Kayak Center Grand Opening Update

Got an email with some minor changes and a weekend schedule of events.

Join us this weekend (April 1-3) for our Grand Re-Opening, Friday through Sunday, at the new location in Yorkville!

We’ll have a lot of fun throughout the weekend with film showings, paddling trips, kayak/canoe demos, and prizes raffled off! Oh yeah, boats and gear are all marked down!

Friday Night – “Call of the River”
Friday, April 1st @ 8pm – Kendall Pub, Yorkville, IL

The Call of the River… A Hundred Years of Whitewater Adventure from Kent Ford.

River legend Kent Ford will be presenting “Call of the River” at the Kendall Pub on Friday, April 1st @ 8:00pm. While the film starts at 8pm, we’ll be there at 7pm…come on by and enjoy the food and camaraderie.There will be door prizes, pizza, wings and appetizers (drinks are not provided). This film is not to be missed by any paddler, adventurer or nature lover!

Saturday, April 2nd – Paddles, Ribbon Cutting
NEW TIME!!!!!!   7am – Geneva to Yorkville Paddle 

We used to be in Geneva, now we’re in Yorkville! Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the shop with this fun, celebratory paddle downstream.Meet at the old location at 7:00am to launch by 7:30am! There will be a support vehicle with trailer that follows the trip to pick up paddlers if they shouldn’t make the entire journey! We will shuttle paddlers and boats back to Geneva following the Ribbon Cutting @ 1pm so bring a lunch and some clothes to change into if you arrive early! 

10am – 5pm: Open House
See the new place and learn about what GKC is doing in the future! We’ll have give-aways for gear, trips and courses as well as new boats and gear on display!

10am – 4pm: Kayak & Canoe Demos
Why buy before you try?!? Paddle recreational kayaks, sea kayaks and canoes in flatwater and test out whitewater boats on the course! Manufacturers like Pyranha, P&H, Liquid Logic, Wenonah, and Sea Kayaking UK will all have their boats on hand to try out!

NEW TIME!!!!!!  1PM – Ribbon Cutting
We’re really excited about the new location! Help us open our doors to this new opportunity!

Sunday, April 3rd – Paddle w/the Pros
Noon to 5pm – Open House

1pm to 4pm – Paddle with the Pros
Join GKC Coaches, Owner Ryan Rushton and Kelly Blades on the water for a fun day trip from Yorkville to Silver Springs. Start upstream of the whitwater park or immediately downstream. We’ll play in the park from 1-2pm and then launch downstream at 2pm for a nice moving water paddle downstream to the State Park! Join us at 1pm for the whitewater paddling tips and or 2pm for the paddle! You can use this paddle to demo kayaks and canoes!

5pm – Join us at the Pub!
We’ll celebrate the weekend with a few drinks at the Kendall Pub and draw for the raffle prizes!

Raffle Prizes
Visit us during the weekend (Friday’s “Call of the River” showing or any events on Saturday or Sunday) and you’ll be entered to win the following prizes:

• Grand Prize: “Around the Door” Adventure Paddling trip*
• Werner Rio or Tybee Paddle*
• GKC Level 1 or 2 Course: Whitewater, Sea or Canoe*
• Geneva Kayak Stainless Steel Thermos
• Geneva Kayak Stainless Steel Travel Mug
• 30.00 Gift Certificates
• “Call of the River” DVD’s – Only Friday Night!

* Value of the “Around the Door” ($349) paddling trip can be applied to any NEW Adventure Paddling trip registration for the remainder of 2011! Value of Werner Paddle ($129) can be applied to any NEW Werner Paddle of equal or higher value. Value of the GKC L1/2 course can be applied to any GKC Course of equal or higher value.

Let Us Hear From You….
We hope you enjoy receiving this newsletter. We’d love to hear from you regarding the newsletter, our website, to register for any of our offerings, or with questions regarding our center and any of its trips, courses or events. Please give us a call at (630) 232 0320 or e-mail us at info@genevakayak.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Geneva Kayak Center
301 E. Hydraulic Street
Yorkville, IL
(630) 232-0320


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