On Friday 12th of February 2021, the KwaZulu-Natal Museum in conjunction with a local group called, Blue Birds, organised a canoeing coaching clinic for previously disadvantaged children in the Cato Ridge area. The aim of the coaching clinic was to raise awareness of canoeing as a sport and to help aspiring canoeists get skilled and gain knowledge on canoeing.
The coaching clinic was facilitated by none other than, Thulani Mbanjwa, who is a former winner of the Dusi Canoe Marathon and the head of the Lembethe Canoe Club, along with Khumbulani Nzimande, who won the last edition of the Dusi Canoe Marathon. The pair had some very inspiring words to share with the participants, who were excited to have them in their own backyard.
The coaching clinic was proceeded by a race across the Nagle Dam, with members of the Lembethe Canoe Club competing against each other. The whole event was concluded with an award ceremony, where participants were handed certificates for taking part in the event.