Any incidents or accidents involving members or equipment should be reported using the "Administration" --> "BGCC Incident Report" menu item above.

Over the weekend of 10–11 December, 2022, BGCC will host the 28th 24 Hour Paddling Challenge, at Molonglo Reach, Campbell, ACT.

Entry Categories: Teams of Solo or Multi-person; Competitive or Recreational; 24 or 16 hours. (For 16 hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, plus 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday)

Entries:           via JustGo;   Earlybird Entries: by Monday 5th December. Final Entries: Wednesday 7th December.

Entry Fee:      $20 for Juniors;             $30 for U23;               $40 for over 65;          $45 for all others

Course:           4.7 km loop course on Molonglo River (or as dictated by river/weather conditions)

 Briefing:         9:30 a.m.

Start Time:     10:00 a.m., Saturday 10th December, 2022

Finish Time:     10:00 a.m., Sunday 11th December, 2022

With the recent cancellation of both the "big" marathon events - the Massive Murray Paddle and the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic - we are gearing up for an influx of race-starved ultra-marathon paddlers!

As with other parts of Australia, the rain has been falling in the ACT too. But we have the advantage of being a bit uphill from most of the flooding, so we are hoping for a contained river, though it might be flowing - quite unusual for our bit of the Molonglo River.

Learn to Paddle

If you’re new to paddling the Burley Griffin Canoe Club holds several 'A Taste of Paddling' sessions, for non-members who would like to try it out.  Contact Patricia for more information.

See Coaching for full details.

Participants will be able to try out a variety of boats, learn about equipment, boat handling, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques and basic capsize procedures. Participants are expected to be able to swim 50m. The sessions are held on the Molonglo River in calm conditions close to shore.

Session Dates for 2022-23:

October Saturday 22nd 8.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.

December Sunday 4th 8.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.

January Saturday 8.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.

New Members interested in Canoe Polo should contact:  Laura at BGCC Canoe Polo

How we can continue to paddle within the guidelines. Basically: 

1. Don’t attend if sick or recently arrived from overseas or recently in contact with a high risk person
2. Be careful with vulnerable people: older people and those with underlying health conditions
3. Excellent hand hygiene. Soap-wash or sanitiser.
4. Extra cleaning on all high contact surfaces
5. Physical distancing. 1.5m and 1 per 4m2
6. Keep a record of attendance to help with contact tracing.

Please read this document and comply with these conditions