For over 50`s
Come with us on a comfortable holiday. We stay in dormitory style accomodation all meals suppliedat places all around WA and sometimes an overseas holiday. For friendship and company. Singles and couples welcome.
“More like an extended family than a club” Comradery, helpfulness, thoughtfulness and a common love of paddling on the water are some of the attributes reflected by our membership. A balanced gender and age, ranging from mid 50’s to early 80s, all from different backgrounds and experiences, mixed with singles and couples and most importantly…..all having FUN.
With a refreshing lack of competitiveness, we’re more interested in sharing a good time and a laugh along the way than who’s got the best boat and who’s quickest through the water.
We paddle on Fridays, usually on the Swan & Canning Rivers, Penguin Island, Palm Beach and at Mandurah, all year round. Occasionally we go to Moore River. We have two groups, one of which has a longer paddle than the other. Distances are usually about 6 or 12 km. There is basic tuition available for beginners and you can bring your own canoe or use one of ours for a small charge.
Our members paddle kayaks. New members are most welcome.
Based in Perth, The Over 55 Canoe Club caters for people over 55 years of age who wish to enjoy canoeing in the company of other very friendly people.
We meet every Thursday morning at 8.30 a.m. from April until November. Our paddles have a short rest period as needed, a morning tea break with return for lunch at the start point, usually by noon. Cars are guarded by a volunteer(s) each week.
OFFWA offers a wide range of walks for seniors in Perth and surrounding areas from March to November each year. The walks are chosen for their surfaces, interest, availability of parking and the provision of toilets.
The club meets every Tuesday at 10am and the walks commence promptly at 10.30am. Members are permitted to walk as far as they choose and at the pace they are comfortable with. Afterwards many stay behind and enjoy lunch with fellow walkers.
The walks range in distance up to 8kms and trained first aiders accompany members to offer assistance where needed.
The aim in orienteering is to navigate your way around a course with a series of checkpoints called controls. The course is marked on a map provided by the organisers.
The controls are placed on definite features such as track and creek junctions, a fence bend or by a distinctive boulder.
The site is marked with an orange and white flag which has a punch attached.
You use this to mark a control card you carry to show you have been there.
The skill in orienteering is in choosing the best route between controls while beginners’ courses may not offer choice, as you progress you will learn to decide between options perhaps over a hill or a longer route which goes round it.
The accurate ‘tortoise’ is usually quicker than the ‘hare’ who darts off and makes mistakes in navigation.
Orienteering events provide a range of courses to cater for all participants. The courses are graded by age, by length and the amount of navigation required.
Typically there are shorter courses for beginners and for younger & older people; these follow ‘handrail features’ (tracks, creeks, fences) through to ones designed to appeal to the fit and navigationally experienced, using more contour features.
Orienteering provides a special environment, in that the same event caters for all ages, for social and recreational participants as well as the more competitive, for families who can all go to the same event. If you want you can do the course in pairs or in a small group. A special attraction is that every course is different.
Orienteering is a sport for everyone, whatever their age and experience. Elite orienteers and recreational orienteers, men and women, young children and over 90-year-olds can enjoy the sport together. Orienteering is a sport for the whole family – a real sport for all.
The fastest will not always be the winner. You have to choose the best route between the control points and find the markers quickly through good navigation techniques and awareness of the terrain.
There will be seven events held mainly around Bunbury streets and parks during February and March. Registration is at 3.30 pm for a 4pm start. From April until September, we have bush events with 1pm starts. https://www.facebook.com/SWOrienteering