Members of the Queensland contingent competing at the inaugural
2018 Asia- Pacific Sprint Cup, West Lakes Adelaide.

  Photo: West Lakes Canoe Club.

 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.

Latest News 

Expression Of Interest For Flatwater Officiating Course

Expression Of Interest For Flatwater Officiating Course

Queensland Canoeing is seeking expressions of interest to attend a Flatwater Officiating Course which aims to support and upskill our volunteers from clubs and schools to officiate at paddling events.

A tentative date for the course has been scheduled for Saturday 21 July from 9am -4pm. Venue to be confirmed – most likely Brisbane location.  …Read more.

Queenslanders excelled at the inaugural Asia Pacific Sprint Cup

Queenslanders excelled at the inaugural Asia Pacific Sprint Cup

Queensland had 9 representatives in Team Australia that won the inaugural Asia Pacific Sprint Cup in Adelaide (11-13 May 2018).

The first time event saw 136 junior and developing canoe sprint athletes compete in the Under 16, Under 18 and Under 21 age groups in the Olympic class events as well as mixed gender relay events… Read more.

Oxley Creek Transformation Plan

Oxley Creek Transformation Plan

Have your say! The feedback period for the Oxley Creek Transformation draft Master Plan is now open. The feedback period closes on Sunday 27 May 2018.

Brisbane City Council has committed $100 million for the Oxley Creek Transformation project to transform Oxley Creek into a world-class green lifestyle and leisure destination.

The Oxley Creek Transformation draft Master Plan includes …Read more.

Club News & Events

Wetlands Wander Paddle Race

The Wetlands Wander on Sunday 3 June 2018 is the fourth race of the 2018 Pacific Coast Paddle Series.

Hosted by Sandgate Canoe Club on the beautiful bayside at Shorncliffe. Race distances include an 18km, 12km and 6km paddle. 

So come along and join the paddle! 

Register online at bit.ly/r4-wetlands Read more.

Beach to Beach Ocean Paddle

Beach to Beach Ocean Paddle

Panamuna Outrigger Club along with Mooloolaba Paddlers will be hosting the Beach To Beach Ocean Paddle for the first time on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday 16th June 2018.

The race is an Open Ocean Downwind paddle race for experieced ocean ski paddlers, Outrigger OC1, OC2 and OC6 paddlers, Stand up paddle boarders, and prone paddle boarders. 

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2018 Barron River Challenge - Race Report

2018 Barron River Challenge

The Barron River Challenge split race format produced a moderate field of paddlers, many of who have made this down river race an annual pilgrimage.

Whilst the 20 km Day 1 section has less than half dozen sections where ....  Read more.

Video of the 2018 Gregory River Canoe Marathon

Video of the 2018 Gregory River Canoe Marathon

The 43rd Gregory River Canoe Marathon took place on 6 May 2018.

Check out this amazing video shot by Matty Kretchie the event´s only Stand up Paddler and Your View - Videography 

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Magnetic Island Outrigger Canoe Club Paddling Clinic

Magnetic Island Outrigger Canoe Club Paddling Clinic

Magnetic Island Outrigger Canoe Club hosted a weekend long paddling clinic on  12-13 May.

Lots of learning, big gains and fun.. .Read more.

Gambling Community Benefit Funding Grant - Closes 31 May

Gambling Community Benefit Fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing over $50 million annually to Queensland communities.

This program aims to allocate funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.  The Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 97 is now open with funding grants from $500 to $35,000… Read more.

Congratulations On Successful Grants!

Club Events Calendar 

View our online calendar with all paddle sport events - both Recreation and Competitive across many paddling disciplines being run by clubs around Queensland.    …  Read more.

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

Queensland Events & News

2018 John Newton Team Boat Challenge - Save the date!

2018 John Newton Team Boat Challenge - Save the date!

The annual John Newton Team Boat Challenge is back on Sunday 1 July at Preston Park, Currumbin. 

Last year we had a great turnout and we are looking forward to another great event. You will be able to race in up to 3 races on...Read more.

Queensland Canoe Marathon team off to National Championships

Queensland Canoe Marathon team off to National Championships

The Queensland Canoe Marathon Team of 35 paddlers have migrated south to West Lakes, SA this weekend for the 2018 Australian Marathon Championships. 

Good luck team! We can´t wait to hear of your achievements and experiences.

For a full team, start lists and results ... Read more.

Photo: 2017 Qld Canoe Marathon State Team.

Pacific Coast Paddle Series Update

Pacific Coast Paddle Series Update

The Pacific Coast Paddle Series is well under way with the fourth race, Wetlands Wander, coming up on Sunday 3 June 2018 hosted by Sandgate Canoe Club.

After three rounds Sandgate Canoe Club Inc. is sitting in first place on the club ladder with 140 points while Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club is in second place with 129 point. Newcomers to this year´s …Read more.

Qld State Events Calendar

Check out the Qld Canoeing State Events Calendar for Sprints, Marathon, Canoe Polo and Ocean Racing events.  Thanks to the Technical Committees and clubs for your assistance in hosting events … Read more.

Queensland Education & Recreation

Coastal and Enclosed Sea Guide Training Course

Coastal and Enclosed Sea Guide Training Course

Do you are someone you know need qualifications to lead groups in coastal or sheltered ocean waters?

Then this course on 9th & 10th June will prepare you to start training for your assessment and accreditation.

You will learn safety briefings and equipment, paddle skills and stroke correction, safety guidelines and risk management, navigation and …Read more.

Coastal & Enclosed Sea Guide / Instructor Assessment

Coastal & Enclosed Sea Guide / Instructor Assessment

Have you or anyone you know done your coastal or enclosed sea Guide/Instructor training? Now it's time to put your training into practice. 

This is your chance to undertake the assessment to gain your nationally recognised accreditation on Saturday 23rd June.  Read more.

Fee Proposal for Commercial Kayak/Canoe Operators Averted

Fee Proposal for Commercial Kayak/Canoe Operators Averted

Successful advocacy by sport and recreation sectors in support of our commercial operators has averted a potential bombshell with the proposed introduction of a levy on the unpowered hire-and-drive domestic commercial vessels… Read more. 

Redlands Healthy and Active Program

Redlands Healthy and Active Program

A great turnout for the Redland City Council' Active and Healthy 'Paddle Oz Kids 'programs run by Queensland Canoeing and Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club at Raby Bay over the past few weeks.

Young paddlers have had the opportunity to learn basic paddling skills, water safety, … Read more.

Education

QC Education Calendar

Queensland Canoeing is a National Training Provider for Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) Courses. 

Queensland Canoeing education calendar is now available, including Skills Training, Lifeguard, Guide, etc …Read more.

  

National News

Finalists – 2017 Marathon Paddler Of The Year

Finalists – 2017 Marathon Paddler Of The Year

The Australian Canoeing Marathon Committee announced the finalists for all categories of the 2017 Australian Canoeing Marathon Paddler of the Year.

Congratulations to Queenslanders who received nominations, including -

• Erin Blanch (QLD, Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club) - Junior Female

• Daniel Mole (QLD, Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club) - Junior Male

• Rain Metsoja (QLD, Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club) - Masters Male The winners …

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Australian Canoe Announces Competition Dates

2018 National Events Calendar

Australian Canoeing has announced the following 2018 Championship dates for Canoe Sprints, Slalom, Polo and Marathon … 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.

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