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Paddlefest 2013 Agenda

April 4, 2013

Paddlefest will be based from the HUB in Cillin Hill.  The organisers will provide transport for you and your gear to each workshop venue from the HUB each morning and returning to the HUB each evening.  They will also provide you with lunch on both days and dinner on Saturday evening.  Below is an outline timetable of events.

Friday 5th April  
17.00-19.30 Early event registration & T-Shirt Collection at the HUB
 20.00 Riverview Bar, Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Saturday 6th April  
08.00-08.45 Event Registration & T-Shirt Collection at the HUB
08.45-09.00 Event Brief
09.00-10.00 Outward transport to workshop venues
10.00-10.30 Change & Workshop Brief
10.30-12.30 Workshops
12.30-13.30 Lunch on site
13.30-15.30 Workshops
15.30-16.00 De-Brief & Change
16.00-17.00 Return transport to the HUB
17.00-18.30 Trade Stands & Exhibitions
18.30-20.00 Food
20.00-21.30 Talks
21.30-24.00 Band
   
Sunday 7th April  
08.30-09.00 Meet & Greet
09.00-10.00 Outward transport to workshop venues
10.00-10.30 Change & Workshop Brief
10.30-12.30 Workshops
12.30-13.30 Lunch on site
13.30-15.30 Workshops
15.30-16.00 De-Brief & Change
16.00-17.00 Return transport to the HUB
17.00 Event Close

Boats will be made available for all workshops with the exception of the white water and sea kayaking workshops where the number of boats available will be limited due to the large number of people in each workshop. If you need a white water boat or sea kayak for your workshop please let us know by email during the week so we can ensure we bring enough boats on site.  Other than that you should bring all of your usual canoeing equipment with you for the workshops including a paddle (paddles will only be provided for the Open Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Board and Rafting workshops)

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Paddlefest 2013 – Kilkenny, April 6th & 7th

April 4, 2013

Canoeing Ireland and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland are proud to announce the launch of a joint Paddlefest event in 2013.

Paddlefest 2013 will be run on the 6th and 7th April 2013 from The HUB, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny.  Please feel free to browse the webpages linked on your left to access event information.

The event hopes to build on the success of the annual CANI Paddlefest and the Rathdrum Junior Paddlefest to become one of the biggest training, development and networking events on the Irish Canoeing Calendar. The event is open to all age groups and abilities however as Junior Paddlefest will be running again in Rathdrum in September 2013 this event will move beyond basic paddling skills and focus on intermediate to advanced skills.

The event will be focused on providing workshops across a broad range of disciplines and key development areas. The workshops will be provided both in Kilkenny and at several locations within an hours drive of Kilkenny.  You can find a list of the workshops on offer here.

We are endeavouring to get the best of best from across the country to help us deliver the workshops over the course of the weekend.  A list of attending instructors and coaches will be updated on the Canoeing Ireland Website here to keep participants informed.  Each participant will be able to sign up for up to 4 workshops over the course of the weekend.

The large conference centre at the HUB in Cillin Hill will be the central venue for the weekend.  Stands will be set up on site from most of the major retailers, providers and gear manufacturers for participants to browse.  Demo gear will be available for loan during the workshops. On Saturday evening food will be provided at the HUB followed by talks from a selection of guest speakers who will be announced hereand wrapping up with a band to dance the night away.  You can find more detail on the evening entertainment here.

Paddlefest Kilkenny 2013 is an event which will be supported by the collaboration of the two national Canoeing Governing Bodies; Canoeing Ireland and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland.  The event is kindly supported by Waterways Ireland.  We also hope that the proposed event will be run in close collaboration with Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership with the support of Kilkenny LEADER.

The event entry fee will be €60 for adults and €50 for students and €40 for juniors. The entry fee includes, 4 workshops over the two days, food, transport on site, any specialised equipment required, entrance to the talks and the after party.

Please note that places on the workshops are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis, hence early booking is advised.  You can find the paddlefest booking form here.  Free T-Shirt offer extended.  Book your place before the 31st March 2013 and get a free event T-Shirt on the day.