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The annual LCP Christmas dinner is to be held at Lisburn Racquets Club Thursday 18th December @ 7.30 PM

This year we would like to invite all the juniors and parents, regardless of which club you belong to. The children have developed lovely friendships & this is a great opportunity for them to have more fun off the water. The children normally ditch the parents & sit at their own table but it is up to each child. The child/ children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult. Once again kids meal will be chicken goujons and chips followed by a dessert and will be FREE to all children under 16yrs. We must emphasise that the kids who want the free meal option need to eat off the kids menu. They can of course eat off the adult menu if they prefer but unfortunately this will be at the full adult price. This is only necessary to make sure there is enough left for last adults getting served.

The adults menu will be - Steak and Ale pie with puff pastry and creamy peppered chicken with sides of rice, mash and glazed carrots and petit pois followed by dessert and coffee @ £20.00 a head.  There will also be a veggie option but I’ll need to know exact numbers closer to time.

There will also be a raffle with all sorts of goodies to win.  If you can also please bring on the night a wrapped item to be used in the Christmas draw.

I was thinking of a DJ for an hour or so for the kids and maybe for some of the not so young!!  Any thoughts?

Payment in full to Derek Stephenson ASAP secures your place in what is looking like another great night.

Who are Lisburn City Paddlers? Lisburn City Paddlers or LCP was formed in October 2008 by a small group of paddlers from the Lisburn and Greater Belfast areas. 

In 2014 this grew to 80 members and we are now renowned as one of the most active clubs in Northern Ireland.  A cross community club, we have members come from all areas and backgrounds with representation from Ukraine and France.   A third of our membership is female and we are committed to increasing this. 

In 2012 LCP attained SportNI, Club Mark status and are fully affiliated to the Governing Body The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (CANI).  Members are interested in most aspects of the sport including white-water kayaking, surfing, open Canadian canoeing (both touring and flat water) and canoe slalom. The emphasis at present is on river running, sheltered flat water paddling and surf.

In the last 12 months the club has organised several white water trips, The French Alps in June 2014 and in Oct 2014 Crana Weekend.  In June 2014, 13 members of LCP spent a week near Briancon in the French alps running Alpine white water rivers such as the Onde, Durance and Guil.   In October 2014 10 members of LCP attended the Crana Canoe white water weekend in Donegal.  A trip that catered for all levels of paddler. On the gentler side we participate in all CANI recreational flat water paddles and run family club days in places such as Castlewellan. 

We have several coaches at various levels on BCU (UKCC) Coaching Scheme who will encourage new members to embark upon the BCU Star Test achievement awards.  River conditions will largely dictate club sessions as we will not introduce beginners to the sport if rivers are in flood. We will not compromise on safety. With the addition of 5 newly qualified level one coaches we are currently running beginner sessions for Juniors and Adults with learning difficulties.