Floatfest 2016 Official Count was...
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Floatfest has been and gone for another year, bringing with it a positive outcome and new challenges that arise with the event's staging on the Murray River in open water for the first time.

The Floatfest team would like to thank all of those who participated on water and those who came to watch, including those who helped make #Floatfest16 better than previous years. Those of you who still joined us regardless of the weather on Saturday evening are real champions - without you we would not have beaten our previous record of 156 from 2015.

We acknowledge there are still areas we need to work on in the future and will endeavour to make 2017 even greater!

Competition time!

Did you take some great snaps while at Floatfest this year? We'd love to see them!

Submit your photo and vote for your favourites to go in the draw to win a $150 Rays Outdoors Voucher! (Photos from Floatfest 2016 only)

It's Survey Time!

Complete our ‪#Floatfest16‬ survey to help us make Floatfest even better next year! As an added bonus you can go in the draw to WIN a camper/kayak weekend hire with The Dirt Camper Trailer Sales & Hire!

A few snaps from Floatfest 2016 - more coming soon!

Can:Do 4Kids ambassador Antony Abbracciavento (pictured middle) with Mother Christina (rear), brother Angelo (left) and sister Bella (right) enjoying a paddle out on the Murray River at Floatfest 2016.

Can:Do 4Kids

Can:Do 4Kids is Floatfest's charity partner for 2016 and we hope to grow a strong partnership with the Can:Do Group to give young people who are blind, vision impaired, deaf or hearing impaired the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and Murray River like everyone else.

Can:Do 4Kids, Townsend House, is South Australia’s oldest charitable service provider, offering vital therapy and support to children and young people who are blind, vision impaired, deaf or hearing impaired.

Established in 1874 by William Townsend as a school and accommodation for deaf and blind children, Townsend House has provided family-centred support for over 140 years.

It is estimated that up to 10,000 South Australian kids face every day with a vision or hearing impairment.

Follow this link to find out more or make a donation

What we do at Can:Do 4Kids

8th - 9th April 2017

Floatfest is moving forward a few weeks in 2017 in hopes of having some warmer weather. Stay posted for more news about #Floatfest17!

Floatfest 2017 is Starting to Shape Up

2017 is already looking great! Floatfest next year will include:
  • Two new record attempts
    • Largest number of kayaks /canoes entering the water at one time
    • Largest number of kayaks/canoes lying end to end along the river bank
  • Paddle Feast - a food festival with a multi-cultural twist
  • Marathon Canoe Club's Bridge to Bridge race
  • On water tug of war sponsored by the Riverscape Cafe & Restaurant
  • and much much more!
Keep posted by following us on Facebook!

A big thank you to all of our sponsors for 2016!

We can't wait to work even stronger together in the future!
The Floatfest team would once again like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us, supported us and took part in Floatfest this year, we look forward to another successful event in 2017 and hope you will join us again.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
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