Lou Marcel Canoe Race

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Name: Lou Marcel Canoe Race
Date: June 3, 2017
Event Description:

The Lou Marcel Canoe Race is a yearly tradition in Massachusetts.  The Crescent Yacht Club is in our 38th year of giving back to our community.  We have supported many great charities throughout the years, but we are extremely excited about the new relationship between the Crescent Yacht Club and the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center.  

The Veterans Northeast Outreach Center is a private non-profit organization serving the Greater Merrimack Valley. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of services to assist, support and advocate for Veterans and their families.   

The Outreach Center, their keystone program, has been in continuous operation since 1985. Established in Lawrence, the Center started as a storefront operation, staffed largely by volunteers, to provide support and advocacy to Vietnam Veterans. Through the years, the focus of the Center has expanded to accommodate over 36,000 Veterans in our region who are eligible for care. We provide a continuum of care to Veterans, their families, from the very basic food and shelter needs to advocacy, information, referral, career, and education services.

The Center also sponsors a number of outreach initiatives to senior citizens, young people and families of Veterans. The Center is funded, in part, through contracts with Department of Veterans Affairs, Mass. Department of Veterans Services, US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and private donations.

The Crescent Yacht Club
Date/Time Information:

8:00 am REGISTRATION (rain or shine)
Drop off pledge forms & Donations
Coffee, Water & doughnuts available

McCarthy’s Mt. 165 Marston Street Lawrence (directly behind the old training school)

Canoes, kayaks & other water crafts make their way down the river towards the Crescent Yacht Club in Bradford

10:45 RECEPTION - Crescent Yacht Club
Pick up T-shirts Reception starts
Entertainment – 2 Bands “One to Four” & “Flashdrive”
Food & Beverages
Raffle prizes
“Red, White & Blue” Theme
Costumes and creativity encouraged


Crescent Yacht Club 

Marian Moore Award 

Ernie Russell Award 

A shuttle bus will be available after race to return participants to the start of the race on Marston Street

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