News with tag 'Events'

Christmas Canal Camp in the Cotswolds

Date: 22/11/2018

A Five-Day Working Holiday for just £70 per person

If you enjoy spending time outdoors and are looking to do something different this festive season, why not take a look at the Inland Waterways Association ...

Reunion Weekend Sees Over 1,000 Hours of Restoration Work

Date: 14/11/2018

On 3rd/4th November, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group held its Annual Reunion Weekend - Bonfire Bash - on the Lichfield Canal. Over 70 WRG volunteers from across the country, joined by volunteers from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal ...

100 Boats Cruise to St Neots for IWA Festival of Water

Date: 29/08/2018

Thousands of people flocked to Regatta Meadow in St Neots over the August Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy the spectacular IWA Festival ...

IWA Campaign Cruise on the Old Bedford River

Date: 24/08/2018

A campaign cruise led by IWA took place on the 19th and 20th August, in the lead up to IWA’s Festival of Water at St Neots.  The event was organised to highlight the continued closure ...

Places left on Waterway Recovery Group 2018 Family Camps

Date: 29/06/2018

Family orientated canal volunteering weekends have returned for their second year with the first of three weekends organised by Waterway Recovery Group taking place. The first WRG family camp of the year was hosted by the Caldon & ...

Hottest IWA Canalway Cavalcade on Record

Date: 09/05/2018

The hottest May Day Bank Holiday weekend since 1978 brought the crowds out in droves in Little Venice, where the 36th annual IWA Canalway Cavalcade took place.  140 boats lined up along the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals ...

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Locks and Found at WRG Bonfire Bash

Date: 09/11/2017

Photo: Paul Rodgers, IWA trustee and WRGie gets down to work at the Bonfire Bash 2017
On the 4th and 5th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the Uttoxeter Canal in ...

IWA’s AGM looks to the future

Date: 02/10/2017

IWA’s Annual Members Meeting, held on 30th September in Langley Mill, was an inspiring, forward looking event outlining IWA’s vision for the future.  In front of 116 members, IWA’s Marketing Committee Chairman, Peter ...

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IWA's Campaign Festival Wins Living Waterways Award

Date: 29/09/2017

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch won the Living Waterways award for Community and Volunteering at a ceremony held in Birmingham on 27th September.  The accolade was awarded for the Branch's organisation of Eldonian Village Canal ...

St Neots to host 2018 IWA Festival of Water

Date: 31/08/2017

St Neots will host the 2018 IWA Festival of Water, held annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  The River Great Ouse location has been selected to further support IWA’s campaign to see better funded waterways throughout ...

Over 100 Boats Cruise to the Erewash Canal for IWA Festival of Water

Date: 30/08/2017

Over 100 boats arrived at Gallows Inn Fields in Ilkeston over the Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy the spectacular IWA Festival of Water, an annual event that this year came to the beautiful Erewash Canal.

The event was opened by ...

Roll Up, Roll Up - It's IWA's Festival of Water at Ilkeston!

Date: 14/08/2017

It is not all water and boats on the Erewash over August Bank Holiday weekend, there could be beer and skittles too!  Lots of exhibitors will be setting out their stalls with a variety of goods and services on display.  There ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

Award Winners at IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Date: 10/05/2017

140 boats gathered for the Association’s 35th annual Canalway Cavalcade at London’s Little Venice over the 1st May Bank Holiday weekend.  Thousands of visitors came to see boats decked with gleaming boat brasses, flowers and ...

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Waterways Triathlon has a 2nd successful year

Date: 27/09/2016

The Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in  Essex hosted IWA's second waterways triathlon on 25th September when 40 participants canoed (or paddleboarded), cycled and ran their choice of a 30km or 50km route.

All funds raised ...

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World Canals Conference 2016, Inverness

Date: 27/09/2016

The World Canals Conference, which visits a different waterway destination around the world each year, took place in Inverness from 19th to 22nd September.  The event was organised by the hosts, Scottish Canals, on behalf of Inland ...

Fun on the Curly Wyrley at IWA Festival of Water

Date: 05/09/2016

15,000 people enjoyed an August Bank Holiday by the water on Pelsall North Common and were treated to entertainments on and off the water at IWA’s annual Festival of Water.

Over 100 boats, many decorated with bunting, lined ...

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Ilkeston Announced as 2017 Festival of Water

Date: 08/08/2016

IWA has announced Ilkeston on the Erewash Canal as the venue for its 2017 Festival of Water.  The annual event will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend next year, from 26th to 28th August 2017.  The festival is being ...

Pelsall Plus - Exploring the BCN

Date: 29/07/2016

Boaters attending this year's IWA Festival of Water at Pelsall are being encouraged to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations labyrinth of canals.  Ivor Caplan, IWA's deputy chairman, explains why.

"I occasionally hear ...

Over 70 Boats take part in Olympic Park Cruise

Date: 19/07/2016

As part of the ongoing legacy from the London 2012 Olympics, over 70 boats gathered on Saturday 9th July to take part in a cruise around the Olympic Park in East London.  The event was jointly organised by

IWA Festival of Water Comes to Pelsall

Date: 22/06/2016

IWA’s annual Festival of Water is set to bring over one hundred boats to the underused Tags: IWA News, Campaigns, Events

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