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Upcoming Club Paddles

  1. Coffee Paddle. Particularly for new members but it is always great for new members to meet experienced members
  2. 27th October, Saturday – 10-12noon – Distance to be determined on the day but down to Edgewater for a coffee
  3. Yarra River (beginner with experience, plus) – 18th November, Sunday – 10am start at Hawthorn Rowing Club, paddle to CBD – 9km, with a break at Herring Island
  4. Canning Street  (open to all) – Afternoon paddle – 24th November, Saturday 2.30pm start – 10.5 km
  5. Werribee River (experienced paddlers) – 16th December, Sunday – 8.30 start on the water – 16 km

A fantastic come n’ try day

Today we had a really fantastic come n’ try day in the sunshine – it was great to see so many new faces, and thank you to all who helped out.

Our next session is on Sunday 4th November at 10am, concluding at Midday – we hope to see more fresh faces.

This is a fun (and free!) opportunity to learn more about the club, the sport and to meet new people out on the water.

THe K4 challenge is looking for more paddlers!!

The K4 Challenge is a relay team that participates in the Massive Murray Paddle in K4 (four person) kayaks.

Currently looking for 24 paddlers to join us at the 50th Massive Murray Paddle this year, between Monday 19 November and Friday 23 November.

Anyone interested, please contact Erin Lynch on k4challenge@gmail.com or Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/K4Challenge/

Paddle Power sessions for September school holidays

Canoeing Victoria are again promoting paddling for children and have a program for this September Holidays.

Essendon is holding a session on Monday 24th September from 3.00 – 4.30pm.

If interested, please contact Canoeing Victoria to book a spot.

Go to www.paddlepower.com.au or 9020 2750.

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.