National Go Canoeing Week - Back for 2013
Nine days of fun-filled events held from 18th-26th May aimed at helping people get out on the water
To see a list of all the activities and events taking place during National Go Canoeing Week 2013, click here.
After making a huge splash this year, National Go Canoeing Week is set to return in 2013. From 18th-26th May there will be a whole range of events and activities taking place across the country, aimed at encouraging more people to pick up a paddle, climb into a kayak and have a crack at canoeing.
Go Canoeing Week 2012 featured Starter Sessions run by canoe clubs and centres from London to Liverpool and from Cumbria to Cornwall, giving novice paddlers the chance to try the sport and meet the staff and volunteers at their local centre.
Other events held to mark the week included a Go Canoeing Easter Camp, a Family Fun Day in Falmouth, an Open Day at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre and a river clean up on the Medway in Kent. The week even included an Olympic qualification double-header, which saw Britain’s top paddlesport athletes competing for a place in Team GB’s London 2012 squad.
Go Canoeing Development Officer Jenny Spencer said: “With around 120 sessions across the country, last year’s event was a great success and really showcased the vast array of opportunities available in our wonderful sport.
“We’re confident National Go Canoeing Week 2013 will be even bigger and better and whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced paddler there will be something exciting for everyone to get involved with. So put the date in your diary and keep checking the website for updates about what's going on in your area."
To read about last year's event, click here.
Calling all Clubs and Centres - Get Involved
Clubs and centres, however big or small, are being urged to think about ways you could get involved and help promote the sport. The easiest way to get involved is to register some Go Canoeing Starter Sessions, but if you’ve been considering organising a larger event, why not tie it in with National Go Canoeing Week?
To register a Starter Session, click here or to email us at email@example.com if you would like your event to be part of Go Canoeing week.