EVENTS + ACTIVITIES
Saturday august 1 2020 | 11am at aitkin city park | 380 Bill Cline Way, Aitkin, MN 56431
2nd Annual Ripplesippi Kayak & Canoe Run
The Aitkin Chamber’s Ripplesippi River Trails Committee invites you to the 2nd annual Kayak & Canoe River Run in Aitkin this weekend.
When: Saturday, August 1st. Registration open 11am-2pm. No preregistration required. Check in day-of and sign a waiver. Social distancing will be observed.
Where: Begins at Aitkin City Park. Ends at Aitkin County Campgrounds. Shuttle service will be provided. Last shuttle ride at 3pm.
The route is 2.5 river miles and takes about 1.5 hours. All participants must bring a life-vest. There will be volunteers stationed to provide assistance if necessary. Kayaks are recommended due to lower water levels. Innertubes won’t be passable.
THANK YOU SPONSORS:
Riverwood Healthcare Center | Aitkin Flowers | Block North Brew Pub | Enbridge | The Joint | The Office Shop | Pine Insurance | Security State Agency | Red Door Resort | Security State Bank | Performance Food Group | Aitkin United Methodist Church
Canceled: Riverboat Days 2020
After much consideration, and many deciding factors, the Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce has made the exceedingly difficult decision to cancel Riverboat Heritage Days 2020. Most important to us is the safety of the event goers. We have the responsibility to do our part in maintaining public health. With event size and logistics, the Camber would be unable to guarantee that all safety measures would be enforced at Riverboat Heritage Days. As many of you know, we released a community survey. Survey results show less than half of our community is willing to participate in Riverboat Days activities due to COVID-19. This was also taken into consideration. Our businesses and members have been hit hard by closures due to COVID-19. Based on feedback from businesses, we do not anticipate the level of support we would need for a viable event this year. As a nonprofit membership organization, the Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce relies on local businesses for monetary sponsorship and activity hosting. Now, as we move forward, we ask that the community do everything in their power to buy locally. Our priority is to support our businesses, so we can come back in 2021 with the best Riverboat Heritage Days yet. We look forward to seeing everyone at Riverboat Heritage Days 2021!
Taylor Erickson, Executive Director
Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
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THE AITKIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXISTS TO
Raise awareness of city, county, state, and federal governing/legislative developments that affect the area
Enhance public relations through marketing, programs, and events, which encourage total community awareness of the area
Advance business, professional, educational, church, community health in the area
In collaboration with our partners, we assist in advancing the economy by championing the retention, expansion, and attraction of Chamber members and area businesses.
The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 9 am.
Get in touch to learn more about our work and our community.
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301 MINNESOTA AVE N UNIT 4
AITKIN MN 56431