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Recreation Zone
by Patty Sullivan
Recreation Program Coordinator
Boulder City Parks & Recreation Department

Talk About Summer Fun

There's a chatter stirring in town as to what creative minds are conjuring up for the 14th Annual Cardboard Boat Races at the City Pool; which takes place Wednesday, July 16th starting at 6pm. For those of you not familiar with this event, let me give you an idea of how it works. Admission to the event is free. Boats are created and elaborately decorated to win the coveted prizes in the categories for most historic, funniest, most original and fastest sinking ship. The competition requires a cardboard boat made of cardboard, other approved materials, and a human being to pilot or captain the boat. Details for this event and specifications for building the boat can be obtained at the pool located at 861 Avenue B.

Originally, the cardboard boat races started with the children as the captain of the boat. When the adults saw how much fun it was, an adult group was created. So, just because you don't have kids doesn't mean you have to miss out on this community-wide fun activity. If you aren't inclined to build a boat, as a spectator I can almost guarantee you a good solid belly laugh because this event is downright comical. Captains propel their boat through the water with the humor coming in a way of disintegrating boats and the antics the captains engage in to get their boat to the end of the race.

In addition to the Cardboard Boat Races, mark your calendar for August 13th for the Pool Games Day from 1:30 to 3pm. This event is free when registered in advance by August 12, 2014. Children eight-years and younger must be accompanied by an individual twelve-years or older. All that participate will get a prize. Join the fun and stay cool at the City Pool. Call 702-293-9286 for more information on these events and other pool offerings.

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