active8 Bronze Paddle 2005
Saturday, October 22, made for a good day of paddling for the 2005 active8 Bronze Paddle.
With the weather holding up, and fine conditions, school teams from all over South Australia took part in the annual event which took place on the picturesque Murray River, Swan Reach.
Teams gathered for the event on Saturday, with each team being scrutineered and registered first thing in the morning before a breifing and a once over with the rules from Canoe South Australia's very own Ian Hume and various guests.
With the sun shining and any sign of rain absent, the event got underway with teams taking to the water at 11:00am to begin their 2 day paddle up the river.
After a hot sunny day, and hours of collecting checkpoints and paddling behind them, teams came to a stop by sunset and set up camp at designated sites, only to wake up at sunrise on Sunday morning.
Alot of hard work and team co-operation helped all of the teams out and impresses event staff and volunteers watching on.
Apart from a few minor problems including an asthma attack and an ill participant, the event ran smoothly with only a few bumps along the ride and a small downfall of rain on Sunday.
The event came to a close with a speech from Ian and a trophy presentation for the teams with the most points, most original team name and the Special Needs trophy, only to be followed by torrential rains as the event closed.
The event was a great success and was enjoyed by all involved.
Canoe South Australia would like to thank all competing schools, supporters of the event and the numerous volunteers who gave up their weekend and for all their hard efforts.
1st Place - Trinity College Blakeview
2nd Place - Westminster School
3rd Place - St. Michael's College
Special Needs Trophy - Townsend House/Arrows
Most Original Team Name - Karoonda Area School = Dukes Of Hazard