Restarting Activities

Now that lockdown restricts are being eased we can make a start with resuming club activities.

Paddling for members with their own kit has restarted and we look forward – subject to government and British Canoeing guidance – on being able to fully reopen, use our new hut and introduce new people to paddling a little later in the summer.

Club members will be receiving regular updates about what sessions we are running. As soon as is feasible we will be running courses for the public, more information about these will be forthcoming shortly.

Paddling during lockdown 2

With a second lockdown upon us all Club paddling activities have been suspended. If you do wish to paddle please follow the Government and British Canoeing advice which can be found here:

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2020/recreational-paddling-permitted-under-new-government-measures.

The important points being that; the guidance issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Sport England confirms that recreational paddling is permitted within the government measures so long as you are:

  • On your own
  • With the people you live with (your household)
  • Your support bubble
  • On your own and with one person from another household – this could be a coach for 1:1 coaching

In addition as club members: 

  • Paddlers should restrict their paddlesport activities to environments which are well within their capabilities, alert friends and family to their activity and predicted return times and ensure they have a means to call for help, handy at all times.
  • If you do meet others on the water you should maintain social distancing (except in an emergency) and make sure you arrive and depart as your two. 

Christmas Prize Draw

Kingfisher Canoe Club have had to move site and are raising funds to build a new club hut. In addition to a cash prize, several kind sponsors have donated prizes to help us reach our goal. We would be very grateful if you could please support us through our Christmas Prize Draw, to be drawn on 22nd December at 10.15am at Abingdon Lock.

Fantastic prizes include:

£100 Cash Prize
Miele Complete C3 Powerline Vacuum Cleaner – kindly donated by Miele
School of Rock London Show Tickets – kindly donated by Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber
Newbury Races Premier Enclosure Tickets – kindly donated by Newbury Race Course
Meal for 2 with Wine – kindly donated by The Cherry Tree, Steventon
£15 Voucher – kindly donated by Limoncello, Abingdon
2 Bottles of Wine – kindly donated by The King’s Head and Bell, Abingdon
Free Bike Check – kindly donated by Behind Bars, Abingdon

Please contact kcc.secretary@gmail.com with any queries.