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Weekly Email! 08/05/13

posted 21 May 2013, 12:52 by Canoe St Andrews   [ updated 23 May 2013, 15:41 ]
Morning everyone! Technically it's probably still night time actually - I was just far to keen to email you all. I'm here with a bit of revision procrastination which I hope you'll all enjoy...

Dates for your diary:
Friday 28th May - End of Year Bonfire
What better way to celebrate the end of exams than with a bonfire at East Sands! Hopefully there'll be a barbecue and lots of lovely banter and award-giving. Come along and have a great time before going home for the summer! The event page is here
I will be doing bootie number one of three and I cannot wait... I blame spending too much time around Rory.
Saturday 25th- Tuesday 28th May - Summer Trip
Anyone who has expressed an interest in the Summer Trip of sunburn, drunk russians and canoeing, your space is not confirmed until you've paid a deposit. Get a deposit to Andre, Izzie or Jon W ASAP. We now have 24 deposits paid, but only 27 spaces unless we can source more canoes. If you'd like to spend 4 days canoing down the Dee with our lovely canoe club, sign up if you haven't already! Don't worry about Halls closing, there will always be some floor space at someone's house!
Booties two and three ...
Preseason 2013
In the week before freshers, kayakers from StAUCC return from all over the globe for a week of training, catching-up, and free t-shirts! This year it is organised by Emily Stratton, Andre Phillips and Jon Wyles. Please feel free to ask us any questions about preseason if you're unsure! There will also be plenty of floor space available for those of you in halls! This week is heavily subsidised so is the best kayaking for money you'll ever find!

Over the course of the week there shall be: relaxed paddling to get back into it, 2 days of intermediate training with Chris Dickinson(certified legend), possible advanced training(to be confirmed), Slalom and Polo coaching by some of the best coaches in Scotland!

If you would like to book a place on this fantastic week of kayaking please email Andre at ap69 with your availability from Saturday 31st August to Sunday 8th September. Even if you can only make a few days feel free to come along for just the days you can make, but make sure you let us know which days you're planning on coming so we can book coaches.
Sarah's weekly escapades: She went for a swim down the Ericht on Saturday, and then took a lovely trip home for a couple of days where she consumed all the food that was in the house. It was lovely.
In other news...
Congratulations!
The club would like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who received colours this year. These people are:
  • Calum Fisher
  • Camille Hayes
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Laura Martin
  • Amy Kincaid
  • John Rothwell
  • Gina Weston
  • Tim Cain
  • David Wilson
  • Hugo Fairclough
  • Sarah Mitchell, the best person in the club
Awards will be available to pick up at the end of year bonfire.

We would also like to congratulate Kirstie Macmillan (or Dame Kmac as she would like to be called) for being awarded Half Blues, Honorary Blues and the Archie Strachan Award for Outstanding Service!

Are you becoming an alumnus this year? Try not to cry too much at the thought Jonty...
Would anyone leaving university this year please contact Sarah (sjm33) just to make sure that she doesn't miss anyone off the list that she has to hand in to the AU. If you left a different year then you're already on it and don't need to contact her. Thanks! 


And finally, here's the cat picture of the week

Jokes, that's just a picture of my sexy new helmet which I've heard Rory is extremely jealous of... 
Here's the actual cat picture - which is actually a video that expresses how I feel about exams. 
I was going to send you all one of me wearing it but I was worried that my face would make too many people unsubscribe.
Remember to keep up to date with us by friending us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing to us on YouTube. Our blog posts are also a great form of procrastination from revision!

I hope you're all coping with revision and good luck with all your exams!
Lots of canoe love,
Sarah xx 
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