August 21, 2007 at 4:03 pm #4663M.A.C.K.FestParticipant
M.A.C.K. Fest is here!!!
1st Ever Marmora Annual Canoe & Kayak Festival will be happening April 12th, 2008.
I know itâ€™s not around the corner, and with the other more established festivals coming up this fall it is hard to think about next years paddling season. But here is your chance to get involved and help contribute to this Festival in order to make it an ongoing whitewater event.
Date – Saturday April 12th, 2008.
Location â€“ Marmora Park (South of Hwy 7 on the Crowe River)
Time â€“ Late Afternoon to 1:00am (ish)
Entertainment â€“ TBA
Events â€“ TBA
Rivers in Area â€“ Beaver Creek
– Black River (Upper & Lower)
– Crowe River (Fish Hatchery Section)
– Crowe Bridge
– Moira River
– Salmon River
– Skootamatta River
What we are looking for are people, paddlers, groups, organizations, companies, and you to help us out. Listed below are some of the ways that you can get involved.
1/ Looking for sponsors for the event, either one or two major oneâ€™s, or several smaller independent ones.
2/ Donations from paddling industry for Draws, Auctions and free Swag give awayâ€™s.
3/ Looking for paddling and non-paddling vendors.
4/ Looking for literary people that would like to contribute to the Festivals paper with paddling stories and/or issues. As well as a write up on the River locations (put-in & take-outs) and descriptions of the rivers listed above.
5/ Paddling and non-paddling companies who are interested in Advertising in this Festival paper.
The paper is scheduled to be printed by the end of September. This does not leave a lot of time for those that would like to contribute or those that would like to advertise in this paper. However it does mean this paper will be in circulation for many months prior to the event and will be a great way to advertise and get information to as many paddlers as possible before the event.
6/ Paddlers or companies that would like to run events on, or around the same weekend as the Festival (ex. freestyle rodeo, downriver race, boat ramp, etc).
7/ Someone willing to volunteer there time and expertise in creating a website for the event. Nothing special, just a spot where information can be posted and updated.
These are just a few of the areas that support would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to get involved or have any questions about the Festival, or have suggestions please donâ€™t hesitate to contact the Festival committee. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-639-2303. Thanks for everyoneâ€™s on going support.
Please pass this meassage on!August 21, 2007 at 5:53 pm #29833Gary GeorgeParticipant
Cale you can count on help from me as a WO rep as well as on my own.
Like the Moose Fest we ought to arrange to lead trips or run clinics (at playspots) on the various rivers in the area.
I’ll volunteer to lead a group down the Beaver.
If only I knew a really good playboater who had a great store and website that could maybe run a Crowe Bridge session, maybe you know someone lke that?
Anyway I’m in, let me know what you need.August 21, 2007 at 6:29 pm #29834cmnypnyParticipant
Will this event be going on into the evening.
If so is there camping available. I know it is April but hey us open boaters camp in anything or are there any type of lodgings available in the area.
Sounds like it might be a interesting weekend for paddling a couple of the highway 7 runs.August 21, 2007 at 7:06 pm #29835M.A.C.K.FestParticipant
Thanks for your support.
Yes, I like the idea of having guided trips down some of the rivers. We are in the development stages of the festival and are considering such things as guided trips and river events. However this poses issues with insurance and who is liable on the river, especially if someone shows up for a guided trip on a river that is much to difficult for them. I think we will have something along the line of guided trips but on a less formal arrangement. This does not mean that if other organizations want to plan an event ex. Freestyle Rodeo or Freestyle Ramp etc. they are free too. As the dates get closer I am sure more events, scheduled and un-scheduled, will pop up.
Yes this festival will go into the evening. It will be set up much like the Moose Festival in New York State. Paddlers will come for the abundance of great rivers in the area and stay for the festival on the Saturday night. (P.S. working on a social event on the Friday as well so that when you arrive there will be something to do).
We are in talks with the Marmora community, there may be camping made available somewhere in the town. However with it being so early in the season I donâ€™t know of many that will be willing to tough it out. I am planning on advertising all the motels/hotels along Hwy#7 in the Festival paper and hopefully they will see the benefit in offering discounts to paddlers on this weekend.August 21, 2007 at 8:20 pm #29836cmnypnyParticipant
You could check with the local rec center or school to see about camping out in the gym, etc.
Even though I am out Barrie way … let me know what I can do to help out.August 21, 2007 at 8:52 pm #29837Gary GeorgeParticipant
Cale I cannot speak entirely for WO but I think there may be a way thru certified instructional people to get trips set up with waivers etc, and the protection of insurance thru that.
Peter are you reading this? what do you think?October 31, 2007 at 12:09 am #29838Randell DehaasParticipant
Hey Cale where can we get the MACK Newspaper? Any new info?October 31, 2007 at 2:38 am #29839GrantParticipant
Thanks Randell for finding this thread and bringing it back to the top.
The count-down clock banner wasn’t a link and I forgot it was this event.
Anyway someone computer genius could make the count down clock a link to the MACK website (if there is one).October 31, 2007 at 2:50 am #29840McCoyParticipant
I think you can count on Princess Leah and me. I’m sure she’d be glad to lead folks down the Highway 7 runs in spring!
Hey Gonzo, are you up for the challenge :” title=”Question” /> Maybe your friend POBO might come out of hibernation too ” title=”Cool” />October 31, 2007 at 2:38 pm #29841andrew78Participant
When is the paper going to be out? you mentioned september but it has already past. just wanted to know so i can try to get some advertisers
andrewOctober 31, 2007 at 4:07 pm #29842cboaterParticipant"McCoy":144bypr0 wrote:Hey Gonzo, are you up for the challenge :” title=”Question” /> Maybe your friend POBO might come out of hibernation too ” title=”Cool” />[/quote:144bypr0]
McCoy why’d you have to bring POBO into this thread. Now this thread is going to lose all meaning, become entirely irrelevant to MACKfest, have at least one defamation against camping/boozing and how it’s harmful to the envrionment, etc.
On the brighter side, it will ensure that this thread stays hot, providing additional advertising thereby helping to make MACKfest a big success.October 31, 2007 at 4:38 pm #29843bryceParticipant
There is no site yet. Coming soon."Grant":zbwkoxa3 wrote:Thanks Randell for finding this thread and bringing it back to the top.
The count-down clock banner wasn’t a link and I forgot it was this event.
Anyway someone computer genius could make the count down clock a link to the MACK website (if there is one).[/quote:zbwkoxa3]October 31, 2007 at 4:50 pm #29844McCoyParticipant
cboater and all other "true paddlers" on this site. My apologies for mentioning P..O I wuz juss trying to draw him out to see if he ever volunteered for something useful. My bad ” title=”Sad” /> ” title=”Sad” />October 31, 2007 at 7:56 pm #29845peterborough crewParticipant
POBO was brought in because he may just make an appearance at MACK fest. more details to come. stay informed…………..October 31, 2007 at 8:05 pm #29846GrantParticipant"bryce":3c159kii wrote:There is no site yet. Coming soon.[/quote:3c159kii]
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