HCC Association

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association Incorporated is made up of past and present paddlers and officials. Their role is to ensure the Classic continues at its present high standard and that the ideals of the Association are perpetuated.

The Association’s Constitution lists its aims and objectives, and includes guidelines for the charities that we can support.

Each year a major charity is chosen as beneficiary of the funds raised by the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. A policy was adopted by the Association of choosing one that fits the following criteria:

  • It should support medical research.
  • Its fundraising efforts should be mainly done by volunteers.

Minor sponsorships may go to other charities listed in our Constitution.

The cost of running the race is covered by the race entry fee. The separation of entry fees from donations ensures that the majority of funds raised go directly to charity.

The organisation of the Classic is done by the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Organising Committee under the leadership of the Event Director. Input from paddlers is considered and changes made where appropriate. Persons wishing to assist in any area are always welcome.

The Association oversees the general nature of the event and considers any changes that would alter the basic nature or structure of the event. The Association is responsible for deciding on major rule changes and sponsorship decisions.

Association Committee

  • President - Kent Heazlett
  • Secretary - Ross Winters