CLUB MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE

5 RIVERS DELTA RESOURCE CENTER (map) AT 7PM. SEE THE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS!

To post information to this website or for further information about this website, just ask Tracy at tracy@thelannies.us
Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Friday, May 01, 2015

June Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 2nd, 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Charlene and Michelle Vaz  (mother and daughter) will present on their recent 63 mile, 4 day trip "May to the Bay" from Brewton to Pensacola that they did a month ago. 

Upcoming Paddles

Wednesday, June 3rd - Full Moon Paddle   Weather permitting, we will launch from Buzbee's on Hwy 225 at 6:15pm.  MUST bring/wear PFD, Whistle and a light.  MUST contact Tracy if you plan to attend so that she can notify you of any changes/cancelations.   Tracy:  463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

Sunday, June 14th - Fish River Paddle  -  
Fish RIver Paddle this Sunday:
Meet at Big Daddy's at 2 pm on Sunday, June 14. We'll go up Fish River (and avoid power boats) for a couple hours and turn around when we feel like it. Bring pfd, water, sunscreen, and (if you want) a snack. Optional dinner at Big Daddy's after the paddle. They usually have a musical group on the deck that we listen to. Non-paddlers can join us for food, drinks, and music. If you'd like to know any change of plans call me at 990-5575 or e-mail me that you hope to come. It doesn't obligate you. Give me your phone number. Otherwise you may not know of changes. NEAR TIME OF THE PADDLE ONLY, I'LL HAVE MY DUMB CELL PHONE ON. 251-454-6084. Nancy Ward

Sunday, June 28  - Easy Magnolia River Paddle 2pm
If it's hot outside it's cool by and in the water.  An easy, relaxing paddle with places to play in the water.  On Sunday, June 28, meet at 2 pm in the city of Magnolia Springs at the Shell station on Highway 98 and city road 49.  (Careful, city rd 49 comes out in two places---go to the Shell station.)  We'll drive the short distance to the Rock Street put-in.  We'll help each other carry our boats 50 yards or so to the river's edge.  We'll paddle up the Magnolia River past the cold hole and soon be in narrow, shallow water the power boaters cannot even access.  There are places to get out and play in the water.  We'll reverse our route and paddle down stream past our put in spot.  Folks with other commitments can leave the group easily there.  We'll go down stream until we decide we want to turn around.  Much of the down stream is a no wake zone which folks on the Magnolia are good to honor.  Bring pfd, sunscreen, water, probably a snack, and maybe bug spray.  Call or e-mail Nancy (990-5575) and give me your phone number if you want to be notified of any changes in plans.  It doesn't commit you.  Near the time of the paddle only I'll have my dumb cell phone on (251-454-6084)
 

May Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 5th, 7pm in the Longleaf room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.

INTERNATIONAL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL
COMING TO THE 5 RIVERS

Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club members and Fairhope Boat Company are excited to present the 10th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Rd, Spanish Fort, AL on May 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm pm).
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The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100-plus cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
With 23 inspiring paddling films short-listed for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences can expect to see stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.
With your $12 ticket to our Reel Paddling Film Festival screening you’ll receive free digital subscriptions to Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines, a $39 value.
For more information contact Tracy Lannie, Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club Coordinator at tracy@thelannies.us
Get your tickets online today at: https://www.ticketriver.com/event/14990
Paddles and Events
Paddles
Sunday, May 3rd:  Full Moon Paddle to Whiskey Ditch - launch from the Old River Docks at 6pm.
Place: Meet at old Riverdoc's parking lot on the Causeway just east of Ed's Seafood Shed on the North side of the causeway.
Contact: Tracy Lannie, 463-4233
MUST BRING:  PFD, Whistle and Light (headlamp or flashlight will suffice)
Events
GREAT DRIFT PART DEUX!!
Halls Mill Creek Paddle
Sunday, May 3, 2015 THIS WEEKEND
Halls Mill Creek Launch, 1pm
@ Schwarz Park
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The Great Drift was cancelled several weekends back, but, due to an outpouring of interest, we are going to put on an abbreviated version. The route will be a loop on Halls Mill Creek in some of the most beautiful Delta/Bayou scenery you can imagine.
Beau at the River Shack Restaurant and Bar will give 10% discounts on food and drink for registered paddlers and there is no cost to participate. If you need a cane or kayak, call Bob Andrews at Sunshine Canoe 367-4144. Registration starts at 11:30 AM.
Questions or want to volunteer to help? Email bruce@brucecoldsmith.com
Directions to Park
https://www.google.com/…/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x889a4b80ba2f4d27…

Saturday, May 9th - CreekFest
http://www.creekfest.org/