2006 Queensland Marathon Championships
On behalf of Queensland Canoeing Inc., I would like to thank the members of Currumbin Creek Canoe Club for hosting the 2006 Queensland Canoe Marathon Championships. The efforts of the members and parents of members was outstanding.
Recognition must also be directed to Tony and Fran White. Tony was the Chief Official at the championships. Tony and his wife Fran travelled from northern New South Wales and have many years experience with canoeing events.
There were others who assisted over the course of the championships at the start, finish, turns, portage or as safety boat drivers. To all of these persons we thank you for giving of your time so that the championships could be held.
Acknowledgment must also be given to Ananconda for providing prizes for the championships. A hydration pack was won by John Newton – Currumbin Creek on Saturday and a 3 man tent was won by Ian Frost – Nerang River Canoe Club on the Sunday. Ananconda also provided water bottles that were distributed to the volunteers at the event.
The selection event for the 2007 Queensland Canoe Marathon Team will be held in February 2007 at a venue yet to be decided. Further information about nominating for the team is on the Queensland Canoeing internet site www.qld.paddle.org.au The 2006 Inter Club Marathon Championship, Participation Trophy and individual champions will be announced and presented at this event.
Once again thanks to all who assisted.