Photo: Kayaking Program for Merrimac State High School at Varsity Lakes Paddlers 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 

QC Award Nominations

QC Award Nominations

Queensland Canoeing presents a number of awards each year to recognise individuals and clubs that have made a significant contribution to the development of canoeing in Queensland.

Nominations for the Award period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 are open now.

… Read more.

2018 Olympic Hopes Team Announced

2018 Olympic Hopes Team Announced

Congratulations to Jenaya Massie (Kawana Waters Canoe Club) and Phoebe Wills-Grace (Kawana Waters Canoe Club) on being selected to compete at the Olympic Hopes regatta in Piestany Slovakia 14-16 September following their outstanding success at the Asia-Pacific Regatta. … Read more.

2017 Australian Canoe Marathon Paddler of the Year Announced

Qld juniors triumph at the Australian Canoe Marathon Paddler of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Queensland juniors Erin Blanch (Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club) and Daniel Mole (Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club) received Australian Canoe Marathon Paddler of the Year 2017 Awards in the Junior Female and Junior Male category respectively.   … Read more.

Club News & Events

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.  … Read more.

2018 Keppel Sea Kayak Symposium

2018 Keppel Sea Kayak Symposium

The Keppel Sea Kayak Symposium will be hosted by Paddle Capricornia and the North Keppel Island Environmental Centre from this Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 June.

The base for the symposium is at the North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre which is 15 km off the mainland from the township of Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast.

The KSKS is an educational event run “by Paddlers for Paddlers”  …  Read more.

IT IS TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

IT IS TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

Members can now RENEW their club membership and new members can JOIN a club for 2018/19 season. From 1 June 2018, members can “renew” your club membership or new members can “join” a club for 2017/18 season.

To renew or register … Read more.

Program of the Month: Merrimac High School and Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club

Program of the Month: Merrimac High School and Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club

Dream collaboration between Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club and Merrimac High School Each Wednesday at 12.45 a busload of students from Merrimac High School arrive at Lake Orr for a paddling training session organised by Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club.  …Read more.

Cory Hill Wins Legendary Molokai Challenge

Cory Hill Wins Legendary Molokai Challenge

Gold Coast resident Cory Hill has won the 2018 Molokai Challenge, winning the legendary ocean paddling race from Molokai to Hawaii Kai, Oahu in a record time of 3:15:09 and breaking the 21-year old record of fellow Australian Dean Gardiner.  

The 2017 ICF Ocean Paddling World Champion won the 2018 Maui Jim Molokai Challenge title ahead of  … Read more.

Grant Writing Workshop

Free Grant Writing Workshop on 20th June

Grants can be vital source of funding for clubs that allows them to continue to grow and develop their offerings.

That is why Sport and Recreation Services are offering a a free workshop where participants will gain practical, first-hand knowledge on how to write grant applications, where to look for funding, and how to budget correctly… 20 June from 6-9pm at West End ... Read more.

Get Going Clubs Grants

Get Going Clubs Grants close 29 June

Get Going Clubs provides funding to local and regional sport and active recreation organisations to improve their capabilities to better deliver activities in Queensland communities.

Grants of up to $7,500 are available to eligible organisations with one project with any combination of the following components -  ducation and training, equipment and participation. … 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 - Registrations Open

2018 John Newton Team Boat Challenge - Registrations Open

Online registration are now open for the annual John Newton Team Boat Challenge which will be on Sunday 1 July 2018 at Preston Park, Currumbin.

Last year we had a great turnout and are looking forward to another great event. To register for the team boat challenge go to … Read more.

Pacific Coast Paddle Series

Pacific Coast Paddle Series

The results for 2018 Pacific Coast Paddle Series have been updated after Round 4 Wetlands Wander Race on 3 June.

In the Club Series Points, Sandgate Canoe Club (182) maintain their lead, with Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club (158) in second place and the Brisbane Paddling Club (137), home of the Paddle Pops edging closer to the leaders in third place.  Varsity Lakes Paddlers … Read more.

Queensland's success at the 2018 National Canoe Marathon Championships

Queensland's success at the 2018 National Canoe Marathon Championships

A Queensland contingent headed to West Lakes in Adelaide to compete at the 2018 National Canoe Marathon Championships.

The cold weather was a shock to the system but the Queenslanders remained determined and brought back home a total of 33 medals.  … Read more.

Three Queenslanders selected on 2018 Canoe Marathon Team

Three Queenslanders selected on 2018 Canoe Marathon Team

Australian Canoeing have announced their selections for the 2018 Canoe Marathon Team to compete at the World Championships and Masters World Cup. Queensland will be represented by Tegan Fraser (Indooroopilly Canoe Club) competing in K1 Open, and masters paddlers Stuart Bryson (Brisbane Canoeing) and Brad Hagan...... Read more.

Queensland Canoe Polo Winter Series

Qld Canoe Polo Winter Series

The 2018 Queensland Canoe Polo Winter Series dates have been finalised with a three round series scheduled for July.

Round 1. Sunday 1st July 2018
Host Club: Brothers Canoe Club
Venue: Spring Lake, Springfield Lakes

Round 2. Friday 13th July 2018
  … 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 & Enclosed Sea Guide Assessment

Coastal & Enclosed Sea Guide Assessment

Have you or anyone you know done the Coastal / Enclosed Sea Guide training? This is your chance to undertake the assessment to gain your nationally recognised qualifications.

Course: Saturday 23rd June at 
Victoria Point (8am-4pm) … Read more.

Foundation Coach Course

Foundation Coach Course

Are you interested in becoming a foundation coach?

The foundation coach works with beginners and recreational paddlers to introduce the basic paddling skills common to all canoe/kayak disciplines. 

Foundation Coach Course on Saturday 14 July is suited to coaches introducing paddlers at canoe clubs and in schools. … Read more.

Foundation Officials Course - Flatwater

Foundation Officials Course

Are you interested in becoming a Flatwater Official and supporting this great sport?

Queensland Canoeing will be conducting a Foundation Officials Course on Saturday 21 July covering officiating for the Flatwater disciplines of canoe sprint and marathon.

 … Read more.

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Canoe Polo Foundation Coaching Course

Canoe Polo Coaching Course

Ten enthusiastic participants attended the Canoe Polo Foundation Coaching Course on Saturday 21 May 2018 and Sunday 22 May hosted by the Canoe Polo Technical Committee and Ian Beasley. 

The participants were then challenged with an on-water session for the remainder of the course where the future … 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 & International News

Australian Canoe Announces Competition Dates

Paddle Australia ushers in new era

This coming Sunday 17 June 2018, we will enter a new era as Australian Canoeing officially becomes Paddle Australia. 

Likewise, State Associations have also commenced rebranding with Paddle WA, Paddle SA, Paddle NSW, and other States to follow during 2018. 

2018 SPRINT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM SELECTED

2018 AUSTRALIAN SPRINT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM SELECTED

Congratulations to Alyce Burnett and Alyssa Bull (Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club), Jordan Wood (Gold Coast Kayak & Canoe) and Tom Green (Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club) on being selected to represent Queensland and Australia at the 2018 ICF Sprint World Championships in Portugal in August. … Read more.

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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