Come out and Play in July 2009
Testimonials
Activities in 2009
Great deals HALF PRICE!
One to One Courses
Family Activity Holidays
Once a year Kayak Sale
Coaching Corner
Your Photo's
Specialist Group Bookings
Source on Twitter and Facebook

Source: Testimonials

Yet another excellent course and another excellent weekend. Flexible and friendly approach suited too our groups needs meant that we all had a great time and cant wait to get out on to the water again.

I have enjoyed the outings so much that a kayak is a definate purchase for this year!

Would strongly recommend Source to anyone looking for a fun, enjoyable and skill enhancing course set in beautiful locations.


Liam from Aberdeen


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Source Activities in 2009

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Last Minute Availability   - HALF PRICE! -
27th /28th June 2009

We have just taken a last minute cancellation and as such now have availability for the weekend of the 27th and 28th of June 09.
 
We have the staff booked and availability of dates so thought we would offer you, a 50% discount on a course of your choice.
 
All you need to do is get four or more people together with an agreed aim ie Canoe or Kayak skills / guiding etc and contact us.
 
A weekend course would usually be 150 per person but for this last minute availability slot it will be only 75 per person for two full days!
 
We are offering this great deal on a first come first served basis and this is a one off promotion.
 
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One to One Bespoke Courses

In the midst of the season when we have many larger groups joining us, it is easy to forget about the One to One days on offer.

Remember if you feel like brushing up on those skills and you cant make the prescribed course or it does not fit your exact needs. Then please contact us to create and book a One to One course purely for you.

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Last few weeks of Availability for Family Multi Activity Holidays in 2009

You can tailor your own holiday to your exact requirements, i.e. what you do, when you do it, and the frequency of activities!

A day of Abseiling and Climbing
A day of placid or moving water Kayaking
A two day journey of placid or moving water Canoeing including camping on a deserted Island!
A day of Hill Walking
A day of  unsupervised Cycling* along the river Tay (pick up and drop off included),
A half day of Gorge walking (Canyoning)
A half day White Water Rafting.

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End of Season Kayak Clearance

To ensure you have the finest kayaks to use on any Source course or expedition we need to keep our stock  as new as possible. Hence we are selling off the kayaks that we bought at the beginning of the year. They have only been used by you on Source courses this year so are in excellent condition.

As part of the Source family you also receive 75 of credit towards a course or expedition of your choice when you buy one of our kayaks.

Below you can  see Colin paddling one of the boats for sale at Stanley on the Tay.



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 Greetings!

Thanks for the great response's regarding the new look "Come out and Play!" newsletter last month, its always great to hear what you have been up to both on the water and off. I set up Source three years ago with the aim of creating a paddling family who share special experiences on the waters of the world. I always hoped this would spill into your daily lives and really appreciate it when you invite us to share in what you have been getting up to.

Im aware that every company under the sun promises you the finest customer service and unbridled quality in their product or service. Its hard to then stand out from the crowd  as genuine!  We feel our 75% return  customer base including hopefully you, go some way to justify our special position as a leading light in outdoor provision.

In 2009 we have expenentially grown taking on more staff  who are alligned with our core  principles of individualised quality and service,

We believe that our dedicated staff have a fine level of understanding and empathy when working with you that is of is of the highest standard alongside there high level of qualification and experience levels. To read more about our staff base please click here

Thanks to those of you that got in touch about the Coaching Corner in last months newsletter covering "how to be equal on both paddling sides" . It was great to hear how this article had helped you. Please if you do have any ideas on things we could include in the newsletter that would be of use to you then please get in touch with me.

I look forward to paddling with you in the future

 
Dave Girling
dave@sourceadventure.co.uk
Source Adventure
 
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Coaching Corner
Games...


Last month we looked and coaching yourself and others to be Bi lateral (paddling the same on both sides).
This month we thought we would look at a completely different area with you, GAMES!

A lot of you who come on courses either have kids who you are looking to introduce to paddlesport or you coach at a club with the paddlers of tomorrow. So we thought we would highlight a few games that are fun and will help coach them to become finer paddlers without them even realising!

Knock the rock!

To help aid turning efficiently this is a great game that uses nothing but a few pebbles or small rocks.
Place a small rock at either end of your kayak and all those playing, set a relatively small boundary and the object of the game is to be the last boat with a rock as everyone else has knocked each others off. Great game for enhancing tight turns, reverse paddling and edge control.

British Bulldog

Always raises some eyebrows, this version is minus the eye gouging, punching and body tackles!

Set up two end zones features on a bank are ideal. One catcher "the bulldog" is between the zones and everyone else starts in a safe end zone and has to try to paddle to the other end zone without getter tapped by the bulldog. If tapped they join the bulldog in the middle for the next round. ideal for carving turns and forward paddling.

Polo

Two equal teams, start in front of their goal, a ball is thrown into the centre of the defined area. Once a team picks up the ball the have three seconds to pass it to a team mate and so on (cant move with the ball), till a goal is scored or intercepted by the opposition. Great for tight turns, fast efficient forward paddling and edge control.

Tig

Define an area with boundaries, then one person starts with the ball, their job is to hit another kayak or canoe with the ball, if they do the person who has been hit joins in till only one person is left, the winner! Simple fun looking at forward paddling and turning up the speed when required alongside slow carving and tight turns.
balls points

Ball pool

Have a selection of different coloured balls i.e. 3 blue, 2 red and 1 yellow for example. Assign 1 point to blue, 2 to red and 3 to yellow, scatter them  and then shout go and see who gets the highest score, simple but kids play it for ages. Aids opening up vision from the front of the kayak or canoe, turns of speed and edge control when picking up the balls.

Enjoy!

If you missed last months article on bi lateral paddling please email us and we will happily send you a copy





Some recent photos of your Adventures in June with Source
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Specialist Group Bookings

This year larger and larger groups have been Kayaking and Canoeing with us, offering you something different be it:

Canoeing through the rapids of the Spey, finishing off with a distillery tour with the opportunity to bottle your own whisky!
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Kayaking down the Tay for a half or full day including a well deserved pizza to finish it off.
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Canoeing and or Kayaking on Loch Tay being guided around the Crannog sites and stopping off for lunch on the island, culminating in a tour of the replica Crannog in Kenmore.
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A pure river trip in either Kayak or Canoe for the weekend  including camping out potentially on a deserted island.
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Or feel free to devise your own itinerary and we will make it happen for you.



Source on Twitter
Source Adventure can now be found on Twitter as well as our group page on Facebook

You can keep up with the world of Source through Twitter following our daily activities and exclusive deals only found on our Twitter site!

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- HALF PRICE! -
27th /28th June 2009
We have just taken a cancellation and as such now have availability for the weekend of the 27th and 28th of June 09.
 
We have the staff booked and availability of dates so thought we would offer you, a 50% discount on a course of your choice.
 
All you need to do is get four or more people together with an agreed aim ie Canoe or Kayak skills / guiding etc and contact us.
 
A weekend course would usually be 150 per person but for this last minute availability slot it will be only 75 per person for two full days!
 
We are offering this great deal on a first come first served basis and this is a one off promotion.
 

Bring 5 people with you and you go for FREE!
When you bring 5 people on any UK Based Course or Expedition you will recieve one FREE Space. Potentially saving you 350!! All you need to do is quote this coupon upon booking.

All Returning Customers Save 10% on all UK based Courses and Expeditions All returning customers are eligable to a 10% discount on all UK based Courses and expeditions in 2009. This is an offer only to returning clients of Source Adventure.