Activity Guide Spring/Summer 2018 - Page 10

Special Events 25th Celebration! 25th Annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018 Age: All Participants will race their handmade cardboard boats on beautiful Lake Ellyn. Winners are determined by the fastest race times! Awards will also be presented for most creative, team spirit, and best sink! Whether you are building a boat or just out to watch the fun, this family-friendly community event is always a popular Glen Ellyn tradition. Concessions, provided by the Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Committee, will be available for purchase beginning at 11am. Live minnow races will also be available for $1, with proceeds benefitting the Glen Ellyn Park District scholarship fund. [MD] SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 9am-10am: Boat Check-in & Inspections 10am: Event Opens 11am: Concessions Opens (Provided by Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Committee) 12pm: Races Begin BOAT BUILDING INFORMATION Gather a crew and take on the challenge! All entries receive 20 sheets of corrugated cardboard to get started building their boats! The Park District will provide paddles. Kayak paddles will not be allowed. Pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: Friday, June 29 at 12pm CODE CATEGORY DESCRIPTION FEE 110346 Youth Team of 8 youths or less (ages 9-17) $50/boat 110344 Family Team of 8 participants or less. Each boat must have a balanced mixture of youths (age 9-17) and adults (age 18+). $50/boat 110345 Adult Team of 8 adults or less (ages 18 and over). $50/boat REGATTA RULES & GENERAL INFORMATION View complete boat building rules (e.g. materials allowed/prohibited), cardboard pick-up information, day-of instructions, and more at www.gepark.org/regatta or pick-up a copy at the front desk of the Main Street Recreation Center. Free to Attend Learn from the Pros: FREE Cardboard Boat Building Seminars Attend one of our free boat building seminars conducted by previous year’s regatta champions. Of course, they won’t tell you all of their secrets, but they can help make you seaworthy! Advanced registration is required by calling (630) 858-2463. [MD] 10 Dates: Sat., May 5 or Sat., May 19 Time: 9:30am-10:30am Location: Main Street Recreation Center