This has been a busy winter for the entire team with Brett deeply immersed in his BioChem studies and both Alex and I taking jobs in education! Our passion for teaching and learning has spawned an exciting new direction for the Duct Tape Kayak Project that we plan to highlight this season. We believe that building a Duct Tape Kayak has a lot of educational value and can serve as a memorable team-building activity for both children and adults. That’s why we decided to spend the winter designing a “Mini”-DTK (only 10ft long) that can be build as a kit! Be sure to follow our blog for updates on this new DTK throughout the Spring!
We also plan to continue to support our partner charity, Heroes on the Water, by donating 100% of the monies raised at our two fundraising events to help with their mission to assist in the rehabilitation our wounded veterans through guided kayak fishing excursions!!!
Here is our tentative schedule of events which will be updated throughout the season. Please feel free to leave a comment or drop us a line on our Facebook page if you know of any other events that may be a good fit for the Duct Tape Kayak now or in the future! -Kayak Dave
Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire:
When: Saturday April 26th, 2014
Where: Cape Cod Community College
The newest member of the Duct Tape Kayak fleet, our brand-new, 10ft-long “mini” DTK, will be making its debut at the Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire this Spring! This faire promises to be a ton of fun and will be packed full of innovate ideas and creations spawned in local garages and basements!! Join us for a wonderful day of imagination and creative adventure and preview our plans for future Build-Your-Own DTK workshops and a Do-It-Yourself DTK kit!!!
When: Saturday June 21st, 2014
Where: Sylvester Field in Hanover , MA
Our first fundraising event of the 2014 season will take place at the annual Hanover Day Celebration in Brett’s hometown of Hanover, MA! The red, white and blue DTK will be on hand to help raise awareness and donations for our partner charity, Heroes on the Water. A donation will automatically enter you into a raffle for some amazing prizes! Hanover Day is a great family-oriented event that combines live music, artisan crafts, athletic events, and activities for all ages.
Plymouth Waterfront Festival (Tentative):
When: Saturday August 23rd ,2013
Where: Plymouth Waterfront
The Duct Tape Kayak team will continue their fundraising efforts at the Plymouth Waterfront Festival. Visit our booth to learn more about the important mission of the Duct Tape Kayak Project to support Heroes on the Water. A donation will automatically enter you into a raffle for some amazing prizes! We plan to take the Duct Tape Kayak for a “historic” paddle past the Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower at some point during the day. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to see what we’re all about!