Blueberry Flotilla has best turnout yet
Tim Brody - Editor
Canoers, kayakers and paddle boarders toured the Pelican Lake shoreline on August 2 as part of the third annual Blueberry Flotilla.
Organized by Paddlebender Canoe Instructors, Beth Dasno said the event began as a way to bring canoeing back to the Blueberry Festival.
“Years ago, there used to be canoe races and a canoe poker derby and these were really great events. I wanted to reintroduce an event to promote our regional canoe heritage and include all people-powered water crafts. The blueberry flotilla encourages residents and visitors to get out on Pelican Lake with their personal water crafts in a fun and social setting!!”
Dasno said this year’s event was the best attended yet, with 27 participants in 12 crafts.
“I think this year’s event went really well. With many events being significantly altered or cancelled this year due to Covid-19, I think people were looking for safe yet social group activities to partake in. It was great to see so many families out with young children! Hopefully, the event continues to grow in the future,” she concluded.