Aurora Paddlesports Festival
June 12 & 13, 2010
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mastodon Lake, Phillips Park, Aurora, IL
CASKA is one of the sponsors for this open to the public paddlesports event. Reminiscent of years past Paddle in the Park, it is not only a place to network and learn about local clubs, local outfitters, paddlesport centers, and places to paddle. It is a place to get your feet wet, or if you're a more adventurous, to get all of you wet. There will be introductory and not so introductory classes on land and on water, fleets of boats to try and a film festival!
This will be the 2nd annual two-day canoeing and kayaking festival with low-cost on-water lessons in solo and tandem canoeing, river and sea kayaking; test-paddling of canoes and kayaks; on-land programs about paddling skills and adventures, paddling safety and more. Meet Illinois paddling clubs, paddle sport retailers, and river conservation organizations.
The festival admission is free. Paddling lessons are $ 20.00 for adults and $ 10.00 for children 10-17 when accompanied by adult taking the same lesson. Test paddling canoes and kayaks is $ 10.00 adults only for the day with a signed waiver. The film festival is $ 2.00 per showing.
Mastodon Lake was so named because the remains of the extinct elephant-like Mastodon were found in this 28 acre fishing lake in the 1930's and visitors to the lake can see a life size sculpture of a Mastodon and a restored prairie grass development, as well as enjoy a one mile walking path.
For more detailed information, directions, sign up forms and waivers go to:
CASKA will also staff a table to provide information about our club, safety and activities. We will be putting out a call for members to sign up to represent our club through out the event. Keep your calendar open.