Blue Water

The Regatta

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Since 1958, the Annual Regatta has been a summer highlight for Kosh Lake families. Due to COVID we had to take a rain check but, on this year the Regatta was back in style!  Every year the event is held on Saturday and Sunday of the August long weekend. And, if the weather doesn’t co-operate, each day’s events get moved to the following day with a holiday Monday as the back-up.

This year’s event was held on Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31st, 2022.

 

2022 Regatta Wrap-Up

Saturday Highlights

The weather Gods were smiling down on Lake Kasshabog for the 2022 Regatta – the weather was great both days. Saturday skies encouraged over 400 attendees to have a blast with water sports and land events. Thirty-six families stopped by the membership table to pay their dues and the 50/50 draw raised $478 due to the hard work of Deb Follett. Many pre-ordered and paid for their 2023 LKRA Calendar.

 

The turtle activity table run by Nicole Dufort and Cynthia Cole was busy all

day. Kids also had a blast at the tie-dye shirt station, face-painting and

rock-painting areas.  Great food and ice cream were enjoyed by all.

The Artisan Craft Fair, held up the hill at the Community Hall/Library featuring

Shirley Bailey and her pottery; and Livia & Marlene’s “Kosh” bracelets, “make a bracelet kits” and their polymer clay crafts, was a resounding success. 

 

Sunday Highlights

 

Sunday’s sailing got off to a quiet start at 11:00 a.m. but winds picked up on the final backstretch making for a fun finish. See the sailing report here. Waters were smooth on the north side of Long Island for the canoe/kayak/paddleboard marathon allowing the winning doubles canoe to finish in a flat 28 minutes around the Island!. Waterskiing was, as usual, exciting to watch for both spectators on land as well as those anchored near shore. Over 250 attended Sunday’s events with the beach volleyball tournament proving to be a big hit again.

 

Volunteers Knock it Out of the Park 

Big thanks go out to the dozens and dozens of residents who shared their time and enthusiasm on Saturday and Sunday to make the Regatta a success. Led by amazing organizers Thomas Brickell, Stacy Dedlow and Maggie Brickell, and supported by the LKRA Executive, many other residents went above and beyond to keep things hopping. Here are just a few:  Jan & Bill Prentice, Wayne & Leora Gratton, Randy Cosgrove, Rob Cosgrove and many other members of the Cosgrove and Cafik families. Bobbie Gravelle, Deb Follett, Carole MacFarquhar, Chelsea Kemp, Carley Cosgrove and several other young volunteers. Chris, Andrew & Michael Bradley, Dave Hubert, Brian Ogaki, Mike Worswick, Terri & Andrew Ball, Eva Zhang, Marg Vaillancourt, Shelly & Doug Jamieson, Billy Tsafaras, Stuart Day, Cynthia Cole & Gord Cole. It was impossible to capture every volunteer's name. Just know that your help and support at this year's Regatta was appreciated.


A special word of thanks to long-standing volunteer Bob Holmes who, over the years, has provided the boats and gas for the waterskiing competition and maintained the ski course. Sunday waterskiing is a success due to his contributions. His motivation? Seeing the smiling faces of the kids. Thanks Bob!

 

If you took some amazing regatta shots this year we would love to add them to our library.  Just send them along to secretary@kasshabog.ca providing us with your permission for the LKRA to use them.

Missing in Action

 

 

 


We are missing a large piece of scaffolding, that was used both Saturday and Sunday in Regatta water events,  It was last seen in 2019.  If you have any idea where this scaffolding may now be stored, please drop us a line at regatta@kasshabog.ca

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