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    Apr
    24
    Fri
    2015
    VCNS – Annual Meeting – 2015 @ Petersburg Old Town Train Station
    Apr 24 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Virginia Canals and Navigations Society
    38th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting
    April 24 – 26, 2015
    “Old Town” – Petersburg, Virginia

    We are pleased to host this conference in partnership with FOLAR, a group dedicated to protecting the river and promoting its scenic natural beauty as well as its historical and cultural attributes.

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2015 VCNS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

    NOTE: PROXY FORM FOR VOTING ON PROPOSED REVISED CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS AND SLATE OF OFFICERS IS COMBINED ON THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION  FORM WITH MAILING INSTRUCTIONS.

    NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE PLEASE SEE THE VCNS ONLINE STORE “MEETING FEES” OR CLICK HERE.

    Full conference Registration includes (conference materials may be picked up at the Petersburg Old Town Train Station, 103 River Street (23803)

    Friday Afternoon 4 PM – Tour Petersburg on your own

    Friday night 7 PM – Welcome reception (light hors d’Oeurves) at the Old Town

    Train Station

    Speaker Mr. Wayne Walton, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR), who will talk about the goals and activities of the organization.

    Saturday Morning:   Time TBA – FOLAR Festival, Ferndale Park, 24891 Ferndale Rd, Petersburg. (Park is also called the Appomattox Riverside Park)

    ****Walks on the towpath along canal, possible batteau ride on the Appomattox River Canal, canoeing/kayaking available

    Afternoon:   Time TBA —   Auto Tour to toll locks/aqueduct and site of tidal

    basin and the riverfront, ending at the train station.

    Evening:        5:30 – 6:30 PM – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

    6:30 – 8:00 PM – Dinner

    8:00 – 9:00 PM – Speaker

    9:00 – 10:00 Open

    Sunday AM Walk or parts of the Appomattox River trail or continue touring Petersburg

    Lodging Options: There are numerous hotels/motels in the Petersburg area. The Visitors Center advised that the closer the location is to Fort Lee Army Base the more likely they will be booked by students and visitors to the base. Conference attendees shall make their own arrangements

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      Apr
      25
      Sat
      2015
      VCNS – Annual Meeting – 2015 @ Petersburg Old Town Train Station
      Apr 25 all-day

      Virginia Canals and Navigations Society
      38th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting
      April 24 – 26, 2015
      “Old Town” – Petersburg, Virginia

      We are pleased to host this conference in partnership with FOLAR, a group dedicated to protecting the river and promoting its scenic natural beauty as well as its historical and cultural attributes.

      CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2015 VCNS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

      NOTE: PROXY FORM FOR VOTING ON PROPOSED REVISED CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS AND SLATE OF OFFICERS IS COMBINED ON THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION  FORM WITH MAILING INSTRUCTIONS.

      NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE PLEASE SEE THE VCNS ONLINE STORE “MEETING FEES” OR CLICK HERE.

      Full conference Registration includes (conference materials may be picked up at the Petersburg Old Town Train Station, 103 River Street (23803)

      Friday Afternoon 4 PM – Tour Petersburg on your own

      Friday night 7 PM – Welcome reception (light hors d’Oeurves) at the Old Town

      Train Station

      Speaker Mr. Wayne Walton, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR), who will talk about the goals and activities of the organization.

      Saturday Morning:   Time TBA – FOLAR Festival, Ferndale Park, 24891 Ferndale Rd, Petersburg. (Park is also called the Appomattox Riverside Park)

      ****Walks on the towpath along canal, possible batteau ride on the Appomattox River Canal, canoeing/kayaking available

      Afternoon:   Time TBA —   Auto Tour to toll locks/aqueduct and site of tidal

      basin and the riverfront, ending at the train station.

      Evening:        5:30 – 6:30 PM – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

      6:30 – 8:00 PM – Dinner

      8:00 – 9:00 PM – Speaker

      9:00 – 10:00 Open

      Sunday AM Walk or parts of the Appomattox River trail or continue touring Petersburg

      Lodging Options: There are numerous hotels/motels in the Petersburg area. The Visitors Center advised that the closer the location is to Fort Lee Army Base the more likely they will be booked by students and visitors to the base. Conference attendees shall make their own arrangements

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        Apr
        26
        Sun
        2015
        VCNS – Annual Meeting – 2015 @ Petersburg Old Town Train Station
        Apr 26 @ 9:00 AM

        Virginia Canals and Navigations Society
        38th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting
        April 24 – 26, 2015
        “Old Town” – Petersburg, Virginia

        We are pleased to host this conference in partnership with FOLAR, a group dedicated to protecting the river and promoting its scenic natural beauty as well as its historical and cultural attributes.

        CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2015 VCNS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

        NOTE: PROXY FORM FOR VOTING ON PROPOSED REVISED CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS AND SLATE OF OFFICERS IS COMBINED ON THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION  FORM WITH MAILING INSTRUCTIONS.

        NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE PLEASE SEE THE VCNS ONLINE STORE “MEETING FEES” OR CLICK HERE.

        Full conference Registration includes (conference materials may be picked up at the Petersburg Old Town Train Station, 103 River Street (23803)

        Friday Afternoon 4 PM – Tour Petersburg on your own

        Friday night 7 PM – Welcome reception (light hors d’Oeurves) at the Old Town

        Train Station

        Speaker Mr. Wayne Walton, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR), who will talk about the goals and activities of the organization.

        Saturday Morning:   Time TBA – FOLAR Festival, Ferndale Park, 24891 Ferndale Rd, Petersburg. (Park is also called the Appomattox Riverside Park)

        ****Walks on the towpath along canal, possible batteau ride on the Appomattox River Canal, canoeing/kayaking available

        Afternoon:   Time TBA —   Auto Tour to toll locks/aqueduct and site of tidal

        basin and the riverfront, ending at the train station.

        Evening:        5:30 – 6:30 PM – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

        6:30 – 8:00 PM – Dinner

        8:00 – 9:00 PM – Speaker

        9:00 – 10:00 Open

        Sunday AM Walk or parts of the Appomattox River trail or continue touring Petersburg

        Lodging Options: There are numerous hotels/motels in the Petersburg area. The Visitors Center advised that the closer the location is to Fort Lee Army Base the more likely they will be booked by students and visitors to the base. Conference attendees shall make their own arrangements

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          May
          3
          Sun
          2015
          JRBF – Spring Meeting @ Tavern on the James
          May 3 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
          I hope everyone’s made plans to be at the JRBF Spring Meeting, Sunday May 3rd, 1:00PM upstairs at the Tavern in Scottsville.  They’ll be prepared to serve us lunch upstairs if we arrive early perhaps around 11:00AM.
           
          Given that this will be my final spring meeting as chairman I’m really hoping for a good show. We have 5 new boats this year, 3 of which are completely new programs.  I’d also like to share (briefly!!!!) some of my batteau related convictions after I believe 15 years as chairman of the festival.  Although we’ve survived and thrived for 30 years, that is no guarantee that this will continue and we need to avoid the types of situations which have threatened our existance in the past.
           
          And of course as always we need to communicate some of the specifics of the festival for 2015 and the more people that attend the meeting, the better chance of avoiding situations which cause problems for all of us.
           
          So please put it on your calendar and plan to spend the afternoon of May 3rd with your kayak, canoe, and batteau friends from the JRBF.
           
          Sincerely,
           
          Ralph
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            Jun
            20
            Sat
            2015
            JRBF – Start – Saturday June 20, 2015 @ Lynchburg - Percival's Island
            Jun 20 @ 11:00 AM

            The Launch of the 30th annual  James River Batteau Festival in 2015 will be from Percival’s Island at 11:00 AM.


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              JRBF – Saturday June 20, 2015 @ Galt's Mill
              Jun 20 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

              The James River Batteau Festival campsite at Galt’s Mill for 2015 is scheduled to be the same as prior years.


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                Jun
                21
                Sun
                2015
                JRBF – Sunday June 21, 2015 @ Bent Creek
                Jun 21 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Sunday June 21, 2015 will be at Bent Creek.


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                  Jun
                  22
                  Mon
                  2015
                  JRBF – Monday June 22, 2015 @ Wingina
                  Jun 22 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                  The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Monday June 22, 2015 will be at Wingina.

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                    Jun
                    23
                    Tue
                    2015
                    JRBF – Tuesday June 23, 2015 @ Howardsville
                    Jun 23 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                    The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Tuesday June 23, 2015 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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                    Local outfitters for canoe & kayak rentals and shuttle services:

                    Howardsville Canoe Livery

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                      Jun
                      24
                      Wed
                      2015
                      JRBF – Wednesday June 24, 2015 @ Scottsville
                      Jun 24 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                      The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Wednesday June 24, 2015 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
                        25
                        Thu
                        2015
                        JRBF – Thursday June 25th, 2015 @ Slate River
                        Jun 25 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                        The James River Batteau Festival  campsite for Thursday June 25th, 2015 will be at Slate River.

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                          Jun
                          26
                          Fri
                          2015
                          JRBF – Friday June 26th, 2015 @ Cartersville
                          Jun 26 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                          The James River Batteau Festival campsite for Friday June 26th, 2015 will be at Cartersville.

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                            Jun
                            27
                            Sat
                            2015
                            JRBF – Saturday June 27, 2015 @ Maiden's Landing
                            Jun 27 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

                            The James River Batteau Festival will end on Saturday June 27, 2015 at Maiden’s Landing.

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                              One Response to Calendar

                              1. holt says:

                                Thanks, also paddle a canoe or kayak near Charlottesville and join the batteaux on the river. Visit http://howardsvillecanoe.com for rental and shuttle options from the Howardsville area which is just south of Charlottesville.

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