On Sunday 7 April 2019 Fairfield Canoe Club (FCC) celebrated the centenary of its foundation with a Roaring Twenties Cocktail Party. Flapper dresses, feathered headbands, braces, fedoras and spats were on full display as club members past and present jitterbugged and sipped on Prohibition-Style mocktails and Champagne.
Tuesday 20th November found twenty Club Legends from the 50s & 60s gathered together by our two living Life Members, Marg Buck and Jonathon Mayne, to share a lunch to re-connect and unearth old memories to aid our Centenary History Group broaden our knowledge of the Club from a very different time.Needless to say, the History Group, with audio recording devices in hand, were hard at it capturing amazing (hopefully truthful!) stories of the day.
These stories that rushed forth were wonderful and the re-telling brought lot of laughs amongst old friends.
Tom, one of two life members at Fairfield, is moving interstate.
Over his decades with Fairfield he has helped put our Canoe Club in the forefront of the canoeing community. To celebrate Tom the Canoeist, for his contribution and the history he has helped create we had a few drinks and nibbles on Sunday 24th February. A great crowd turned up to thank Tom, to name a C4 "The Ohman" and to gratefully accept a magnificent timber k2 from the 1956 olympic era.