Fairfield Canoe Club
2019 Centenary Year
FCC Renewal Day 2024
Our annual renewal day is on Sunday, 30 June 2024.  From 10am to midday we'll have directors and friends on hand to help with your renewal, check boats in boat racks and share morning tea.  If you can renew beforehand using JustGo that would be ideal.  Info here.  All members should receive a re...
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FCC's Marathon Race at Tay Creggan in Hawthorn - April 2024
We hosted our annual marathon race out of Strathcona's fabulous Tay Creggan campus in Hawthorn on Sunday 21 April, 2024. Write up will be added in here shortly! A few photos to whet your appetites (photos - thanks to Wen Tan for the fab photos)....
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FCC at the 2024 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships
The Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships were held at Encounter Lakes, South Australia on 5-7 April.  There were excellent facilities for paddlers and spectators and the course was interesting with multiple laps of a canal estate. There is a write up, photos and results at the Padd...
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Danish arrivals at FCC
Denmark has been very much in the news recently, as on January 14th, King Frederik and “our” Queen Mary ascended to the throne of Denmark. However, those conversant with the ‘comings and goings’ of our club will be aware that two young Danish paddlers, Anton and August, have been joining us ...
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Junior Paddling Camps Jan 2024
UPDATE: with the high river levels following last weekend's rain, camps planned for January have been cancelled. Instead a 1 day camp will be held on 10 Feb, with a competition on 11 Feb.  ...
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FCC Christmas Party and Awards 2023
Sunday 3 December - Our Christmas Party and Awards start 4pm.  All welcome!  Book online here now.  $15 adults, $20 non member adults, $5 children.  Dinner provided, BYO alcoholic drinks.  During the Christmas Party we'll hold a River Rally/ Scavenger Hunt, so bring your paddling clothes! Also ...
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FCC Earthmovers
  Question: What does a barrow hold? Answer: The making of a club! Perusal of the FCC records reveals that many, many cubic metres (yards even) of materials have been shifted within and from without 9 The Esplanade. A veritable mountain of earth moving with the trusty wheelbarrow. Right from th...
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FCC Annual General Meeting 2023
FCC Annual General Meeting 2023 The Annual General Meeting of the Fairfield Canoe Club Co-operative Ltd was held on Sunday 27th August at 4pm in "hybrid" format - in person and online via Zoom to enable as many of our members as possible to attend. The Agenda for the AGM,  reports from Directors an...
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Vale - Jim Smith
Vale Robert James ‘Jim’ Smith 18/5/1938 – 13/3/2023   Jim Smith was a long-time member and friend of Fairfield Canoe Club. He was a mate of Jonathan Mayne from the Church of England Boys Society days in the early ‘50s. Later they joined the Fairfield Canoe Club and became great supporte...
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“Some reflections on our Barefoot Bowling Fundraiser”
History Snippet:  - “Some reflections on our Barefoot Bowling Fundraiser”   ‘Barefoot Bowling’ might be a ‘first’ as a fundraiser but there is a long tradition of events to raise funds for our club paddlers endeavouring to attend representative events.   Back in 1920 the brand...
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