It's time to dust off the canoes and dig out the paddles as we kick off the 2010 Canoe Season with the 3rd Annual Boom to Manatee Lookout Canoe Race.

It will be held an January 23 and is scheduled to commence at 10:00amsharp so registration begins at 9-00 am on the river bank in Burrell Boom.

We want to use the procees of this race to help sponsor the Belize team to go to Texas for the Water Safari, but in order to be eligible to receive the funds, we expect the recipients to help support these fun races. In that regards, we are requesting top teams and sponsors to assist by providing support and interest to these interim races. If we can get 20 canoes, we will have fun and generate funds to support.

We have 4 generous sposors for the race, Belize Global Travel Services, SkyLighters Unlimited, Joseph &Taylor and Architectural Accents.

We are also looking for organiser and sponsors for the other races to be held this year. So far we have Joe Fuzy for the June race from Boom to Bayview Oasis and we are waithig for confirmation on the February Boom to the Belize City race.

I would like a Cayo group to take on the Agricultural race as it is in their back yard. Anyone else who wishes to organise a race, please feel free to email me at wilken@btl.net and I can give you all the formats needed to hold a canoe race.

See you on the water.

BY: Jerry Wilken from the Grumpy Old Men Team