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Boathouse Society to pitch City Council on paddling centre

There are private boats and float planes aplenty, but what Nanaimo’s waterfront is missing is public access to paddle sports.

At least that’s how the Nanaimo Boathouse Society sees things.  They want the City’s support to build a paddling centre at the Brechin Boat ramp.

Architect Ian Niamath says it would give residents and tourists the ability to enjoy things like rowing, kayaking and paddle-boarding. He’ll be pitching the idea to Council Monday.

City officials have raised concerns about the projected $4.7 million cost, and the many other projects Nanaimo already has on the go. The Parks and Rec Commission has recommended Council hold off on supporting the project for now.

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