25th & 26th September 2010

The Lough Erne Canoe Rally

Share Holiday Village is hosting the second annual brites Lough Erne Canoe Rally on the 25th - 26th September 2010 and is inviting paddlers to sign up for this family event in support of actions against global warming.

This fun and competitive event will highlight the need for education in the prevention of global warming while also and promoting Lough Erne as a paddling destination for visiting outdoor enthusiasts. With great infrastructure in place, including a way marked Lough Erne Canoe Trail (see www.canoeni.com), designated camp sites, visitor information, leaflets, maps and a website, the area is already attracting paddle enthusiasts and it is hoped this event will draw around 200 entrants from around Ireland.

Sponsored by Brites, The Erne Canoe Rally is a not for profit, fun competitive canoeing/kayaking event open to all abilities and age groups. A number of classes and special disciplines are available for teams of three. The idea of the event is that the teams must choose and compete in the same boat across all disciplines. Disciplines will include a long distance paddle, slalom, sprint and obstacle race with a competitive fancy dress element in the theme of ‘Comic Book Characters’, which will be scored at the Saturday evening disco!

Share is offering participants camping facilities, an evening meal, rescue cover, changing facilities, event entry, prizes and a fun social evening for the nominal fee of £35 per adult and £20 for Under 18’s, students and the unemployed. Limited boat hire and accommodation are available at a small extra cost.There will also be a number of activities available for spectators not partaking in the event including Leave No Trace – environmental awareness sessions, renewable energy demonstrations and introductory bushcraft. Non participants can also have a go at canoeing!

For more information on the brites Lough Erne Canoe Rally and other outdoor activity packages please contact Rory– Share Marketing Officer on 028 6772 2122 or rory@sharevillage.org or visit www.sharevillage.org/upcoming-courses-and-events/