The Paddler ezine Issue 45 Winter 2018/19 - Page 82

16 Minimum fuss and maximum friendliness is the motto for Falcon Rowing and Canoe Club in Oxfordshire, who have become a household name in their local area for offering fun, accessible and engaging paddling sessions for all. From helping prepare adventurers with learning disabilities undertaking charity canoe challenges, to pool sessions and afternoons on the River Thames, the club, who pride themselves on being inclusive, work with a host of local organisations to ensure as many as possible can enjoy the benefits paddling can bring. Doug Staff of Falcon Canoe and Rowing Club explains how these partnerships are helping everyone to enjoy making a splash. “Canoeing is a fantastic example of a pursuit that most people can access and have a positive experience. Falcon RCC often receives enquiries from people with learning, social, emotional, physical and health difficulties who wish to join one of the club’s taster fun sessions.” Doug Staff Two of the organisations Falcon has worked with over the past year are KEEN Oxford and Oxfordshire Association for the Blind, who have both benefited from the sessions organised by the club.