A combined College effort
Each year Drummond and Smith College and Duval College students participate in the 111km fundraiser paddle known as the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. It is an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved students. For each paddler we also send a land crew member who will look after them, keep them well fed and warm and keep up moral. The paddle goes through the night and into the next day and uses every ounce of energy from each paddler. The land crew follow down the river providing drink and rest stops and support. Months of preparation and fundraising events lead up to the race in October or November each year. It is a tradition of which we are most proud.
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is a great opportunity to try something new and to challenge yourself. It is a great chance to spend time with friends and to meet people from another college. The weekend paddles leading up to the HCC were great weekends away with some time spent at the beach, bonfires and lots of fun.
"Looking back on the whole Hawkesbury experience I can say that it was hard work but very rewarding. Knowing that you had achieved something special and helped a charity. It is something that everyone should try either as land crew or paddling." - Andrew Duver (2012 DSRAC Treasurer, studying a Bachelor of Economics/Law, Coffs Harbour)
Dates for 2012
Drummond & Smith and Duval Colleges endevour to participate again in the 2012 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. Please have a look at the dates for 2012.
|26 February||Kayaking Club Open Day||Malpas Dam, Armidale|
|17/18 March||Training Paddle||Repton, NSW|
|19/20 May||Training Paddle||Grafton, NSW|
|28/29 July||Training Paddle||South West Rocks, NSW|
|26/27/28 October||Hawkesbury Canoe Classic||Sydney, NSW|
Hawkesbury Representatives 2012
If you have questions, or if you would like to join the great experience, please contact one of our College Representatives:
- Mitchell Cutting
- Hayley Wood
For more generic questions, please have a look at the College contacts. Our College Office is always happy to assist with any questions or concerns.