Canoeing offers a wide range of activities, some based on competition and others (less formalised) based on journeying and adventuring. There are many different types of canoeing including; Canoe Slalom, Freestyle Kayaking, Canoe Sailing, Polo, Sea Kayaking, Sprint Racing and more!
To promote and develop canoeing for disabled people, the British Canoe Union & Canoe England use the concept and term Paddle-Ability to address the issue of participation in canoe sport and canoe recreation. Paddle-Ability focuses on the individuals' ability in canoeing rather than disability.
Go Canoeing Week 2015
This May, Northamptonshire Sport are proud to be supporting National Go Canoeing Week, taking place from May 23rd – 31st. There are loads of ways to get involved whatever your age or ability!
Go Canoeing Week is British Canoeing's annual festival of paddling, which aims to raise the profile of canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding and encourage as many people as possible to pick up a paddle and get out on the water.
Last year's event was the biggest yet, and this year we want to help Go Canoeing go even further. The 2016 Olympics are on the horizon and to reflect this, the theme for Go Canoeing Week 2015 is Road To Rio.
The aim for the event this year is to collectively paddle the distance from the UK to Rio and back again... that's 24,901 miles!
There will be loads of great activities taking place across England, and we're sure it's going to be the biggest and best Go Canoeing Week yet.
We hope that lots of people will get involved - there are certainly plenty of ways to do so, whatever your ability.
What's more, there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs if you register your miles on the Go Canoeing Week website, www.gocanoeingweek.org.uk.
Check out www.gocanoeingweek.org.uk for more information and listings of fantastic activities taking place all over England. We'll see you on the Road To Rio this Go Canoeing Week!
Go Canoeing is a Canoe England initiative aimed at opening up the sport to new participants and encouraging those with some canoeing experience to take to the water more regularly and become more active in the sport.
By providing a range of captivating and inspiring opportunities and resources, we are confident we can significantly increase the number of people who paddle on a weekly and monthly basis. The project, which is part-funded by Sport England, will target the adult and family leisure markets and aims to demonstrate to the nation how fun, social and accessible canoeing can be.
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Thu, 21 May 2015 09:42
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