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River Rambles





River Rambles are social paddles designed for female social paddlers.  They consist of both club and inter-club social paddling activities for women of all ages, skill level and boat types.  The objective is to provide opportunities to get out on the water in a friendly, social and safe manner and in the company of women lead by qualified female Ramble Leaders.

2015 Day / Date / Time Club Planned Activity Contact Person
Jan 14th Wed 11am Footscray Midweek Paddle Gayle
Jan 17th Sun 10am Tarwin Powlett River Dorothy
Feb 4th Wed 11am Footscray Midweek Paddle Gayle
Feb 15th Sun 11am Kirinari Upper Yarra Vivienne
Mar 1st Sun 11am Essendon BBQ at Canning St Karenne
April Fairfield Cappacchino Run Jen
May 3rd Sun 10am Mildura Soup and Roll Chris Mc
Jun  13th Sun 10am Tarwin River  Hazelwood pondage Dorothy
Aug 2nd Sun 11am Essendon Warm Soup Run Karenne
Sep Faifield Cappaccino Run Jen
Jan Essendon Twilight Paddle Karenne

Register your interest by clicking on the paddle(s) below:

Hazelwood Pondage – Warm water Ramble – Latrobe Yacht Club, Yinnar, Saturday 13th June – 10am.  On-line registration / Flyer

Murray River Soup and Roll Ramble – Apex Park, Mildura –
Sunday 3rd May –  On-line Registration.  Murray River Ramble May 15 – flyer

Yarra River Moving Water /  Jumping Creek to Warrandyte 15th Feb 2015 – More information / Flyer

Powlett River – 17th Jan 2015 – More information / Flyer

Footscray Mid Week Paddles – 14th Jan 2015, 4th Feb, 4th Mar

All paddlers must be current members of an affiliated Canoeing Victoria club.

Any female paddler whose club is hosting a river ramble and meets the Ramble Leader requirements, (ie skill level, ratio’s etc), is eligible to participate.

For paddlers whose club is not participating as yet, they may participate (at the host Ramble leaders discretion) as a guest for 3 paddles only.  They may only participate again if their club commits to hosting a ramble.  (ie if Bayswater Canoe Club is not participating in the network, their female paddlers can participate in only 3 paddles each and may not participate again unless Bayswater joins the network and hosts a Ramble).

If a Ramble was near capacity in regards to ratio’s,  it would be acceptable that Guest paddlers are not accepted to ensure networked paddlers have access to the paddle.   To assist the Ramble Leader in their Risk Assessment, each paddler must have completed their club’s basic skills or beginner skills course or self assess that they are capable of participating in the paddle with no assistance or coaching from other participants.

Current list of Rambler Clubs are:

  • Essendon Canoe Club
  • Fairfield Canoe Club
  • Footscray Canoe Club
  • Kirinari Canoe Club
  • Melbourne Canoe Club
  • Tarwin River Canoe Club
Be qualified
  • Hold and ACAS Flatwater Level 1 guide or instructor qualification or
  • Hold an AC Flatwater or Whitewater Level 1 Coaching Qualification.

Click here for how to become ACAS or Coach qualified

Complete the on-line Ramble Leader induction
Agree to the conditions and Sign the Ramble Leader application.

On-line Application Form

River Ramble Leader Application (PDF) 
(Save to desktop, reopen and fill in PDF Document then save and forward to Canoeing Victoria.)