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Acknowledgements and Thanks

Thank you

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

Thanks GeraldineGeraldine SquiresGeraldine 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
Thanks Brisbane City Council
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
Thanks Queensland Canoeing
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
Thanks Chris KhooChris KhooUQ 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
Thanks Queensland Government
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
Thanks VeroVero
(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
Thanks Queensland CanoeingQueensland CanoeingAfter 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
Thanks Queensland Government
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'sRosco CanoesThanks to Rosco Canoes for organising prizes for the 2010 club championships. Thanks are also due to 2010
The Simon Vos EstateThe 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 EstateThe 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 EstateThe 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 FundQueensland Government Gambling Community Benefit FundThe 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 sponsorshipAnaconda camping and adventure superstoreKindly donating the major prizes for the club championships (6 Oct 2007) - a Denali hike tent, a mountainsmith backpack, and a tactical headlamp 2007