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    Hi Folks,

    Some information on Lectures / Presentations that are taking place in Stirling during Jan / Feb / March.

    They are also taking place at other venues during the week leading up to the presentations in Stilring.

    Fri 26th Jan – Stirling
    Jim Hargreaves
    Jim Hargreaves is a "canoeing living legend" and renowned raconteur. Tossing aside the trappings of modern society, and wearing only a discarded Theakston's barrel, Jim 'Old Peculiar' Hargreaves has spent the last ten years exploring the wilderness rivers of Canada's Yukon and Northwest Territories. This should be a vastly entertaining evening as Jim explores the history, folklore and wildlife of the best of Canada's remotest and wild rivers including the Yukon, Nahanni and Mountain.rivers.

    Fri 16th Feb – Stirling

    Alan Ellard
    Alan Ellard is Britain's leading white water expedition kayaker, and a member of the international team that made the first descent of the Great Bend of the Tsangpo in 2002 (the 'Everest' of rivers). Tonight Alan shares his adventures over the last ten years - "We started as young, wild raft guides working in the Himalayas, riding bus roofs, paddling by the seat of our pants, but living a dream - making first descents of the Worlds great rivers - the Myhka in Burma, the Chenab in Kashmir, and the Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh - somehow we survived!" .

    Fri 9th March - Stirling
    Fiona Whitehead
    Fiona is best known as the first woman to successfully circumnavigate Britain and Ireland single - handedly in a kayak. However her enthusiasm has led her to try out many branches of the sport of canoeing and taken her to Israel, Wales, Scotland, Spain, Ireland, Australia, Alaska, and North America. Fiona is a popular speaker and tonight she will share her love for canoeing, her life in the outdoors, and her experiences on many expeditions - in particular her circumnavigation of the British Isles.


    Shows start at 7pm and cost £5.

    Cheers

    Dave R

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    Err, very nice, but Stirling is a big place..............................
    If it wasn't for the rain in our lives there would be no rivers. X 2

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    Aye, where is the Venue ? Stirling Canoes ? MacRobert Centre ?

    Nick

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    My apologies.. The venue is Stirling Canoes.

    Dave R

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    My apologies... due to unforseen circumstances the date of the Jim Hargreaves lecture / presentation in January will be Friday 19th January.

    Dave R

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    Sounds interesting - especially Jim Hargreaves.

    How do we book?

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    Just turn up on the night and enjoy the show.

    Jim's presentation should be good, he ahs a reputation of being a very entertaining speaker.

    Dave R

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    After changing dates to the 19th Jan I have to inform that the presentation by Jim will definatley be on Friday 26th Jan as previously stated on the first post.

    Show starts from 1900 at a cost of £5.
    Huge apologies for any inconvience this has caused folks and hope to see folk there.

    Dave R

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    I couldn't make the 19th so the 26th might suit better. It would probably be an idea to bump this thread the day before just to remind people.

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    Yep was looking to do that as well.

    Dave

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    Dave, what is your seating (standing?) capacity? This has the potential for being very well attended!
    If it wasn't for the rain in our lives there would be no rivers. X 2

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    Seating- 50 ish
    Standing - 15 ish

    It would great to see loads of folk there.

    Dave

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    He is also doing a talk at the Brewery Arts in Kendal on 22 Jan and in Keswick on 23rd - have a look at www.cumbriacanoeist.org.uk for details

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    Caught Jim Hargreaves talk last night at Brewery Arts in Kendal.

    Just like to say that it was excellent - very entertaining.

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    Just a bump back to the top as Jim is speaking at Stirling Canoes on Friday night starting from 1900.

    Hope to see you there

    Dave R

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    I had forgotten I am going to a Burns Night with the father in law so can't make it. Hopefully next time.

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    Not to worry. Hopefully will have some more happening Autumn time.

    Dave R

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    I think my son Ross and I are looking doubtful for tonight too.

    Hope to get to future ones.

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    Arrow

    Alan Ramsay and myself are on our way .

    Maggie
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    I understand that the lecture is still on tonight.

    Who is going?
    If it wasn't for the rain in our lives there would be no rivers. X 2

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    Bah, humbug. Forgot about it.
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    you missed a good 'un.

    I think that open boats would hve needed centre air bags for those rivers though...............helium filled might have been the order of the day too!

    See you at the next one.
    If it wasn't for the rain in our lives there would be no rivers. X 2

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    Maybe if I bump it to the top I'll remember come friday.
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    If you do mind and bump it again so I might remember

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    As has already been pointed out Fiona Whitehead will be at the shop talking about sea kayaking trips around the country.

    1930 start time
    £5 cost

    More information available here

    Dave R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grooveski View Post
    Maybe if I bump it to the top I'll remember come friday.
    Maybe if you remember, you'll get your tick hooks at last!

    Blutack.
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    'bout time, my nasal hairs are getting totaly out of hand.
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    Thanks for the bumps guys. Will do another bump this afternoon to help remind you.

    Dave R

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    Great presentation tonight by Fiona. Thanks for hosting Dave!

    Blutack.
    The Canoeist's prayer: "Lord grant me the serenity to walk the portages I must, The courage to run the rapids I can, And the wisdom to know the difference".

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    Very inspirational and possibly slightly worrying to see so many open boaters in the audience......almost out numbered the sea kayakers!

    Great to catch up with SoP members too.
    If it wasn't for the rain in our lives there would be no rivers. X 2

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    Seconded, looking forward to the next series.
    Veni Vidi Natavi

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    Really great presentation by Fiona.

    Quote Originally Posted by tenboats1 View Post
    Great to catch up with SoP members too.
    Maggie
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