History

Formed in 1968 the club has a long history in the Hunter and Newcastle region, the club has had a boat shed with access to Lake Macquarie in the past and now bases itself at Teralba Bowling Club.


Hunter Valley Canoe Club Inc. (HVCC) was formed 45 years ago. During this time the sport of canoeing/kayaking has evolved and developed into many variations. Current past times include recreation, touring, marathon, sprint, white water, polo, down river racing and SUP. HVCC does and has catered for all facets of the sport over the years. In fact a HVCC Dungog to Clarence Town event broke the world record for the greatest number of competitors at the time with over 600 entrants. The club changed its name in 2015 to Hunter Valley PaddleSports Club Inc. (HVPC) to represent the needs of all people who enjoy paddling.

 

Membership

Most activities are free or low cost, we do however encourage people to become at least a social/fitness member $30 a year, racing members need to also join State and/or National bodies (PNSW or Australian Canoeing).

Meetings

The committee meets monthly and general meetings are held three (3) times a year for members. The Annual General Meeting is held in August each year. All meetings are held at the Teralba Bowling Club.

World Championships

  • Ian Gardener
  • Ray Baxter
  • Mike Wilson
  • David Harrison
  • Larry Adams
  • Bruce Radnich

Junior World Championships

  • Craig Elliott
  • Racheal Elliott
  • Robbie Jamison

Today

The aim of the club is to promote and encourage paddling activities for all ages and levels. Our new focus is to liaise with other Canoe/Kayak clubs, Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Groups, Adventure Groups, Local Councils and State bodies with members that like to canoe/kayak/sup and hold regular paddles that cater for a variety of tastes.