Lillian Pons, a leading light in youth work within Greater Manchester, is celebrating 30 years as a worker, team leader and director at the Water Adventure Centre on the Ashton canal in Droylesden. When our paths first crossed in the early 1980′s – because young women’s groups from Wigan were keen on water activities and I had a development budget – the centre was but a dilapidated boat-house with a chemical loo, yet the place shook with energy and creativity. Over the years Lillian, supported by a line of committed workers, has fought to maintain the centre’s independence and integrity. Three decades later the centre is housed in more comfortable surroundings, but maintains its philosophy in the teeth of today’s pressures to conform. Bravo, Lillian – a true principled and romantic pragmatist.
Come to the Water Adventure Centre’s Open Evening
WAC would like to invite you to our
Annual General Meeting: 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Open Evening: 5.00 – 8.00 pm
Friday 22nd July 2011
Bring a small group of young people or
your friends & family to have a go at
canoeing on the Ashton Canal.
This year we are celebrating Lilian’s 30
years service to WAC and the Voluntary
There’ll also be adventure rope games,
music & refreshments – all FREE!!
Please let us know if you are coming
The Water Adventure Centre
Tel: 0161 301 2673
Fax: 0161 301 5972