The PMHCC INC was established in November 2007 after a few local paddlers, recognising the need for a canoe club in the district, called a public meeting to discuss the possibility of forming such an organisation.
Following an overwhelming response, the wheels were put in motion to get a club up & running. Since those early days, the club has gone from strength to strength & today has over 60 members & offers two scheduled paddles per week.
People interested in experiencing canoeing, but who do not have a craft, can be provided with one of the club’s sea kayaks to try out, & be provided with some basic instruction. They can also view a wide range of craft belonging to club members & discuss their suitability to the type of canoeing they wish to undertake.
If your interest extends to competition, the club can provide you with information on what is available, from the Northern Marathon series of races to big charity events such as the Hawkesbury Classic & the Myall River Classic.
A number of our members have had years of experience in various branches of canoeing, from ocean to white water, flat water, touring & racing. They have a wealth of information at their fingertips which they are happy to share & are a great source of knowledge for all.
The club holds an annual club charity paddle & makes a yearly donation to CanAssist ( Cancer Assistance Network ) which supports rural cancer patients.
The club also organises social events & weekends away.
The club’s committee comprises seven positions:
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Touring/Racing Coordinator & Safety Officer.
The club also has a touring subcommittee which meets quarterly to compile our schedules of paddles.