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The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is scheduled for 26th and 27th of October. Due to the number of checkpoints along the river, stations on vessels, command points, and other stations, WICEN needs to field a large number of volunteers. If you wish to participate, even if you are not a member, please contact WICEN via its website. Those who have not assisted before will be teamed with an experienced operator. Members can reply to the email from the event Event Commander, Neil Fallshaw, VK2XNF.

The next WICEN event in the Hunter is the Memory Walk and Jog at Speers Point on Lake Macquarie on the 8th of September. The Illawarra event is on Sunday, October 13, at Stuart Park, North Wolllongong. Alzheimer's Australia NSW describe these as their flagship fundraising events.

The world famous Shazada Horse Endurance Ride, or Enduro, will be held again this year at St Albans, from Monday 26 to Friday 30 August. It is run as loops out of the small village of St Albans to the north of Sydney - or west of the Central Coast. This is a rugged and remote area, and presents many communications challenges.

This year's Trek for Timor will be in and around the Kangaroo Valley and Fitzroy Falls on Saturday the 21st of September. Funds raised will allow solar powered lights to be installed in 1024 homes in the Remexio district. These will replace kerosene lamps, made using a wick in a small paint tin, which are both expensive to run, and generate harmful particulates. The new lamps will allow children to study at night. The project will train over 30 local young people in installing and maintaining the systems. There are 11 and 50km options. If you have a group which is interested in participating, visit:

WICEN ACT, part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club have many events planned for October, in the ACT and "Capital Country", as NSW Tourism calls the surrounding area. Details can be found at:

Coming events include:
Oxfam Trailwalker this weekend
Shazada Horse Ride at St Albans from Monday 26 to Friday 30 August
Memory Walk & Jog in the Hunter on September 8th
The Trek for Timor in Kangaroo Valley on Saturday the 21st of September
WICEN ACT's Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October.
The Light Car Club of Canberra Rally on Saturday October 12
Memory Walk & Jog in the Illawarra on October 13
Battle of the Beasts Mountain Bike Race on Saturday 19th October in VK1
SAREX Barrington Tops in mid to late October
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic on 26th and 27th of October
25th Fitz’s Challenge Bike Ride in the ACT on Sunday 27th October
WICEN Victoria will be running the Murray Marathon canoe event between Christmas and New Year.

Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.