Gathering of the paddlers 2022

IPC Annual Dinner: The Paddlers Gathered!

Thanks to all who braved that wind last Saturday to come to Kankakee for the IPC Annual Dinner, the “Gathering of the Paddlers” at the beautiful Wright-designed Bradley House on the Kankakee River.

Frank Koehler of the Potawatomi Paddlers and IPC President Scott Hays at the beautiful Bradley House

Our turnout was excellent (the House was quite a draw, it turns out) with a full house attending! Thanks to all who participated in the program with a special thanks to our feature presenters Lillian Holden and Mike Taylor on the African-American Heritage Water Trail on the Calumet River.

Our host Bob Bohlmann of the Bradley House showed our guests around and Kankakee was a great host city. And that JR’s Fried Chicken and macaroni salad – we all learned why it’s a Kankakee institution!

Thanks again and we look forward to a great coming year and to seeing everyone again next year – if not sooner – out there on our rivers or at other paddler gatherings! Stay tuned!