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|February 1, 2014||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, downtown gananoque, Gananoque, gananoque news, News, technology, web|
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|August 13, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, Events, News|
2013 Gananoque Poker Run / Rendez-Vous Gananoque, Aug 16-18.
Gananoque Poker Run 2013 SCHEDULE
Launch Ramp: Downtown at Kate St. and St. Lawrence St.
Friday August 16th, 2013
- 2:00pm – 6:00pm Registration
Saturday August 17th, 2013
- 8:00am – 9:00am Registration
- 9:00am CARD #1 Clarion Inn – Drivers Meeting.
- 11:00am Gananoque Municipal Marina – Start
- 11:30am CARD #2 Williams Marina
- 12:00pm CARD #3 Rockport Boathouse Country Inn – Lunch – Wild Card Draw
- 3:30pm CARD #4 Gananoque – Gordon’s Marina – Off the rocks
- 5:30pm CARD #5 Clarion Inn – Awards Dinner
For more information and to register call 1-800-354-9145 ext 252.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES THAT HAVE TO BE MADE TO THE GANANOQUE POKER RUN ENTRY FORM:
- Entry fee is $295.
- Additional crew $75 per person
- Limited dockage available at $55 plus tax – PLEASE CONTACT Nancy at 800-354-9145 ext 223 by Thursday Aug. 15 to reserve your spot.
- Participants without reserved docks may launch prior to the Poker Run and tie-up in the VIP area.
Poker Runs America / APRA event. For more information and to register call 1-800-354-9145 ext 252.
2013 1000 Islands Kingston Poker Run, Aug 9-11.
Saturday August 10th, 2013
8:30am CARD #1 will be given to each driver at the Drivers Meeting.
10:00am Depart Kingston
11:15am CARD #2 Prescott The Entire CITY of PRESCOTT ONTARIO WELCOMES US! SHAKESPEARE OUTDOOR FESTIVALE! There will be a WILD CARD played..light refreshments and a snack will be served to the drivers.
12:45pm Depart Prescott
1:00pm CARD #3 Brockville LUNCH STOP BROCKVILLE Municipal Harbour, “RIBFESTIVALE” in Hardy Park. 92 Octane Fuel available here.
2:45pm Depart Brockville
3:00pm CARD #4 Gananoque (Card in Fishnet from the Dock)
3:15pm Depart Gananoque
3:30pm CARD #5 Kingston Marina – dock and pick up card.
6:30pm BANQUET and AWARDS DINNER
Gananoque Poker Run Still a ‘Go’
ONE WEEK AFTER GANANOQUE PULLED THE PLUG ON HOSTING A POKER RUN — IT SEEMS THE EVENT IS BACK ON THE SUMMER CALENDAR.
from CKWS Newswatch Newsroom
THE TOWN SAID IT DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO ORGANIZE THE EVENT.
BUT OFFICIALS WITH “POWER RUNS AMERICA” SAY THE BIG BOATS WILL RETURN IN MID-AUGUST.
NEWSWATCH’S PAUL SOUCY EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED.
LIKE MANY COMMUNITIES ALONG THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER – GANANOQUE’S POKER RUN IS A FOCAL POINT OF
BUT THIS YEAR THE TOWN DECIDED TO WALK AWAY FROM THE YEARLY EVENT AFTER A BREAKDOWN IN COMMUNICATION CAUSED BY STEEP DEMANDS…
“Asking for 40 slips for parking and for 40 vehicles and trailers as well as to help them organize the entire event.”
“It’s just a lot of juggling, and a lot of work – for them to expect us to do that wasn’t proper.”
POKER RUNS AMERICA AND POWER BOATS CANADA AGREE BUT AREN’T WILLING TO WALK AWAY FROM THE EVENT.
TO TAKE PRESSURE OFF THE TOWN, THEY HAVE SINCE DECIDED TO HOST AND ORGANIZE THE EVENT THEMSELVES.
[“Everything remains the same as usual, as it would have been except that there will be a small charge for the drivers to pay for the docks. It’s unfortunate because they come to town and put a show on..”
RESIDENTS ARE ALSO GLAD THE TOWN STILL GETS TO HOST THIS YEARS EVENT.
“When we’re out camping we like to sit out there and watch them in the Afternoon. Nice weather and enjoy the run.”
“very exciting – and I think everybody is exited about it. everyone out in their boats…the noise…the beautiful boats. ya it’s pretty cool.”
“It’s good for business I can tell you that much. I work at a hotel so it brings lots of people through.”
ORGANIZERS SAY THIS YEARS EVENT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A WIN WIN FOR GANANOQUE — AS THEY STILL GET THE TOURISM DOLLARS FROM THE POKER RUN, WITHOUT HAVING TO LOSE OUT ON MOORING FEES.
PAUL SOUCY CKWS NEWSWATCH GANANOQUE.
Gananoque has turned down a request from Poker Run Canada to hold a Rendezvous event at the town’s marina in August.
from Gananoque Reporter. By Wayne Lowrie
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:12:59 EDT PM
Sue Smith, the town’s recreation manager, said the run’s organizers were “very ill-prepared” and were making a last-minute request demanding about $5,000 in free services from the town.
In the past, Poker Run Canada has held the event at the marina in July. This year, the town made repeated attempts to find out if the organizers wanted to do the event again in July, but they didn’t respond to the town’s requests, Smith told town council. Then a poster appeared advertising the event for July 19 and 20th, without the town’s knowledge or permission, she said. That same poster said the Gananoque Lions Club would be involved, but the club had not been contacted by the organizers and knew nothing of the July poker run, she said. The Lions refused to participate.
Smith told the organizers that they couldn’t hold the July poker run because they hadn’t informed the town or asked for council approval.
Poker Run Canada’s response was to request the alternate dates on Aug. 16 to 18.
Smith said the organizers were demanding 40 complimentary slips at the marina and free parking for 40 trucks and trailers. They also wanted the town to provide them with volunteer water marshals, arrange for police enforcement and ambulance support and to line up a charity group to prepare a BBQ dinner for the participants.
Most council members appeared appalled at the demands. Mayor Erika Demchuk said it appeared the Poker Run people wanted somebody to do all the work and then cruise off with all the money. It’s not up to the town to do their organizing, she said.
Councillors noted that this is not a charity poker run such as the Performance Boat Club event that raised $2,000 for the Lions in June. Poker Run Canada is a profit-making company.
Coun. Joe Jansen said he had been involved in organizing charity poker runs for years. The events were organized by local volunteers and the money went to local charities, unlike this event, he said.
Councillors Roberta Abbott and Jan Hayes agreed to deny the request for the August date, but said the town should be open to allowing the group back in the future. Abbott said it is a “useful event” that draws a lot of participants and onlookers to Gananoque. The town should inform the organizers that it is willing to consider future events, she said.
Bill Taylor, president of Poker Run Canada, said he was disappointed to hear of the town’s decision when informed of it by the Gananoque Reporter.
“Gananoque could use the boost, it’s a good event for the town,” he said.
Taylor said his group would try to stage the event in Gananoque nevertheless, by perhaps getting boat slips in Prescott or somewhere else.
“We’ll see … I’ve got to make some calls,” Taylor said.
Taylor said Poker Run Canada has had a good year so far with successful events in Belleville and Hawkesbury that brought a lot of money into those towns.
He said his company would be open to considering staging events in Gananoque in the future.
From CKWS news site July 17th 2013
A Popular summer event won’t be held in Gananoque this year.
DUE TO NEGOTIATION ISSUES — THE TOWN HAS DECIDED TO WALK AWAY FROM THE ANNUAL POKER RUN CANADA EVENT.
THE BOAT RACE HAS RUN THROUGH THE THOUSAND ISLANDS THE PAST THREE SUMMERS. BUT THIS YEAR – POKER RUN REPRESENTATIVES HAD ASKED TOWN COUNCIL TO ORGANIZE THE EVENT IN UNDER A MONTH.
“There is not sufficient time for them to put together a quality event to host. Because August is an extremely busy month for us it would be very difficult for us to clear 40 slips.”
“Now we’ve lost that tourism dollars that are coming in. They’ve made a special effort to say ‘we’re going to stop at Gananoque and park our boat’ but now we have to turn them away.”
|April 22, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, Gananoque|
Voting starts Monday April 15th 2013 at Noon.
One Vote per E-Mail Address every 6 hours.
Cast your vote at WorldFishingNetwork.com or click on the image below-
“The Thousand Islands region of South-eastern Ontario is home to some of the best freshwater fishing on the planet.”
Jamie Lemery – President: Canadian Bass Anglers Foundation, Avid Anglers
|April 18, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, downtown gananoque, Events, Gananoque|
The X Sports will feature 6 extreme sports competitions at 600 King St. Rec centre and Skateboard / BMX park
Grid Fighters -The newest paintball format created to fit television needs for broadcasting.
GFL The 3 man paintball competition is the roots of local paintball communities.
Flat Land Flat Land is one of the most spectacular displays of athletic and cycling skills to be found anywhere.
BMX Race The X series will be the first in Canada. For the first time BMX race will be filled with prizes unseen before in every class.
Skateboard Park The skateboard park competition will be hosted by Revolution Skate and Fashion, who are leaders in the local scene with all that they do for the community.
The rock climbing for the first season of the X sports will not be hosted as a competition but more as something all can participate in.
|January 30, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, entertainment, Events, Gananoque, Music, theatre|
The 2013 Studio ‘S’ performers are:
Ben Heppner (Tenor)
June 17, 7:30 pm
Ben Heppner is undeniably one of Canada’s greatest performers and recognized worldwide as today’s finest dramatic tenor. This Grammy-winning megastar has wowed audiences at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Bayreuth’s Festspielhaus, and almost all the world’s great opera houses. His voice is truly unlike any other, as critics have raved for years. Able to bridge the divide between the Wagnerian tenor and the Verdian tenor, Heppner has played every role from Tristan to Otello and is currently starring in the Canadian Opera Company’s TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (January 29 – February 23).
Join us in the intimacy of our Springer Theatre to experience the spectacle of Ben Heppner’s unforgettable performance in recital with John Hess on June 17, 2013.
Marc-André Hamelin (Pianist)
July 22, 7:30 pm
“Marc-André Hamelin ranks among the small handful of performers in every generation whose abilities defy the imagination.” -John Terauds, Toronto Star
In any concert series, Hamelin is a star attraction. One of Canada’s most versatile and original pianists, Hamelin plays Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with equal ease to his Fauré, Berg, Beethoven, Debussy, Busoni, Bach, Haydn and almost every other era. This concert will wow you with a flawless blend of musicianship and virtuosity unlike any other pianist on July 22, 2013.
Jan Lisiecki (Pianist)
August 5, 7:30 pm
“…one of the most sensational young artists to emerge in Canada in the past decade…” -Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Two years ago, the Polish-Canadian piano prodigy wowed a sold-out audience on the stage of the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Using showmanship and consummate artistry to spellbind us all, Lisiecki used a different entrance for every piece he played on the stage, set for the farce LEND ME A TENOR. Audiences laughed at his brilliant comedic touches and banter with his close friend Eric Friesen, and were stunned by his astonishing mastery of the piano. Well, he is returning – two years older, and better than ever. He has performed Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and Beethoven with many of the great orchestras since then, unveiled the Glenn Gould Piano in Ottawa and debuted with the New York Philharmonic. He is also studying at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. This young Deutsche Grammophon artist will grace our stage at the Springer Theatre on August 5th, 2013.
Colin Carr (Cellist)
August 19, 7:30 pm
One of the great Bach cellists of today, Colin Carr will wow you in this remarkable concert with his solo cello suite performances. Colin uses the 1726 “Marquis de Corberon” Stradivarius to bring us the first half of the six suites for solo cello by Johann Sebastian Bach in this intense, tuneful, and magical musical experience.
This exclusive engagement is part of a two-concert series, the first taking place on August 19, 2013 and the second concert in the 2014 season. In a theatre that is acoustically perfect for string music, this intimate venue will stun you with its pure, clear, and honest sound.
|January 30, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, downtown gananoque, entertainment, Events, Gananoque, Music, theatre|
At the perfect time to chase away mid-winter gloom, Guy Few on trumpet and piano and Nadina Mackie Jackson on bassoon will be performing at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque on Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 pm, in a concert presented by the Gananoque Concert Association.
Guy & Nadina have been touring since they were teenagers, performing across Canada and around the world as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. Their concert, “Carnet de Voyages” (“The Travel Book”) is presented as “a storyteller’s recital”, and will be a musical adventure accompanied by personal and comedic stories of their touring experiences.
Gananoque audience members will remember Guy and Nadina as virtuoso performers, amusing speakers and splendidly adventurous fashionistas. “Few and Jackson play with polished tone, immaculate intonation and infectious high spirits; it’s obvious they’re having a blast” (allmusic.com).
The small and intimate Firehall Theatre is the perfect venue for Guy & Nadina, where they can establish a close rapport with their audiences with their musical artistry and engaging personalities.
Another popular feature of Gananoque Concert Association presentations is the delicious reception to be enjoyed not just at intermission, but also after the performance, when the artists emerge to mingle and talk with their audience.
Tickets for Guy & Nadina are $25, and student tickets are $12, both plus HST and a $1 ticketing charge. They are available from the Box Office of the Thousand Islands Playhouse at 613-382-7020. Concerts are at the Firehall Theatre, corner of South and Charles Streets in Gananoque. Visit www.concertgananoque.ca for information about the full season.
The Gananoque Concert Association is a not-for-profit organization, run by a volunteer board of directors, and is celebrating its 30th year of bringing excellent live music to the Thousand Islands Area.
|January 4, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, downtown gananoque, entertainment, Events, Gananoque, Music|