Friday, July 30, 2010

Gearing Up for the Canoe Regatta

Need a way to beat the heat this weekend?

Well how about heading down to Gosling Lake for the 27th Annual Labrador Canoe Regatta?

Arlene Michelin is a Co-Chair with the Labrador Canoe Regatta Committee.

She says they have quite an event planned for this year.

In total, there are 15 teams registered for the canoe races.

Apart from the races, concessions and fireworks, they have a number of new events planned for this year.

For the first time the committee will be crowning a king and queen for the regatta. Voting will take place during the event.

Attendees will also have the chance to cast their vote for the cutest baby.

Michelin says to be nominated a baby must be under 2 years-old.

The baby’s pictures will be posted throughout the event and people will be able to vote for whom they believe is the cutest baby.

Also new this year is the first annual log-sawing competition.

Michelin says one of the biggest attractions during the regatta is the strong man competition.

Last year 16 people registered for the event.

Michelin says they hope to have that same number or more for this year’s competition.

She adds the weather is looking good for the three days the regatta is scheduled. The regatta takes place this weekend July 31-August2.

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