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Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

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Monday, March 06, 2017

May Meeting - special announcement
 

MBCKC May 2nd Meeting. - A Night of Paddling Films - Tensaw Theater -Five Rivers

The Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club and the Mobile Bay Sierra Club are proud to present the second annual  A Night of Paddling Films.    The purpose of  "A Night of Paddling Films" is to share our love of paddling and the outdoors, to inspire people to get out and explore waterways both local and afar, and to encourage others to appreciate the wild places and the heritage and culture associated with those places.  We are excited to announce that our two feature films are:
Dale Sanders - From Source to Sea:
At age 80, Dale Sanders, a Mississippi River Angel, sets out to be the oldest man to ever paddle the entire 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River.   Follow Sanders along his journey from the headwaters at Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the salt waters beyond the Louisiana coast as he not only strives to set a record of being the oldest person to complete the feat, but also raises money for childhood diabetes while doing so.
10 minute intermission (more refreshments)
Paddle for the North - six mates-six rivers-three canoes-two months:
Deep in the Canadian North, six young men embarked on an epic 933-mile adventure. It was certain to be a mighty test of endurance, determination and friendship.  What they didn’t expect was the impact of the stories from the First Nations families. This chance encounter showed the team that the Peel Watershed debate is not just about protecting the environment, but also a way of life.

Special Meeting time: Show begins 6:30pm sharp.   Arrive 6:15 pm for refreshments - each film is approximately 55 minutes .
NOTE:  FIVE RIVERS DELTA RESOURCE CENTER AND THEIR STAFF WORK HARD TO ACCOMMODATE GROUPS SUCH AS OURS FOR MONTHLY MEETINGS, EVENTS AND MORE.  THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE TO THE PARK,  AND OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND (free canoe & kayak launch, beautiful wooded trails, wildlife viewing, picnic areas, exhibits and more).   WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL FACILITY TO UTILIZE, AND WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION.   THERE WILL BE A DONATION BOX AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE THEATER AND WE REQUEST THAT EACH FAMILY MAKE A DONATION OF $5 OR MORE.  WE WILL PRESENT THIS GIFT OFFERING TO FIVE RIVERS AS A WAY OF SAYING "THANK YOU!". 


April Meeting
The next meeting is Tuesday, April 4th at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall.  MBCKC members will present on the Silver River Paddle trip that they just did three days prior to the meeting.   We will also discuss the MBCKC Annual Paddling Film Festival which will be held on May 2nd.

Paddles
April 1 - 2 - Silver River/Ocala FL   for details call 463-4233 (Tracy) 

April 9Yancy Bay paddle.  Harriet is paddling to Yancy Bay tomorrow (Sunday) and everyone is invited.   Launch at Buzbee's Fish Camp (Hwy 225) at 10am.  We will paddle to Yancy Bay to check out the new camping platform.  Must bring all paddling safety gear.  Bring snacks and fluids.  

Events
April 7th - BluzCruz   for more info:  http://www.bluzcruz.com/

April 8th - Apple Snail Roundup -  Langham Park 9-11am -   for more info:   http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/apple-snail-round-up/


April 22nd -The Great Drift -   Free paddling event that promotes the Dog River Scenic Blueway, for more info:  http://dogriver.org/events/great-drift-paddle/

April 22nd - Chickasha Bogue Paddle - April 22nd - For more info:  http://cityofchickasaw.org/recreation/chickasha-bogue-paddle/

April 22nd -  Pascagoula Run - Celebrating one of the last, largest free flowing river in the United States  for more info:   https://www.facebook.com/events/251393808632526/ 

April 29th - Delta Woods & Water Expo:  for more info:  http://www.deltawoodsandwatersexpo.com/

Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Annual Paddling Film Festival - Tuesday, May 2

May 13th - Kayak Race and Fly Creek Fun Paddle -  A 2 mile race off the beach of the Fairhope Yacht Club with a fun paddle through Fly Creek in Fairhope immediately following! Perfect for all ages! Bring your kayak, or let us know if you need one. All registered paddlers will recieve an event tshirt, goodie bag, breakfast and race winners will receive a special award hand painted by Children's Hospital patients!      http://give.childrensal.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=101762