Fairfield Canoe Club was established in 1919 on the banks of the Yarra River, downstream from the present clubhouse. FCC is one of the oldest canoe clubs in Australia and has a rich and varied history. 2019 is our Centenary year and we are publishing "history snippets" every fortnight, as part of the club history project

Hamish Ewing
Hamish inviting members to help us tell the FCC story. The steel megaphone is on our history display cabinet in the club rooms.


See all of our history snippets  or find out about a FCC member or time in our clubs history. We have started our Club timeline.

Contact Hamish Ewing if you would like to be involved in the history project or you have a history snippet that you would like to share with the club. Photographs, memories, articles, or objects, are all welcome.

Our Clubhouse was opened early in 1928, after a commencement of building operations in 1925; the long period of building was caused by the whole of the operation being carried out by voluntary labor (sic) of the members.

Social functions were held regularly from the opening until the outbreak of war, when most of our members were in the services.

At the conclusion of the war, a steady return  to club activities took place, and for some period now we have been holding picture nights twice a month on Sunday evenings, and dances once a month (see History snippet #.)

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