The Derwent Canoe Clubs fund raising quiz night for the DCC paddlers in the Australian Junior and U23 Slalom Team on Tuesday the 24th of March was a tremendous success on so many fronts. The Derwent Sailing Squadron, who generously provided the venue for free, was at capacity with a 120 quizzers forming a variety of teams from canoeing and non canoeing circles. The questions were curly and quite cunning with a few that only canoeists could figure out…maybe. For example, “How many people in the room had represented Australia in white water kayaking sports?” No one knew the answer…..Not even the 14 people! (Ben Maynard hiding in the back of the room at the bar didn’t help).
There were so many prizes and everyone came out to support Daniel, Jake, Kate and Rohan with some cracker spot prizes and raffle items. In fact, every table won at least one spot prize (well done MC Justin Boocock). Blackers won some jewellery, Blacky won a voucher for some girls clothes and acute accuracy from Smithy won him the whisky…lucky devil…which shows what he can do when suitably motivated. The raffle and silent auction helped fill in the leg stretching between rounds and everyone bagged a bargain.
A big thank-you to the event sponsors:
Back in Motion
Biological Sciences team (UTAS)
Cliff McGilvray – City Health
Cyber Hair Kingston
Derwent Sailing Squadron
DS Cafe, Huonville
Elizabeth Lewinski Jewellery
Emma Target (Rupert Gallery & Studio)
Hobart Rep (Playhouse Theatre)
Jenny Mills Jewellery
Kate Hill Wines
Kayak for Play
King River Rafting
Next Level Kayaking
Mountain Creek Outdoor
Parks and Wildlife Tasmania
Sharon Moore – Hobart Relax Massage
Smitten Merino Clothing
Tasmanian Ambulance Social Club
Summer Kitchen Bakery, Ranelagh
Tasmanian Fern Farms
The event raised $2,272.15 which gives each of the young paddlers $568 each to assist with their travel costs – greatly appreciated given the cost of getting paddlers and boats to Brazil and Spain. Like all events, it take a special team to organise everything and a big thank-you must go to the MC for the night Booga (aka Justin Boocock), Quiz master Carol Hurst and organisers extraordinaire, John Borojevic and Moya Deigan. Most importantly, I believe everyone had a great night out, and we all now realise that the DCC has more Australian Team members than we ever imagined.
The four team members have just completed a 3 day intensive training camp at the Brady’s Lake Slalom course and are doing last minute preparations to leave on Sat the 11th of April.
On behalf of all the paddlers and their families – THANKS.