The Lakes and Trails Organizing Committee would like to thank the community sponsors who have already come forward to make the July 14, 2018 Festival possible. With their early help we are able to expand the number activities at this year Festival and add a free “Music on Mill Street” concert in the afternoon from 2-4. There will also be a concert by Gary Raspberry, a well known local children’s performer, on the Point in the morning. More details to follow. We also need more sponsors to ensure we can cover all our costs and continue into 2019.
The 2018 sponsors, as of May 3, are:
Barb’s Handmade Pierogi
Clinton Family Dentistry
KFL+A Public Health Unit
RBC Sydenham Branch
South Frontenac Rides
South Frontenac Township
Sydenham Canoe Club
Sydenham Veterinary Services
Trousdale’s General Store
Trousdale’s Funeral Home
The Lakes and Trails Festival this summer will feature a Cycle Skills competition, with prizes for different age groups. A leader board will be kept through the morning and participants are welcome to try again and improve their score. The skills events are:
1) The Paper Boy – Ride through a course with a bag of newspapers and deposit them in barrels – judged on time and accuracy
2) The Zig Zag – Ride between the lines on a pre-determined zig zag course. This event is geared towards younger riders, including those with training wheels – judged on accuracy.
3) The Slow Bike – How long can you take to ride between two points. – slowest rider wins!
Other cycling events at the Lakes and Trials Festival include the Around the Lake bike (21, 36 and 44K loops) and a 5k family cycle on the Cataraqui Trail. Bells, lights, and helmet fitting will be available to riders.
For more information on the Festival visit: https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/.
See you on July 14. Bring you bike, boat and walking shoes.
Organizing is underway for the 2018 Lakes and Trails Festival.
The Festival will be held on Saturday, July 14 with activities at the Point park in Sydenham village, South Frontenac, 9:30am to 2pm. We hope to expand the festival to include live music on George and Mill Streets with opportunities to enjoy a drink or coffee after a morning of activity.
The Festivals will include a bike around the Lake with an added short bike out and back on the Cataraqui Trail for younger families. Paddling will again be organized by the Sydenham Canoe club. Local residents and historical interpreters will organize a new version of the walking tour of Sydenham village.
To see pictures of last years festival click the Picture item on the top menu.
See you on July 14.
All participants in the Lakes and Trails Festival will get an InFrontenac T-shirt, modeled by Bob, an ice cream cone, courtesy of Trousdale’s General Store, a community BBQ, paid for by the Festival sponsors, and a water bottle from the KFL+A Public Health Unit.
Participation involves signing up, then doing something active, whatever is within your ability: bike, swim, play an giant outdoor game, walk, explore Sydenham’s history, try a dragon boat, paddle on the lake. Bring your own boat or try one supplied by Frontenac Outfitters. Everyone is welcome and all events are free.
See you on Saturday, July 15 from 10-2 at the Point in Sydenham.