Paddle to the Symphony 2014

Summer 2014 - Michigan Philharmonic- http://www.michiganphil.org/Events/summer.html
A BEATLES BLAST

Organized by Michael Dwyer: [masked]

Paddle to the Symphony is a Celebration of Southeast Michigan outdoor groups and a Reunion for Hostelling International members – the founders of the event. This annual tradition is open to HI-USA members (current and former), SOLAR members and any group, club or individual. HI and SOLAR members receive a discount to paddle (membership status will be confirmed).

This year’s Paddle to the Symphony will be Saturday, July 12, 2014. The event organizer is collaborating with Heavner Canoe to provide a fun evening on the water while enjoying the sounds of the Michigan Philharmonic. Meet at Kensington Metro Park in Milford, Michigan at the shoreline, near the North Martindale Picnic Shelter.

Do NOT follow the signs to the concert, as we are positioned across the lake. Instead, follow the signs to “Martindale Beach,” park and walk past shelter "S" and to the shoreline (you'll see the canoes near the water). Anyone going on the water should arrive by 6:30 p.m.

2014 Paddle Options:

Paddle: One seat in a canoe (some kayaks will be available). Price is $20.00 per person for SOLAR Members and HI-USA Members. All others are $25.00 per person.

Bring your own kayak or canoe: Price is $5.00 per person (this fee pays for refreshments and organization of the event)

Guests may hear the music from shore.

Water and soft drinks will be available for everyone. All canoes and kayaks MUST have at least one adult per watercraft.

Please Note: With any option you choose, you will still be responsible for the park vehicle entrance fee of $7.00, so carpool if you can.

We'll all meet at the shoreline near the North Martindale Beach Shelter.

What about food? We will NOT be offering food this year. Since the event is on a Saturday, the park's concession stands will be open. We will have soft drinks at the shoreline before you set off.

Event Lineup:

4:00 p.m. Meet & Greet
6:00 p.m. Official Reception
7:00 p.m. Canoe Safety Meeting
7:30 p.m. Canoe Launch
8:00 p.m. Concert Starts
9:00 p.m. Canoes Paddle Back
9:30 p.m. Canoes Return
10:00 p.m. Thank you and Goodnight

What to Bring:
Sunscreen and/or Hat
Change of clothes if you choose to canoe (just in case)
Jacket, Snacks and Food, Lawn Chairs

Registration:

Registration is required to attend. While the concert is free, our paddle event has a fee and everyone must register. Payment handled separate from this meetup group. The two options are:

Secure Online Registration (with Pay Pal) at
http://www.hi-michigan.org/

OR

Download the Mail-in Form (must be postmarked by July 9) at
http://www.hi-michigan.org/michigander/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Paddle-Mail-In-Form-2014.pdf

The DNR has the final say regarding watercraft going on the water. If weather conditions restrict canoeing then we will shuttle attendees to the concert and back. Heavner Canoe will offer vouchers to return to canoe if this happens. Please note this has only happened once in all the years of the event. Event Hotline Number:[masked]

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  • Janet

    It was a nice relaxing evening with fellow paddlers & enjoyable music! Didn't even feel the drizzle!

    July 16

  • Annette B.

    A lot of fun

    July 15

  • Charlie

    Not going to make it got stuck in traffic. :'(

    July 12

    • Jeff

      You should be fine. We don't paddle until 7:30

      July 12

    • Charlie

      I'm 15 minutes away.

      July 12

  • Jennifer

    N/M

    July 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Which side of the slide/beach?

    July 12

    • Jeff

      Looking toward the beach from the parking lot go to the shelter to the right of the beach.

      July 12

  • Jennifer

    Is it true that Kensington Metro Park charges you an EXTRA FEE if they see that you have your own KAYAK that you are bringing in?

    July 12

  • Jennifer

    Is it too late to RSVP? How long will it take to kayak from starting point to the concert location?

    July 12

  • Jennifer

    Do you think the Thunderstorms will hold off until after 10pm?

    July 12

  • Jennifer

    Hi Jeff, Is there still a need to register if you have your own kayak?

    July 12

  • Annette B.

    Great
    I drive a rogue Nissan.
    What are you bringing with you?

    July 12

    • Janet

      A headlamp, big spray and possibly my own life vest. And you?

      July 12

    • Janet

      Bug spray, rather!

      July 12

  • Annette B.

    Hi
    Thank you so much I would love to meet you. Where and what time should I meet you.

    July 12

    • Janet

      HI Annette-- How about 4:45 in front of Einstein's @ 12 & Orchard? I drive a brown Sante Fe.

      July 12

  • Annette B.

    Hi, I would love to carpool with someone. I live in Farmington Hill, and drive to your house if your are willing to go together. Please let me know. Thank you

    July 11

    • Janet

      Hi Annette- I can meet you and drive as I'm heading east from bloomfield.

      July 11

    • Annette B.

      Hi

      July 12

  • Michael D.

    Registration is now closed. Thank you to all who signed-up online or by mail. Please review the details above if you are attending - thanks!

    July 12

  • Jeff

    Hey all, just wanted to remind you that everyone must register to participate. Register at http://www.hi-michigan.org/
    Just showing up will not get you a canoe or kayak.
    Michael can only reserve the canoe/kayak for you after you register. There is a Moonlight Paddle going on at the same time that may use most of the boats.
    Please register so Michael can reserve a boat for you.

    July 11

    • Janet

      Hi Jeff. Would you say best to arrive by 6? Also, should we bring a headlamp? I just realized it will be nearly dark after the concert:)!

      July 11

    • Michael D.

      Anyone wishing to go on the water should be there no later than 6:30 p.m. However, you can arrive after 4:00 p.m. A headlamp is a good idea.

      July 12

  • Donna

    So just to be clear, we start at the North Martindale Shelter, paddle across the lake to the music, bring lawnchairs in order to stake out a spot and be comfortable, then paddle back across the lake ? Seems that's what OutbackUSA was asking? Are adult beverages permitted at the concert?

    July 10

    • Michael D.

      No adult beverages per the park's rules.

      July 11

    • Charlie

      I don't know of any place that lets you take out a canoe with adult beverages. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Just be safe.

      July 11

  • OutbackUSA

    I am not familiar with the names of the shelters at Kensington. If my 4yo. Daughter chooses to go ashore to listen to music. will We be able to listen from the north Martindale shelter or will we have to land on the other side of the lake?

    July 10

    • Jeff

      I believe you still can hear the music just not as loud.

      July 10

    • Jeff

      If you return to where we started at (North Martindale Picnic Shelter) you should be able to hear the music.

      July 10

  • Kathleen E.

    Looks like.i won't be able to make it. Thanks for the kayak offer John Rogers, but won't be needing it after all. Have fun all!

    July 10

  • Janet

    Someone will review the difference between paddling a kayak vs canoe for those reeding a reminder?

    July 9

    • Jeff

      I have my own kayak so I didn't have to reserve one.

      July 9

    • Janet

      Thanks for the info!

      July 10

  • Annette B.

    Hi
    I don't know what you mean by register?
    What time should I come if I want a kayak? I would really prefer a kayak to a row boat. Thank you

    July 8

    • Jeff

      Hi Annette, the boats will be either a kayak or canoe. Please reread all the information above and your questions will be answered. You need to be registered so that Michael knows how many kayak/canoe to get for the paddle.

      July 8

  • Annette B.

    I don't have my own boat but would like to use a kayak if possible. Are we renting the kayaks?

    July 8

  • OutbackUSA

    I assume that you would need to register even if you have your own kayak/canoe .

    July 8

    • Jeff

      Yes. There is a $5 charge for bring your own boat.

      July 8

  • Jeff

    Hi all, just a reminder that Michael will need to reserve the boat for you so you must to be register to join us.

    July 8

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