Canal Days 2012, SCA's 30th Anniversary!

  • 24 Jun 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 3:59 PM
  • Schuylkill Canal Lock 60 & St. Michael's Park


  • A singles and doubles horseshoe tournament held at St. Michael's Park, 10 AM to 3 PM. The doubles contest will begin immediately after the singles competition. Cash and trophy prizes to top three winners in each category.
  • Business Expo at Lock 60, 11 AM -4 PM, please review instructions for set-up, tables and chairs and tent are provided.
  • 2012 Canoe and/or Kayak 5-mile water trail loop race - paddling downstream in the river, paddling upstream in the canal. Registration begins at 10 AM, boats in the water by 11 AM for the race. Awards given to both categories; canoes & kayaks.
  • Canal Day 2012 Flea Market / Craft Show at St. Michael's Park, 9 AM to 4 PM. New vendors are welcome. Please view the instructions for set-up info. All vendors will need to sign a form upon arrival to event.
  • Canal Day 2012 Flea Market / Craft Show at St. Michael's Park, 9 AM to 4 PM. Discount for returning 2011 Canal Day Flea Market/Craft Show participants. Please view the instructions for set-up info. All vendors need to sign registration form upon arrival.
  • The 5-mile trail run along the Schuylkill River in Mont Clare, PA. This year's run will be in memory of Denny Porrini, SCA's volunteer who created the trail run 25 years ago. Denny passed away in April. The run will continue to be held annually as a memorial to the great work Denny has done for the Association.

    Registration begins at 8 AM at St. Michael's Park, run starts at 9 AM at Lock 60. The Run's registration does require you to provide your sex; M or F, and age to place you in the appropriate run categories.

Registration is closed



SCA's 30th Canal Day will be dedicated to its good friend and devoted volunteer, Denny Porrini, who passed away in April. Come out to enjoy the day in memory of Denny; a day full of family-oriented fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park.  Lots of things to do; food, music, kids' games & crafts, competitive activities such as the Schuylkill River Trail Run/Denny Porrini Memorial Run, the Canoe/Kayak 5-Miler Water Trail Race, and the international and world reknown Canal Joust, also one of Denny's infamous ideas.  The Canal Day Horseshoe Tournament will be coming back this year including a Doubles competition to add even more excitement!


Crafters, vendors and Flea Marketers are welcomed and wanted. 


Sponsors of this community-wide fundraiser are still needed and welcomed. Depending on the level of sponsorship you could get your name & logo listed on the back of the Trail Run T-shirt, in the Canal Day Program Booklet to be handed out to the anticipated 3,000 visitors, and be listed on the web and on lists distributed throughout the event's area that day. 


And all businesses and non-profits in the area are invited to participate in our Business Expo for a real low price; $25 per space for local businesses, FREE for the area non-profits.


All the information, registration forms and instructions are posted on the Canal Day 2012 web page, visit it often to find out about new and exciting programs being added regularly.


Come out in memory and in honor of Denny Porrini, truely one of SCA's valued volunteers who put his heart and soul into the preservation and conservation of the Schuylkill Canal. He is sorely missed.

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