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British Canoeing announce dates for 2018 members roadshow

British Canoeing is going on the road during February and March to update members on the launch of Club Associate membership and plans for new Access and Environment campaign.

We have rearranged the South West session at the River Dart Country Park that we postponed due to the bad weather.  Please book onto the session using the link below. 

These events are a great chance to hear about the exciting work British Canoeing has planned in 2018 and to see progress made to date against the strategic plan.

The session will cover:

Access and Environment

British Canoeing is committed to providing strong leadership and a clearer direction on the issue of access for canoeists. Our aim is to unify the paddling community behind a common vision for shared access to waterways in England and Wales and to ultimately create an opportunity for a change in legislation.

In spring British Canoeing plans to launch a new campaign on access and environment; including a charter outlining our core beliefs as well as a positive vision for the future for ‘Clear Waters’.This will be used to present a clear case to Government and key partners.

British Canoeing wants your input to help shape the vision and secure your support behind the campaign.

Club Associate Membership

During the Membership Review during last summer, the introduction of a Club Associate category was well supported. We are moving into the implementation of this category, together with the other improvements to our individual membership categories.

To launch the scheme and make it successful for clubs and club members, we need your help.  This session will outline the changes to the club affiliation process, a chance to view the two routes available and hold discussions on club uses and challenges they may face.


The Roadshow events will run through these areas in more detail and will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions about the proposals and provide feedback.

The Roadshow Series will visit 13 locations in February and March.  

Alongside a session on the Club Associate Membership and Access the events aim to provide members with an opportunity to:

  • Find out about some of the early progress made towards the ambitions within the strategic plan, Stronger Together

All of the events will be held from 7pm to 9pm.  Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm.

The dates and locations for the events are below:

Date Time Region Location
Thursday 16 April 2018 - Rearranged date 6:30-9:00 South West 2 River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7NP
Wednesday 31 January 2018 6:30 - 9:00 Yorkshire 1 Altofts Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 5QB - Please note this event will only cover access
Tuesday 6 February 2018 7:30-9:30 South East MaidstoneCanoe Club, Maidstone, ME16 0SN
Wednesday 7 February 2018 6:30-9:00 East Essex County Cricket Ground, CM2 0PG
Tuesday 13 February 2018 6:30-9:00 Yorkshire 2 Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB
Tuesday 20 February 2018 6:30-9:00 West Midlands Stafford & Stone CC, Westbridge Park, Stone ST15 0EX
Wednesday 21 February 2018 6:30-9:00 North West Salmesbury War Memorial Hall, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UY
Monday 26 February 2018 6:30-9:00 South Waterside Youth & Community Centre, Newbury, RG14 1DS
Wednesday 28 February 2018 6:30-9:00 South West 1 Poole Harbour Canoe Club, Poole, BH15 4LR
Tuesday 6 March 2018 6:30-9:00 East Midlands Quorn Grange Hotel, Quorn, LE12 8DB
Tuesday 13 March 2018 6:30-9:00 London Leaside, Spring Road, London, E5 9HQ
Wednesday 14 March 2018 6:30-9:00 Cumbria Lakeland Climbing Centre, Lake District Business Park, Kendal, LA9 6NH
Thursday 15 March 2018 6:30-9:00 North East Premier Inn, Kingsway North, Gateshead, NE11 0BE

We will update as details become available.

Please register your attendance in advance so we can send you any updates and joining instructions.

To register please click here. Joining instructions will be sent to everyone who registers for the events.