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2011 Poker Run a Success

Posted August 11th, 2011 in News by admin

Boats of all shapes and sizes took part in this year’s Poker Run in the Thousand Islands. Organizer Billy Taylor said that the boats ranged from 28 feet to 65 feet in length. As usual all the boats stopped at Tunnel Bay in Brockville for lunch before heading back towards Kingston and picking up cards in Gananoque and Prescott.

Poker Run 2011

 

On Blockhouse Island a large screen was set up so that people could watch the start of the event live from Kingston. Brockville was a bustle of activity, the 11th annual riibfest drew more than 55,000 people, in addition to the 10,000 down on the water for the powerboats. In Kingston there were concerts on both nights, with bands like Jagged Gentlemen, Tracycally Hip and Everlea rocking the waterfront. With the large turn out and nice weather this year’s event was considered a big success.

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