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A question which has been asked recently... What's happening at the club? Even in the summer of summers where water has been scarce there has rarely been a Wed evening where the club hasn't run sessions for juniors and intermediate paddlers at Shaw's bridge. Sessions have been run at Glenmore including 1 star and prep for 2 star. This incuded both Open Boat and kayak sessions.

Further afield the club has had representations in both the French Alps and Canada. Both these trips were organised within the club and were open to members with the appropriate skills (not to mention funding and permission from spouses :))

13th-15th September brings a club trip to the Wet West Paddlefest in Fort William, Scotland and the annual pilgrimage to the Liffey Descent on 28th September. 18th - 19th October has LCP attending the Crana Canoe Weekend in Donegal on mass. A weekend suitable for abilities from 2 Star. The Crana weekend was a big success last year with entire coaching sessions taken up by LCP. The intermediate boatercross was won by LCP last year. As the wet season approaches (hopefully) the club will be running regular saturday morning trips to the Upper Bann, 6 Mile water and Lagan rivers with organised trips further a field to the Roe, Donegal and beyond.

Plenty more going on.. check back for further info about PLF, WWS&R, Lower Liffey &  Brian & liz's exploits

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 2012 this grew to 70 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.  LCP are currently working towards 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 whitewater 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. Now that the winter nights have drawn in we have abandoned our Wed evening sessions at Shaw's Bridge and commenced Pool Sessions at the Shankill Leisure Centre on Thursday nights where usage of personal boats is not as restrictive.  In the last 12 months the club has organised three white water trips; Tyne Tour, The French Alps and in Oct 2012 Crana Weekend: In November 2011, 16 members of LCP participated in a white water tour in Northumberland which included the Tyne Tour and the infamous low Force.  In June 2012, 7 members of LCP spent 10 days in Briancon in the French alps running Alpine white water rivers such as the Onde, Durance and Guil. Some members extended their stay by a week to join up with Tullymores annual Alpine white water trip. In October 2012 13 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 difficuties.