Outriggers order new canoe
WE have finally made the move and ordered our new lightweight canoe to be build by a canoe builder down in Townsville.
With the wonderful support of the Douglas Community, we were able to place the order with a deposit, and we now need to raise the final $7000.00 to pay for it on completion.
We have a number of findraising events coming up over the next few months, but the first is this Sunday, September 22, at the outrigger pavilion in Spinnaker Way at 8am with a Spring Cleanout Garage Sale.
This new lightweight canoe will most definitely be named the Douglas community canoe, as it would not have been possible to get this close without the incredible support of our locals who have kept us going on our fundraising quest since the beginning of this year, to make this new purchase possible.
We hope to collect the new canoe before the end of 2013, and we will have a launching and blessing ceremony here in Port Douglas that we hope everyone that has contributed to its purchase from raffle tickets to donations or sponsorship will join us for, wishing her safe travels and great success in her future regattas.
Many thanks to all of you for your continued support along the way to getting to this exciting point.
cheers for now,