Performance Boat Club Events Inc. Presents

1000 Islands Summer Splash Charity Poker Run June 1-2 Gananoque Ontario

Performance Boat Club Events (PBCE) presents in sponsorship with the Town of Gananoque and the Thousand Island Accommodation Partners the “Thousand Islands Summer Splash Charity Poker Run”.

Come join us June 1-2 in Gananoque for PBCE’s 2012 season opener to check out some of the most extreme and unique boats in North America with proceeds supporting the Town of Gananoque Joel Stone Park Splash Pad and the Gananoque Food Bank.

This exciting weekend event starts off with a “Raffle for Rides” event on Friday afternoon from 4-6pm. Come down to the Gananoque City Marina to purchase your tickets for a chance to win a ride in one of the poker run boats!

After an exhilarating day on the water starting at 10:30am and ending at 3:00pm, the boat participants and general public are invited to the “Auction and Awards Dinner” being held at the local Clarion Inn(Blink Bonnie) at 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased for $50.00 per plate (includes tax and gratuities).

Early bird registration entry fee on or before May 22, is $375.00 ($475.00 after May 22) and includes event participation for driver and navigator, driver’s kit, 2 nights mooring, event shirt, Poker Runners Cocktail reception, breakfast, lunch and Auction Awards dinner. Extra crew fees are $100 per person.

Please contact (705)326-8705 to register or visit our website for online registration and information at Performance Boat Club of Canada - Charity Poker Runs. Minimum boat length to participate in the event is 24' Valid proof of insurance with 2m liability required. All participants

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There will be two classes of boats, under 55mph and over 55mph class. The run is approximately 80 miles of breathtaking views departing from Gananoque Marina for a parade to Clayton NY, Boldt Castle (Heart Island), Alexandria Bay NY, Brockville and Rockport and returning to Gananoque City Marina. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to have fun while donating to worthwhile cause.

The weekend doesn’t end after this spectacular event as on Sunday June 3rd the Town Park will be overrun with cars, trucks and more for the vehicle enthusiasts at the Lions Club Cruise In Car Show.

Many thanks to the sponsors -- Town of Gananoque and Thousand Islands Accommodation Partners, Lions Club, Edwards Mazda, Double R Performance, Royal LePage North Bay Real Estate Services – Mike Holmes, Priestly Demolition, Net-Source Technologies, Clarion Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Best Western Country Squire, Ramada Provincial Inn, The Gananoque Inn & Spa, The Glen House Resort, Gananoque Boat Line, Quality Inn and Suites, Comfort Inn and the Thousand Islands Playhouse and Colonial Resort & Spa.
Download, print and fax back annual membership registration forms or simply call 888-858-9326 toll free to register by phone.

Passports and and customs declarations will not be required as we will not be mooring, docking or anchoring in US waters or shorelines.

Weekend Agenda


2pm Boats begin to arrive and launch at Gananoque City Marina.
3-6 pm Registration and drivers check-in
4-6 pm Raffle for Rides fundraiser proceeds to benefit the Gananoque Splash Pad
7-9 pm Poker Runners Cocktail reception Bloody Caesar bar is sponsored by the Lions Club at the Gananoque Clarion Inn


8:30-10 am Registration and drivers check-in, Lion's Shore Breakfast on the water
10:00 am Mandatory Drivers meeting and safety briefing
10:30 am Boats depart Gananoque city marina for parade of power along the waterfront and on to the poker run route
3:00 pm Arrive Gananoque City Marina (run is officially over)
7:00 pm Auction and Awards dinner drivers draw cards at the Gananoque Clarion Inn
8:30 pm Auction and awards ceremony

Accommodation info:

Clarion Inn & Conference Centre (Blink Bonnie, event host hotel) and Comfort Inn
50 Main St, Gananoque K7G 2L7
Tel: 613-382-7272, Toll-free Reservations: 1-800-265-7474 Luxury Hotel, Accommodations, Boutique Hotels - Clarion
Regular rooms - (2 Queen Size beds), (2 Doubles), (1 King) or 1 Queen- $129.99 Sgl/Dbl $10.00 Extra Triple/Quad
Suite Rooms- 1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed with Jacuzzi - $169.99 (Some rooms with extra pull out sofa)

Quality Inn & Suites
650 King St. East, Gananoque K7G 1H3
Tel: 613-382-1453, Toll-free Reservations: 1-866-466 7912, Hotel Rooms, Hotel Rates and Accommodations | Quality Inn Hotels

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
777 King St. East, Gananoque K7G 1H4
Tel: 613-382-8338, Toll-free Reservations: 1-866-301-2650, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts | Book Hotel Rooms & Hotel Accommodations
Regular Rooms- 2 Queen Size beds -$169.99 Sgl/Dbl $15.00 Extra Triple/Quad
Suite Rooms- 1 King Bed with Queen Size pullout sofa- $199.99 Sgl/Dbl $15.00 Extra Triple/Quad

The Gananoque Inn & Spa
550 Stone Street South, Gananoque K7G 2A8
Tel: 613-382-2165, Toll-free Reservations: 1-888-565-3101, Gananoque Ontario hotel, stay in the thousand islands at the Gananoque Inn

Room types available vary by Hotel.

Pioneer Gas bar has Ethanol free 91 octane fuel located at 560 King Street East in Gananoque.
Ph# 613-382-6796
For further information please contact Performance Boat Club Events at 705-326-8705 or visit our website. Performance Boat Club of Canada - Charity Poker Runs

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