Whitehorse Canoe Club

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT PADDLE AND BBQ
Sunday July 19

In April, a massive earthquake in Nepal triggered landslides, avalanches and building collapses. Many people died or were injured and others lost their livelihoods. Many culturally significant buildings and basic infrastructure was destroyed.

Many Whitehorse Canoe Club members and others in the Victorian paddling fraternity have experienced paddling the fantastic Nepalese rivers and enjoying the beauty of the country and the Nepalese people. We wanted to support the Nepalese people in some small way.

Paddling friends of Miriam Pepper, Ram and Georgia Bhandari, have set up a fund to rebuild the Shree Jala Kanya Parimaki Primary School, located near Ram's home village in Nepal. The school has 351 students and was completely destroyed in the earthquake. So far they have managed to support a temporary structure but it will cost $20,000 to $30,000 to rebuild the school. More information on Ram and Georgia via: http://www.whitewaternepal.com/about-us/.

Whitehorse is running a paddle and bbq to raise funds to support the rebuilding of the school.

Where and When:

A paddle and bbq will be held at the Jumping Creek Reserve (Sandy Bay area) on Sunday 19 July.
The paddle will be from Jumping Creek to Warradyte. Paddlers will be escorted by experienced Whitehorse members. Transport for you and your gear back to Jumping Creek will be provided.
Meanwhile back at Jumping Creek we'll have a bbq happening.
All we need is your attendance and a donation to help rebuild the school.

If you are keen to paddle, you'll just need to bring yourself and your gear and be at the Sandy Bay car park / bbq area between 10.30 and 11.30. If you don't have gear, please contact us to see if other arrangements can be made.

The bbq will be happening from 12 midday.
There are shelters and toilets nearby.

Please contact Alison Boyes on boyesm@ozemail.com.au to let us know if you are interested in paddling and / or the bbq so we can cater accordingly. Also contact us if you would like to support rebuilding the school but can't make the event.

May 27 2015

A new paddling season is upon us! Start doing your rain dances and hoping for a good season!

The first major trip of the new season is the annual Queen's Birthday weekend trip to the Mitchell River which promises to be the usual fun. Contact Alison (no_spam_boyesm@ozemail.com.au) or Maddy (no_spam_maddy.lawrence@gmail.com) ASAP if you want to get on to this trip.

And check the calendar for all planned trips, as well as signing up to the facebook page (see the button to the left) for notifications and updates!