A businessman has donated kayaks to encourage the city's young ones and families to take advantage of one of "Wagga's greatest assets".
George Cloros, a supporter of the Wagga Boat Club, wanted to see more people enjoying the "beautiful" Lake Albert, so he decided to do something about it.
The founder of Redback Boots bought adult and children kayaks and donated them to the club to encourage more people to get out on the water.
"I think of my childhood in Sydney, and we were always on the water," Mr Cloros said.
"Sometimes I think young people these days don't have enough to do, so they are always on the technology, and I wanted to help change that a little.
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"I think recreation is better than sitting inside waiting for something to happen because you have the ability to learn and to enjoy."
Mr Cloros said it was great to see children out on the lake making use of the kayaks, and he felt transported back to his own childhood.
Anna Bolton, functions and administration manager at the club, said they were so grateful to Mr Cloros for donating the watersport vessels. It was an exciting addition to the boat club's resources.
"We've only been doing it for two or three weeks, and now with the weather coming up how it is, we will push it out there a bit more," she said.
"There's not a lot to do, so I think people are looking for outdoor activities to take advantage of the weather, and why wouldn't you want to be on the water?
Ms Bolton said anyone who is keen to book some time with the kayaks could call the Wagga Boat Club to reserve a time slot.
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