Entry packets for 2016 for all float captains are available online: Please scroll up to the document library to find the forms for downloading.
If your float group has any out of town participants, please have the list of names to the Colony office by Tuesday, July 5th for approval by the Board of Directors. Your entry must be in the Colony office by Monday, July 18th.
Also note there is a Captain Safety Meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Demby Annex from 7-8 p.m.
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
Tickets to experience Canoe Carnival from Beach 1 or Beach 2 will go on sale Monday, July 18th. More information will be available in next week’s Colony News.
CANOE CARNIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY
The Canoe Carnival Awards Ceremony will be Sunday evening, August 7that 5:00PM in Vaughan Community House. The results will not be posted on the door the night of Canoe Carnival; instead a text will be sent to each float captain.
KING AND QUEEN OF CARNIVAL
Nominations must be made by July 8th
The King and Queen Pageant is scheduled for Friday night, July 29, 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 July 8th – 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 email@example.com today. Thank you!
GET READY FOR CANOE CARNIVAL
The 2016 Canoe Carnival t-shirts have arrived along with 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.
Canoe Carnival will be Saturday, August 6, 2016, on the Lower Aetna. Tickets for the beach will go on sale on Monday, July 18. Prices are $7.00 for a reserved bleacher seat. $4.00 for beach chairs on the beach (Beach 1 and 2). Standing Room tickets along Aetna Way will be $2.00 (no one under the age 14 can buy these tickets).
The Canoe Carnival Dance Party will be Saturday, July 30, 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 29, at Beach 3, 7:30 pm (weather permitting, otherwise Neeta School All Purpose Room).
CANOE CARNIVAL ON DVD
Summer is here, Carnival is near, and DVD copies of Canoe Carnival - The Movie are available for sale. For $10 each, pick up yours today at the Colony office during business hours, Binkleys, or on-line through Paypal at www.polhemusweb.com/carnivalvideo Narrated by radio Hall-of-Famer Bobby Ocean, the documentary looks back at 84 years of Canoe Carnival history with pictures, video clips, and interviews with prominent members of the event's history.
MARSHALS NEEDED FOR CANOE CARNIVAL
The 2015 Canoe Carnival is scheduled for SATURDAY, AUGUST 6. Marshals are needed. Please call the Colony office at 654-7747 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Mentor Program for Canoe Carnival
Mentor Program for Canoe Carnival
2016 Canoe Carnival T-Shirts are for sale now
Canoe Carnival T-shirts,
DVD's are on sale now -
please stop by the Colony office
and suppport our August 6
Canoe Carnival Event.
Canoe Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2016
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.
2015 Canoe Carnival Results: Congratulations!
Grand Prize: Do you believe in Magic - OTR - 588 points
1st prize: Dancing in the Moonlight - Scrub Pines - 553 points
2nd prize: Star Oars "A New Float"- Barely Afloat Group - 434 Points
1st Prize: Girl Power - Medford Lakes Women's Club - 416 Points
2nd Prize: Straight Line Winds -Medford Lakes Lions Club - 289 Points
1st Prize: Space Paddlers From Beyond - Medford Methodist Church - 520 Points
2nd Prize: Ice Cream - You Scream - Nutt N Butt Paddles - 480 points
1st Prize: Knee Keep in Paradise - The Parrotheads - 496 Points
2nd Prize: Even Minions Love Being Girl Scouts - GS Troop 23038 - 314 points
3rd Prize: Stairway to Heaven - Hardwick Family Float - 292 points
Suggested Category (Spirit of ML)
1st Prize: Begin at the Beginning - Mad Paddlers - 504 Points