Newsletter, October 21st 2020
Extra Sunday Dates Added
Sunday afternoon sessions are usually run fortnightly at the Riverside at this time of year. This year they have proved to be more popular than usual and our membership is growing.
To meet this higher level of demand we are now planning to hold club meetings weekly on every Sunday between now and Christmas. STARTING THIS SUNDAY 25th OCTOBER.
Our programme of trips and pool sessions are very restricted at present. Extra Sundays will allow new members increased access to club boats and equipment and help them develop their paddling. For our more experienced paddlers we hope this goes some way in replacing trips you may have planned to rivers in areas under restrictions where we are asked not to travel. We are also aware that at present people need increased support to maintain physical and mental health.
When attending the Riverside please keep to the Covid protocols we have in place with signing-in, maintaining social distances, and cleansing of equipment at the end of the session.
Deva Facebook Page
New members may not be aware that we have a Facebook group ,’Deva Kayakers and Friends’. This is a closed group, so you need to ‘request to join’. It means you will not get bombarded with spam adverts, and the content is restricted to posts about the club, its members and paddlesports.
This week Deva CC made a donation of £233 to the RNLI. In March we were planning to hold a fish and chip night with a raffle in aid of RNLI. Meanwhile….I think you know the rest… however, all our members who had bought tickets agreed to donate their fee.
Thank you for your generosity
New Paddler Resources
British Canoeing have put together some e-resources on their ‘Paddles Up’ training portal which new members may find useful here