Fair Lawn's annual canoe race, postponed since summer, is tentatively rescheduled for next spring.
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- Zak Koeske
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Fair Lawn Canoe Regatta, postponed in June due to a lack of participants, will not be rescheduled this year. The borough had previously hoped to hold the race in September, to coincide with a bike rodeo for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but assistant borough manager Jim Van Kruiningen said spring 2013 is now the target. Van Kruiningen did not know how the additional postponment would affect the status of the bike rodeo, which was proposed earlier this year by three enterprising Milnes middle schoolers. Van Kruiningen said this year's 1.8-mile canoe race, which starts on the Passaic River at Memorial Park and finishes at the Elmwood Park Marina, was a no-go without help from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. In past years…
Fair Lawn's annual Canoe Race, originally set for Saturday, June 9 at Memorial Park, has been cancelled.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The borough's fifth annual Canoe Race on the Passaic River, which had been scheduled for this Saturday at Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, has been cancelled due to lack of participants. A new date has not yet been set, but the borough is hoping to hold the race some time in September, to coincide with a Bike Rodeo for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the brainchild of three Milnes School fifth graders. The 1.8-mile canoe race, which drew 18 canoes (36 paddlers) last year, starts at Memorial Park before making its way down the Passaic River to the Elmwood Park Marina. It began five years ago when then-Mayor Steve Weinstein brought the idea back to the borough council after participating in a mayor's canoe race with his son in …