November is an exciting time for the paddling community, with the summer season and holiday period fast approaching. As the weather starts to warm up, it’s a good time to remind everyone of the importance of being safe in, on and around water. 

May I also take this opportunity to thank you for all your support over what has been a challenging but exciting 12 months. Whether spending time with family and friends or taking the opportunity to visit another part of our beautiful country, whatever you are doing over the December, Christmas and New Year period, take care and stay safe.

Click here to read the full update from Paddle Australia CEO Phil Jones

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Yours in Paddling,
Paddle Australia
Adelaide Canoe Club experience paddling local reservoirs

Adelaide Canoe Club (ACC) has been making good use of local Reservoirs following the kayaking community being granted access for paddling.
ACC have been running regular paddles at both Myponga and Happy Valley. Following the perimeter of the Reservoir provides for a very scenic paddle with plenty to see and explore. All the reservoirs have great and handy facilities and the coffee vans at Happy Valley have also been well received.
The kayak launch facilities are proving popular, particularly with new members still building their experience of safely entering and exiting a kayak.
The Club appreciates SA Water providing access to local reservoirs, they are being well utilised, both by the kayaking community and families enjoying the walking trails.
Beau Miles webinar and Paddle NSW Club Forum

Paddle NSW are holding a webinar with Beau Miles - a popular filmmaker, paddler and environmental sustainability advocate on 5 December.

Paddle NSW has secured an evening with Beau as part of their upcoming Club Forum to launch their Environmental Guidelines for paddle clubs and paddle events. The webinar is free and open to all the paddling community. Find out more >>>

2022 Victorian Slalom Championships

A fantastic river level and weather made for an excellent weekend of racing at the 2022 Victorian Slalom Championships on 27 November.

Paddle VIC would like to thank everyone that made the event possible, it was a true team effort.

For the full results and to find out more, click here >>>

Paddle TAS Lea Extreme

They don't call it the Lea Extreme for nothing...

Check out the highlights from the recent event, which was moved to Cradle Mountain following high rivers Lake Gairdner.

All athletes took on the challenges that Mother Nature threw at us, and it was an epic day of paddling some of Tassie's best waters.

Check it out >>>

Paddle Australia unveils High Performance Strategic Plan

Paddle Australia is pleased to share with the paddling community the new High Performance Program Strategic Plan.

The new plan outlines horizons for implementation through to 2032, aligns key themes across global sporting system trends as well as the broader Australian HP2032+ Sport System Strategy currently in design. Find out more >>>

AOC announces Olympics Unleashed in Queensland extended until 2025 at 1000th Olympian school visit

The AOC welcomed the three-year extension of their partnership with the Queensland Government of Olympics Unleashed, bringing Olympians into Queensland classrooms across the state.

The extension was announced at Wellers Hill State School marking the 1,000th Olympics Unleashed school visit in Queensland, with dual Olympian Alyce Wood and newly announced Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission for Paris 2024 Anna Meares sharing their Olympic insight with 200 students.

Find out more >>>

Christian Fabris joins Canoe Slalom Performance Pathways team

Paddle Australia is pleased to welcome Christian Fabris to the role of Canoe Slalom Performance Pathways Program Coach.

Following his career as an athlete, which saw him represent Australia on nine occasions, win three Australian National Championships and claim gold at the 2014 World Cup in the C1 Teams event, Fabris pursued his coaching career in 2017 where he’s at the Melbourne Canoe Club.

Find out more >>>

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National Integrity Framework - Club Information Sessions

Club Committee Members and Member Protection Officers (MPIOs) around the country have been attending in-person training sessions about the new integrity framework and complaint process as part of a national club education program in conjunction with Rowing Australia and Australian Dragon Boat Federation. Liam Bourke, Paddle Australia’s new National Integrity Manager, has conducted really informative and engaging sessions about this important topic.  They finish up in Perth tonight!
An online session will be run for all remaining clubs that were unable to attend the in-person sessions.  It is requested that at least one key representative (eg President/Vice-President/Secretary) and/or relevant official (eg Member Protection Information Officer) attends on behalf of each Club, however multiple representatives are encouraged to attend if possible.
The online session is on Tuesday 13 December at 8-10pm AEDT via Microsoft Teams.  This session will be recorded for ongoing reference.
Clubs are asked to please register attendees using the online form (one form per attendee).  A link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to the email address provided.
Nominations for Australian Team Manager roles OPEN

Paddle Australia is now calling for expressions of interest to support our (Non-Olympic/ Non-Paralympic) National Teams as they travel to participate in ICF World Championship events across the course of the International season.

Team Managers are supported by Paddle Australia financially through the award of an honorarium before and directly following the event as negotiated with the successful applicant.

Find out more >>>

2023 PA Canoe Slalom Age Championships on the horizon

The 2023 PA Canoe Slalom Age Championships set to be held in Forth, Tasmania from the 5-8th of January will kick off the National Competition season with competitors young, old, new and experienced encouraged to give it their best crack.

The competition continues to foster the community centric values of Canoe Slalom year on year. Competitors are offered a unique opportunity to participate in teams and C2 events. Find out more >>>

PA Canoe Wildwater Newsletter - November 2022

The November Newsletter for Canoe Wildwater provides an update on the National Championships and selections, 2023 World Championships and highlights Canoe Wildwater paddler Warren Elms.

Check it out >>>

Paddle Smart

Stay clear of large vessels and keep out of shipping channels. Learn the right of way rules.

You must always navigate on the right (starboard) side of a river or channel.

Find more >>>
Thumbs up for a great weekend of weather and canoe polo in Canberra!
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