Kayakers Ready to “Paddle to The Park”

by Dave on August 31, 2010

Matt Carter, Quest Fitness and Kayak, demonstrates his paddling technique as he prepares for “Paddle to the Park” Fun Fest to be held September 11. The “Paddle to the Park” route will take paddlers from Lewes City Beach to Canalfront Park and is sponsored by the Friends of Canalfront Park in partnership with Quest Fitness and Kayak.

“Paddle to the Park” Fun Fest will take place on Saturday, September 11 when The Friends of Canalfront Park, in partnership with Quest Fitness and Kayak, sponsor a fun-filled morning of kayaking, music and children’s activities. The family-oriented event will kick off from Lewes City Beach at 9:30 a.m., and end at 1:00 p.m.

Kayak rentals, both singles and tandems, will be available from Quest Fitness at Lewes City Beach. Quest Fitness is pleased to provide expert guides for the event. (Call Quest at 302-74-Kayak for rental reservations.). Participants also are invited to bring their own kayaks, if they choose.

“Paddle to the Park” will be a leisurely paddle; all levels of kayakers are invited.
The route will extend from City Beach, along the bay front, to Roosevelt Inlet, then along the Lewes/Rehoboth Canal, ending at Canalfront Park, where light refreshments will be served.

In addition, live music and supervised children’s games are planned. Reedo of “Front Porch Offerings” will be performing in the park from approximately 10:30 to 12:30 and Erin of Quest Fitness will lead the children’s activities during that same period.

All kayakers are invited to drop kayaks off at City Beach before 8:30 a.m. and then park at the Little League field on Front St., Lewes, where Quest Fitness will provide a shuttle van return to City Beach for launching at 9:30 a.m.

Registration and payment, by cash or check, will take place at City Beach and will be limited to those 16 years or older for single kayaks (ages16 and 17 with parental waiver); ages 10 or older for tandem kayaks, if accompanied by an adult. Life jackets will be required for all participants. Quest Fitness will provide life jackets for renters.

“Paddle to the Park” fees are as follows: Quest Fitness singles–$15 for members of The Friends of Canalfront Park; $20 for non-members. Quest Fitness tandems–$25 for members of The Friends of Canalfront Park; $30 for non-members. “Bring your own kayak”–$5 for members of The Friends of Canalfront Park; $10 for non-members.

“Paddle to the Park” Fun Fest will be held rain or shine.

For more information, contact BJ Gilmore—ramguy06820@yahoo.com

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