Paddlefest 2017


We had a fantastic weekend at Paddlefest 2017 in Derry/Londonderry. There were great coaching sessions and safety updates for coaches and leaders to get experience and knowledge of best practice and the latest coaching trends in paddle-sport. It was a weekend full of paddling and a great time to meet up with old friends, and new!


Thank you to all of our coaches who made the event such a success. A massive thank you to our guest coach, Jenny Kilbride, who delivered an inspirational talk on Saturday evening as well as getting on the water to coach throughout the weekend.



See what people are saying about CANI Paddlefest 2017 on our events page on Facebook.

There are some great photos online from the weekend. If you have any videos or pictures, make sure you share them here using #CANIPaddlefest2017 in your post so as everyone can see them!


“Paddlefest was a great weekend! Learned so much and had a great time doing it. Coaching was absolutely first class as well! Brilliant!” – Paul N


“Big thanks to the fantastic coaching this weekend at Cani Paddlefest.

Firstly to Matt McKnight and Hugo Dale for their tutorlage and dedication as ever to the sport to me personally on my journey. Also to all who visited this event and made it into another successful social event in the canoe/kayaking calender….” -Tim H


“A great weekend of paddling, coaching, building skills and meeting friends old and new. Thanks to all the coaches for their time and expertise and for the folk who took up this annual opportunity to have fun.” – Liz McC



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