This is the latest news from Queensland Canoeing. We are the peak, state body for QLD and exist to promote,support and coordinate all levels and all types of paddlesport in Queensland.

We always welcome news stories & would love to hear from you. If you have any stories, events, photos or general news you wish to share please email them to qld@canoe.org.au.  Cover photo courtesy of Balint Vekassy. 

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD for the eight Queensland athletes bound for Rio as part of the Olympic and Paralympic teams!  

Congratulations to all the Queensland athletes recently selected across five Australian Canoe Sprint Teams, including the Olympic Team, Paralympic Team, U23 Team, Junior Team and Olympic Hopefuls Team, as well as, Australian Canoe Marathon Team.

Loads more to read below including club news, events - local, state, national and international, recreation news and new canoeing education calendar.

Latest News

Queenslanders headline Australian sprint teams

Queenslanders headline Australian sprint teams

25 Queensland athletes have now been officially named across five Australian teams following the 2016 Australian Sprint Canoe Championships.…

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2016 Qld Canoeing Strategy Forum

Queensland Canoeing invites stakeholders to our ‘2016 Strategic Planning Forum’. When: Saturday 14th MAY Time: 12.30-5pm Where: Qld Canoeing Office Address: 400 Lytton Road Morningside Qld. Your thoughts and opinions matter! Keen to Attend!!! …

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2016 Australian Canoe Marathon Team

2016 Australian Canoe Marathon Team

The Australian Canoe Marathon Team was selected following the 2016 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships held over Easter in Coomera, Queensland (Photo courtesy of Kerry Ann Cox).…

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Welcome to our new QC Board Director

Welcome to our new QC Board Director

Qld Canoeing is excited to welcome Leigh McBean to the Board of Queensland Canoeing. Leigh has a long history with and a keen fondness for water sports…

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Club News

Successful club grants!

Successful club grants!

Congratulations to the following clubs who received recent grants– Get Playing Places and Spaces — Round 4 approved funding (Dec 2015) … Read more.

Queensland Sea Kayaking

Marine Hull Insurance Members Offer

The QLD Canoeing Marine Hull Insurance Scheme is available to all QC clubs and members. It has been developed exclusively for QC members to provide coverage for accidental damage, malicious damage & theft of your craft. ...

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Grants - Apply for Funding

Grants - Apply for Funding

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 89 is now open and closes at midnight on 31 May 2016. ...

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Event News in Queensland

Marathon

UPCOMING MARATHON EVENTS

The 2016 Marathon Season has continued in Queensland! See the QC calendar for further information …

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41st Gregory River Canoe Marathon

41st Gregory River Canoe Marathon

The 41st Gregory River Canoe Marathon will be held over the long-week on the 1 May 2016. All the best to the paddlers competing the 43 kilometres down the Gregory River…  Read more.

6th Barron River Challenge

6th Barron River Challenge

The 6th Barron River Challenge will be held on the 7th/8th of May 2016. Online registration will close on 5th May, 2016 …

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Wetlands Wander 2016

Wetlands Wander 2016

Wetlands Wander Paddle Race will be held on Sunday 22 May 2016. Entries are now open at 

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2016 Varsity Lakes Race

2016 Varsity Lakes Race

Varsity Lakes Race was held on Sunday 13th March 2016 with race distances of 5.8km, 10.6km and 15.4km. Showers couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 120 paddlers …

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Queensland Sea Kayak Club - Skills Weekend

Queensland Sea Kayak Club - Skills Weekend

On the week-end of 16 - 17 April 2016, the Queensland Sea Kayak Club conducted their Currumbin Skills Weekend. It looks like a lot of fun! Check out the video   Read more.

Just a reminder...

Call out for all Paddlesport event calendar dates!

Call out for all Paddlesport event calendar dates!

We would love to keep our online calendar up to date with all paddle sport events being run around Queensland. Read more.     

For More Events, check out our Calendar.

National Events

Final Placings for 2016 Australian Canoe Polo Championships

Final Placings for 2016 Australian Canoe Polo Championships

Congratulations to the 200+ competitors and teams for their professionalism and sportsmanship, and a big thank-you to the 40+ volunteers …

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Successful 2016 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships

Successful 2016 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships

A very successful two days at Lake Coomera, Gold Coast, Queensland for the 2016 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships over week-end 26-27 March. Congratulations to the 257 competitors  for their professionalism and sportsmanship … Read more.

Recreation News

Recreation Programs to be expanded!!!

Recreation Programs to be expanded!!!

We have been having a fantastic response to the recreation programs that we are running with Brisbane City, Morton Bay and Logan councils.

Due to the huge demand that we have had this year for council recreation programs …    
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Are you planning a trip?

Are you planning a trip?

Australian Canoeing has you covered with weather, tide and route advice via the new Paddle Prep App …

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Moreton Bay - a feature location on your doorstep

Moreton Bay - a feature location on your doorstep

Location: Moreton Bay, Moreton Island
How to get there: Can paddle over by direct crossing 20km, island hop or ferry.
Craft: Sea Kayak
Distance: Whatever your heart desires …

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Trip of a lifetime

Trip of a lifetime

Last year Steve Posselt took his wheeled kayak on his longest adventure yet. Departing Canberra on 15 January it took him ten months to get to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. On the way he paddled up the Mississippi in a flood… Read more.

New gear/gadgets will power to your next expedition

New gear/gadgets will power to your next expedition

An adjustable, ergonomic, and near enough to universal solution to the vexed problem of inadequate mass manufactured foot peg systems.…  Read more.

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Education Update

Education

New Education Calendar

Queensland Canoeing is pleased to announce that we now have an education calendar for the remainder of 2016, including:
Skills Training
Lifeguard
Flat-water Guide Training .… 

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Buy & Sell 

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Buy/Sell

QC BUY/SELL PAGE     This is a buy/sell space for clubs and members to utilise to advertise the sale of any secondhand canoe & kayak craft. If clubs or members have any secondhand craft

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