Float Your Boat Down the Allegheny River in the Wounded Warriors Kayak and Canoe Regatta

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Event Date(s): Sat, 06/11/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Portville American Legion Post 814 is sponsoring the Wounded Warriors Kayak and Canoe Regatta beginning at the Ceres Bridge!

Wounded warrior Regatta is June 11 from Ceres bridge to Steam Valley.  They are raffling off 2 kayaks this year- $5 per chance or $10 for 3 chances.  The raffle will be held June 4th.  There will be 50/50s and a dice run during the Regatta. 

Last year $2500 was raised for the L.E.E.K. foundation and they are hoping to be able to donate the same!  Everyone is responsible for their own kayaks.  There are a small number of kayaks that can be borrowed from the school, however you must arrange to borrow yourself and are responsible for bringing back with no damages. 

Tickets r available at legion from 3pm to close daily.

This event will be held at:

Portville American Legion Post 814
24 S. Main Street
Portville, NY 14770
United States
Phone: 585-307-7683
42° 2' 14.9496" N, 78° 20' 22.7904" W
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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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