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Visually impaired canoeing & kayaking – 12 April

Photo of the Kayaks in the Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London
Venue:
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.
Time:
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07724936602
Date:
12th April 2022
Cost:
Currently FREE


Visually impaired canoeing and kayaking in east London

Tower Hamlets Canoe Club is starting a canoeing and kayaking program for blind and partially sighted people in March 2022 and is looking for participants. Sessions will be free and held on Tuesday evenings at Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London.

You will have the opportunity to develop your paddling skills in a boat steered and navigated by a sighted coach or assistant. You will be taught how to steer the boat yourself and maybe even progress to paddling a boat on your own. Help with navigating will still be provided by coaches, plus perhaps some audio technology. Sessions will be based around your particular needs so that you can learn and develop at your own pace.

The coaches are all trained in first aid and safety and rescue techniques. They also have visual awareness training.

Visually Impaired Canoeing and Kayaking Details

Date Tuesdays  Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.
Transport. Bus: 100, 15 and D3. Train: Overground and Shadwell DLR station.
Cost: Currently FREE

Contact:
If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Or email committee@towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk.

More info:  https://towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk/wiki/THCC

 

There will be opportunities to go on trips to other waterways in and around London in a group of other more experienced people.

Sessions are held at the same time as our regular club sessions so you will get to meet lots of other club members. If you want to, you can go for drinks with them afterwards and attend monthly barbecues and other events.

Canoe and kayak in the Basin at night - taking part in Dark Polo
Kayaks in the Basin at night – taking part in Dark Polo

All boating equipment will be provided, including boats, paddles, lifejackets and other useful items. You may get a little bit wet as the sessions are all outdoors but you won’t initially be going into the water. Sessions, where you do go fully into the water, can be provided as the program develops and the weather and water get warmer.

If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have. Or email committee@towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk.

  • We have male and female changing rooms with showers, plus lockers for your belongings.
  • You should be at least 18 years old and in good physical health.
  • Help to get you from Shadwell DLR station to Shadwell Basin can be provided. It’s only a 10-minute walk.
  • For those who may be accompanied by a driver to the sessions, there is parking available onsite.
  • For those who may be accompanied by a driver to the sessions, there is parking available onsite.

 

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Visually impaired canoeing & kayaking – 29 March!

Photo of the Kayaks in the Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London
Venue:
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.
Time:
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07724936602
Date:
29th March 2022
Cost:
Currently FREE


Visually impaired canoeing and kayaking in east London

Tower Hamlets Canoe Club is starting a canoeing and kayaking program for blind and partially sighted people in March 2022 and is looking for participants. Sessions will be free and held on Tuesday evenings at Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London.

You will have the opportunity to develop your paddling skills in a boat steered and navigated by a sighted coach or assistant. You will be taught how to steer the boat yourself and maybe even progress to paddling a boat on your own. Help with navigating will still be provided by coaches, plus perhaps some audio technology. Sessions will be based around your particular needs so that you can learn and develop at your own pace.

The coaches are all trained in first aid and safety and rescue techniques. They also have visual awareness training.

Visually Impaired Canoeing and Kayaking Details

Date Tuesdays  Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.
Transport. Bus: 100, 15 and D3. Train: Overground and Shadwell DLR station.
Cost: Currently FREE

Contact:
If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Or email committee@towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk.

More info:  https://towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk/wiki/THCC

 

There will be opportunities to go on trips to other waterways in and around London in a group of other more experienced people.

Sessions are held at the same time as our regular club sessions so you will get to meet lots of other club members. If you want to, you can go for drinks with them afterwards and attend monthly barbecues and other events.

Canoe and kayak in the Basin at night - taking part in Dark Polo
Kayaks in the Basin at night – taking part in Dark Polo

All boating equipment will be provided, including boats, paddles, lifejackets and other useful items. You may get a little bit wet as the sessions are all outdoors but you won’t initially be going into the water. Sessions, where you do go fully into the water, can be provided as the program develops and the weather and water get warmer.

If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have. Or email committee@towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk.

  • We have male and female changing rooms with showers, plus lockers for your belongings.
  • You should be at least 18 years old and in good physical health.
  • Help to get you from Shadwell DLR station to Shadwell Basin can be provided. It’s only a 10-minute walk.
  • For those who may be accompanied by a driver to the sessions, there is parking available onsite.
  • For those who may be accompanied by a driver to the sessions, there is parking available onsite.

 

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Visually impaired canoeing & kayaking – 22 March!

Photo of the Kayaks in the Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London
Venue:
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.
Time:
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07724936602
Date:
22nd March 2022
Cost:
Currently FREE


Visually impaired canoeing and kayaking in east London

Tower Hamlets Canoe Club is starting a canoeing and kayaking program for blind and partially sighted people in March 2022 and is looking for participants. Sessions will be free and held on Tuesday evenings at Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London.

You will have the opportunity to develop your paddling skills in a boat steered and navigated by a sighted coach or assistant. You will be taught how to steer the boat yourself and maybe even progress to paddling a boat on your own. Help with navigating will still be provided by coaches, plus perhaps some audio technology. Sessions will be based around your particular needs so that you can learn and develop at your own pace.

The coaches are all trained in first aid and safety and rescue techniques. They also have visual awareness training.

Visually Impaired Canoeing and Kayaking Details

Date Tuesdays  Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.
Transport. Bus: 100, 15 and D3. Train: Overground and Shadwell DLR station.
Cost: Currently FREE

Contact:
If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Or email committee@towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk.

More info:  https://towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk/wiki/THCC

 

There will be opportunities to go on trips to other waterways in and around London in a group of other more experienced people.

Sessions are held at the same time as our regular club sessions so you will get to meet lots of other club members. If you want to, you can go for drinks with them afterwards and attend monthly barbecues and other events.

Canoe and kayak in the Basin at night - taking part in Dark Polo
Kayaks in the Basin at night – taking part in Dark Polo

All boating equipment will be provided, including boats, paddles, lifejackets and other useful items. You may get a little bit wet as the sessions are all outdoors but you won’t initially be going into the water. Sessions, where you do go fully into the water, can be provided as the program develops and the weather and water get warmer.

If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have. Or email committee@towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk.

  • We have male and female changing rooms with showers, plus lockers for your belongings.
  • You should be at least 18 years old and in good physical health.
  • Help to get you from Shadwell DLR station to Shadwell Basin can be provided. It’s only a 10-minute walk.
  • For those who may be accompanied by a driver to the sessions, there is parking available onsite.
  • For those who may be accompanied by a driver to the sessions, there is parking available onsite.

 

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Visually impaired canoeing & kayaking – 15 March!

Photo of the Kayaks in the Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London
Venue:
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.
Time:
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07724936602
Date:
15th March 2022
Cost:
Currently FREE


Visually impaired canoeing and kayaking in east London

Tower Hamlets Canoe Club is starting a canoeing and kayaking program for blind and partially sighted people in March 2022 and is looking for participants. Sessions will be free and held on Tuesday evenings at Shadwell Basin, a sheltered body of flat water next to the River Thames in East London.

You will have the opportunity to develop your paddling skills in a boat steered and navigated by a sighted coach or assistant. You will be taught how to steer the boat yourself and maybe even progress to paddling a boat on your own. Help with navigating will still be provided by coaches, plus perhaps some audio technology. Sessions will be based around your particular needs so that you can learn and develop at your own pace.

The coaches are all trained in first aid and safety and rescue techniques. They also have visual awareness training.

Visually Impaired Canoeing and Kayaking Details

Date Tuesdays  Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD.
Transport. Bus: 100, 15 and D3. Train: Overground and Shadwell DLR station.
Cost: Currently FREE

Contact:
If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Or email committee@towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk.

More info:  https://towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk/wiki/THCC

 

There will be opportunities to go on trips to other waterways in and around London in a group of other more experienced people.

Sessions are held at the same time as our regular club sessions so you will get to meet lots of other club members. If you want to, you can go for drinks with them afterwards and attend monthly barbecues and other events.

Canoe and kayak in the Basin at night - taking part in Dark Polo
Kayaks in the Basin at night – taking part in Dark Polo

All boating equipment will be provided, including boats, paddles, lifejackets and other useful items. You may get a little bit wet as the sessions are all outdoors but you won’t initially be going into the water. Sessions, where you do go fully into the water, can be provided as the program develops and the weather and water get warmer.

If interested, please call Alex on 07724936602 or 0208 2930318. He will be happy to answer any questions you have. Or email committee@towerhamletscanoeclub.co.uk.

  • We have male and female changing rooms with showers, plus lockers for your belongings.
  • You should be at least 18 years old and in good physical health.
  • Help to get you from Shadwell DLR station to Shadwell Basin can be provided. It’s only a 10-minute walk.
  • For those who may be accompanied by a driver to the sessions, there is parking available onsite.
  • For those who may be accompanied by a driver to the sessions, there is parking available onsite.

 

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Visually Impaired Rugby 26 Nov!

Vision Impaired Rugby in East London

Metro Blind Sport is providing an exciting new sport, Visually Impaired Rugby in East London.

We are very pleased to announce that we have been working in partnership with East London Community Sports Association and The Change Foundation to provide an exciting new sport, Visually Impaired rugby.

For those who may not have heard of VI rugby or would like to know more you can do so by following these two links here:

The sessions will be led and coordinated by two experienced rugby coaches who will offer supportive guidance and coaching to those who take part.

The sessions will also take place on an all-weather pitch outdoors. These sessions will reflect the current sessions which exist in West London, Teddington and organised by The Change Foundation.  The first session starts in November and will then continue to run every month in East London.

And to celebrate the beginning of the VI rugby sessions, East London Community Sports Association will kindly be providing post-session food and drinks which we are sure will make everyone feel welcome.

Event Details
Dates:  26 Nov, 17 Dec 2019 , 21 Jan 2020  Times: 5:30 pm – 7 pm  (Monthly)
Location: 71 Holland Rd, London E15 3BP
Cost: FREE
Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or call on 07966 260 089

For the first session we will require a pre-completed register, please contact Charlie Raven by phone or email to confirm your attendance and he will register you to take part.

Meet and Greet available at West Ham station, 30 minutes before the session starts. The following lines run at West Ham Station – District, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee and DLR.

To sign up to the FREE monthly sessions, please email lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or call on 07966 260 089 to indicate your availability for session a week in advance. It is important to notify us beforehand to help us effectively plan for the session delivery.

 

 

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