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APSU Pacific Coast SUP Series – Round 1

Photo Credit: Glen Eaton Round 1 of the APSU Pacific Coast SUP Series was held at Sandgate on the 17th of July to amazing conditions. Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place line honours of each distance. Divisional winners and Finisher certificates will also be presented.Round 1 certificates…

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APSU PCSS Race 1 – Sandgate Paddling Club

Photo Credit: Glen Eaton The first independent SUP race for the Pacific Coast Marathon Series. With a clean start at 9:30am giving Sup paddlers 30+ minutes of clean water before race 3 started at 10am. Great racing, happy smiles and full bellies. Prizes awarded to all 18km paddlers who stayed for presentations after races were…

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Help Needed

The Kerkow-Hill family have been handed some major challenges recently. Katrina and Jason are regular volunteers at sprint and marathon events that their children participate in. Lakin and Thomas are up and coming junior paddlers in both Sprint and Marathon who have been on the Paddle Queensland State Team. For the full details and story…

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PCMS Race 3 – Sandgate Paddling Club

Photo Credit: Glen Eaton A total 89 paddlers entered (including SUPs). 63 Paddlers from 22 clubs of varying disciplines and crafts lined up to compete in Race 3 Wetland Wanders at Shorncliffe, hosted by Sandgate Paddling Club. The race was Sandgate’s 25th hosting of this Annual Event, first commencing back on July 18th, 1996. 12…

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Emerging Athlete Pathways

The Emerging Athlete Pathways (EAP) program supports eligible young athletes, coaches and officials aged 10-18 years to progress on a development pathway by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending state, national and international events. What funding is available?Eligible athletes, coaches and official can apply for up to two events per Financial Year…

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FairPlay Vouchers

The new FairPlay system, Enquire, is now open – register now!  Have you heard the news? The Queensland Government’s FairPlay vouchers program is moving new to a new online system?  The great news is that our new system has a fresh look and feel and offers a more seamless FairPlay application process.  We are asking…

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Outdoors Queensland Awards

Photograph: Shane Cresser The Outdoors Queensland Awards* recognise and reward excellence in the outdoors community. The Awards celebrate individuals, organisations, programs, events and activities that have been successful in significantly improving outcomes for participants, clients and communities. The Outdoors Queensland Awards are for the ‘outdoors community in Queensland’ – outdoor enthusiasts, adventure tourism operators, outdoor education providers, activity clubs, land managers,…

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Important GCBF grant information

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and economic opportunities.  Over the past two years multiple extreme weather events have impacted many Queensland communities. To assist these communities, the GCBF have combined…

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Beach to Beach

Copyright 2022 by Beach to Beach Ocean Paddle The Mooloolaba Paddlers Beach to Beach Ocean Paddle was conducted on Saturday June 11 with Valentín Henot taking the Overall and Male line honours in 1:09:51 and Phoebe Woodhouse taking the Overall Female line honour in 1:22:05. To view the full results list click here. Fore more…

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Hells Gate 38

© 2022 Hells Gates 38 The Shaw and Partners Hells Gates 38 is an ocean ski race for competitive and experienced ski paddlers. The inaugural event was held on 4th June 2022 with Corey Hill taking the Overall and Male line honours in 2:56:01 and Danielle McKenzie taking the Overall Female line honour in 3:13:55….

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The 47th Gregory River Canoe Marathon

John VanRyt overall winner of the Gregory River Canoe Marathon The 47th Gregory River Canoe Marathon was a huge success with 181 registered paddlers. There was a large contingent of paddlers from the Tinaroo Canoe Club as well as paddlers from the Sunshine Coast, Tweed Heads, Echuca and the Northern Territory.  The diversity in age…

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The 11th Barron River Challenge

2022 Snapshot BRC20 Overall winner – Steve McLay – 1:55:30 BRC30 no entrants BRC50/50H Overall winner – Brett McDonald – 3:52:46 (new record) River height – Mareeba 1.75m, Bilwon 1.7m, Myola 0.88 – “good water” 2022 BRC Split Times & Race Results BOM River Heights Steve McLay from the Sunshine Coast, with a time of 1 hour…

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2022 Pacific Coast Marathon Series

The 2022 Pacific Coast Marathon Series will consist of five (5) events leading up to the School and State Championships. Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club  29th MayVarsity Lakes Paddlers Club  19th JuneSandgate Paddlers Club  17th JulyBrisbane Paddling Club  7th AugustCurrumbin Creek Paddlers Club  25th SeptemberPQ Canoe Marathon Championships  8-9th October, Coomera Due to poor weather conditions Race…

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Strengthen paddling in Queensland

As part of our plans to Strengthen paddling in Queensland, I am pleased to provide the following documents outlining the key areas we are focusing on over the next 18 months. Click on each item to view/download. PQ Website UpdatePQ Virtual SeriesPQ FocusPQ SUP StrategyPQ Discipline OverviewPQ Paddlesports OverviewPQ PathwaysPQ Event Sanctioning

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Congratulations to the following paddlers who have been selected into a National Development Squad or Australian Team

2022 Masters Australian Canoe Marathon World Championships Team:Armand le Roux and Stuart Bryson 2022 U18 Australian Canoe Marathon World Championships Team:Jasmine Rayward 2022 U23 Australian Canoe Marathon World Championships Team:Daniel Mole 2022/23 National Development Squad:U16 – Jasmine Rayward and Zia PeiskerU17 – Alyssa Bailey, Claudia Bailey, Emerson Hardy and Brigitte Nolle 2022 Junior Canoe Sprint…

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2022 Calendar Update

Events CalendarTo ensure paddlers are aware of the range of events available, the below calendar has been collated for your reference. To view/download the calendar click here. Recreation CalendarTo ensure the greater paddling community are aware of the range of recreational activities available, the below calendar has been collated for your reference. To view/download the…

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State Championships Calendar

Canoe Marathon: 8 – 9th October, Coomera (inc Schools)SUP Technical: 8th October, CoomeraSUP Distance: 9th October, Coomera Canoe Ocean Racing: 6th November, Gold CoastSUP Ocean Racing: 6th November, Gold Coast Canoe Sprint: 2nd – 4th December, Lake Kawana (inc Schools)SUP Sprint: 4th December, Lake Kawana Canoe Polo: TBC More information to follow.

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2022 Annual Awards

Paddle Queensland presents a number of awards to recognise individuals and clubs that have made a significant contribution to paddling. For the 2022 Annual Awards, Paddle Queensland will review key events, courses and activities to collate as many entries as possible for the nomination period and send to each club for review and endorsement. Each…

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2023 Provisional Calendar

The below provisional calendar has been provided to help paddlers start planning for 2023. As this is a provisional calendar, dates may change so please contact the event organiser prior to finalising any travel or accommodation. To view/download the calendar click here.

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Free mental health support

Feeling depressed or anxious is not a weakness. It happens to most of us at some stage. The weakness is in ignoring it and letting it fester and grow. All problems have solutions…and sometimes you just need to talk them through. All members, affiliates and families of Paddle Queensland now have access to a service…

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Entries now open for the PA 2022 Canoe Marathon Championships.

On behalf of Paddle Australia (PA), the PA Canoe Marathon Technical Committee, and the entire paddling community, we are delighted to welcome you to the PA 2022 Canoe Marathon Championships proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast. Click here to download the event booklet. Not a Member? Click here to Signup! If your event is…

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PA Canoe Sprint + Paracanoe Teams for 2022

Paddle Australia (PA) has announced the athletes who have been selected to the Senior, Paracanoe and U23 National teams for 2022. Following selection at the 2022 PA Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 2 earlier this month, PA has selected a 10-strong Senior National team, with an additional 10 athletes to the U23 World Championship team, and…

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State Championships Postponed

Dear Paddlers, I hope you are doing well during the current times. While the worst of the weather seems to be behind us, the ongoing effects to the community are still likely to be felt over the next month. We are aware some of our member clubs have been heavily impacted during the weekends events and…

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Are you the next QAS Sprint Kayak Head Coach?

Paddle Australia, in conjunction with the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS), is seeking a Sprint Kayak Head Coach. The role of the Head Coach will be to provide effective coaching, technical leadership and a quality performance environment to identified sprint kayak athletes within Queensland (QLD) and to develop talented sprint kayak athletes who demonstrate the…

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