In just 3 weeks’ time –

the Burley Griffin Canoe Club’s
25th Birthday Party
and Presentation Dinner

When: Friday 12th June: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Hellenic Club, Matilda Street, Woden

Cost: $40 per Adult

Come along and join in our celebrations.

Nominate a member for:

  • the best and brightest from your paddling discipline:
    • Marathon
    • Ocean Racing
    • SUP
    • Canoe Polo
    • Sprint
    • Recreational
    • Touring
    • Freestyle
  • Most Amusing (to bystanders)
  • “Almost Darwin” Award
  • Anything else you can think of!

Send nominations to Patricia Ashton.



  • Potato & Crispy Bacon soup with smoky paprika or
  • Shaved Smoked Chicken, citrus and avocado salsa with preserved lemon dressing


  • Baked Wild Caught Barramundi Fillet with Parisian potato puree, sautéed prawns & cream saffron sauce or
  • Slow Cooked Lamb Pot Pie, with glazed baby vegetables & creamy mash potato


  • Birthday Cakes!
  • Tea/coffee with After Dinner Mints

(Please indicate any dietary requirements and any preference for your table/companions)


Register and pay at:

As you are aware this year is the 25th birthday of the club.  In looking back at the past we came up with Canoe Polo Photo from many years backs.  

Thanks to James Harmer for identifying all the paddlers from this picture of the ACT Junior Mends canoe polo team which came 4th. 

The picture was taken at the Chandler Aquatic Centre in Brisbane. From left to right - Joh Harmer, Michael Harmer, Matthew Phillips, Kai Swoboda, Stephen Harmer, Danny Brammal and James Harmer.

Keep your eyes open for more photo's in the coming weeks.

Please send to the web administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with any other photos from the past.

The Wetspot Winter Time Trial Series have proven to be a popular part of the Burley Griffin Canoe Club paddling calendar.  It provides an opportunity of paddlers of all abilities to participate and socialise with other members of the club.

But to make all this happen with need one or two volunteers each time trial to manage  the time keeping.  The time keeper will need to be trained prior to their week as time keeper.

Dates and Times

The time trial timings are as follows:

  • 9.30am Registration Opens
  • 9:45am 3 Lap Start
  • 9:50am 1 Lap Novice Start - Junior Paddlers and Novice paddlers
  • 10:00am 2 Lap Start
  • 10:05am  1 Lap Start

The provisional schedule for the time trial is being established to keep race weekends free.  Convenors are asked to confirm the dates listed below don't overlap with events.

Thanks to the efforts of Gary Rake, the new club uniforms are now available to be purchased at Wetspot in Fyshwick.

These uniforms were sported by club members during the recent Marathon Nationals and greatly enhanced the club identity on the water.  The uniform comes in a singlet (in photo) and a long sleeved version are suitable for competitive and recreational paddlers.

NOTE: At this stage only the shirts and singlets have been delivered.  The paddling shorts will be completed shortly.

Once again a big thank you to Scott MacWilliam and Helen Tongway who have compiled and produced another volume of Blazing Paddles. Catch up on club news by clicking on the paperboy below.