Notice: Not all events at Higley Flow are sanctioned by the Higley Association and not all participants in events will be Higley Association Members. The Higley Association must assume that all participants in Events have adequate insurance, are properly licensed and comply with all safety regulations. The Higley Association cannot
‘Round the Islands Canoe Race
Perfect weather brought out 39 canoeists and kayakers for the 21st annual canoe race sponsored by the Higley Association. Competitors ranged from the very young in the fledgling class to paddlers in their 70’s. There was a wide diversity of paddle craft in the event as well ranging from racing kayaks to recreational and racing canoes to recreational. The race organizers attempt to offer a class for everyone so that each paddler has a reasonable chance of success. In addition to the individual race awards there were three other awards presented: The Veteran Paddler Award, presented by the family of C.M. Palmer, in memory of their father, a long time canoeist and kayaker who shared his love of the sport with many children was won by Jim Plumley. The Young Paddler Award present for sportsmanship and excellence in paddling was presented to Spencer Bartkus. The Chris Murphy Award, presented to the female paddler best exemplifying the spirit and enthusiasm of Chris was presented to Jan Bickford for her years of tireless support of the event.
2016 Race Results:
2016 Higley Association Event Calendar – Check your newsletter which will arrive midMay 15th. Secretary-Treasurer Robin St. Andrews made these corrections to the Calendar:
June for more information. The newsletter will also be posted on the website.
June 4 th Big Rock Clean-up – 9 a.m. (Sat.)
June 18 th Youth Fishing Contest begins (Sat.)
July 3 rd River of Lights – 9 p.m.
July 4 th Youth Parade – Cottage Rd. 10 a.m.
July 9 th Boater Safety Course - 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m. - Community Center, S. Colton
July 12 th Association Meeting and Potluck Dinner – 6 pm, CPCS cafeteria
July 23 rd Colton Day and Association Ice Cream Social & Fireworks
July 30 th ** Pirate’s Weekend
July 23 – 30 th ** Raquette River Awareness Week - visit the info. center, S. Colton for details
August 1 st Last day Youth Fishing Contest
August 4 th Big Rock Clean-up – 7 p.m., help needed; bring rake & garbage bag
August 6 th 22 nd Annual Round the Islands Canoe Race, 9 a.m. Big Rock boat launch, Pine Rd.
August 9 th Association Meeting and Potluck Dinner – 6 pm, CPCS cafeteria
Sept. 14 th - 18 th Annual Fall water draw-down. Brookfield Power will begin to lower
the water on the 14 th and return to normal on the 18 th .
** This event is not sponsored by the Association but rather advertised &
promoted by it for the enjoyment of the community!
|Online Boating Course: If you'd prefer an online Boating Course, check out https://www.boat-ed.com/newyork/approved_boating_course.html which consists of six timed modules and takes about six hours to complete. It costs $29.50 paid at the successful completion of the final exam. At that point you can print out a temporary certificate. The final card will be sent to you.|