Canoe Focus Winter 2017 - Page 2

Contents 3 Welcome Activities & Events Foreword 4 Information about changes to British Canoeing membership 6 Upcoming Event Festive Events 8 Winter Club Challenge 10 Dates for the Diary 12 42 Countdown to the Coach Award 44 Which Coaching Qualification or Leadership Award is right for me? 46 Bucket list Members Adventures 50 Kaysee The Adventure Dog 52 Things you might have missed 13 Jack Eyres Interview 54 Canoeing in the spotlight 16 Tips for Cold Weather Paddling 60 News 20 Forget your wet kit woes this winter with our special offer from The Dry Bag 62 Cheshire Ring Race 2017 64 Promotion Member Benefits 24 Winter Photo Competition 68 Outdoor Gifts on Everyone’s Wish List 26 The Fish River Canoe Marathon 72 Environment Performance Performance Overview 2017 29 Featured Interview An Interview with Mallory Franklin Why do we need to bash the Policeman’s Helmet? 76 South Walney Nature Reserve 79 Proud to support British Canoeing invites you to the 2018 UK Coaching & Leadership Conference 34 Exclusive 15% discount * for British Canoeing members with code CANOEAW17 *Full T&Cs apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Selected lines are exempt. Only valid upon production of your British Canoeing membership identification in store or use of valid discount code online. Offer expires 28.02.18. Mallory Franklin Interview p34 News Let’s Go Somewhere 38 Coaching and Leadership Membership “Can you feel it, the restlessness, the pull, the desire? To go and do, to be somewhere else, to pack a bag for an hour, a day or even more and just go. To find somewhere special, a favourite spot or a new place to explore. We say go. Go and find your somewhere with our new Winter range, now in-store and online at” Super September Highlights Super September Highlights p38 Jack Eyres Interview p54 Bash the Policeman’s Helmet p76