Website Migration to New Web Software

Hi all,

We’re in the process of moving to new website software. This means there will be broken links, web pages in need of attention, and various other issues.

We are moving from Movable Type, the original content management system, to WordPress. This is instead of updating to the current version of Movable Type. The main reason is that WordPress is supported better by our web hosting company, so we are less likely to encounter issues that break the software and consequently the site, leaving us in a technical deep end (this has happened several times)! Also, more people are familiar with it. The migration also gives us the opportunity to upgrade the look of the site and its interaction with modern devices. At the moment, the main aim is to migrate to WordPress, slowly improving content/function later.

THE OLD SITE IS HERE

If you do see any issues please log a report by filling in the form at the bottom of each page. All you really need to do is cut and paste the broken URL or the text that has errors. Drawing our attention to it should be enough for us to locate it and see the problem.

LM: FEB 2019

Induction Submission form – UQCC Inductors only test

Inductor Email contacts are listed here.

If no sessions are scheduled, you can set up an RSS Feed to alert you to new induction postings using this RSS URL.

Induction Calendar

Click on the the indicator dot under the date for info about the scheduled induction
To change by year: click on the outer < >
To navigate by month click on the inner < >

Currently scheduled Inductions (sort by date)
For the email address please add ‘@uqcanoeclub.net’ to the name listed below
or look up the inductors’ email.

Book a session


INDUCTION STATISTICS

 



Qualified Club Members

Canoe qualifications and certifications formalise the training of individuals and ensure the skills learned meet accepted standards. Recognised expertise and training is necessary to ensure trips and events are properly organised and run. Qualified members are valuable providers of guidance, training, expertise, and leadership for other club members.

Please append @uqcanoeclub.net to each email name (shown in italics).

This is an anti-spam measure.

In progress


UQCC members are encouraged to undergo training and qualification
It is to the benefit of the club to have members who are competent in the use of club equipment. The club may subsidise the costs of proficiency awards undertaken by any club member, although there is an expectation of providing some instruction to other club members during and following certification.

Canoe Qualifications

UQCC members are encouraged to undergo training and qualification
It is to the benefit of the club to have members who are competent in the use of club equipment. The club may subsidise the costs of proficiency awards undertaken by any club member with sufficient ability and club engagement. There is an expectation of providing some instruction to other club members during and following certification.

Acknowledgements and Thanks

Thank you

The club gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals and groups

256-Eagle K1 Geraldine Squires Geraldine very kindly donated a Kayak Centre made Eagle K1 kayak. The Eagle design was used by the US Olympic team to win medals in the late 1980s, and went on to underlie racing designs in the 90s and into the 2000s. This kayak helps expand the high end options available to club members. 2014
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Brisbane City Council

The club was grateful to accept a $5220 Community Sport Clubs Grant (Nr 13/14508) from the Brisbane City Council. This is to organise, set up, and improve administrative and coaching systems within the club. It includes funds for a senior Queensland coach to restructure the club training and coaching program, support trainee coaches, and review and improve club procedures. This is part of over $2.3 million that the council has awarded this round in support of local community sport clubs in Brisbane. 2014
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Queensland Canoeing

The UQ pool was reopened a year after the 2011 floods. However it does not have the infrastructure for Canoe polo goals.
QC again came to the club’s rescue. They have lent the club their floating polo goal. It’s now possible for UQ (and other polo playing clubs) to play in inner Brisbane on a regular basis once more. We can now start rebuilding canoe polo in the club and take advantage of an influx of enthusiastic and able new members.
2012
185-Rosco 2012.jpg Chris Khoo UQ Masters student Chris Khoo very kindly donated a full set of kayak gear to the club, including

  • A Rosco kayak in excellent condition
  • A sea kayak paddle
  • A Riptide PFD
  • A dry bag, kayak straps, and night light

This is a great addition to the club with a modern version of these much used and hardy boats. The club is extremely grateful to accept this donation. Members will benefit from this generosity for years to come.

2012
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Thanks are again due to the Queensland Government Department of Communities for their support in the form of a $5000 grant to improve club leadership depth. Part of the department’s Sport and Recreation Inclusion Program (Club support category). 2012
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(marine hull insurance)

Insurance House
(underwriter)

The club was impacted significantly by the January 2011 Floods. This resulted in our first major insurance claim. In our dealings with the insurer we found them to be constructive, fair, and reasonable. The marine hull insurance is the prime reason the club has bounced back strongly. We were one of the first UQ sporting clubs to have the major part of their insurance sorted out, and this put us back into action sooner.
After the 2011 flood, there were many stories of people discovering their insurance companies did not perform anywhere near what they expected. We think it is important to acknowledge that our marine hull insurance was not one of these stories. Our experience was a positive one.
2011
12-qld.gif Queensland Canoeing After the floods wiped out most of the club’s boats, QC helped us restart operations through the loan of several sea kayaks that bolstered our minimal fleet (before replacement or repaired boats were available). 2011
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Thanks are due to the Queensland Government Department of Communities for their support in the form of a $5000 grant to improve the club’s general skills and knowledge base. Part of the department’s Sport and Recreation Inclusion Program (Club support category). 2011 & 12
Thanks Rosco's Rosco Canoes Thanks to Rosco Canoes for organising prizes for the 2010 club championships. Thanks are also due to

2010
The Simon Vos Estate The club thanks Sue and Rob Vos, and the Simon Vos estate for making available three places for the wilderness emergency response training program. 2010
The Simon Vos Estate The club again thanks Sue and Rob Vos, and the Simon Vos estate for supporting three additional club members (Scott, Breck, and Martin) in completing a four day wilderness emergency response training program. Simon, who gave so much to the club, continues to do so. 2009
The Simon Vos Estate The club would like to thank Sue and Rob Vos, and the Simon Vos estate for enabling a club member (Dave) to attend a four day wilderness emergency response training program. 2008
funded by Gambling Community Benefit Fund Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund The Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $7552 to the University of QLD Canoe club for the purchase of four new flatwater Kayaks, paddles & PFD’s. The boats will be used to help newer paddlers increase their skills by paddling TK1’s. 2007
Anaconda championship sponsorship Anaconda camping and adventure superstore Kindly donating the major prizes for the club championships (6 Oct 2007) – a Denali hike tent, a mountainsmith backpack, and a tactical headlamp 2007

Contact the UQCC Committee

Email addresses
Please append @uqcanoeclub.net to the email name shown below (in green italics).
For example, an email of spam becomes “spam@uqcanoeclub.net”. Sorry – this is to reduce spam…

General Enquiries

Joining, trial paddles, first point of contact, and general queries and problems

Email: enquiries

Equipment borrowing requests

To obtain prior approval if you want to borrow equipment

(not needed for river paddling or club trips). Please check the borrowing procedures first.
Email: borrowing

Current Committee

Executive

President: Henry Friend

Email: president

Vice President: Sam Duniam
Email: vicepresident

Treasurer: Darren Bennett
Email: treasurer

Secretary: Siti Abdul Khalid
Email: secretary

Representatives

Sea Kayaking: vacant
Email: seakayaking

Flatwater: Siti Abdul Khalid

Email: flatwater

Whitewater: Henry Friend
Email: whitewater

Canoe Polo: Paul Bowtell
Email: polo

Officers

Equipment: Jose Rehbein
Email: equipment

Membership: Haiou Qu
Email: membership

Publicity: Yukang Wang
Email: publicity

Fundraising and grants: Charlie Hsu
Email: fundraising

Social: Yukang Wang

Email: social

Internet: Martin Wynne
Email: webadmin

If you would like to become more involved in the operation of your club then
please consider volunteering to fill any vacant roles, and contact the club secretary


Earlier Committees

Postal address

Please email the enquiries email address if you are sending via snail mail as we don’t check snail mail very often!

UQ Canoe Club
c/o UQ sport
PO box 6087
St. Lucia, Qld, 4067

LM: July 18