News with tag 'Events'

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

IWA's Campaign Festival Puts Eldonian Village on the Canal Map

Date: 16/06/2016

Thousands turned out to join in the fun at the Eldonian Village Canal Festival in Liverpool over the weekend of 11th & 12th June to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.  With over 80 boats stretching down the ...

Staveley Town Lock opened just in time for IWA's Trailboat Festival

Date: 01/06/2016

With hours to spare, the first boat cruised through Staveley Town Lock ahead of IWA’s Trailboat Festival.  The event, which took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend, was combined with the Chesterfield Canal Trust's annual ...

IWA Canalway Cavalcade 2016

Date: 03/05/2016

The crowds turned out in force for IWA Canalway Cavalcade 2016.  Attracted by a packed schedule and excellent coverage in the Times as well as Time Out where the festival was highlighted as Pick of the Week, visitors were delighted by ...

BCN Clean Up clears 8 miles of Walsall Canal

Date: 21/04/2016

More than 70 volunteers spent two days removing an estimated 44 tonnes of rubbish from the Walsall Canal over the weekend of 16th and 17th April.  ...

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Cruise

Date: 24/03/2016

IWA, St Pancras Cruising Club, London Legacy Development Corporation and Canal & River Trust, are planning a cruise to celebrate plans for re-opening public access to the Olympic Waterways on the 9th July 2016.  The hope is that many ...

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IWA Volunteers Clean for the Queen

Date: 01/03/2016

An initiative to help celebrate the Queen's imminent 90th birthday is taking off around the waterways, with IWA branches joining in a national campaign led by Keep Britain Tidy. 

Tags: IWA News, Volunteering, Events

IWA Festival of Water at Pelsall - Explorer Cruise

Date: 29/02/2016

Birmingham Canal Navigations Society will be running an Explorer Cruise from Friday 19th August to Friday 26th August to coincide with IWA's Festival of Water to be held at Pelsall Common on the weekend of 27th to 29th August 2016. ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

New Boating Arrangements on the Liverpool Link

Date: 09/02/2016

IWA is delighted about the news that the boating arrangements for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal around Liverpool are going to be much more 'boater ...

Liverpool event is IWA National Campaign Festival 2016

Date: 07/01/2016

IWA is pleased to designate the Eldonian Village Canal Festival in Liverpool, on 11-12 June, as its 2016 National Campaign Festival.  This is in recognition of its ambitious objective to increase leisure activities on a relatively ...

Help Save Britain’s Industrial Heritage

Date: 18/12/2015

WRG has launched its schedule of canal restoring working holidays for 2016.  The week long working holidays, called Canal Camps, offer a unique opportunity to volunteer and learn new skills, whilst exploring amazing parts of Britain&rsquo ...

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group Bonfire Bash is a Roaring Success

Date: 17/11/2015

On the 7th and 8th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the

The sun shone on IWA’s first Waterways Triathlon

Date: 22/09/2015

On Sunday 20th September, the beautiful Chelmer & Blackwater navigation in Essex played host to IWA’s first ever ...

Canals Campaigner Honoured in Central London

Date: 10/09/2015

A pivotal figure in the struggle to save Britain’s inland waterways from decades of institutionalised neglect and destruction has finally secured public recognition for his efforts, 101 years after his birth.

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