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***30th Anniversary 

Dinner

 Dance***

Saturday, 18th November sees the finale to our year of celebrations marking 30 years of Thameswey.

We are holding a formal dinner dance at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.  There will be;

  • Live Music
  • A sit down dinner
  • Fizz and canapes
  • Dancing
All this for a mere £30 per head.

Don't delay - contact one of the social committee to get your tickets now.  Payments can be made by cash or by BACS.

Don't miss out - this promises to be a fun night and tickets are selling fast.




Events and News Calendar:

Clubmark
Thameswey Canoe Club has Clubmark status.  This is a nationally recognised award issued by Sport England.

From the Clubmark website:- 
  • Clubmark is the Sport England mark of high quality junior sports clubs.
  • Clubmark is the stamp of approval to which all sports clubs aspire.
  • Clubmark represents high quality, safety, fair and focussed support for young people.
  • As a single, national standard, Clubmark gives sports clubs of all types structure and direction.
  • Clubmark is endorsed by all the main sporting, youth and education agencies involved in the delivery of sporting opportunity for young people.
  • Clubmark stands for:

            ACTIVE ...            getting the best out of young people
            ACCESSIBLE...   giving everyone a sporting chance
            ACCREDITED...   the Sport England mark of                                                        high 
quality

To learn more about Clubmark, please visit www.clubmark.org.uk
 
To see the TCC certificate please click here
 
This award demonstrates and recognises the good work that is being undertaken by all the committee members, coaches and volunteers associated with Thameswey Canoe Club - a true Team Effort!
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SAFETY

RISK ASSESSMENT
The committee have just reviewed risk for:
  • Jetty jumping
  • Lake slide
  • SUPs
  • Supervised paddling at the lake.
  • Unsupervised paddling at the lake.
  • River trips.
  • Sea kayaking.
  • General site safety.
  • Swimming pool
DID YOU KNOW?  When the Club travels away from the lake we carry a Group Shelter.  A place to shelter when cold or poorly.

Everyone has a responsibility for their own safety.  Please take the time to consider the risks and then play your part to minimise them.

See the Documents page

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CLUB INFORMATION / RECENT EVENTS

THE PADDLING CHEF
Some members may have seen the book 'The Paddling Chef' that Mo donated to our clubhouse library.  Mo was a pen pal of the author, Dian Weimer.  Dian lived in Vancouver and was a keen sea kayaker and cook.  Mo and Dian shared a love of writing and paddling.

Mo lost touch with Dian 18 months ago.  She was planning a visit to Europe and Dian and hubby, Jim, hoped to visit Mo and Liz.  Dian was walking to get foreign currency for her big trip when someone carelessly threw a car door open and hit Dian.  She was hospitalised.

Yesterday (30th July 2017) Mo searched the Internet and was shocked to find an obituary for her.  Dian passed away in August 2016.

She was warm, loving and generous.  A special person.

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MEMBERS' HANDBOOK
Our Club Handbook has been refreshed and updated.  It will provide you with all the information you need about Thameswey CC.  Follow this link to see and/or download the Handbook.

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CHALLENGERS!
Check out all the latest information about the Club Challenge on the dedicated page (click here).  Or contact Yvonne Rees.
Yvonne can be contacted on 07500 861240 or
 yjrees@btinternet.com
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Members!  Have You Got Club Kit At Home?

Any equipment borrowed should be signed out in the loans book, this is kept in the club house. On return it needs to be signed back in! All boats have an individual identity number inside their cockpit / canoe that needs to be noted in the loans book too. It would be helpful if everyone could please follow procedure.

Please check the kayaking / canoeing kit, that you have at home, to make sure you are not hanging onto any club kit.
Currently the Club is missing:
  • Boat straps
  • Bibs
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Helmets
  • Spray decks
If you find some Club gear please let Alex Lyons know and return them to the Club store at the lake.
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Thameswey CC Membership for 2017
We have started our waiting list again after a big, new intake for 2017.  

If you would like to join Thameswey please apply to join our waiting list by contacting our Membership Secretary via the email contact below.   

The Membership Secretary thamesweymembership@gmail.com
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Interested in learning freestyle/playboating skills?

Play boating is a fun and exciting way of developing your moving water skills. Fun in its own right but also useful river running skills to know how to surf waves and get out of that stopper you get stuck in.

Q1 - Would you be interested in some training sessions with a specialist coach at a play spot if we set this up - 1. over the next year 2. in perhaps a couple of years

Q2 - If we had a few specialist play boats (e.g a much lighter carbon boat) would you be interested in 1. participating in some try out/training sessions at the lake or 2.developing competition paddling

Contact Nick Cartwright

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The Thameswey Anthem

Sung to the tune of 'The Wheels on the Bus', Thameswey youth have a new anthem and warm-up song.

At great expense your committee have commissioned a local poet and author to create this anthem just for our club!

To sing the song everyone grabs a paddle then stands in a big circle facing towards the middle.  Then we just sing and follow the actions in the song (being careful not to bash each other by leaving enough space between each person).

Everyone stands in a circle facing the middle and holds a paddle

The Thameswey Anthem

Our Thameswey Club’s the best in town
Best in town, Best in town
Our Thameswey Club is best in town
Paddles go round.

Val leads our games but we don’t know why
Don’t know why, don’t know why
Val leads the games, we don’t know why
Paddles go high

We practice strokes to make us deft
Make us deft, make us deft
We practice strokes to make us deft
And paddles go to the left

When winter comes we paddle at night
Paddle at night, paddle at night
In wintertime we paddle at night
Paddles go to the right

Our lake’s the best place to go
Place to go, place to go
Our lake’s the best place to go
Hold your paddles way down low

We raise a mug and drain the dregs
Drain the dregs, drain the dregs
We raise another and drain the dregs
Our paddles go through our legs

Our Thameswey Club’s the best in town
Best in town, Best in town
Our Thameswey Club is best in town
Paddles go round.