In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dabulamanzi Canoe Club will remain closed until further notice.

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“The finest canoe club in the whole dam universe”

Dabulamanzi Canoe club was founded by a group of paddlers who decided to set up the second canoe club in Johannesburg (after JCC), which would be more conveniently situated in the north of Joburg, in 1979.

The founder members, realising that Emmarentia Dam was to be the premier Gauteng canoeing venue of the future, had the vision to establish a club, which today consistently has a membership of some 1000+ members, comprising world champions in various categories, SA National Team members, SA champions, a strong provincial representation and recreational (fish n’chips) paddlers.

Dabs News – Long time no sea

It’s 20-Plenty, baby! …pffffffft, that didn’t age well!

This month: Money, More Money, The end is in sight – and we’re going to have to let off some steam.

Dabs news – Coronavirus measures

Flattening the curvePaddlers are typically a courageous lot, who assess risks and take them head on, but this is not one we can really accept without it impacting others who may not be in a resilient position.Whilst someone reasonably young and fit is unlikely to die...

Dabs news – It’s GO time

Races, dances, dalliances, it's all happening! This month:Sponsored Time Trial - 20th Feb (i.e. this Thursday). You are a dancing queen - March 6th. High Altitude Surf Ski Championships - March 14th. AGM - March 19th. Start saving for subs and racks. Development...

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