Over 90 youngsters - and some not so young! - took to the water in Bishops Stortford on 20 August to have what, for many, was their first taste of kayaking.
The day started early for the club's volunteers as the boats needed to be towed upriver from the clubhouse. Registration was based on the patio of Cambio Lounge, who also provided refreshments for the volunteers. Five of the club's coaches (Fred, Malcolm, Ken, Jacque and Gary) worked tirelessly all afternoon to make sure everyone was safe and happy on the water. Additional support was provided by Alex, Darren, and junior club member William.
The event raised a total of just over £460 for Grove Cottage (home of Bishop's Stortford Mencap).
See a slide-show of photos.
Come & Try Canoeing (20 Aug 2015)
Richmond Hasler Marathon (2 Aug 2015)
Octavia also competed in the out-of-region Camel Hasler the following week, where her time of 33:11 in Division 8 brought her a silver medal and promotion to 7. See full results of the Camel Hasler.
Well done to both Ella and Octavia.