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posted 13 May 2016, 09:52 by Canoe St Andrews
Hello Everyone!

Hope exams are going well for you all - really not long now until the end of the semester now; this will likely be my second-last email until we return in September! :(
We've still got some excellent stuff lined up for these last two weeks however, so kill that revision dead, nail those exams, and have a big, fat, Canoe Club party to celebrate at the end of it. Woo!


You bet he is...

4pm on the 16th at the Sports Hall. GET KEEN!

FB event HERE!

From Sam the Man:

SAM'S ETIVE TRIP - Wednesday 18th May 

I'm so excited. Though I'm also sad as Jon Wyles won't be there.
Celebrate the end of exams with a most spectacular trip to the river Etive. For those who don't know, the Etive is kayaking nirvana, full of waterfalls (including the notorious 20ft right angle) and the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. It is guaranteed to make your facebook profile look 200% more badass. Will then hopefully have a play on the Allt a' Chaorainn running rapids called speed, ecstasy, pinball and chasm. If this has got you frothing for some kayaking gnar get in contact with Sam (scl8) and he will get you signed up. It is going to be spectacular and the best trip of the year!!!!!
Had to big my ego up and put one of myself in. #Narcissism #ILoveIt #LookAtThatFace #LookAtThatBody #ThisBoyCan 

END OF YEAR BONFIRE (19th) Just be there.

Dancing around the fire naked is also optional mandatory.

If anyone is yet to submit an awards form, go here now: LINK!

So I watched a documentary on how ships are put together last week...*
The summer trip is happening!! 20th-23rd!
We have had some trouble with getting hold of Canoes, so there will be 4 canoes with some kayaks taken along as well.
Anyone who hasn't got their deposit in MUST do so this week!
*It turned out to be riveting.

And here's Paddy to tell you about a tasty treat next semester - LEADERS' TRIP:

Its a long time away, unfortunately not in a galaxy far far away


What is leaders you may ask yourself? Well leaders trip is exactly what it sounds like. Its the weekend before freshers trip, all weekend bants filled with boating, beer and beaters trip. Its an opportunity for people to improve their leading skillage as well as run some rare rivers. 
Why are these rivers rare paddy? 
Well its because traditionally leaders trip involves going to the far north and paddling some cool rivers up there. As always it will be water and people dependent where we head. 
Here's a video of some alumni (plus Dre and Rory as second years), on leaders trip. 
I was surprised there was no dinosaurs, this video is so old

You do need a certain standard to gain the most benefit from leaders trip. Ideally you should feel happy about gr3 water, if you can roll then brill but even if you can attempt it that's dope. Shoot me a question on Fb or by email if you have questions. 

EMAIL Patrick at ps82 if you are interested, at the moment im just gauging interest he gets email in the states you know


End of year questionnaire:

Not nearly as fun as the awards, I know - but really helpful in getting ready for next year. Fill it out when you have a moment!
Finally your chance to complain about how awful the weekly email is! Pass it up and you may be stuck with my jokes forever...

Note from the Treasurer:

It's almost summer so everyone will be going home so please don't forget to pay off your debt before you go. I will be sending out emails after exams with how much everyone owes.
(If that fails we will be sending the boys round to make you an offer you can't refuse. Fair warning.)
Finally, would you like a car???

A message from 2008 alumnus Jamie Adam: 
"I'm selling my Focus estate (details here and wondered if any club members are interested? It makes a great paddle wagon, and I'd be willing to throw in my roofbars and do a bit of a discount if someone from the club was keen? I'm based just outside of Perth so not too far away and could meet someone off the bus or train in Perth or possibly Dundee if they were interested. Many thanks!"

Film quote of the week:

I'm not a smart man. But I know what love is..

- Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

Stay keen!
Run, Forrest! Run!