Laois Kayak and Canoe Club News and Upcoming Raffle
The club are holding a raffle in the coming weeks to raise much needed funds for club equipment and your support would be greatly appreciated. There are 12 prices with a total prize value of €1,245.00 and tickets are just €2 each or 3 for €5, your support would be greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to LKCC Club Members Michael Malone and Matt McGrath for finishing second and third in the ocean to city race in Cork on Saturday 31st May. Also, huge congratulations to Sean and Robert who received their level 2 kayaking skills certificates from instructor Paul Byrne recently. Both Sean and Robert took part in the kayaking beginner sessions in Durrow recently and well done to both of them. Finally, congratulations also to club member Matt McGrath on passing his Level 3 Canoe Skills last week-end in Graiguenamanagh.
Junior Club Members; ‘’the younglings’’ had a great evening of paddling on Tuesday last, this was specifically for the younger members and they all enjoyed getting to know the boats, paddles, PDF’s and Helmets and learning how to paddle in the water.
Kayaking Beginner Sessions continue on WEDNESDAY evenings at 7pm. Our qualified instructors will show you some of the techniques and disciplines of paddling. All equipment including kayaks, helmets and buoyancy aids will be provided. Anyone interested should message us on Facebook www.facebook.com/laoiskayak or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is €5 per person. You must be able to swim 25 metres competently. If you are a junior (under 16 years old), then a parent or guardian must be present for the duration of the session.