Build Your Own Paddle Board!
There are still openings to build your own stand up paddleboard in the Family Boat Building event at the Port of Toledo’s 14th Annual Wooden Boat Show. Stand up Paddleboards have become increasingly popular, and are a fun way to play on the water. The 12 foot Stand-Up Paddleboard is stable and good to use in smooth waters. Complete this project with your kids, parents, grandkids or friends and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Registration cost is $500 and scholarships may be available from the Port. This is a four day project, and includes all materials and instruction to build the paddleboard and a paddle. The project is completed under guidance by local shipwright Rick Johnson and volunteers. The recommended family (group) size is 2-5 people per boat, with at least one adult. All ages, beginning at 8 years old, can work together on this project. The building begins on Thursday, August 16th at 9:00 am. Three full days and one half day on Sunday will culminate in an afternoon launch ceremony before you take your Stand-Up Paddleboard home
Registration forms are available online at www.portoftoledo.org or call the Port Office at 541-336-5207 for more information.
The Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show is a free, fun, family event with something for everyone. This year’s show will feature steamboats exhibited by members of the Northwest Steam Society. Attend for the live music and enjoy the show’s other festivities: Family Boat Building, GP Container Board Boat race, kids’ activities, food, boat rides, vendors and lots more. The show is located at the Port’s Marina and Waterfront Park at 127 NW A Street, Toledo, Oregon. Hours are Saturday, August 18, from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, August 19, 10 am to 4 pm.
The Port would like to thank the event sponsors: Georgia Pacific, Oregon Coast Bank, Federal Relations, Toledo Ace Hardware, Dahl Disposal Service, Englund Marine, Fishpeople Seafood, Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, Bigfoot Beverage Distributors, Siletz Boat Works, and Rogue Brewery, Toledo Dental Care, Siletz Lumber, Alan Brown Tire Center and Toledo Feed and Seed.
Don’t miss the fun at the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show, August 18-19 at Toledo’s Waterfront Park and Marina at 127 NW A Street, Toledo, OR 97391.