Wooden Boat RondyOn Sunday, August 4, 2019, in partnership with Fairbanks Paddlers, The Folk School is pleased to bring back the Paddlers’ Wooden Boat Rendezvous. This is an event that the Paddlers hosted until a few years ago, and we’re pleased to be working with them to make it happen again. You can find the emerging details on the Wooden Boat Rendezvous event page.
It’s the perfect partnership: The Folk School helps people learn how to build boats, and the Paddlers, well, paddle them. Any kind of non-motorized boat is welcome to participate, whether it is wooden or you built it, or not. It’s the perfect event to show off your boat, including for those of you who have been building pack rafts.
But to make the event happen, we need help, both over the next few months planning and organizing it, and on the day of the event. Right now, we’re looking for people willing to coordinate a few things:
  • Advertising/promotion/sponsorship
  • Transportation and parking
  • Speakers and workshops
  • Boat registration and voting
  • Float master
  • BBQ Potluck
  • Awards
  • Cleanup
None of these have to be huge, time-consuming tasks, and you’re welcome to solicit help and delegate responsibilities to lighten the load. We have some broad outlines of what each of these will entail, so let us know if you have any questions. Email programs@folk.school and let’s make this happen!