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Join in for the Time Trial on Wednesday Evening



Rego from 5.15pm    
Wave start from 5.45pm

Worried about paddling in the dark? Grab a club K2, a friend and power around the course.

BRING -  BYO SOUP MUG if you want to enjoy hot soup afterwards.



Paddling Bring and Buy at Ascot Kayak Club

Saturday 10th July 8.00am - 12noon

This is a Free event - No need to book - Just roll up if you have something paddling related to sell.

Set up from 8am - Sell from 8.30am - 12 noon.

All the main boat and paddling gear businesses are joining us for the morning and thank them for their support.

A great opportunity to clear a boat or two, paddles or gear that doesn't fit anymore.
Find the event on the AKC Facebook page and share it to all your paddling friends.
Wear your paddling gear, there's guaranteed to be a boat to try out.
AKC Juniors will be running a cake stall to keep you fed.
For more info contact Sharna or Kylie on


Stormy Weather

               Photo by Terry Bolland

With more rain already fallen at this time of the year than the last few, it is worth revisiting personal and group safety when storms are around. There is a simple rule to remember.
The below information has been taken from the DLGSCI Weather Policy.
The department has a lightning safety plan. This plan is designed to ensure safety of clients and staff during thunderstorm activity.

The rule for assessing the risk is known as the 30/30 rule. For every three second delay between a lightning flash and audible thunder associated with the flash equates to a distance of approximately one kilometre.

When lightning is within 10km, therefore 30 seconds between the ‘flash and bang', it is recognised as an approaching risk and the camp should prepare to move people to safe areas.

All people should be within safe areas when the lightning is within 5km, therefore 15 seconds between ‘flash and bang'.

Events may cease up to 30 minutes after the last lighting or thunder event before re-commencing.

Photo by John O'Sullivan
You can find more of his photos here:


Register Upper Swan Marathon Race
Sunday 27th June 

Last chance to accumulate points for Paddler of the Year !


Australian Masters Games Sprint Day
Volunteers Needed

Wednesday 13th October 2021
Champion Lakes Regatta Centre

Hi All,

This is an all-day sprint regatta for 35y-and-over Masters athletes. The event needs volunteers and many of the personnel that usually run the regattas are racing on the day. So we need help!

We realise this is a weekday, many are working, or studying/exams. However, if you are able to help, PLEASE let us know by registering on the sheet below. We need to know who can help in advance, so please put your name down early. If you're unsure this far in advance, but may be available, please indicate.

Many roles can be developed with training prior to race day. THANKS from all the older sprint folk. Sprint Technical Committee
Register here


Brevis Choate Memorial Slalom Race

                                Winter Series Race 1 - Brevis Choate Memorial Race


The Brevis Choate Memorial Race is held in memory of Brevis, a past President of Canoeing WA.  The slalom community would like to honour his memory with a race that reflects his belief in family and community participation. All paddlers are welcome to attend the event, dig out that old slalom boat or bring your plastic playboat along.
Saturday the 19th June, 2021 at Walyunga National Park.

Setup and registration from 8:30am, Racing starts at 9:00am

Race Fee $10 or take advantage of the Season Rego for $60. Pay on the day or direct debit to Paddle WA (please make sure that you add .07 cents (either $10.07 or $60.07) to help PWA recognise this as a slalom race payment.

Helmets and PFDs are compulsory.

Here is the link to register:


WA Slalom Community

Calling the WA Slalom Community to welcome Mike Druce at the end of his Bibbulmun Track Trek in Kalamunda
When: Thursday 17th June 4pm - 4.45pm
Where: Northern Terminus Bibbulmun Track Kalamunda - Opposite Coles carpark
Why: Mike Druce has walked the entire Bibbulmun Track to raise funds for the charity ‘Derek’s Place’
Derek’s Place is a charity that has been formed to raise money for an accommodation facility for families with young children, when one of the parents is undergoing cancer treatment.

Natasha Welsh founded the charity after their personal experience. When her husband was undergoing treatment and their children were young it was difficult keeping the family together. Existing facilities weren’t able to cater for families with young children.

Mike Druce has been involved with the development of canoe slalom for many years and has shown the same selfless and dedicated attitude to push himself to the limit undertaking this walk as he does within the slalom community.

Please join Mike and share in the celebrations as he reaches the end of the Bibbulmun Track.


Slalom Course Official Opening

                                    3rd July 10.00am - 11.30am

All AKC members are invited to the official opening of the new Flatwater course.

To register your attendance and to receive an official invitation (also for catering purposes) please contact the Paddle WA office on 9285 8501 or email

Looking to buy a K4? Register your Interest Now!

AKC has purchased a Nelo Quattro K4 which is more comfortable and adaptable to paddlers of different sizes than our current Vadja models.

We have to move one of the Vadja's on before we bring the new one into the shed and would like to call for expressions of interest from members who would be interested in purchasing a K4 for their personal boat fleet.

If you are interested in purchasing a Vadja K4 please email Kylie with your bid


AKC Juniors - Reminder PFD's

A reminder for AKC U14 juniors that the wearing of PFD's is mandatory when using club boats and participating in club sessions.

Whilst a junior has the option to wear a PFD when 14 and older it's recommended to continue to wear one, particularly when participating in junior sessions.

If nothing else it is very handy to have if you have to ever rescue a younger paddler in the event of a capsize.


2021 AKC Funky Pants Design
Last Week to Order!



The 2021 AKC Funky Pants design featuring our WA floral emblem is ready for pre order.
Get orders in quick as we won’t be holding any stock.

Adult sizes $65.00

This year we have added kids sizes - they are single layer only and non branded AKC - same fabric design
Kids sizes $35.00


AKC Paracanoe Program

This new programme has been selected to be one of 15 selected storytellers for the Filming Our Future: Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way’.

Carers WA selected 15 community members, sporting and physical activity clubs and/or community groups who have a disability or deliver a disability sport programme and are willing to share their stories of how they contribute to their communities. A short 2-3 minute video will be produced telling the story of the sporting inclusion.

A fantastic opportunity to showcase club based paracanoe programmes and what can be possible when we have so many dedicated volunteers.

This will be great publicity and a reward to all who put the hard work into making this programme happen at AKC.


The Ascot Kayak Club invites you to come and try Paracanoe. It's the perfect sport for anyone wanting to get out on the water and stay active, surrounded by an extremely supportive community.
With experienced coaches offering you four sessions free of charge as an introduction to an activity that can be continued as a hobby or pursued into the Paralympic Pathway
When: Saturday Mornings 0900-1030
Who: Anyone living with a physical disability with an interest in trying Kayaking
What to bring - Water bottle, towel, Swimming appropriate clothes. Carers/Family or Friends are also welcome to come down
What is Included? 4 Sessions free of charge with One to One coaching, Use of paracanoe boats, paddles and a lifejacket
Contact - Mark Daniels - 0408779372 or


AKC Adult Intro Course - July 

Introductory Course for Adults - Saturday morning 

We are now taking bookings for July - Commencing Saturday 3rd July 2021

All courses are run in 4-week blocks (include 4 sessions)

Saturday Course - commencing the first Saturday of the month. Saturday morning courses are 8:30am to 10.00am (please arrive at 8.00am on the first session to be on the water by 8.30am)

All ages 16 and up are suitable.

Cost: $100.00 per person

This course is aimed at the complete novice or someone wanting to brush off a few cobwebs, and once completed, should see you with the confidence and knowledge to safely embark on a paddle on the calm waters of the Swan River around Garvey Park, where our club is located.

Bookings Essential



Parkrun - Garvey Park

Parkrun has started up a group at Garvey Park. The group is a free, timed 5 km run, jog or walk around Garvey Park. It starts at 8:00am each Saturday, with briefing occurring just before 8am (if it is your first time aim to be there at least 10min before start to understand course).


Anyone is welcome to join in the running group, with walkers most welcome to join in too! If you want to join please register before you first come along. Just remember to bring a printed copy of your barcode to each event to receive a time.

For more information go to their website

Or go to their Facebook page Garvey Parkrun. 


This month Belmont City Council has kindly donated coffees from the kiosk for Parkrun volunteers to help promote Garvey Park Parkrun. 


Ascot Kayak Club Office Hours

                                                              Office hours
                                                      The club office is open
                                           1st & 3rd Wednesday evening 5-7pm
                                           2nd & 4th Saturday of each month 8-10am     


Upcoming Club Events and Activities

Official Opening State Slalom Centre of WA - Sat 3rd July 
Bring and Buy for all paddling related gear FREE EVENT - Sat 10th July
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