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11 Apr 2018

Augustow Canal in Belarus to host water tourism festival on 15-16 April

MINSK, 11 April (BelTA) – The international water tourism festival Neman Spring 2018 will take place at the Augustow Canal on 15-16 April, BelTA learned from Sergei Koleda, Deputy Chairman of the public association Republican Tourist and Sports Union (RTSU).

According to the source, it will be a traditional festival. The festival usually opens a new water tourism season. “It is important for us to demonstrate that active leisure can be interesting for everyone. This year’s program will be full of not only sport events but entertainment and education events,” noted Sergei Koleda. A master class on managing a kayak on a turbulent river will be arranged.

Specialists will demonstrate how one can make a kayak out of improvised materials. A competition for the title of the fastest person to eat tinned meat will be arranged. Songs around a campfire will be part of the program, too.

Competitions represent an important part of the international festival Neman Spring 2018. Around 200 athletes will compete in tourism and applied sports relating to water tourism. Several distances will be crossed in kayaks and catamarans within two days. The best athletes and teams will be named after that. Teams from all over Belarus as well as guests from Russia, Ukraine, and Poland will take part in the event.

The festival will be solemnly opened at the tourist camp Nemnovo in the morning on 15 April. The Neman Spring festival has been organized by the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry, the public association Republican Tourist and Sports Union (RTSU), and the Sport and Tourism Office of the Grodno District Executive Committee.

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