Paddle Australia is keenly aware of the community concern and disruption relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, PA is monitoring the evolving situation carefully and publishing updates to inform the community on the status of upcoming events and to provide advice to paddlers and Clubs. Below are the most recent updates.
PA will continue to publish updates as the situation unfolds. You can view these, along with links to other helpful sites, at PA's coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.

Our priority is the health of our paddling community and minimising the risk to members of contracting COVID-19. We also seek to ensure that the practices of Paddle Australia (PA), our affiliated organisations, including our State Paddle Associations (SPAs) and Paddle Clubs, do nothing to increase the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19 amongst the broader Australian community and those more vulnerable people in particular. 

Please see our various updates for the advice on the steps that you can take to help keep yourself and others safe. Remember that some will be especially fearful and anxious at this time. Keep an eye out for your fellow paddlers and if you are struggling, ask for help. We are all in this together.
Yours in Paddling  

Paddle Australia
Click on the video below for an important message from PA athletes about a few things to keep in mind as we fight together to navigate through these unprecedented times.

Clubs Get Involved in Clean Up Australia Day Effort
Clean Up Australia Day was held on Sunday, 1st March, with many different clubs getting involved in a clean up event. Congratulations to all those who got involved and helped clean up our land and waterways!

Click here for some stories and photos shared by clubs and members >>>

Canoe Polo Summer Series Wrap Up

It has been an exciting season for the 2019-2020 Australian Canoe Polo Summer Series. 

Completed over four rounds in the ACT, NSW, SA and VIC, the series brings athletes together from across the country to compete in thrilling games across Junior to Open divisions.

Click here for the Summer Series wrap up >>>

Canoe Sprint Paddlers Confirmed for Tokyo Olympics

Fourteen canoe sprint paddlers have been officially selected to the Australian Olympic Team, becoming the first athletes selected since confirmation of the Games' postponement until 2021. Ian Chesterman, Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team, said, “I’m delighted that these athletes have some certainty knowing the Games will be held in 2021 and that they are now part of the Australian Olympic Team."

Read more here >>>
Tokyo 2020 Officially Postponed
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed until 2021. "This means that the goal posts haven't disappeared - just shifted".

Read more here >>>

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Member Feedback Survey Winners Announced

Well we asked and you answered! Paddle Australia and our six State Paddle Associations are thrilled that over 800 current and previous members took the time to complete the Member Feedback Survey. This far exceeded our expectations, so thank you to everyone who contributed! Congratulations to our winners:
  • NSW/ACT – Tim from Kayak Share Club Inc
  • QLD – Gillie from Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club
  • SA – Henry from Holdfast Paddlesports
  • TAS – Chris from Tasmanian Sea Canoeing Club
  • VIC – Heather from Footscray Canoe Club
  • WA – Nick from Swan Canoe Club
We look forward to sharing some results and insights with you in next month's edition of Paddle Pulse.
Tasmanian Canoe Club Looking Young After 50 Years
Tasmanian Canoe Club didn’t show its age when it celebrated its 50th birthday with a “Back to Forth” gathering in late February. There was plenty of paddling for all ages, from 3-70 years. Over 100 guests, including past and present members, relived past exploits with stories getting more legendary as the time progressed.

Click here to read the full report >>>
SAFETRX is a free app which uses your mobile's built-in GPS to track your journey. It allows you to register your trip with authorities so if your trip is delayed, a series of alerts will be sent to your designated contact before being escalated to the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard.
Click here to find out more >>>
2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Highlights
Relive an amazing, intense, exciting, unforgettable & very special 2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Championships with this highlights recap!!
Paddling Trails South Australia Launches
More than 40 trails across SA have been documented as part of the new Paddling Trails South Australia website.
Check out Paddling Trails South Australia here >>>

Now more than ever is a great time to discover local paddling trails in your local area.

Click here for where to paddle resources in your state >>>
Home-school kids enjoying the Paddle Oz program (in February!) which was run in Dubbo by Western Paddlers NSW, funded by Sport Australia's Move It Aus grant. A program was also run at Dubbo Skillset Senior College.

So... How Did We Go?
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