We are excited to announce that we are running secret Santa this year!!!!!
Due to the uncertainty surrounding restrictions after lockdown, we can not book Christmas meal currently.
However, we will still be doing a secret Santa. If you would like to take part, please sign up using the link at the bottom of this post. You have until Tuesday 24th November. After that day you will not be able to sign up and take part.
On Tuesday 24th everyone that signed up will get an email telling them, who their secret Santa is for.
We are asking everyone to have their gift ready by the end of lockdown, 3rd December. On the 3rd James and I will come and pick up everyone's gifts and then deliver them. Just make sure you put their name on it!
If you are looking for an excuse to go for a walk during lockdown and have your gift ready, then feel free to come and drop your gift of at our house.
Any questions feel free to message one of us,
Dan, James and all the exec.
Afternoon, I hope that your fireworks night went off with a bang.
This week for dinnertime destress we’ll be making cake pops. The link for ingredients is below. Add sprinkles and other decorations to make your cake pops have a personality of their own.
Please either pre make the cake or buy it (if your feeling like cheating) so that its ready before the call.
If cake pops aren’t for you come along anyway and make anything you want, or just join for a natter.
The link for the meeting,
Tap on the link or paste it in a browser to join.
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night at 7 pm.
Tara and all the exec
I hope you’re all keeping safe and well!
To reiterate Owen’s recent post - I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for your patience throughout our sessions this term. Despite the circumstances, we really enjoyed the sessions and meeting all our new members - so hopefully it won’t be too long before we can all be back on the water together (returners as well!!).
In light of recent government announcements, the Sports Hub is now closed, so until you hear differently from us please assume all sessions are cancelled
In the meantime, we want to direct you all to activities that are still happening :
Within Warwick Canoe and Canoe Polo
Weekly virtual socials: every Thursday evening, continuing tomorrow with a games night, and more activities to follow (did somebody say Harry Potter……)
Dinnertime Destress: every Monday evening at 7pm on teams. Join us for a chilled out relaxation session - previous activities have included making flapjacks and animal origami
And see Joe's message about an exciting new club announcement - Strava Palava - to keep us all moving….
If you do need any support or just someone to have a chat to, please reach out to any of our exec who would love to have a natter and offer our advice, especially our welfare officer Lara.
Since the beginning of lockdown 1, Warwick Sport have been posting a variety of at-home workouts on their website https://warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/together/ and on their Facebook page Warwick Sport
Some are live, but others are on demand so you can enjoy them whenever you fancy.
If you have a Warwick gym membership, you should be able to join this group which has regular live-stream workouts: Sports and Wellness Hub - Members group
AND there is a new Facebook group available to all Warwick Uni Students which is also posting live-stream workouts: Keeping Students Moving
Keeping moving is super important for our body and mind - two things we’re all going to have to take extra special care of over the next few weeks!!
Warwick Wellbeing Support Services
There are a variety of resources to explore on their website here https://warwick.ac.uk/services/wss/students/
Feel free to take a peruse through them at your leisure, but please reach out to any of the organisations listed on the website if you think you might need a little extra support at the moment.
Be kind to yourself,
Lots of love,
Claudia, Owen and all the exec xxxxx
First off, I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone, to all our returners for bearing with us whilst we were running our taster sessions and to all our new members for joining the club :)
This week is our last taster session, as such you'll need membership for our next sessions (which all of you have anyway), the good news is that sessions are now open to all members, you just need to book on the Warwick Sport website, if you cannot attend a session after you've booked, please cancel it on the Warwick Sport website (if you no-show 3 times Warwick Sport blocks you from registering for anything!).
Sign ups open at midnight the week before the session (so sign ups for next weeks session are already open) and will be on a first come first serve basis.
Instructions to sign up are as follows:
Firstly, head to the Warwick sport login page and sign in with your university ID:
Next, Head to "Make a Booking" at the top
Next, Click on "S U Club Bookings"
Scroll down to "Zz Canoe Club Sat 16:00"
Press book, and then confirm the booking
All done! - you should receive a confirmation email from Warwick Sport
Owen and all the exec
Its been great to see so many new people coming to our session over the past few weeks.
If you have a confirmed space at our canoe polo sessions from the official warwick sports page that means that you definitely have a space (YAY!!!). Please make sure you email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you have a confirmed space.
If you can no longer attend unbook the session on the Warwick sport page as this will allow other people to attend the session. Please also email email@example.com to let us know that you’ll no longer be attending.
Tomorrow's dinnertime destress should hopefully provide you with a dessert after too!
We'll be making flapjacks using this recipe (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/yummy-golden-syrup-flapjacks) which only has 4 ingredients! Feel free to add your own mix-ins - chocolate, fruit, nuts, whatever you like!
Whilst they bake we can do whatever, chat, play a few games, ask me some baking questions, discuss Bake Off - it's up to you!
See you tomorrow! The link to the Teams meeting is here: https://bit.ly/2T6NUr0
Join us tonight at 7pm for our first Dinnertime Destress via the teams link below!
As mentioned in my previous post, this will be a super informal wellbeing session. We’ll have a bit of a chit chat on teams before starting this week’s activity – a short beginners meditation session. We’ll be turning cameras off for the meditation so you can follow along in complete privacy – but it’s nice to know that the group are all taking part together.
Everyone is welcome, old members, new members, friends, family, flatmates – the more the merrier!
The only goal is to take some time out of our weeks for some valuable self-care but it’s also a great time to meet some of our members and spend some (virtual) social time together – something to get you through Monday!
I hope to see you all later for a relaxing destress!