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Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club holds second community TRY IT! Day July 9

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Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

DEEP RIVER - The Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club (DRYTC) is pleased and proud to announce that its second annual community TRY IT! Day will take place on Saturday, July 9, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. All activities are free.

The goal is to create a free and safe way to introduce sailing, tennis, rowing and other leisure and sporting activities available at their club right on the beautiful Ottawa River to local and valley residents and families.
Try out sailing with one of their trained instructors in a 420-class dinghy - a stable and easy to sail training boat. Or take a tennis lesson with a volunteer coach - if you don’t have your own tennis racquet they’ll be happy to provide one.

Volunteers from their rowing club will help you master the basic techniques onshore on a rowing machine. Then the club coach will take you for a short row in one of the quad shells. Plummer Marine of Petawawa will be on hand at the Pier to offer an exhilarating spin in some of the latest power boats.

Ever wondered what pickleball is? Come try out this emerging sport which shares features of badminton and tennis and is becoming popular with those, including seniors, who might find tennis a bit too strenuous.
Two local instructors from Awe Yoga will help you try out the new and increasingly popular sport of stand-up paddle boarding and there will also be an introduction to the quiet pleasures of canoeing.

Check out their historic club house and grounds, where the snack bar will offer a variety of delicious snacks for sale throughout the afternoon.

You can reserve timeslots for many of these activities ahead of time by registering on-line at eventbrite.ca or in your browser go directly to tryitday2016.eventbrite.ca. All visitors are asked to check in at the registration desk in the club house to pick up a wristband before proceeding to the various activities. If you haven’t had time to reserve an activity on “eventbrite”, organizers will try to fit you in to any open times available. For more information on the DRYTC check out their website at www.drytc.ca.