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Paddle the pond in a kayak

By May 25, 2022No Comments
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Float a rental boat on Bud Miller pond.

A couple of Lloydminster entrepreneurs are launching a Kayak for Fun rental business on the pond from June 1 to Sept. 30 on a three-year contract with the City of Lloydminster.

The kayak rental business is the brainchild of Floyd Lopez and his paddle partner Noel Geollegue.

Other than geese, they both find the lake to be empty, which inspired the rental idea.

“There should be something going on to make the city vibrant,” explained Lopez.

Kayak for Fun will offer 30-minute rentals on their initial fleet of five single and three double kayaks and two pedal boats.

Rates will be $15 for a single, $20 for a double and $25 for a pedal boat for a family of four including life jackets and paddles.

“We will start from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. depending on the demand. We’ll see how it goes. We’re open seven days a week,” said Lopez.

They will have a trial dry run on Saturday until Tuesday to test their online payment system.

Kayak for Fun planned to set up a boat launch Thursday near the splash park with an on-site C-Can to store the equipment overnight.

Lopez owns a separate business in town and says kayaking is his son’s favourite pastime, while he hopes to provide a new recreation outlet for residents and visitors.

Geollegue is a heavy equipment mechanic.