August 2014

New TDU Newsletter Available!

A huge thank you to all of the contributors in this edition: writers Sarah Bracken, Phil Connolly, Jon Mackey, Sarah McDonagh, Odhrán McNally, Paddy McCormack, Kieran McKevitt, editor Laura Griffin and sponsor I-Canoe.

The articles in this edition:

  • Chairperson’s Note – Paddy McCormack
  • Women’s Freestyle Day Kilkenny – Sarah Bracken
  • Kayaking Adventure in Mexico – Phil Connolly
  • Moving from fear to purposeful practice; breaking out of the eddies and into adventure! – Jon Mackey
  • Augsburg Slalom Trip – Sarah McDonagh
  • European Trip 2014 – Odhrán McNally
  • Access Issues on Irish Rivers Survey Results – Kieran McKevitt

Congratulations to Odhrán McNally who won the draw for the prize this edition which was a Peak River Runner BA supplied by I-Canoe.

To have a look at the newsletter follow this link: http://goo.gl/0S6ee6

The next newsletter will be published in December, keep the articles coming to committee@tdu.ie!

TDU to launch Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Awards

On September 12th 2014 Canoeing Ireland’s TDU will launch the new Stand Up Paddle Board awards.

To do this they will run a one day assimilation course for any qualified kayak or canoe instructor who has a personal skills standard they feel meets the new Level 2 Paddle Boarding skills award,  has unrestricted access to Board and Paddle, has a valid first aid certificate, is over 18 years of age and is a currently registered member of Canoeing Ireland TDU.

For more information on what this workshop involves, a description of level two skills and how to sign up follow this link.

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