As well as all the dates listed below, our local IWA Branch holds many varied and interesting events, most of which raise funds to help us to restore our canals. They are a great bunch and deserve our support. You might also like to consider joining the IWA, as this too helps fund our restoration. For more information and to see our local upcoming IWA events, click here to go to the IWA website.
15th February 2019
WORKING WITH VOLUNTEERS WORKSHOP
The Inland Waterways Association and Canal & River Trust are holding a joint workshop on working with young people and successfully implementing safeguarding policies on Friday 15th February 2019. The aim of the day is to highlight the significant role younger volunteers will play in years to come and how to implement safeguarding procedures. This workshop will give attendees the opportunity to explore case studies, assess the need for younger volunteers and discuss their own experiences of working with younger volunteers. Case studies will include the Desmond Family Canoe Trail and Waterway Recovery Group's Family Volunteering Weekends.
For the full agenda and opportunity to book a place please click here.
Register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 11th March 7.30pm
IWA Shrewsbury branch Annual Quiz Night
Once again the Shrewsbury Branch of the IWA challenge members of S&NCT to pit their wits against teams from other waterways societies. This year the quiz will be at the Narrowboat Inn Whittington. This is a fun night out and well worth attending.
Please let Dawn Aylwin know if you are entering a team so that she can warn the pub of numbers attending for supper from 6.00pm.
30th March 2019
RESTORATION WORKSHOP 2019
The 2019 Waterway Restoration Workshop, jointly run by The Inland Waterways Association and Canal & River Trust, is on Saturday 30th March at
Ormiston SWB Academy, Dudley Street, Bilston, WV14 0LN. This year's theme is 'fundraising'. This training workshop is aimed at waterway restoration groups and hopes to give volunteers support and information to assist in the development of their schemes. It is also a great opportunity for those passionate about waterway restoration to share and discuss ideas.
The theme this year will be "Relining your Pockets", focusing on fundraising. For full details of the day and the opportunity to book a place please click here
Saturday 6th April 2019
IWA NORTH WEST REGION ANNUAL SOCIAL EVENT
at St Chad's Parish Centre, Whittle le Woods, near Chorley. For full details please click here.
Saturday 13th April 2019
Shrewsbury IWA Annual General Meeting
With the opportunity for a walk at Berwick.
Bank Holiday Weekend 4th, 5th and 6th May 2019
Norbury Canal Festival
Staffordshire ST20 0PN
Opens each day at 10am
For details please click here
Saturday 8th June 2019
To be held at Roddington Village Hall. Further details as we get them.
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 2rd June 2019
London WRG at Berwick
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019 - 10am - 5pm
Staffordshire canal towpath, Opposite the Boat Inn, Gnosall, ST20 0AD
Gnosall Village was the "Best Kept Village" in Staffordshire in 2016 & 2017 it also featured on the C4 programme "Village of the year 2017". As a closing finale to the ever popular G-fest Gnosall will be holding its first C-fest, Canal festival in 2019.
- Historic Boat Displays.
- Trade Boats.
- Waterside Treasure Hunt.
- 3 participating Pubs with live Music, Skittle competitions & Waterways Quiz.
- Historic Waterways Walk & Talk.
- >Photo exhibition.
- Local Canal Societies.
To book: email: email@example.com
The week of August 10th to 17th 2019
National WRG at Berwick
Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019
Whitchurch Canal Festival
Volunteers needed to help man the SNCT stall.
Saturday & Sunday 21st-22nd September 2019
IWA Chester and Merseyside Branch Restoration Showcase
On board The Danny in Canning Dock, Liverpool.
Week end of November 2nd -3rd 2019
National WRG "Bonfire Bash"