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Weekly Email! - 13/03/13

posted 13 Mar 2013, 05:25 by Canoe St Andrews
Morning all! If I'm honest, I've had better mornings but I will soldier on. This morning was a strange moment in my life, with many people asleep in various places in the Castle. Tim woke up wearing 5 t-shirts, a fleece, a beater and a towel stuffed down his back.

First off, congratulations to our new committee! Thank you to everyone who ran for a position, without you the club would not survive.
Here's your new committee:
Captain - Emily Stratton
Vice/Competitions - Jon Wyles
Treasurer - Izzie Tween
Secretary - Sarah Mitchell
Safety - Rory Munro
Development - Andre Phillips
Gear - Jon Harwell and John Rothwell
Social and Fundraising - Hugo Fairclough and David Wilson
Outreach and Charities - Gina Weston
Beginners Rep - Bekah Sayer
Ordinary Member - Tim Cain
Any information as to what happened after about 11pm and during the after party in my room, please send to jw200.
Dates for your diary!
TODAY 4:30pm - Beach Clean
Times have changed for the beach clean due to tide times. Please turn up at East Sands slipway at 4.30 where we will split up and clean East and Castle Sands. Wrap up warm and if you have any spare gardening gloves bring them along!

Friday 15th March - House Crawl
Facebook event here, Tim will be collecting money on thursday at the pub. It will be fun. He thinks.
Definitely not to be missed, last time was pretty epic. I'll be in Spain though :(
Saturday 16th March - The Dolly Mixture Trip
The is just ONE space left on the trip this Saturday! They'll be a very mixed group so whether you're a fondant cube or a sugar-coated gemthe aim will be to have as much fun as possible! We'll cater for everyone's ability, probably heading to the Lower/Upper Tummels or Leny/Teith. They'll also be a meal afterwards and guaranteed Dolly Mixtures! Sound sweet? Email km732 to shotgun the space!

Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th April - First Aid Course
First Aid course with George Fell (certified legend)! £25 for a two day course and qualification. Email Jon H (jrh8) if interested!

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April - Beginners' Training
Calling all beginners! Fancy learning some new skills whilst being coached by an actual coach and paddling somewhere new and exciting? On the 13th/14th of April there is a beginners training course heading up north with tip top coach Ian Vosser. You will have the chance to brush up on your current skills and some news ones to your repertoire! Any questions and for signs ups email Jean on js226

In other news... I <3 you all
Two opportunities for summer work:
Kayak instructors in the Venice Region of Italy
From 30th June - 7th September (10 weeks). Main duties involve running EPP Level 1 and Level 2 courses for the guests of the Bibione Mare holiday resorts at the Camping Capalonga, Lido, Tridente and Porto Baseleghe. Main requirements - Level 1 or Level 2 Kayak instructor (or similar), good in dealing with people, and good communication skills (in particular non verbal). Accommodation provided in a fully equipped flat in Bibione Pineda shared with other trainers. A meal allowance will be included in the weekly rate, and pay and conditions are TBA. Patrick and Calum did it last summer, and Calum will be willing to answer any questions you have. To apply, send your CV to who will arrange a telephone/Skype interview with you.

East Neuk Outdoors Instructors
East Neuk Outdoors are looking for one or two seasonal instructors to help out at the outdoor activity centre in Cellardyke from April to September. Over the past 30 years they have usually employed at least one St Andrews University Canoe Club student and would like to maintain this connection. Crispin, the proprietor, can be in St Andrews to meet prospective instructors or arrange to meet them at the centre in Cellardyke. He is in St Andrews most Monday and Friday afternoons. If anyone would like to apply, send a CV to Calum Fisher has worked at the centre and would be happy to answer any questions, or you can phone the centre on 01333 311929 to find out more.

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Love to you all as always,