Try A Boat, Get Afloat and the use of the boating lake in Eirias Park is no more!

Due to a decision made by Conwy Council and those that operate Colwyn Leisure Centre, our use of the boating lake in Eirias Park has been stopped. They deemed the water may be unfit for human consumption so have banned all paddling activities on the lake.

We have not had any issues reported to us that may have been caused by members coming into contact with the lake water. We have rigorous safety policies and procedures in place at all times, however this is out of our control.

All of this means that not only are we not able to put on the “Try A Boat, Get Afloat” event for the local community but we have had to move our regular paddling location some considerable distance from the clubs base.

Sadly, currently Conwy Council refuse to sit down and meet with us over this issue, but our efforts continue to get this decision reversed… 

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The 2018 “Try A Boat, Get Afloat” was held May 13th 2018

As usual the event took place in Eirias Park at Llyn Eirias Boating Lake.

We commenced paddling for the public at about 10AM and finished off around 15.30, in that time we had over 130 people come along and , under our supervision had a go at canoeing or Kayaking. This has once again resulted in a few new members signing up with us and has increased our membership level to over 110

In the last few years this event has proven to be very popular and has given some of our “Try A Boat” participants the bug to take the sport up and have gone on to join the club and are now active members of Colwyn Canoe Club getting out and paddling on a regular basis.

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