Photo courtesy of Ian Wrenford, LCRK


30th / 31st October 2021

Photo courtesy of Ian Wrenford, LCRK


Let's raise some money for Arrow! 

The biggest "loser" in the fall-out from the cancellation of this year's Classic has been the major recipient of our paddlers fundraising, Arrow, The Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

Money raised by paddlers in each year's Classic makes up a large part of the total funds received by Arrow. In these COVID times, money flowing to all charities is tight. They really do need our support.

We are asking paddlers, their supporters and the broader community to dig deep and help support this fabulous charity. 

You can read how the money paddlers have raised is being used by clicking on this link to the 2019 Arrow Report to the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association .

You can help by either

  • Donating to the overall fund here or

  • Adding to your paddler's fundraising contribution by going here 


Remember, all donations are tax-deductible and an official receipt will be issued.


We already have almost $7,000 in donations and sponsorships. Let's see if we can hit $100,000 !

PaddleNSW is hosting the Morison 50 on October 31st, 2020. Starting from Macquarie Park, Windsor, paddle 50, 24 or 12kms in an out-and-back race as evening falls on the mighty Hawkesbury River. Click on the button above for details

Since 1994, when our association with Arrow, The Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation began, paddlers in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic have donated almost $4 million million for leukaemia research and patient support services. The HCC also contributes funds to a number of supporting charitable community organisations. 


Each year participants paddle overnight to raise money for the Arrow, The Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation to give hope to people suffering from diseases treatable by bone marrow and adult stem cell transplants. Your sponsorship will support this work. Sponsor by paddler by responding to their personalised link that they send you or on the sponsorship tab at


It is my sad duty to inform you that the organising committee of the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic has decided to cancel this year’s event due to the ravages of COVID-19.

We look forward to the 2021 event to be held on the 30th and 31st of October next year.

I would like to thank Kent Heazlett, Richard Barnes and Mark O’Hara for their herculean efforts in trying to get this iconic event under way this year. I would also like to thank every-one who had input, there are far too many to name here but you know who you are.

Yours in paddling,


Roger Deane 05/09/2020

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association Inc.


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