Look Great in some new Club Clothing – Get in touch with Leigh!

Leigh is pulling together an order for clothing with the club logo - choose from t-shirts, beannies,, hats, fleeces and more. Contact her at a trip or session or on leigh.murray5@gmail.com   Sandy, Ian, Graham and all the club coaches can be seen modelling some clothing from time to time.   Top Tip  - Red is the official DCKC coaches clothing colour - same as the cool ski instructors in France! If you don't want people asking you for help then choose a different colour! Baseball cap is modelled below! ...
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National Go Canoeing Week

FROM THE SCA National Go Canoeing Week happening 28th May – 5th June 2016. There are now a number of great initiatives planned in Scotland, and we are extending the date to the include the weekend before and after - effectively making National Go Canoeing ‘Week’ span FOUR weeks! Here is an idea of some key events happening as part of the Go Canoeing campaign: 22nd May: National Celebration of Para Water Sport and Para Cycling 28th May – 4th June: Starter sessions, mile builders and family trips at Port Edgar 28th May – 4th June: Starter Sessions and evening paddles at Aboyne CC 4th June: Go Canoeing Tour – Loch Tay 10th June: Go Canoeing Tour – Largs – Big Cumbrae 11th June: Go Canoeing Tour – Islands of Loch Lomond 12th June: Go Canoeing Community Day at Pinkston Watersports  Please register your event or sessions with us asap! This is so that your club can take full advantage of the marketing and promotional material available from BU and...
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Trip Leader Meeting March 2016

12 of the clubs trip leaders and coaches met to go over some of the recent changes and improvements to how the club runs trips, and to answer any burning questions. Graham hosted with pizza, coffee and cake a plenty. Some of the main things covered were:- - the club has adopted a pragmatic approach to who can be trip leaders, formal qualifications aren't needed but a base of training, experience and willingness are the key. - Where junior members are involved a qualified coach and an up to date first aider are needed. - the club has had to consider these things and to address them a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) pulls everything together. The SOP is supported by things such as top tip sheets, club trip forms etc. All the club document are available on the club website - http://dckc.co.uk/members-pages/club-documents/ (there is a generic club password for members to access the club pages - ask a committee member or coach to...
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Make, Mend & Paint wkend

I have just added an event to the calendar for the last  weekend in March.  A kind of late addition as it's taken us a while to formulate a plan a check logistics like electricity supply and tools etc Here's the info again: Repair and maintenance  to equipment and containers Ian, Mark, Andy and myself will be pottering about at the outdoor container over the weekend of the 29-30th March to do some repair and maintenance work to the containers, storage and equipment.  Any helping hands would be greatly appreciated. Rough aims for the weekend are: 1/ repair and paint outdoor container (and welding if weather allows) 2/ re-arrange kayak/canoes so they all fit into the rack! 3/ make new paddle rack 4/ general tidy and re-shuffle 5/ eating bacon rolls and drinking coffee! There are obviously day trips planned over the weekend.  That's not a problem at all, as rather than people turning up for the whole weekend, we're ideally looking for folk to come along for a morning...
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