**Canoe Carnival is planned for Saturday, August 4, 2018**

2017 Canoe Carnival Results


Congratulations to all the float groups for a great show.  Thank you!


GRAND PRIZE: 

“On the Rocks and Off the Wagon” by OTR  463 points

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Tiered – Shawnee Division

1st Prize:  Party Train! By Scrub Pines  421 points

2nd Prize:  Coo—Coo over Carnival by Medford United Methodist Church  413 points

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Tiered – Neeta Division

1st Prize:  E. T. Float Home by Mad Paddlers  451 points

2nd Prize:  Animal House by Canoe Kids on the Block  424 points

3rd Prize:  Jack and the Beanstalk by Barely Afloat  392 points

Honorable Mention:  May the Float Be With You by Up N’ Comers  362 points

Honorable Mention:  Sunny Days by Nut-N-Butt Paddles  270 points

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Tiered – Nokomis Division

1st Prize:  We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Canoe by Sink Oar Swim  354 points

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Organization Division

1st Prize:  The Jersey Devil Wears Prada by The Medford Lakes Women’s Club  347 points

2nd Prize:  A Job Well Done by Medford Lakes Lions Club   320 points

3rd Prize:  Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Girl Scouts of Medford Lakes  267 points

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Single Canoe Division

1st Prize:  Son of A Beach by The Hardwick Family Float  390 points

2nd Prize:  Jon’s Mini Golf by Jon’s Mini Golf  308 points

3rd Prize:  Tiny Dancer by The Reed Gang  283 points

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Rookie Division

1st Prize:  We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Canoe by Sink Oar Swim  354 points

2nd Prize:  Bronze Shield Recipient (BSR) Float by Medford Lakes Camp BSR’s  314 points

3rd Prize:  Jon’s Mini Golf by Jon’s Mini Golf  308 points

Honorable Mention:  The Power of the Dark Side by Cherokee Tribe  204 points

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Junior Division Grand Prize

Bronze Shield Recipient (BSR) Float by Medford Lakes Camp BSR’s  314 points

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Junior Division

1st Prize – Shiny – Medford United Methodist Church Kids  281 points

2nd Prize - The Power of the Dark Side by Cherokee Tribe  204 points


Mardi Gras Winners

1st Prize - The Oettl Family

2nd Prize - The Kornafel Family

3rd Prize (tie) - The Tursi and Jones Families

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Golden Oar Award

Jody Wiker

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Hall of Fame Winners: 

Leon Todd

Dry Docks Float Group

Dear Medford Lakes Resident,

 

The Medford Lakes Police Department would like to remind you of few things which may go unnoticed with all the excitement of preparing for this year’s Canoe Carnival. This is especially important for homeowners surrounding the Aetna’s and hosting parties.

 

For security purposes, the police department recommends that you keep both the front and back yards of your home well lighted to discourage trespassers. You should also lock the door to the front of your residence to discourage unwanted guests and persons looking for a theft opportunity.  Motor vehicle doors should also be locked regardless of where they are parked. Alcohol should be centralized in an area where it can be supervised by adults and not accessible to underage persons.

 

Extra personnel from the Evesham Police Department and the Medford Township Police Department will be used to augment the Medford Lakes Police Department patrols on the evening of Canoe Carnival. Extra patrols should effectively control the loitering and other problems associated with the carnival. Party guests should arrive early as designated streets will be closed to vehicular traffic at 7:30 pm.  Handicapped parking is available by contacting the Colony Office. Please see the Colony News for the designated streets to be closed.

 

The police department has historically received noise complaints associated with parties lasting into the early morning hours. Canoe Carnival is a community event, which is declared as an exception under the current noise ordinance. Excessive noise is prohibited after 12:00 midnight on Canoe Carnival. Please lower all volume after midnight to an acceptable level.

 

Most importantly, please have a safe and wonderful Canoe Carnival. Should you have any questions please contact the police department at 654-2156. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chief Robert Dugan

 

 

CANOE CARNIVAL DANCE PARTY

The Canoe Carnival Dance Party will be Saturday, July 28th at the Medford Lakes Country Club from 8:00 p.m. until Midnight. Tickets will be $25.00 per person or $45.00 couple or $50.00 at the door.  On sale NOW!


FLOAT CAPTAINS – IMPORTANT TO KNOW INFORMATION

Deadline to return form A, Form B and the Plate Form was due by Friday, June 29th

To register a Float for the 2018 Canoe Carnival please visit http://www.medfordlakescolony.org/canoe-carnival.html to download the entry forms or visit the Colony Office for a packet (see the bottom of this page for information).

Early registration helps with planning and to make sure your Float will be included in the 2018 Souvenir Book given out to the spectators at Canoe Carnival.  Late entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 29th. 

Late entries will be judged, however, they will NOT be in the program.

The Captain Safety Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17th, in Demby Annex at 7:00 p.m.  

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 rachaelurban@yahoo.com.


CANOE CARNIVAL – TICKETS FOR THE BEACH

The 2018 Canoe Carnival (CC) is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2018.  

Tickets are NOW on sale!  The Colony Office is open 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 7:00 p.m. (if there is space available).   

All ticket prices increase by $1.00/ticket the night of the Carnival.

Ticket Prices:

          => For a donation of $7.00, you can get a reserved bleacher seat (with a bleacher & seat #) on Beach 1

          => For a donation of $4.00, you can bring your chair for seating on the beach (i.e. Beaches 1 and 2)

          => For a donation of $2.00, “adults only” can stand on Lower Aetna Dam (Aetna Way) to watch the Parade of Floats 

**PLEASE NOTE:  YOU CAN PUT YOUR CHAIRS ON THE BEACH ON CC DAY (August 4) ANY TIME AFTER 4:00 p.m.   NO EARLIER!  Any chairs on the beach before 4:00 p.m. 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 & CANOE CARNIVAL!    


** KING AND QUEEN OF CARNIVAL & CROWNING **

The Miss Medford Lakes Pageant and the Mr. Medford Lakes Pageant are scheduled for

Friday, July 27th at 7:30 p.m. at Beach #3 (if the weather is inclement, it will be held in Neeta School's APR). 

**Please note VOTING for your favorite contestant will begin ...

**Monday, July 23 at 8:30 a.m. and continue thru Friday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Colony Office**

Plus Thursday, July 26th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the front of Vaughan Community House.

Every Colonist is entitled to one vote.  Just come by the Colony Office with

your current 2018 “White w/ Purple Writing” Activity Card.  Each card = one vote.  No card = no vote.

**Best wishes to the candidates for Mr. Medford Lakes:   Aidan Dowling, Steven Estacio, and Jon Moraglia

**Best wishes to the candidates for Miss Medford Lakes:   TriciaLyn Beamer, Andra Carney, Skye Goldman, Cameron Morgan, Karlyle O’Neil, Hannah Pulliam, and Kendall Wolson


CANOE CARNIVAL APPAREL ON SALE

Please support Canoe Carnival by stopping in the Colony Office to buy a Tee Shirt, Tank Top, Cap/Hat, Polo Shirt, pewter salt and pepper shaker or beach towel.  Net proceeds are used to pay the security costs associated with hosting Canoe Carnival this August 4th.  Kudos to Tom Watters for creating another winner design on the Tee shirts – come on in to see it.

Thank you Lewis Kalb for this wonderful video of 2017 Canoe Carnival!