World Rivers Day 24th September 2017

On the 24th September 2017 the Club supported the world rivers day  held in Leatherhead from 12 midday to 4pm on the 24/9/17.
There was certainly a big interest in canoeing at the Purley Canoe Club stall at this event,  from those who were recalling how they were paddling many years ago to the large number of young families who wanted to give it a try. In fact at the end we were turning people away. In total 36 people were signed up and we cleared all the club leaflets  we had printed, some of those going to people who did not paddle. The feedback from the participants was that they enjoyed their paddle and that they would like to do it again.
If you are interested in having a go at canoeing why not come along to one of our pool sessions, or even our kids pool sessions which are designed for young people. Alternatively you could bring your whole family out in a canoe / open boat  on our next Club trip on the Wey Navigation which is suitable for families in open canoes. Please visit our Diary for more information about our events.
Please Contact the Club for more details on all our events.
Overall numbers were up on last year, probably about 4 times the numbers with more publicity undertaken prior to the day by the organisers. The weather certainly helped.
A big thank you for all for your efforts today.
Noel Humphrey Club President