Welcome to Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club Home Page

Formerly Nerang River Canoe Club, VLPC moved to the Varsity Lakes Boat Shed in October 2011 and changed its name to reflect the support of the local community.

In keeping with tradition, however the club maintained the club colours of red, white and black and the new logo reflects this combination of the old and the new.

Club members have competed in Marathon & Sprint races, which are held by clubs throughout Brisbane, North & South Coast’s and Northern NSW.

The Club has several Coaches available for learners, and for the more experienced – training sessions & technique improvements.

We provide all relevant information on races that you may be interested to compete in.

This sport is great for fitness or we can get you ready for some competition if that’s what your after.

RSS State News

  • 2021 PQ Ocean Racing Championships Sep 15, 2021
    /* custom css */ .tdi_2, .tdi_2 .tdc-columns{ min-height: 0; }.tdi_2, .tdi_2 .tdc-columns{ display: block; }.tdi_2 .tdc-columns{ width: 100%; } /* custom css */ .tdi_4{ vertical-align: baseline; }.tdi_4 > .wpb_wrapper, .tdi_4 > .wpb_wrapper > .tdc-elements{ display: block; }.tdi_4 > .wpb_wrapper > .tdc-elements{ width: 100%; }.tdi_4 > .wpb_wrapper > .vc_row_inner{ width: auto; }.tdi_4 > .wpb_wrapper{ width: auto; […]
  • It’s time to celebrate! Sep 6, 2021
    On Saturday the 23rd October, Paddle Queensland will host the 2021 Annual Awards in Brisbane recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of the community and provide an opportunity to reflect on the year that was. Paddle Queensland members can provide nominations showcasing their contribution to the paddling community deserving recognition over the period of 1 […]
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting Sep 6, 2021
    Make a difference with Paddle Queensland! Notice is hereby given (47) days prior that the Annual General Meeting of Paddle Queensland Incorporated will be held as follows: Date: Saturday, 23rd October Time: 2:00pm Location: Brisbane Venue: To be confirmed Remote: To be supplied The agenda for the General Meeting stating the business to be transacted […]
  • CleanCo Works at Tully update Aug 26, 2021
    Paddle Queensland continues to work with CleanCo to communicate with paddlers regarding planned outages for hydro assets on the Tully and Barron Rivers.  CleanCo has advised us that the works at Kareeya Power Station are currently on track to be completed on 3 September 2021. This is great news for local paddlers who are looking forward […]
  • It’s time to paddle at Hervey Bay! Aug 17, 2021
    The Fraser Coast Regional Council have partnered with Paddle Queensland to bring their participation program PaddleFest to the region for the next three years. The inaugural Fraser Coast PaddleFest will be held at the Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club over the 11th and 12thof September and showcase the stunning waters of Hervey Bay to […]

RSS National News

  • Position Vacant – Executive Officer – Paddle Tasmania Sep 14, 2021
    Under the new United Paddling Management Workforce model, Paddle Australia is seeking applications for the role of Executive Officer – Paddle Tasmania. The Executive Officer is employed by Paddle Australia (PA) to work closely with the Paddle Tasmania (PT) Board and the PA Executive  Management Team to effectively develop operational plans, aligned to the Strategic […]
  • Aussies impress at World Cup Final in Pau Sep 13, 2021
    Four Australians flew the flag at the World Cup Final in Pau this weekend, with personal bests broken and medals won. Tokyo Olympic champion Jessica Fox managed to walk away with a medal in every colour, winning gold in the women’s K1, silver in the C1 and bronze in the women’s extreme slalom final. Fox […]
  • Silver linings for Fox at World Cup Final Sep 12, 2021
    Jess Fox has finished the ICF World Cup season with a silver medal and second place overall in the women’s C1 in Pau, France. The recently crowned Olympic Champion in the C1 was forced to settle for the silver today behind 23 year old Tereza Fiserova. Fox was very fast on the course, but four penalty […]
  • Fantastic Fox claims World Cup Crown Sep 11, 2021
    JESS FOX continues her golden year taking out the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup kayak final in France, also winning out the overall World Cup crown. Heading into the final with three World Cup wins and a bronze, the recent Olympic champion had a handy 38 point lead over Germany’s Elena Apel in the women’s […]