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    Jun
    10
    Sat
    2017
    Amherst County Batteau Day – June 10, 2017 – 10am to 4pm – Riveredge Park @ Riveredge Park
    Jun 10 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    The Amherst County Batteau Day is scheduled for June 10, 2017 at the Riveredge Park in Madison Heights, VA. 

    The new “Rucker’s Landing” (Batteau Boat Ramp inside Riveredge Park) will be dedicated with the new name approved by the Amherst County Board of Supervisors.

    Three new signs will be dedicated also. The signs show batteau history. Mike Rucker and the Rucker family donated the signs.

    More information will be posted to the website soon. Mark this date on your calendar!

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      Jun
      17
      Sat
      2017
      JRBF – Start – Saturday June 17, 2017 @ Lynchburg - Percival's Island
      Jun 17 @ 11:00 AM

      The Launch of the 32nd annual  James River Batteau Festival in 2017 will be from Percival’s Island at 11:00 AM.


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        JRBF – Saturday June 17, 2017 @ Galt's Mill
        Jun 17 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

        The James River Batteau Festival campsite at Galt’s Mill for 2017 is scheduled to be the same as prior years.


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          Jun
          18
          Sun
          2017
          JRBF – Sunday June 18, 2017 @ Bent Creek
          Jun 18 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

          The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Sunday June 18, 2017 will be at Bent Creek.


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            Jun
            19
            Mon
            2017
            JRBF – Monday June 19, 2017 @ Wingina
            Jun 19 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

            The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Monday June 19, 2017 will be at Wingina.

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              Jun
              20
              Tue
              2017
              JRBF – Tuesday June 20, 2017 @ Howardsville
              Jun 20 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

              The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Tuesday June 20, 2017 will be at Howardsville.

              Please note that this site is owned by Mr. Jimmy Crews and he has given us permission to use this site for the JRBF. Please be respectful of this property and do not leave trash! Please observe the quite hours of 10:00 PM. Thank you.


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                Jun
                21
                Wed
                2017
                JRBF – Wednesday June 21, 2017 @ Scottsville
                Jun 21 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Wednesday June 21, 2017 will be at Scottsville. Camping is available behind the old School, same as in prior years.

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                Local outfitter for canoe and kayak rentals:

                James River Rafting and Reeling

                 

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                  Jun
                  22
                  Thu
                  2017
                  JRBF – Thursday June 22, 2017 @ Slate River
                  Jun 22 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                  The James River Batteau Festival  campsite for Thursday June 22, 2017 will be at the site on the up-river side of the Slate River confluence with the James River. This site was new in 2016.

                  Please do NOT go to the old Solite Plant campsite as that area is closed off now.

                  If you are traveling from Rt. 15, continue past the old Solite plant entrance a little further just after you cross the Slate River. The entrance to the new site will be on the right.

                  Please use caution driving on this site and observe all designated markings as to what areas are available for JRBF use.

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                    Jun
                    23
                    Fri
                    2017
                    JRBF – Friday June 23, 2017 @ Cartersville
                    Jun 23 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                    The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Friday June 23, 2017 will be at Cartersville.

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                      Jun
                      24
                      Sat
                      2017
                      JRBF – Saturday June 24, 2017 @ Maiden's Landing
                      Jun 24 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                      The James River Batteau Festival will end on Saturday June 24, 2017 at Maiden’s Landing.

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                        Sep
                        24
                        Sun
                        2017
                        World Canals Conference 2017 @ Syracuse, NY
                        Sep 24 – Sep 28 all-day

                        The World Canals Conference (WCC2017) is headed to Syracuse, NY on September 24-28, 2017! – Marriott Downtown Syracuse.

                        The conference is expected to draw hundreds of international delegates and thousands of local and regional residents and canal enthusiasts to waterfront events.

                        WCC2017 coincides with the bicentennial of New York’s historic Erie Canal and offers opportunities to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites.

                        Mark your calendar for the World Canals Conference (WCC2017), Our Vital Waterways: Agents of Transformation.

                        WCC2017 is set to take place September 24-28 at the Marriott Downtown in Syracuse. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of international delegates and thousands of local and regional residents to waterfront events, resulting in a more than $2 million indirect economic impact for the city of Syracuse. The conference will be held as the historic Erie Canal commemorates its bicentennial.

                        WCC2017 brings together hundreds of canal enthusiasts, professionals and scholars from around the world to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites. WCC2017 will focus on canals as agents of transformation.

                        Be a guest and a speaker. WCC2017 is seeking presenters for the conference. Do you have experience to share, lessons learned or innovative ideas on the topic of Canals as Agents of Transformation? The call for presentations is now open. We’re looking for engaging sessions on innovative development and successes in leveraging historic, cultural and natural assets to drive transformation.

                        The conference is co-hosted by the New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and Visit Syracuse, and sponsored by I Love NY and National Grid, along with many other businesses and foundations.

                        To receive updates, register or submit a presentation proposal, visit wcc2017syracuse.com @WorldCanals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

                        See the conferences website for updates and registration information.

                        For more information on this event please contact:
                        Sarah JonesPR Account Executive
                        1595 Moseley Road»Victor, NY 14564
                        Phone: 585.899.3229

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