The King and Queen Pageant is scheduled for Friday night, July 28, at Beach 3, 7:30 pm (weather permitting, otherwise Neeta School All Purpose Room). Please keep reading the Colony News to find out how to vote. You can nominate your favorite 15 – 18 year old colonist to run for king or queen. DEADLINE to nominate a king or queen is June 30th – no exceptions! Sorry, it takes time to get the information for the Newsletter ready with pictures, so please help us out and call 609-654-7747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today OR VISIT http://medfordlakescolony.org/canoecarnival.html and file a nomination online. Thank you!
CC VOTING FOR HALL OF FAME FLOAT GROUP
Canoe Carnival Hall of Fame voting has begun and will continue through July 4th for these retired float groups: The Dry Docks, the Unlikelys, the Bakers Dozen and the Odd Couples. The committee has decided that ONLY retired groups who built for a minimum of tens years will be considered. Biographical and historical information can be viewed on the Carnival's facebook page. The Dry Docks built for 33 years beginning in 1980 and won 8 Grand Prizes. The Odd Couples had over a decade of building beginning in the 1970s and won a grand in '75. The Baker's Dozen was also formed in the 1970s and won grand prizes in 1977, 1978 and 1982. The Unlikelys had a long float building period of sustained success over 20 years which included five grand prizes between 1991 and 2009. You may submit your choice via email to email@example.com The committee is also proud to announce that founder Leon Todd will be the first individual inductee.
ATTENTION: MEDFORD LAKES RESIDENTS, FAMILIES, FLOAT GROUPS
Patron Sponsors are needed for the 86th annual Canoe Carnival Souvenir Program Book. If you would like your Name, Family Name or Float Group printed in the Souvenir Program but you do not want a large ad, please fill out below and return to the Colony Office by July 17th -Thank you for supporting the Canoe Carnival. We would not be able to put on this historical community event without you!!
Wording (One Line Only Please)
Platinum Patron >$125 ________
Gold Patron $125 ________
Silver Patron $75 ________
Bronze Patron $35 ________
GET READY FOR CANOE CARNIVAL
The 2017 Canoe Carnival t-shirts have arrived along with women’s flowy tank tops, polo shirts, and hats. The Medford Lakes’ beach towel and flag are always available for sale in the Colony office. Stop by the office to pick up your Canoe Carnival supplies. There is also a supply of Canoe Carnival apparel for sale at Binkley’s 5 & 10 (684 Stokes Road) and The Painted Turtle (99 Stokes Road).
The Canoe Carnival Dance Party will be Saturday, July 29, at the Medford Lakes Country Club, 8:00pm until midnight. Tickets will be $25.00 per person or $45.00 couple.
The King and Queen Pageant is scheduled for Friday night, July 28, at Beach 3, 7:30 pm (weather permitting, otherwise Neeta School All Purpose Room).
FLOAT CAPTAINS –
The Captain Safety Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Demby Annex from 7-8 PM. Each float group MUST have a float member in attendance otherwise there will be point deductions.
For more information or to answer any questions please contact Canoe Carnival Chairmen Gary Miller at 856-506-2478 or Rachael Urban by email firstname.lastname@example.org
CANOE CARNIVAL – TICKETS FOR THE BEACH
The 2017 Canoe Carnival (CC) is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2017.
Tickets will be on sale July 17th. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets at the beaches the night of the Carnival beginning at 7 p.m. if there is space available.
For a donation of $7.00 you can get a reserved bleacher seat on Beach One.
For a donation of $4.00 you can bring your chair for seating on the beach (Beach 1 and 2).
For a donation of $2.00 “adults only” can stand on Lower Aetna Dam to watch the Parade of Floats
All ticket prices increase by $1/ticket the night of the Carnival.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN PUT YOUR CHAIRS ON THE BEACH ON CC DAY (August 5) ANY TIME AFTER 4:00 p.m. NO EARLIER! Any chairs on the beach before 4pm will be removed and placed along the fence. Please note that you will be required to wait in line before entering the beach, and chairs alone cannot hold a spot in line.
ALSO, CHAIRS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED CLOSER TO THE WATER THAN 3 FEET. THE WATERS EDGE WILL BE ROPED OFF. THIS SET-UP IS AT THE REQUEST OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT/ EMERGENCY SERVICES AND CANOE CARNIVAL.
Congratulations to Wiser Budz winner Grand Prize with "Free Ride"
Queen Kate McLoughlin and King James Rudman
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW QUEEN AND KING!
Announcing our 2016 Queen: Kate McLoughlin
Announcing our 2016 King: James Rudman
Thank you to everyone who voted!
Joining Kate and James on the Canoe Carnival float, August 6th around Lower Aetna Lake will be Gabi Bencivenga, Francesca Bonamo, Samantha Davies, Alana Leomporra, Kayla McDonald, Emma Nolan, David Bonamo, Kevin Doolin, Tim Estacio, and Patrick Hurley
There is an incredible amount of work that goes into this crowning event. Every detail is important and coordinated by a volunteer – Stephanie Kassel Doherty. Thank you to Stephanie for her willingness to take this task on year after year and make it exceptional. Thank you to Ed and Giovanna Pilch who work so hard to assist Stephanie with the pageant and for coordinating the building the Queen/King float for the Canoe Carnival again this year.
Not only does Stephanie secure gifts and prizes from local sponsors so that each contestant will go home with incredible favors, she also generously donates a $500.00 scholarship to the King and another $500.00 scholarship to the Queen. THANK YOU Stephanie Kassel Doherty once again. Your generosity is over the top generous and so appreciated by everyone who knows it is all done with love.
Additional thanks to the sponsors: Beneficial Bank, The Canoe Carnival Committee, Hallmark, Haines & Haines / T. C. Irons Agency, Image Beauty, J. S. Braddocks & Kathleen Scales, Kronenberger’s Fine Jewelry, Lakes Office Supply, L. B. Daniels Restaurant, Medford Bagel Shop, Medford Fitness, McDonald’s – Medford, Nadine Janet Salon & Spa, Nutrition Works, The Painted Turtle, Patty B’s Hats and Tees, Philly Pretzel Factory, Pine Creek Farm, P. J. Whelihan’s Pub, Riviera, The Sand Stand, Yesterday & Today, and Zinc Café
LION HEART AWARD
Congratulations to Tim Estacio as he was selected by Stephanie Kassel-Doherty to receive the Lion Heart Award at the Canoe Carnival Dance Party. This award and scholarship is given annually in memory of Bryan Doherty to the contestant who has best demonstrated courageous character and is known as being brave hearted.
CANOE CARNIVAL 2016/ changes
Canoe Carnival is a unique and fun Colony event. With the hope of getting more people to participate, the Canoe Carnival Committee is making a number of changes to this happening. They involve the Canoe Carnival Party (the Saturday before carnival), revamping the adult entry categories and scoring. These changes will be detailed in future issues of the news for your review and comment with the hope these new concepts will expand this community event. The committee appreciates your past support and welcomes your feedback.
When you talk with many ‘old time’ float builders they say some of their best friendships were started when they built floats together. Are you a new colonist, part of a neighborhood group or just someone who has thought about getting involved? There are people/programs to help get you started, why not become part of the fun?
The committee appreciates your past support and welcomes your feedback. Send your comments or questions to email@example.com .
CANOE CARNIVAL 2016 - Float Categories
The biggest change proposed for 2016 is in the adult categories. Juvenile, Single Canoe, Organizational and Non-competitive categories will remain the same. The Regular, Comedy and Theme (and all other) categories are being eliminated. They will be replaced by Small, Medium and Large and maybe extra-large or possibly A, AA and AAA. When a group submits their entry they will be asked to submit a list of all of their members. Prior to Carnival groups will be tiered based on their group size and the number of entries received. This will allow groups to compete against others of similar size and not to be grouped in with much larger groups with presumably more resources. The judges scoring criteria will remain the same but the awards will be distributed based float group size. There will still be a Grand Prize based on the Judges scoring.
Why is this change being made? It is apparent that larger groups have more resources to draw from, namely manpower and money. We believe this change will provide the opportunity for new/small groups to enjoy the fun of Carnival and also experience success within their means. Groups who win will still receive 10 small plates with the ability to purchase additional plates for their group. However, additional plates may only be purchased for those listed on the entry form. Couples will count as 2 members but only be eligible for 1 plate. The size parameters (which can change each year based on the number of entries) will be explained in the Carnival program for spectators.
CANOE CARNIVAL 2016 - Judges Scoring
Another change that will be implemented this year is with the treatment of the Judges Scoring. Although many do not always agree with their decision, it is their impression of what they see. We have found over the years that some judges see everything through rose colored glasses and others just seem to struggle with a given category. We are attempting to normalize this situation by throwing out one high and one low score for each judging category, just using those in between. This should help with the situation of losing your sound or lights briefly and passing a judge during that outage. Passing multiple judges during that outage will still have a negative effect on your overall score because only one low score is ignored. Score sheets will still be available to contestants so that they can improve upon their presentation. The scores ignored will show on these sheets.