Huntly Youth Focus are holding a Canoe and Kayak Festival on Waikato River on Saturday 18 October 2003. The event is targeted at 11-16 year olds. The day starts with a paddle from Ngaruawahia to Huntly starting 8:30am. The demonstrations and races will begin at Huntly at 11:00am. At 2:00pm the older teenagers canoe back upstream to Taupiri arriving about 4:30pm. There is an interest in ‘at risk’ young people and young people with disabilities although all teenagers can participate. For more details please contact James Read at 07 828 8449.