MBACT’S planning for the year is well under way and more details will be forth coming in the months ahead, however here are a few dates for your diary.
Saturday 12th March (this Saturday), The I.W.A. Wales, will be holding it’s AGM at The Fourteen Locks Centre starting at 11.00am. Food and Drink will be available afterwards in the Cafe’ and The Edith-Elizabeth trip boat will be operating on the pond.
Tuesday 22nd March MBACT committee meeting at The Fourteen Locks Centre for those involved, at 5.00pm.
Wednesday 23rd Meeting of the Canal-a-thon organizing team takes place at The Red Lion, Llangynidr, also at 5.00pm. Open to anyone who would like to help.
May (2 days) We hope to repeat our Education Days at Goytre Wharf. (Details still being formulated)
This year MBACT will be promoting membership and The Duck Race at three events in Torfaen during June.
Saturday 11th June “Cwmbran big Event”
Saturday 26th June “Blaenavon world Heritage Day”
Saturday 9th July “Pontypool Summer Festival”
On all three of these days we hope to have a Team on site selling Duck Race Tickets, and with a photo display of Restoration and Events, promote membership.
Saturday 23rd July Open Day at Fourteen locks Canal Centre where the Edith -Elizabeth trip boat will be operating, plus entertainment and stalls.
Monday 31st August The annual Duck Race will be held on the Canal outside The Coach & Horses, Llangynidr. Tickets will be available from after Easter until the day before when there will be a final push at The Llangynidr Show, Sunday 30th August. Thanks must go to Oakdale Printers for supplying these at no cost to MBACT.
Saturday 10th September. This is the big day for the Canal-a-thon, starting from Pontymoile at 8am and the Boat Gathering at Brecon Basin, all day. Entry details on our web site and follow the link.
Saturday 30th September– Sunday 1st October. There will be a 2 day event at the Ty-Coch Waterworks site with the Edith-Elizabeth trip boat operating up and down the newly restored locks. More details at a later date.
December. MBACT A.G.M. the AGM will be held in the Winter in future as the committee feel the Summer is already too busy. Date yet to be decided.
In other news, there has been no more from C.R.T. on the future arrangements at Goytre Wharf, even though MBACT have been invited to participate. Good news is the Cafe is worth a visit.
The culprits for last years break in at Ty-Coch restoration site have been apprehended and sentenced.
We would like to thank Hemple Paints and also Rontec (Esso Garage) for their kind donations in recognition for what MBACT is doing within the community.
Further dates for the Trip Boat will be advised once they have been finalised.
Thanks to all those who have renewed their membership, welcome to all the new members, and to all those who would like to join please see our web page www.mbact.org.uk for details.
Thanks also to those who support us just by being friends.