Birmingham Commonwealth Games boating parade

Published: Monday, 02 May 2022

 A BOATING Parade is to be held to celebrate the Birmingham canals as part of the celebrations in advance of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

CommonwealthGamesBoaters are being invited to a boating parade in association with Birmingham Canal Navigations Society and the Inland Waterways Association, that will be presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, celebrating the people, history and stories of the canals, Keith Gudgin reports.

Gather at Smethwick Locks

Boats will gather at a rally organised by BCNS at Smethwick Locks in Galton Valley, on Friday 24th June where moorings will be available.

The following day, Saturday, the boats will travel to the city and form up between Roundhouse Birmingham and Icknield Port, before parading through the heart of the city to the Mailbox before returning to moor up for the night between Roundhouse Birmingham and Icknield Port.

SmethwickLockThe same will be done on the Sunday morning, giving an opportunity for a spectacular boating parade through the city.

Show off their boats

For boaters who wish to play a part in the rally and parade, entry is free of charge. Each boat that takes part in the parade will receive a commemorative plaque—and are requested to show off their boats in the most fun way possible.

For details contact BCNS.