions.

The course will cover Whitewater and Flatwater disciplines.

You will be divided into groups to complete the relevant sections needed for your discipline.

The price is $285.00 for Canoeing Victoria Club Members and $450.00 for non members.

You will be required to pay a further $44.00 to Paddle Australia for your 4 year registration.

Please can you let us know as soon as possible if you can make these dates and would like to attend. essendoncanoeclub@gmail.com.

Hopefully we won’t have to cancel due to lack of numbers.  Please don’t wait for the last minute to register as we need to know numbers up front to see if the course can go ahead!

To book your place on the training, please contact Roz or Sandra in the office on 90202750 or cvprograms@canoevic.org.au


The next Moving Water trip is on Sunday 26th Aug, we will be doing a section of the Yarra around the Warrandyte area.
All members are welcome to attend, it doesn’t matter if you have no White Water experience, as long as you are competent in your basic strokes and willing to learn you should have no problems.
The number if participants will be limited. Bookings are required.

Please call Frank 0419 009 409

Renewal of registration morning this Sunday July 22nd

A reminder we are offering another renewal of registration morning at the Clubrooms this Sunday July 22nd for any members wishing to do so in person.

We will be there from 9.00am to midday and have Eftpos available.  You can pay by cash but please bring correct tender as we do not have change.

The early bird discount of $10 will still apply until July 31st.

Coffee and morning tea will be available.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our AGM is scheduled for Saturday 8th September at 10.00am.  All committee positions will be up for grabs and we do encourage any of our members to take a more proactive role within the Club if they wish.


Thank you to everyone who has already rejoined, terrific stuff.  You have to the end of July to get the $10 discount on your membership either by renewing online, paying directly into the ECC account and notifying us of your payment or, we will have another renewal morning at the Clubrooms scheduled for Sunday 22nd July from 9.00 -12.00 midday.

Invitation to a group paddle – Tarwin River Club – Saturday 30th June

We are recreational paddlers and would like to invite your members to join us for a social paddle on the Werribee River on Saturday 30th June – meet at Werribee South Boat ramp, ready on water 10:00am, paddle upstream a couple of hours, lunch up river & return.

Expressions of interest and skill levels required by Wednesday 27th June.
Paddle will be confirmed (weather permitting) with those expressing interest the evening of 29th June

Please note that this is not an ECC club paddle so each participant is responsible for themselves. However, it could be for you.

The contact given is Mrs Avenel Casson at email address of tarwin.river@gmail.com

Canoeing Victoria Volunteer of the Year Award

We are again launching our Canoeing Victoria Volunteer of the Year Award.   All nominees will then be in the running to be named Canoeing Victoria Volunteer of the Year which will also be presented at the Canoeing Victoria AGM on 6th October 2018.

Please note that nominations will be open from Monday 28th June and we encourage you to look around your Club and in your discipline and nominate a person who you think has gone above and beyond to help out at your club/ discipline event.  Please note that these volunteers need to be nominated from within this paddling year 2017-18.

2018-2019 membership

Annual membership fees become due again on July 1st.

Current members will receive an email from Canoe Victoria advising when you can renew online.  Can you all ensure your contact details (email) are up to date so you can receive this information.

Good news – we are keeping the fees the same as last year.

For those who do not want to renew online, we will be holding registration days again in July and probably August.

Tours and training nights

We are in the process of organising regular sessions at the Club where you will be able to come down and know that someone will be around.

We may have a tour, training session or just the coffee machine going but you know that on that particular date, something will be happening.

We are hoping to create more of a  social Club environment where you will be able to meet up with other Club members more easily.

Dates and events will be advertised here, on FB and on signage at the Club.

We will also be holding more moving water trips  and training nights in a warm pool.

More information to come.