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Fishing and Boating briefs - June 16, 2009

Join the parade

TEGA CAY -- Tega Cay is gearing up for the annual boat parade to celebrate the city's 27th birthday and American independence to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 4 along Nivens Creek to Windjammer Park.

There will be five levels of prizes awarded for decorated boats. The Men's Club Veterans will be judges.

Following the parade, there will be a water ski show from 1 to 2 p.m. at Windjammer Park.

The day also includes a land parade with Star Wars characters, fish fry and more.

To register for the boast parade or for more information, visit tegacaysc.org or call 803-547-7727.

Sponsorships sought for tourney

TEGA CAY -- The Tega Cay Anglers Club has several sponsors signed up to help the first Tega Cay Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, and is still seeking community donations.

Wal-Mart is providing children's fishing equipment, Bruster's Ice Cream has donated gift certificates and club members are donating time and money.

To help, visit tegacayanglersclub.com or e-mail tegacayanglers@yahoo.com.

The club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at City Hall, 7000 Tega Cay Drive, and is open to anyone with a love for fishing.

Ski show Fridays

TEGA CAY -- The Carolina Show Ski Team holds a Wild West-themed show at 7 p.m. every Friday this month through August at Windjammer Park in Tega Cay.

Cost is $15 per car full.

For more information on the group, including upcoming "Learn to Ski" events, call 803-548-4820 or visit carolinashowski.com.

Youth invited to join river group

BELMONT -- The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation newest program, Youth Kayaking River Expedition, classes continue every Friday and Saturday through September on Lake Wylie in Belmont.

The goal of the program is to reach 200 youth by Sept. 1 with a message of water conservation and natural protection. The program begins with a 30- minute safety presentation. During the class, participants will begin to understand how pollution sources can affect the lake and the river, and how they and their families can take actions to protect our waterways.

Class costs $20 for each student. Registration required. Scholarships are available by calling 704-679-9494 or by e-mail at david@catawbariverkeeper.org. Visit catawbariverkeeper.org for more information.

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