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Christmas Meal

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Cloughy

The time has come once again for the turkey filled night of fun that is the Canoe Christmas meal.


This year the big night will be Thursday week 10 (9th December for those of you on real dates), and will be held at the Benjamin Satchwell (Weatherspoons) in Leamington Spa. The night will be begin at 7.30 pm, and is a smart event (i.e. shirt and tie for men, dresses/frilly things for women). Anyone seen wearing a canoe hoodie will be forced to wear the club dress (a skimpy little number that doesn't leave much to the imagination!)


The deal is £6.99 for starter and main, which includes a drink! They require menu choices in advance, so if you are wanting to come please sign up asap, as a second signup/system for food will be implemented later on.


Looking forward to it!


Cloughy, Einstein and Alice

Score on Wednesday.

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Einstein

After the brilliant night out on Thursday, it's time to start thinking about our next social.

we'll be attending Score (Pop) on wednesday week 6 (10th november). Back by popular demand it'll be high-vis themed, so be ready to don your fluorescent jackets and crack those glow sticks.

Hopefully it shouldn't be as full as last score where they had over 1000 people in the union, so we should be able to circle more freely. then dance for the rest of the night to the brilliant cheesy tunes.

make sure to buy your tickets in advance and arrive on time, circling will start at 7:30, so make sure you have a drink by then.

For those of you taking part in Movember we have set up a team "Warwick canoe and canoe polo", which you should be able to join by registering at http://uk.movember.com/

Your social secs

Einstein, Alice and Cloughy.

Warwick Sport Membership

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Darling

Just a reminder that everyone who goes to either Canoe or Canoe Polo needs to have membership for the clubs (£10 if you go to both). You also need to have a Warwick Sport membership. They are apparently 'clamping down' on clubs who have non paying members for insurance reasons and will be checking up on everyone.

Sorry to be a kill joy but its important.

Your favorite polo treasurer,

Darling

Movember

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: P Gizzle

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of menÔÇÖs health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st┬á clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.┬á The moustache becomes the ribbon for menÔÇÖs health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.┬á Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.┬á┬á

 

The funds raised through MovemberÔÇÖs UK campaign benefit the The Prostate Cancer Charity (TPCC), the UKÔÇÖs leading prostate cancer charity.

 

A bunch of us from the club are taking part along with a huge amount of others through the union with a bit of friendly competition between clubs.

 

I've started a team for us, "Warwick Canoe and Canoe Polo" which you should all be able to join so there's no excuse not to get involved. Simply register a profile and make sure you join our team. http://uk.movember.com/get-involved/

 

Don't worry girls you can join as well to show your support for prostate cancer research and your dashing, moustache bearing men. 

 

Wild Water Racing

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Scamrass
Hi Everyone, Signup for Wild Water Racing is open! What?: A weekend of timed runs down a whitewater course individually and in teams. When?: 27th-28th November/End of week 8 How much?: This is a FREE weekend away (because its a BUCS event). Only need to pay for your food and drink. You also get free entry to the Saturday night party, which this year has a tropical theme. Who?: This is open to everyone! This is definitely a weekend not to miss, a great way to practise your whitewater skills and enjoy a drink or many with other uni canoe clubs. Signup now! I need to close signup by tomorrow afternoon, so be quick! Any questions, just ask on the canoe website Yours in paddling, Scamrass P.s. I apologise for the number of emails you're receiving at the moment, this was supposed to go with the social email, but some tool decided it was a better idea to go to top b instead.

Calling all LADIES!!!

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Rachel
Hi Girls!

Warwick University Ladies have been invited to play in a local canoe polo tournament in Cheltenham. There were a few problems (as some of you know) but I can now confirm we can enter a team! Below is the information from the organiser:

"Hi Ladies teams
 
Sorry for being slow at getting the info out to you all, I currently as of tonight have 5 Ladies Teams entered so we will be running this league this year.
 
Dates are 27th November, 11th December & 12th February
 
Teams that have entered are:
 
UWE Pink Panthers
Bridgend Ladies
Avon Ladies B
Cherwell  Ladies
Warwick Uni

You will be getting 5/6 games a night im still trying to Fill 1 more spot so any ideas please invite them to play.  If a 6th team is not found then ill add in some friendly games at the end of the night to use the remaining pool time up.
 
As you all know the Venue is Cheltenham Swimming Pool (@ Leisure)  Start time is 4.30.
"

So, I need to know who wants to play and which dates you can definitely do. As for the 11th of Dec I'm aware a lot of freshers need to move out that day, I'm sure we can organise places for you to stay overnight as long as your parents can pick up your stuff etc. Cherwell also need some players for 11th Dec so it will be good if we get as many people as possible so some people can play for them.

Freshers - please don't be put off by thinking this tournament will be too hard! It it aimed at beginners and it is the lowest ladies division (div 2). It will be a perfect opportunity to get more games and it is very beneficial playing as a ladies team against other ladies teams.

Also, cost per tournament will be roughly £20 depending on numbers and petrol costs.

Please post below which dates you can do or alternatively email me at rachel.l.smith(at)warwick.ac.uk.






Minibus Tests

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Yellow
The next round of minibus tests are upon us... If you are 21 and have 2 years driving experience, but are yet to get a driver's card, this is your chance! You have increased chance of getting on trips as well!

You must attend a lecture this Thursday at 5 and they will explain everything!

Gear Trip/ Fireworks night on Thursday!!!

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Alice

Hello everyone,

This Thursday 4th November is the Gear Trip and Fireworks (and KelseyÔÇÖs) night!!!

The gear trip is to Leam boat centre to solve ALL your gear needs; there will be a 15% discount on all gear, from nose clips to dry kit.┬á If you are considering buying any gear, or just want to have a look and see whatÔÇÖs available, this is your chance.

The plan is:

+ freshers are to meet on campus at the bus stop by the arts centre at 6:15pm to meet other campus people/Canley dwellers and LSD.  You will then be heading to Leam boat centre together for 7:00pm.

+for those that live in Leamington and are unsure of where Leam boat centre is, meet at the church by the sculpture at 7:00pm and weÔÇÖll walk there together.

After everyone has taken advantage of the gear trip at Leam boat centre we will be heading to my house (2 Southway, Leamington Spa, Warickshire, CV312PE) for some awesome FIREWORKS at the cost of £5 per person, aiming to be there at 8:30 for anyone not needing or being able to afford gear, they can meet us there.  Please have £5 with you, or your social sec might just be too poor to attend socials...

After an amazing firework display we will head to KelseyÔÇÖs!!!

If anyone gets lost at any step of the way (improbable- this seems foolproof) or has any queries, contact me on my mobile: 07905903249

See you all there,

Alice

P.S. People having trouble accessing their canoe account need to contact Yellow at webmonkey@warwickcanoe.co.uk.  And people should try and access the website fairly frequently, as its updated regularly with the latest news.

Also there will be NO FRIDAY POOL SESSION THIS WEEK. 

The Mighty, Mighty Tyne Tour!

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Buck Rogers
Evening paddlers! I bring you joyous news, the Mighty Tyne Tour is upon us! Its the time of year when Uni Canoe Clubs from far and wide descend on Hexham for a weekend of frolicking in rivers, drinking port and (most importantly) attempt to build a gigantic human pyramid at the Ceilidh (an evening of violent Scottish dancing for those of you who are Science students and therefore uncultured.) The Important Shizz 1. We will meet at 4pm on Friday 5th November (End of Week 5)at the Sports Centre and return late on the (7th) Sunday night. 2. This trip is suitable for anyone who has been to a pool session. 3. It will cost you a mere £32. Bargain! How do I sign up? Sign up will go online at 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. If your account does not work, then please email me at this time. This trip is incredibly popular and was full in less than a minute last year. Don't be like Einstein and miss out on the biggest trip of the year! Its so good, I flew back from France last year so I could go. Want it, be the one! Your loving and moist Vice Pres, Buck

ULU Tournament cancelled!

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Alfred
Hi, Sorry to inform you that the ULU Tournament has been cancelled due to an issue their end with pitch bookings. The tournament has been moved to an as of yet undisclosed date in March instead. I guess we'll have to wait until then to pummel them into submission once again.