Canoe programme for young people

Published: 3rd February 2017

A six-week canoe programme for 11 to 16 year olds will start on Thursday 16 February 2017 at 4 pm at Castle Island, Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen.

The paddle programme has been organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council as part of Sport Northern Ireland’s National Lottery–Funded Every Body Active 2020 programme, which is also part funded by the Council.

The six-week programme will be delivered by fully qualified coaches from Erne Paddlers and cost £15 per person. Each session will last for 90-minutes with all equipment provided.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said:

“Being physically active from a young age can help to encourage life-long participation in physical activity. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is pleased to work in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland’s National-Lottery Funded Every Body Active 2020 programme to provide this opportunity for our young residents to get active through outdoor water sports in our stunning natural surroundings.”

Sport Northern Ireland Interim Chair, Brian Delaney, commented:

“Sport NI is delighted to be investing over £6m of National Lottery funding in the 11 District Councils across Northern Ireland. By working together over the next 4 years on the delivery of Strand 1 of Every Body Active 2020 we will begin to see real changes in sport and physical activity participation – especially amongst women and girls, people with a disability and those in areas of greatest social need. We look forward to seeing the impact of our investment for people in our communities, helping them to enjoy, engage and excel in sport and leading to a population which is more active more often”.

Places on the canoe programme are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For further information and to register please visit Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s website.
Alternatively contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) or email

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