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  west PA solo canoe rendezvous
  Posted by: 85dragonfly on Apr-11-13 6:09 PM (EST)

Just to check in and remind everyone – indeed the 6th annual (2013) West PA Solo Canoe Rendezvous is a Go for the first full weekend of June, which is to say Fri, May 31, Sat/Sun June 1,2 In keeping with the traditionally laid-back nature of this event, most stuff will take place on the Saturday, and we probably won’t know what that is until some time Sat AM. Friday tends to be a day of arrival, sayin’ Hi, and lookin’ at boats, lotsa visiting and catching up, though there are always a few of us around beforehand, and if the waters will allow, we may do some pick-up paddling on some local waterways. We expect some manufacturers to be present with some demo boats; there will be some FreeStyle instruction and exhibition; Dead Fish Polo is always an option; a candle-light paddle Sat eve if the weather smiles; possibly a Giant Schlalom buoy race (must be seen to be believed, but even one’s own eyeballs may not convince – loads of Fabulous Prizes!); some iteration of the FreeStyle String Band should be on hand for some (very) informal music in the evenings; the LAR Vegetarian Pot-Luck on Friday night for the fun (and taste) of it; and like that. Yeah the emphasis is on solo canoes, but tandems are equally welcome. Got a boat or some gear to sell? Bring it. There will be some food available on the Saturday and Sun Am – we’ll let you know about that a little closer. Details on Whatever available on the website as they are known. Questions may be asked there too – I try to monitor the site regularly for that purpose, but “regularly” is a relative term. Use “contact” to reach us directly. Do come. As we always say – and it’s true – it’s a Very Nice Affair Indeed.

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