Paddlefest 2017

 

2017 sees the return of the CANI Paddlefest. This year is sure to be an amazing event for all involved in paddlesport.

The event will take place over the weekend of Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April. There will be a range of sessions and trips on offer to meet the needs, interests and skill levels of all paddlers. As well as this, there will be many opportunities for coaches and leaders to refresh their knowledge of best practice within their field. These sessions will be delivered by a team of inspirational, expert coaches from across Ireland and the UK, who are specialists within their disciplines.

 

Guest Coach

Jenny Kilbride will be joining the coaching team at Paddlefest 2017! The Level 5 skills kayakers and Level 4 kayak instructor has a vast amount of kayaking experience, both as a coach and an athlete. On Friday Jenny will be there to share some of her extensive knowledge. Come Saturday and Sunday Jenny will be coaching on some of our range of trips. We can’t wait!

Find out more about Jenny Kilbride here

How to book

For online booking please follow link – Paddlefest online booking

Booking forms can also be sent into CANI via post, please find booking form below.

 

Paddlefest Programme

Friday Evening –

The conference starts with registration from 5.00 – 8.30pm. The formal opening of the conference will be 8.30pm, followed by an evening social.

Saturday –

Saturday morning registration will be open from 7.00 – 8.00am. After this everyone will meet their coaches at 8.30am for a 9.00am departure to your Saturday session/s.

Saturday evening will start with a meal in the Everglades Ballrooom at 6.30pm. Following the meal there will be an evening talk from Jenny Kilbride and rounded off with a social event. For those that have not booked onto the conference you can purchase a ticket to attend the meal.

Sunday –

Sunday morning registration will be open from 7.00 – 8.00am. After this everyone will meet their coach at 8.30am for a 9.00am departure to your Sunday session/s.

Paddlfest will come to a close at 4.30pm at the Everglades Ballroom.

Click here for the full Paddlefest program.

or View and print the full program here.

 

Practicing Trip – All the practicing trips will be in the moderate water environment, these trips will be for paddlers looking to develop and progress their moderate water skills.

Skilled Trip – All the advanced trips will be in the advanced water environment, these trips will be for paddlers who have their moderate skill dialled and are now looking at developing and progressing their advanced water skills.

Coach and Safety Update – Over the 2 days coaches and leaders will be able to gain recognition for coach update by attending both a coach and safety update session. For further information on keeping up to date, please follow the link; http://cani.org.uk/learning-and-awards/coaching/keeping-up-to-date/

 

Costs

  • £70 Full Conference with meal on Saturday evening – Adult/Junior/Student Member
  • £90 Full Conference with meal on Saturday evening – Adult/Junior/Student Non Member
  • £45 1 Day of Conference – Adult/Junior/Student Member
  • £55 1 Day of Conference – Adult/Junior/Student Non Member
  • £16 Evening meal  – Adult/Junior/Student

‘Member’ means Full or Affiliated member of CANI.

How to book

For online booking please follow link – Paddlefest online booking

Booking forms can also be sent into CANI via post, please find booking form below.

 

Young people attending Paddlefest

We welcome the participation of under-18’s at the event. To avoid any problems we must insist that under-18’s are accompanied by a parent/guardian at the event. For participants aged 16 & 17 their Parents/Guardians do not need to attend the same water sessions as their children on the event but they do need to be responsible for them throughout the event. Participants who are under the age of 16, must be accompanied by an adult who will take charge of them and look after them throughout the session.

 

Meeting place and activity hub

The Everglades Hotel Ballroom will be the central meeting place and activity hub for this year’s Paddlefest. Directions can be found here.

 

Equipment

You will need to bring your own paddling equipment for the event; however there may be demo boats available.

 

Accommodation and food

The Saturday evening meal is included in the full conference price. Other food and accommodation is up to the individual to arrange.

Use the link below to view local accommodation in the Derry/Londonderry area. Some options may have a special rate agreed between CANI and the business. Please use any notes provided to get the best rates for the Paddlefest weekend.

 

Check out the Paddlefest 2017 page on Facebook for updates and more!

 

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