The history of the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (HCC) and Arrow partnership uncovered
As relatively new staff members, we’ve often wondered how and when the tremendous partnership between the HCC and Arrow began. And last week, whilst looking through some old files, we were lucky enough to unearth some solid evidence.
The HCC first paddled for Arrow (then named The Australian Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation) in 1993, to raise funds for a charity ‘where the funds would be used for medical research,’ according to an announcement published in the HCC’s 1993 brochure for paddlers.
In a message of thanks to the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association within the brochure, past Arrow President (Barbara Crouch) wrote: “To you the paddlers, thank you for supporting us this year – our first as recipients of money raised from the Hawkesbury Classic Paddle. The money you and your friends contribute will go directly towards helping save lives.”