Rotary Dockfest Coming July 6, 2013
Mark your calendars and come to Huntsville’s beautiful downtown waterfront Saturday July 6 for a great day of family fun. The Rotary Club of Huntsville is presenting their first annual Rotary Dockfest. The core of the festival is the long lost, but never forgotten, Bathtub Derby. In it’s heyday the Derby attracted thousands of local residents, and visitors to the community, to witness the zany antics of motorized bathtubs as they navigated their way through a challenging course of obstacles trying to maintain balance and speed.
While the Derby will be the main draw the Dockfest will have so much more to offer as can be seen by this schedule of events;
8:00 AM Pancake Breakfast
10:00AM to 1:00PM Children’s craft area provided by Huntsville Festival and Camp Tawingo
11:00AM to 3:00PM Huntsville Lions BBQ Lunch Booth
11:00AM Bathtub Derby Parade starts from Centre St.
12:00Noon to 3:00PM Bathtub Races
1:00PM to 4:00PM Children’s Games and Ride area opens
1:00PM to 2:30PM Muskoka Concert Band play in the River Mill Gazebo
3:00PM to 5:00pm Laganza plays on the River Mill Park stage
All events are in the downtown River Mill Park or the adjacent waterfront. Other than purchasing food there is no cost to attend. The children’s games area will feature a Gyroscope Ride, Hamster Balls, Face Painting, Magicians and hand painting booths. The Rotary Club of Huntsville/Lake of Bays will have their Dunk Tank operating as well.
The resurrection of the Derby and creation of the Festival were facilitated in large part by the Dockfest sponsor Pipefusion Services Inc. In addition to cash support they have provided numerous docks and water related devices to allow the Derby course to be created. Also supporting this inaugural event are the Muskoka Futures organization, the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Camp Tawingo, the Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber and the Huntsville Downtown BIA.
Proceeds from the Dockfest will be split between the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and The Meeting Place, a centre for healing and growth. The Rotary Club of Huntsville has been serving the community of Huntsville and area since 1934 and is part of the international organization of Rotary International who provide humanitarian service across the globe.
For further information contact Peter Redwood at 705-789-2234 or Debbie Knobelsdorf at 705-789-0366