Fairfield had a good contingent up at Albury for the "Frank Harrison" race on the Murray over the weekend of 11-12 Feb 2017. Saturday afternoon in the heat saw mostly singles, starting from the Hume Wier - and Sunday in the rain was mostly doubles. Results are online. Awesome paddles people.
It is with great sadness that the Club advises that our long standing member, friend, and FCC Life Member Tom Ohman passed away last week. He was delighted to have reached his 90TH birthday on the 17TH of October last . He was always proud to be invested as a Life Member of FCC.
He joined FCC in the 1940’s as his older brother John was an enthusiastic member. His sister Dorothy was also a regular paddler. At the time canoes dominated our club and other clubs such as Rudder Grange at the end of Alphington Street. Tom was selected for the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 to represent Australia. Tom and his partner Billy Jones from Essendon Canoe Club achieved 5TH place in the final of the 1000 metre Canadian Pairs Championship—a significant achievement. At that time Olympic representatives had to fund themselves for the honour of representing their country—they were provided with a uniform.
Eulogy for Rose’s funeral – Wednesday 19th October, 2016
I’m writing this letter as you left suddenly and there was still so much to be said. Not just by me. Lots of your friends have expressed sadness and regret that they didn’t get a chance to express how they felt.
It’s funny isn’t it? We have such strong feelings for each other but we adopt the attitude of ‘we can express that at another time, when it really counts!’ As in this case, often that time never comes.
A Cappucccino Run in Roses honour, has been organised by Alex leaving the FCC dock at 10am on the 22nd October.
It will be leisurely paddle down to Studley Park so bring a few dollars for coffee, some good yarns & jokes and a smile as Rose would expect us to enjoy ourselves.