Go Paddling with Pride this July

Go Paddling with Pride this July

Get your flags and facepaint ready and come along to Paddling with Pride this summer! In the run-up to the Commonwealth Games 2022, we’re excited to be part of British Canoeing’s inaugural Paddling with Pride event in Birmingham.

In partnership with Pride House Birmingham, British Canoeing will be welcoming paddlers to take to the water at a come-and-try event at the Roundhouse in Birmingham on Sunday 24 July 2022.  

Get involved

Paddling with Pride is a celebration of inclusion, allyship, as well as all things paddling. No paddling experience is needed, you can join in our come-and-try sessions. People of all identities, including allies, are invited to join us on the Birmingham Canal Old Line in the city centre for paddling fun.

Female paddler on rainbow SUP board

You’ll learn how to get on the water, meet some of our wonderful club volunteers and have an opportunity to join in the Pride “Parade” on the water.

This event will be free for British Canoeing and Home Nation members to attend, enjoy, and support. If you don’t currently have a membership, you can purchase a day ticket for £5 through the event registration page here

All attendees are required to register their details in order to participate via this link.

We can’t wait to see you there! If you have any further question on this event, please contact: equality@britishcanoeing.org.uk 

Aquaplanet rainbow SUP board for paddling with pride giveaway

If you were looking for even more reasons to join us on the day, you could be in with the chance of winning your very own rainbow Aquaplanet MAX 10”6 Stand Up Paddleboard Just register a place at the event before Friday 15th July. We’ll be presenting it to the winner on the day.

  1. Everyone who books a place for the Paddling with Pride event will be entered into a prize draw to win one rainbow Aquaplanet MAX 10”6 Stand Up Paddleboard
  2. One entry per person only. 
  3. The MAX SUP is a great board for new or intermediate paddleboarders, and paddleboarders up to 130kg. Your pack will include your own buoyancy aid, D-rings on the deckpad for attaching a seat, paddle, pump, leash and surf sack.