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We are a society run by volunteers who are all enthusiastic about maintaining, improving and restoring the canal. We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in a range of ways from administration, fundraising, working on the canal, to working on our Canoe Hire Project. All abilities and ages are welcome


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Swansea Canal Society receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Swansea Canal Society has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

“Regenerating the Swansea Canal as a community asset for active recreation and as a heritage visitor destination.”

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Party In The Park, Sunday 28th May

PARTY IN THE PARK Are you ready for Party In The Park tomorrow, Sunday 28th May? Venue : Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach Time : 10am – 6pm Celebrating the first 225 years of the Swansea Canal and 70 years of the park. Fun and games for the whole family. The weather is set to be…
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 28th May – Saturday 3rd June 2023

Sunday 28th May: PARTY IN THE PARK The event runs from 10am to 6pm. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up commencing at 8:30am and then throughout the day. If you have not done so already, please offer your help to Ronnie on 07508481964 or email the secretary . Or just turn up and do…
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Work Party – Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Another lovely day and another excellent turn-out of volunteers! And another two-pronged attack!! In Coed Gwilym park, Bob worked on repairing the bow of our newest boat, Chris Grav – joined later by David G – tended to the garden and Sue cleaned the barriers in readiness for “Party In The Park” next Sunday. In…
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The Week Ahead: 21st – 27th May 2023

Sunday 21st May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking not needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoes” on this website. Tuesday 23rd May: Work Party: Those…
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Work Party: Tuesday 16th May 2023

The weather today was glorious – warm and sunny throughout, without being too hot. Several of our volunteers went to weed the gardens around the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park, whilst Bob and Aled continued to work on the boat. Sadly, there is no photographic evidence for these activities. The rest of the vols…
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Christmas 2022 in 2023

Christmas 2022 celebrations had to be postponed, due to the appallingly frosty weather. We eventually got round to rearranging the meal in May 2023! Everyone had a grand, if somewhat belated, time. Sue really entered into the spirit by wearing her Christmas jumper. Very many thanks to Sharon from the Society and Sharon from the…
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