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Sessions Cancelled – Saturday 10th April

Unfortunately we have to postpone all sessions for this coming Saturday (10th April), as several of our coaches and helpers have had notification from the NHS app to self isolate.

The club takes the safety and well being of all particpants very seriously, so we have decided that due to a reduced number of coaches able to run the sessions, we do not have adequite cover to safely deliver sessions. As such, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this Saturday.

We will move all bookings onto the following Saturday 17th April (at the same time). If this is not convenient for you, we can look to arranage for you to attend a different session in the future. Please contact us if you do not wish to be on the next sessions and would prefer a credit or refund.

We can only apologise for this but I’m sure you all know we always put everyone’s safety as a top priority.

We thank you for your understanding.

West Yorkshire Canoe Club

Saturday 29th August – Return to Pugneys!

Events for this weekend have been added to the calendar. Due to the high amount of rainfall, the Rivers are not suitable for our regular Saturday sessions. However, as restrictions have been partially lifted at Pugneys Country Park Lake, we are able to run sessions at our usual home.

Sessions are being run but with limited numbers per session. To assist with social distancing measures, we will be running small sessions of no more than 5 people (in line with guidance from British Canoeing) and setting off in half hourly intervals. There are 5 two hour sessions on the calendar this week starting from 10am to 12pm .

Changing rooms within the main building are not presently available, so please arrive at the session prepared as best as possible and prepared to change at your car / outside. For current up-to-date information about current amenities at pugneys, see the page below:
https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure/leisure-centres-and-facilities/pugneys-country-park

Depending on the wishes of the group and the weather, we can either paddle around the lake or stay in the sheltered area.

Costs for borrowing equipment are £8.00 per person as there is a charge the club have to pay to Pugneys for each paddler on the lake.

Saturday 22nd August

Apologies for the delay in posting events this week! We will be running the same two sessions as we have in previous weeks. 

A lot of rain has fallen so we’re keeping a close eye on the river levels. 

Morning session will run 10 – 12pm and afternoon session 12 – 2pm.
This should also allow time to grab a bite from the cafe 😁😁.

Our online booking system is now fully up and running allowing you to book your place and pay on line if requiring equipment.

https://www.westyorkshirecanoeclub.com/calendar/

I will setup a Facebook group for this weekend and add people as they book or confirm by message on here.

If you require to borrow any kit please message me before 6pm Friday on Facebook or drop a mail to club secretary