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Electra Special Events 2022
Our next Special Event will be listed here once it goes on sale.
Past Electra Special Events
Walk & Glide Weekend
On 24-25 September 2022 we ran our second successful Walk & Glide weekend in partnership with the Parks Trust. Eight different three-hour walk/cruise options enabled people to explore more of Milton Keynes’ waterside parkland, as well gliding on an electric boat through the city’s tranquil canal corridor.
The walks, led by Parks Trust volunteers, had stops at points of interest, such as the new Gyosei Art Trail sculptures, or medieval fishponds and ‘ridge and furrow’ farmland. Electra volunteers gave walkers a warm welcome on board, with refreshments available from the Galley Bar.
Heritage Weekend at Great Linford Manor Park
Electra ran fully-booked cruises to and from the Heritage Open Days Weekend at Great Linford Manor Park on 17-18 September, plus two return cruises from the Park to New Bradwell. Park visitors enjoyed popping on board to see the facilities Electra can offer, find out about our Autumn/Winter programme – and to take a ‘look under the bonnet’ at our big bank of batteries as a fully-electric boat.
We gave our first-ever two short talks about the history – and the future – of canals in Milton Keynes on board Electra on Saturday 17th. These were warmly welcomed, so we’ll plan to do more in other venues too next year.
(Photo Credit: Adrian Court)
Fenny Stratford Canal Festival
Electra ran 8 fully-booked short cruises at the 2022 Canal Festival, with overnight mooring and charging kindly arranged by Willowbridge Marina.
It was a great opportunity to meet potential new volunteers and let people know about the exciting cruises we have coming up in the autumn. The weather was lovely, the other stalls were a great source of coffee, cake and ice-cream.
We donated two Gift Vouchers as raffle prizes and look forward to hosting the lucky winners. And we’ll definitely be back for the whole weekend in 2023!
Little Legs Walk One Way (WOW) Cruises in partnership with the Canal & River Trust
Encouraging families to get out and about on their local canal, with a short cruise on Electra to or from the local landmark Three Post Bench, and a short walk led by Canal & River Trust volunteers.
October - 2021
1st MK Walk & Glide Festival in partnership with The Parks Trust
Eight Walk One Way (WOW) cruises along the Grand Union canal on Electra, encouraging local people to go further and explore more of Milton Keynes’ wonderful parkland.
October - 2021
Electra on view at Great Linford Manor Park
Supportingthe Parks Trust Great Linford Manor Park Celebration Event.People came to view Electra, meet our friendly crew and find out about our cruises.
October - 2021
Electra on view at Campbell Park
Meetingresidents of Central Milton Keynes Town Council area, MK9, service providers and councillors,and runninga cruise for six new MK residents from Afghanistan.
September - 2021
Supporting African & Caribbean Sports & Heritage Day in Campbell Park
Six groups of visitors walked down from the park, ledby Canal & River Trustguides, fora ‘mini-cruise’on Electra.
Most hadn’t been on a boat before.
Our new transferwheelchair got its first use.
Attending Fenny Stratford Canal Festival
Supporting the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) MK Branch who run this lovely local community event each summer.
Short cruises were fully booked all day and we’re looking forward to going back.
August - 2021