| ||Term 3||Posted By: bilbo On: Sat 19th Apr, 2014 8:37pm|
Hello everyone, hope your Easter has been chocolate filled
Term 3 is generally a bit quieter for socials and trips because everyone has exams, so here's a quick run down of what to expect this term:
- Our Wednesday sessions have changed to the slighly more socialbe time of 8:30 - 9:30, although the Wednesday Session week 1 has been given to Polo in preparation for BUCS
- The Thursday pool session has also changed for week 1 only to 3:30 - 4:30
- Thursday week 2 is ELECTIONS!! Wooo! We'll be sending out another email with more details about that, so in the mean time get practicing your songs and jokes!
- Doggy Paddle on the 18th May, again we'll send out another email closer to the time
- Surf Trip will be the weekend of week 9
- And Epic Party week 10!
See you all soon!
| ||Next week's pool sessions||Posted By: Nicole On: Sat 19th Apr, 2014 1:39pm|
|Hi all, hope you've been having a great Easter break! This coming Wednesday, for one week, canoe have kindly given us their session so that we can have extra practise time before BUCS. The session time is 8:30-9:30. Please be there ready 5 minutes early so that we can set up goals etc and make the most of the time we do have. When you get to the pool, please help with getting the ladders, goals and ropes out, getting boats down from the balcony or getting balls out BEFORE you sort out personal kit. It's not fair on those setting up for the session if they miss out on their choice of kit because they were setting up for everyone else. If you are unsure how to assist, then please actively go and ask someone who does know, and learn how to tie the ropes and ladders etc and don't just stand around on the side. This week's Tuesday and Wednesday session are only open to people playing on BUCS teams so we can get all the practise time possible. See you all soon!! Timmy x|
| ||Canoe Hoodies||Posted By: Meriel On: Thu 3rd Apr, 2014 11:26pm|
An email was send round, but here it is again for those who missed it. The hoodies webpage is finally up, so you can go order yourself a warwick canoe hoodie. Due to the popularity of the two designs, we decided to include both - you can choose whichever one you want! As ever, other choices include colour, name etc so you can really pimp it up as much as you want.
Simply go to: link
Once on the page, go to Warwick University societies, where Warwick canoe is listed. The hoodies will be dispatched soon after April 18th, so they should arrive near the beginning of term.
Have a great holiday folks!
|RAGE league and fantasy teams||Posted By: Nicole On: Tue 1st Apr, 2014 10:27am|
Post BUCS we will start with our summer RAGE league. We sort 4 teams based on how you rate each other as players so that the teams are as even as possible and people of all abilities can play, then each team plays one game a week as part of the league, with the other games in the session being just for fun.
We will also be doing a fantasy polo league where you get a certain amount of money with which to buy players (values as determined by the ratings you give each other for RAGE league) who get points for goals, saves, assists etc. If you want to play in the league please sign up on the trips section of the website. It doesn't matter if you can't make some of the weeks as there will probably be 6 weeks worth of matches, but don't sign up if you're going to be away all term as there will still be games every week for people not playing in the league. The cost of entering the fantasy league is £2 with the winner receiving 60%, 2nd place 30% and 3rd place 10%.
Please sign up by 19th April so that we have time to arrange teams and send out details for setting up fantasy league teams. We will start with RAGE league in Week 3 of next term.
| ||Elections!||Posted By: bilbo On: Wed 12th Mar, 2014 11:27am|
|Good Morning! |
Next term we run our annual elections night (dates aren’t set yet but it will be around the first few weeks of term 3 so keep an eye out at the beginning of term 3 for an email with more details about the night).
So if you were thinking about running for a position on the exec I highly recommend it! It’s a great way to have your say in how the club is run and looks great on your CV. There are lots of positions available so you can pick the one that sounds best to you. The club needs an exec full of team players, people who are committed to the club and their exec position and who are generally not an arse!
The positions are:
President– general organization and running of the club
Vice President – general organization and running of the club
Treasurer – looking after the clubs accounts and budgets
Secretary – take minutes at meetings and sort out club clothing
Kit Secretary – ensure all kit is in decent condition and order new kit as needed
Coaching Secretary – organize pool sessions and courses throughout the year
Tour Secretary – make sure Scotland Tour is amazeballs
President – general organization and running of the club
Treasurer – looking after the clubs accounts and budgets
Secretary – take minutes at meetings and sort out club clothing
Kit Secretary – ensure all kit is in decent condition, fix boats and order new kit as needed
Coach – run drills and organize games at pool sessions, plan tactics talks
Tournament sec – organize Warwick Tournaments and external tournaments throughout the year
Social sec (x2) – being fun
Webmonkey – keeping the website up to date and ringing Tom Jin/Greg/Webbo when it all goes wrong
There’s more information on each position here: link
If you’re thinking of running for president then you’ll need to submit a short manifesto of why you think you’d be best suited for it (only a paragraph, 200 word limit).
Also there’s a slight change this year, at the beginning of the evening we’ll hold a vote on whether or not to change the position of ‘webmonkey’ to ‘mediamonkey’. Mediamonkey will be the same as webmonkey, with the added responsibility of keeping the media side of things up to date, e.g making sure someone’s taking photos on trips/socials and uploading them to the website.
If you have any questions about the positions then reply or ask the current exec (you can see who is who on the exec page of the website or on the facebook page).
Also if you’re planning to run for anything pleeeeease reply to this email and let me (or any exec member) know so we can make sure each position is filled.
| ||Week 10 Social||Posted By: Jevon On: Mon 10th Mar, 2014 1:27pm|
|What? Pre tour sociableness pub grub followed by drinks |
When? 8pm on Saturday 15th
Where? Benjamin Satchwells and where the night takes us.
| ||Easter Holiday Polo||Posted By: Matt On: Fri 7th Mar, 2014 1:34pm|
|Hello Poloers some of you might be getting a bit worried that the end of term is approaching and that you won't be able to play any polo whilst the holidays are on...|
Never fear, this post is to tell you that we have two sessions a week planned for the easter holidays, namely these will be:
Tuesdays 20:00 until 21:30
Thursdays 20:00 until 21:30
Hope to see as many people as possible at these sessions getting some solid training in for BUCS which is now only 7 weeks away...
| ||Hoodie design vote||Posted By: Jevon On: Fri 7th Mar, 2014 12:14pm|
|If you'd like a say in which design gets put on hoodies this year please head to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/121848461318833/ and vote for one design.|
| ||RAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGEEEEEEE||Posted By: Nicole On: Tue 4th Mar, 2014 9:59am|
It's getting to that time of year where we need distraction from work/ exams... So, to deal with all this stress, we will be having our next RAGE! Tournament of the year!
This is a tournament open to everyone. The teams will be mixed ability and pre-tournament banter is encouraged.
What: RAGE! Tournament
When: 11th March 2014, 20:00 - 22:00
What do I have to do to play? Go to the website, click Trips on the left hand side and sign up under "RAGE! Tournament, Spring 2014". If you have any problems, email me.
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY NEXT WEEK UNLESS YOU SIGN UP.
Sign up by Friday 7th March to be assigned a team.
Any questions, let me know!
| ||Pop!||Posted By: Jevon On: Mon 3rd Mar, 2014 11:58am|
|This week we are doing Pop! Theme:ABC (anything but clothes) Time: 7pm There are still a few circling tickets for sale (as of this morning) so if you don't have one, get one NOW.|
| ||Polo Rashies!! :)||Posted By: Stabby On: Wed 19th Feb, 2014 1:14pm|
You may have seen many of us around the pool in our blue Warwick Canoe Polo Rash vests and now is your chance to own one as well :D
If you want a rash vest this year then please post below on the website with your size S, M, L, XL... by MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY!! Then we can get them for BUCS!! :)
They will cost between £15 and £20 depending on numbers.
|BUCS Canoe Polo and Referee's Course!||Posted By: NJG On: Thu 13th Feb, 2014 2:26pm|
BUCS Canoe Polo is on the 25th - 27th of April this year, held once again at Hatfield Water park nr. Doncaster.
This is a fantastic weekend of competitive polo, copious alcohol consumption (and not always in that order!!), and a cracking party. Last year, we had a great success with the A team taking home a Silver medal, the Ladies taking 5th and the B's 3rd, let's try for an even better result this year, and as far as I can see there's nothing to stop us achieving that!
So, to get involved (and you really should), all you need to do for the moment is reply to this e-mail or post on the relevant thread on the Canoe site to express your interest.
Now the important bit:
As well as having the opportunity to bring home some medals, you have the chance to become a qualified refereee for the very low price of only £12 (or £20 if you want a whistle and cards as well). There might even be some funding from the club for people this year because we are running short of referees at the moment and every team we take to a competition 'needs' to have a referee in order to play!
The long and the short of this e-mail is:
Reply (or post on the site) A.S.A.P if you want to do the Referee's assessment at BUCS and reply/post but-not-so-ASAP if you just want to play!
Let's win some (more) medals!
Nathaniel. P.S. If you want to do the referees course, you will be leaving on Friday Morning to make sure we are there on time for the theory part of the course!
| ||Real Ale||Posted By: Jevon On: Mon 10th Feb, 2014 7:34pm|
The time has finally come! Real Ale (this Thursday 13th) is here!
It will be a night filled with ale, wine, cider and the hog roast is back.
We will be going to The Duck for dinner before hand and then heading to copper rooms at 6pm for real ale.
If you want to come to The Duck get there for 5pm if not we’ll see you in the queue just before 6pm or come and find us when you get in. We’ll be the big group in kayaking t-shirts.
See you there!!
Cheers! Iechyd da! Prost! Sante!
Jebend and Gabs x
|First Aid Course and 2 Star Deadline||Posted By: Gabs On: Thu 6th Feb, 2014 1:34pm|
|So first thing is 2*; deadline for signing up is Friday 14th Feb (Friday week 6). If you’re still wavering about whether you should or not, then do it! It’s a really good (and cheap) opportunity to get your 2* and get some feedback off a qualified coach. It’s also a requirement should you ever want to get your level 1 coach qualification. |
Secondly, on the 17/18th of May (end of week 4, term 3), the canoe club is organising an outdoor first aid course. It’s a 2 day course that takes place in Leamington and I’ve heard only good thinks about the course and the first aid trainer that takes the course.
Here is a review from our very own Anja Humpert:
“I did my first aid course last summer at the Leamington Boat Centre. It’s a Kayaking specific one, which is great; especially if you are refreshing your first aid. It goes well beyond those few minutes of first aid you are usually facing in the city until the ambulance arrives; as it can take them a very long time to reach you on a river. The course is a good mix of theory and role playing scenarios. Everything is done in full Kayaking gear to experience all difficulties that come with it. It’s a great course independently of your Kayaking abilities and since it’s just around the corner, I highly recommend signing up for one.”
Obviously as Anja says it is kayaking specific, but the course will still be appropriate should you need a 16 hr first aid course as a prerequisite other qualifications, as the theory for first aid is the same whatever situation you are in.
Again, this is a really good value course and the club has decided to subsidise it so it costs just £75 per person!
Unfortunately as the price of the course is dependent on numbers, if you sign up, you are committed to pay unless you can find someone to take your place.
Sign up is on the website here
Deadline for signing up to the first aid course is Friday 21st February (Friday week 7).
| ||Canoe Hoodies designs||Posted By: Meriel On: Tue 4th Feb, 2014 6:08pm|
Hey guys, It's that time of year again!
It is of course, the fabulous club hoodies (I am sure you are all very excited). However, the design on the back is open for competition - so if you've been itching for that chance to leave your mark upon canoe, here is a concrete way of doing it! Submission closes next friday, and the best design will be chosen by the exec. Either post your design on the facebook page, on this thread, or send it to me (if you don't want to unveil your amazing design too early).
Have a great week and don't forget to pull your pens and crayons out!
|Scotland Tour||Posted By: Stu On: Tue 28th Jan, 2014 10:36pm|
|Hello boys and girls! |
So its Scotland tour at the end of this term, our biggest and greatest tour ever and anyone would be a crazy fooooool to miss it.
We will be leaving for Nethy bridge on the 16th of March where we will spend four wonderful days kayaking and drinking fine alcoholic beverages. At which point we will leave for our second bunkhouse near Fort William returning back to Warwick on the 24th. Potential rivers include: The legendary Etive and the gorge section of the Spene.
The only requirement of tour is that you've been on at least two trips with us, or one trip with regular pool session attendance. If you are still unsure about your tour eligibility contact me or a member of the exec.
Scotland tour signups are going live Wednesday at 3pm, so make sure you signup quickly as we places will be given on a first come, first serve basis!
The cost of tour will be £225 each. This will cover all the usuals such as transport, kit hire, accommodation etc etc. Remember to factor in some spending money as well for food, drink, pub meals and anything else your hearts may desire.
Also provided at the first bunk-house are kegs of extremely desirable ale, which we need to order before we arrive. So can you please post below if you would like to be involved in the ale so we can try and calculate how many kegs to get, cost of ale will be calculated on the tour so you only pay for what you drink.
Any other questions about Scotland tour, please post below or direct them in my direction (or another member of the exec). Remember signups at 3pm tomorrow.
Your loving tour-sec Stu x
|2 Star and White Water Safety and Rescue place||Posted By: Gabs On: Tue 28th Jan, 2014 12:27pm|
Why not get a recognised certificate to prove you’re a decent paddler? On the 1st March (end of week 8) there’s an opportunity to get your BCU 2 star certificate which is appropriate for any club member who’s been to some pool sessions (email me if you’re not sure). We have gone through the majority of the syllabus during the pool sessions already, but we will have a ‘brush up session’ some point this term, as well as being given some coaching on the day itself. It’s a really good idea to get some BCU ‘stars’ as it’s a good indication of how you’re progressing through the sport, and a chance to get given some advice by a qualified coach.
The course will take place just on the Saturday (10:30 to 4:30) and it all happens from the boat centre in Leamington, so you won’t lose a whole weekend. A lot of the course will be subsidised so will cost a maximum of £40, but hopefully it will cost less since the price is dependent on how many people sign up!
Sign up HERE if you’re interested, but there is an absolute maximum of 8 people so it’s first come, first served!
Also, there is one place left on the White Water Safety Rescue course that has been organised for 8th and 9th (end of week 5) of February in North Wales. We’ve managed to get the course at an incredible price, less than £80 per person! But again, it could cost less due to subsidies. Accommodation will also be cheap as we will be staying in a scout hut. It would take the usual form of a club trip; leave on Friday and come back Sunday evening but with the chance to get some hugely useful skills from some top coaches. If you’re interested in this WWSR course please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
| ||EN ES AR||Posted By: bilbo On: Mon 20th Jan, 2014 5:25pm|
Ladies and Gentlemen, the time is almost up on us.....for the National Student Rodeo!!!!!!
Possibly the best trip of the year (I say trip, I mean party)
It is the largest kayaking event in the country (and claims to be the largest student kayaking event in the universe). It's a weekend of freestyle kayaking competitions that any one can enter, regardless of your abilities as the competition is split into novice, intermediate and advanced categories. So you get to watch Freshers in fancy dress jumping out of their boats and blowing kisses to the judges and some freestyle pro's showing us how its done.
NSR takes place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March (week 9) at HPP, the artificial white water course in Nottingham (which means you can stay in bed until 3pm if you like, which is a canoe club novelty). The trip will be around £50 and depends on numbers, which includes transport , camping, a meal on Saturday, entry to one event and entry to the party on both Friday and Saturday night, the theme this year is Heros and Villans!
Registration opens on the 27th January and a sign up is now open on the website so you have until then to make the right decision (I know you will). Once you've signed up you can expect your emails with more information at the begining of March.
Lots of small Welsh love
|BUCS Slalom||Posted By: Tom Jin On: Wed 15th Jan, 2014 2:49pm|
BUCS Canoe Slalom is nearly here!
On the 14th and 15th of February (weekend of week 6) the club will be heading to the Tees Barrage for
at the Tees Barrage.
Since this is a BUCS event the university subsidies much of the cost. Subject to sufficient numbers this should be a £10 weekend + your own food and drink.
This is open to people of any experience and the weekend is a lot of fun. Signup will go online tonight after the pool session and entries will be sent off in a weeks time.
ps. If you went last year: We will be using a warmer bunkhouse.
| ||Socials||Posted By: Jevon On: Wed 8th Jan, 2014 6:02pm|
We now have a final list of all socials for this term, they are as follows:
Week 1: Curry, Thursday
Week 2: Laser quest then Harvester, Thursday
Week 3: Pub Golf, Friday meet at 7pm in The Duck
Theme; ancient time periods:
1st years: Vikings
2nd years: Romans
Final years (3rd and 4th): Egyptians
Post grads and old gits: dinasaurs
(extra hole for lack of fancy dress or pre bought costumes)
Week 4: Pop!, Wednesday
Theme: What you wanted to be when you're grown up
Week 5: Food then iceskating(8-10 pm), Monday
Week 6: Real Ale, Thursday we'll be having a meal in The Duck before most likely
Week 7: Polo social
Week 8: School days, Saturday pre drinks at jeb-end et als, get there from 7.30pm ish, we shall be consuming from then anyway!!
Week 9: Pop!, Wednesday
Theme: abc (anything but clothes)
Week 10: Film night
Remember to buy tickets for POP! and School Days now to avoid disappointment.
| ||Cardiff Uni Canoe Polo tournament!||Posted By: NJG On: Wed 8th Jan, 2014 3:52pm|
Cardiff University have once again invited us to their weekend tournament on the 28th - 30th of March 2014. The more astute members here will probably notice that this puts it bang in the middle of our Easter break. However, it is well worth going to if you can as it gives you a chance to practice outside, on a full size pitch in a full tournament conditions before you get to BUCS a month after this.
The important things you need to know:
The accommodation is camping, so you need a sleeping bag and a roll mat. Let me, or Matt (Baby) Clough know if this is a problem as we can probably find one for you!
The tournament is open to the A team, the B team and the Ladies. Ladies I believe someone has already started sorting your team out?
The party: Noah's Ark themed party on the Saturday night
£23 per person - this is your camping ticket for Friday and Saturday nights, party ticket and food ticket for Saturday dinner.
There maybe a small cost per person to cover team entries, but it shouldn't be much more than £5. The more people we have per team, the cheaper it is for everyone!
Signup here: link
if you wish to go. Once you are signed up, please do not drop out unless you can get someone to take your place!
|Montane Jackets||Posted By: Dan On: Mon 2nd Dec, 2013 11:50am|
As some of you may have heard, every year we order montane jackets. Here is the link:link
You can have them in multiple colours, red, black or green, and they will have your name on the front and the Warwick canoe logo on the back. As you can see they will be great for keeping warm on trips, and you will no longer have to feel jealous of older members swanning around in their jackets.
The cost will be 79 pounds, which is less than last year, and quite cheap considering they cost over 100 quid normally.
In order to get the cheaper deal, we need over ten people. So please get interested folks! If you want one of these there is a sign up online now at link To select what size and colour you want please put that in the medical conditions section of the sign up. We are aiming to have the jackets arrive at some point next term so the order will be being placed at the end of week one next term so please make sure to sign up before then if you want one.
See you all at christmas dinner! (and if not I wish you a happy studying session)
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