Canoe and Kayak open day

Thursday March 15, 2018 Written by Published in Paddling
Canoe and Kayak open day

The Cook Islands Canoeing Association Canoe and Kayak programme will host an open day tomorrow at Nikao Beach (on the town side of Vaiana’s).

The event runs from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and is open to anyone and everyone interested in learning more about canoeing and kayaking.

National coach Roly Rolleston is urging interested participants to be prepared to learn about what it takes to represent the Cook Islands in the disciplines of both canoe sprint and surf ski.

“The national athletes will be on hand to demonstrate and provide instruction for newcomers, and to give all present an insight as to why they enjoy the sport,” he said.

“As a programme, we’re looking to recruit new younger members from eight to 16-years-old, but all are welcome to attend.

“All you need to bring is togs and a t-shirt for paddling, towel, water bottle and sun screen.”

In the lead-up to the event on Saturday, the programme coordinators will also include a regular profile of the national athlete who recently took part in New Zealand Canoe Sprint Nationals.

Aitutaki-based Ashlee-Kate Armstrong is featured in today’s edition. She recently won three silver medals at the New Zealand Canoe Sprint Nationals in the Women’s U13 Tyro Division.

“She has a bright future ahead of her within the sport and provided she continues training hard and racing well, looks set to one day represent the nation on the Olympic stage,” Rolleston said.

For more information about the open day, contact Rolleston on 54779.

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