CONGRATULATIONS to Kim Epton and Greg Kaeding for becoming Avon Descent Legends in 2013!
AVON DESCENT LEGEND – KIM EPTON (2013)
Kim Epton has been selected to be a Legend of the Avon Descent.
Kim has had a long association with both the sport of Power Dinghy and the annual Western Australian Avon Descent. He has strongly promoted both over many years and continues to be a worthy ambassador for both.
Kim was a founding member of the Power Dinghy Racing Club, known as the PDRC. He was directly responsible for the creation of three major power dinghy races in Western Australia, leading to the PDRC being the motor sports club representative in the Avon Descent.
Kim’s commitment to power dinghy participation has been demonstrated by his continuous involvement in the Avon Descent for 40 years as either a PDRC Representative on the NADA Board, an official, a competitor or in a support crew. His current role is the Power Craft Starter for Day 2 and Clerk of Course for power dinghy.
Kim has demonstrated a positive and lasting effect on many aspects of power dinghy racing and the Avon Descent over many years.
Kim Epton you deserve to be recognised as a Legend of the Avon Descent.
AVON DESCENT LEGEND – GREG KAEDING (2013)
Greg Kaeding has been selected to be a Legend of the Avon Descent.
Greg has had a long and distinguished involvement in the sport of canoeing at the local, state, national and interstate levels. He has been an office bearer at each level. Of significance has been his responsibility for high performance in canoeing, both for Western Australia and Australia, from 1976 to 2000. He was President of Canoeing Australia from 1999 to 2006.
Greg has also had a long and distinguished involvement with the Avon Descent, having only missed the first event. He was a competitor for 10 years, from 1974 to 1983; a 3 times winner with Ray Holt in the K2 category in the years 1980, 81 and 83. In the years following, Greg has been involved in every event, as a starter, start and finish line co-ordinator, timekeeper, scrutineer and as a commentator. As timekeeper Greg introduced electronic timekeeping and the computerisation of results and records.
Greg has demonstrated a positive and lasting effect on many aspects of paddle craft competition and has been a worthy ambassador for the Avon Descent.
Greg Kaeding you deserve to be recognised as a Legend of the Avon Descent.