When you are shredding the gnar you have to look good doing it. That’s why every year we have some Boat-iful (get it) designed T-shirts. If that’s not enough why not try out your artistic talent with the opportunity to adorn someone with their very own Strawbridge moustache.
The third reason to go is getting your own boat for the week. You can get used to all of its sending tendencies and become one with your gnar shredding machine. Some have even gone so far as to name their noble steed. With a whole week in the same boat, there’s no need to adjust the footplates everyday or take that embarrassing eddyline capsize first thing in the morning.
Don't miss signups at 19:55 on Monday!
After a hard day of kayaking what could be better than staying up till the early hours of the morning playing stupid games, doing stupid challenges and sharing stupid stories. At the Great Glen Hostel we have our social night, which is probably the best night of the trip so get your costume ready (theme will be announced after sign ups) and have a sick (hopefully not) time. This is the best time to really get to know everyone.
What is the main reason we go to Scotland. It’s for the paddling innit; a full 8 days of shredding massive gnar. The rivers are a blast and will give you the time to improve your whitewater skills. Last year we paddled the Findhorn, Spean, Garry and the Etive with the aim to repeat again (and possibly try some new sections!). If you want to get an idea of what we will be paddling feast your eyes on last years trip!
It’s that time of year again, the ice is reluctantly beginning to melt and it looks like winter might end at some point.
In our brave and bold expedition North of the border we will seek to once again conquer the highlands: shredding gnar, climbing mountains, driving for hours and of course faffing.
We will bodly be embarking on our journey on Sunday 17th March (the weekend after term ends) and returning on Tuesday 26th March. The first half will take place in the Cairngorms at Nethy station bunkhouse followed by a move to the Great Glen Hostel in the Fort William area.
Best of all, the whole week is available for only £260 which includes transport, fuel, accomodation, group meal, kit borrowing, prizes, sharpie ink and (of course) a beautiful, hand-designed Scotland tour t-shirt.
We have just two simple requirements for you to join us: Firstly, that you have joined us on a whitewater trip before and secondly, that you sign up.
Signups will go live at precisely 19:55 next Monday week 6 (the 11th Feb in real dates) on warwickcanoe.uk/site/trips. To celebrate the occasion, feel free to join us at the Duck before the pool session to experience the joy of frantically refreshing the trips page. Either way, make sure you have your phones and laptops at the ready because spaces will fill up.
And if you’re not excited already, look out for our ‘reasons to go on Scotland tour’ on the facebook page, everyday before signups.
Alice and the Canoe exec
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If you hadn’t heard, last year Canoe and Canoe Polo raised over £1,100 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind with our first ever Paddleathon! What is a paddleathon you ask? Well we set up ergos (like rowing machines but for kayaking) and for 24 hours on the piazza, we make sure someone is paddling AT ALL TIMES.
So due to its crazy success, we are doing this AGAIN later this term (date TBC)! More details will follow about how to take part, but for now we need to decide on a charity.
The following is a shortlist the exec have come up with, so please read about them and vote in the facebook poll.
:: PAPYRUS - https://papyrus-uk.org ::
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Their aim is to reduce the number of young people who decide to take their own lives through measures such as providing help and support to vulnerable young people and education about how to spot someone who is considering suicide.
There is a brand new branch of Papyrus based in the West Midlands which Warwick SU has been working with closely this year. If we fundraise for PAPYRUS we could have an end goal of raising enough funds to get a certain group of people trained in ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training).
:: TRUSSELL TRUST - https://www.trusselltrust.org ::
The aim of the Trussell Trust is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. They support a nationwide network of over 1,200 food banks to provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to tackle the cause of poverty and end the need for food banks in the UK.
One of the foodbanks that Trussell Trust supports is the coventry foodbank which has 17 different centres across coventry.
:: COVENTRY CGL (change grow live) - https://www.changegrowlive.org ::
Change grow live is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service that provides help and support to adults, children, young people and families. They believe that everyone has the right to lead the best life they can. Their accessible services empower people to improve their health and wellbeing and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.
CGL Coventry offers treatment and recovery I services in a range of local community settings: Their recovery teams are based across the city and include doctors, recovery coordinators, nurses, recovery champions, peer mentors and volunteers.
This poll will close in 2 days time, let us know who you want to support this year!
Rowan and the Canoe and Canoe Polo execs
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The next weekend whitewater trip is only 2 weeks away! On the 8th-10th Feb (end of week 5) we will head to the Lake district to paddle (shred) the river Leven and Kent. Here’s a video of last year’s trip to get you in the mood: https://youtu.be/E3oxldos3tI
These rivers will be more challenging than those on previous trips, making this weekend good prep for Scotland (hype!). We recommend a few pool sessions to get some practice beforehand and dial in that roll.
Signups will go up at noon this Wednesday. If you are unsure whether this trip is for you, chat to (maybe at a pool session hint hint) or message any of the exec.
Finally, make sure you don’t forget this week’s bowling social which you can signup for at:
Hannah and the Canoe exec
Feeling fast? On the weekend of week 7 (Feb 21st-23rd) we will be sending a team of 12 to compete at BUCS Wild Water (whitewater) Racing on the river Washburn. This is the once chance of the year to win BUCS points and represent #TeamWarwick with the Canoe club. The competition will consist of timed team and individual sprints down a 10min section of whitewater.
This trip is a heavily subsidised £12 and is a great chance to get a weekend’s paddling and represent the club against other unis. And we’re not even camping! ├░┼©┼í┬½├░┼©┼Æ┬¿├»┬©┬Å├░┼©┬ÅÔÇó├»┬©┬Å
If you like the sound of this, sign-ups will go live tomorrow (Thursday) at midday https://warwickcanoe.uk/site/trips/.
Any questions, speak to Jonathan for more information.
Be aware, because this is BUCS you will need to be a current student to race.
See you all this evening for POP! !
Beta and the Canoe Exec
P.S. promising chance of real whitewater on the Sunday.
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This Thursday it is the Photo Bar Crawl.
We will be starting off in The Antisocial (Previously called The Duke, #changeisbad) from 19:30 and will head down the Parade before finishing at Kelsey's
I will be at the bus interchange on campus from 19:00 to meet freshers.
Look forward to seeing you all then,
F.Chris + D
Check it out: warwickcanoe.uk/site/trips/trip/523
Refreshers will run over the weekend of week 2 (18-20 Jan) and cost £41.
See you at Curry tonight!