As the person responsible for promoting ACK, I should be keenly aware of each and every event that we are hosting, attending or sponsoring — or, at least you would think so. A few weeks ago I suddenly came to the realization that we had so many events scheduled that I couldn’t even keep track of what was when, why and with whom so it was time to take control and put it all in order.

In-Store Events
I’ll start by talking about our in-store events. If you have visited one of our stores recently, follow us on Twitter or are a friend of ACK on Facebook, you’ve probably seen us pushing a variety of seminars in each of the stores. These seminars are hands-on and covers topics such as how to properly secure a kayak to your vehicle or the basics of kayak fishing. The seminars  are Free of charge and typically occur on Saturday or Sunday morning just before each one of our ACK Stores open. To view a complete schedule of these events click on the following links:

Sponsored and Other Events
If you access the above links, you’ll find us at a variety of paddling and outdoor related events this spring including:

  • Kayak Anglers Tournament Series (KATS) – Various Dates (Austin, Texas)
  • National Wild Turkey Federation Annual Banquet – March 3rd (San Antonio, Texas)
  • San Marcos River Clean Up – March 5th (San Marcos, Texas)
  • 39th Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta – March 12th (Houston, Texas)
  • Battle of the Bayou – March 12th (Ocean Springs, Mississippi)
  • American Canoe Association State Meeting – March 19th-20th (Austin, Texas)
  • Galveston Bay Foundation Trash Bash 2011 – March 26th (Houston, Texas)

Boat and Fishing Shows
Yep, not quite done with boat shows just yet. We just attended the GRTU Troutfest in New Braunfels, TX and we are off to attend the Houston Fishing Show next weekend. We also have plans to exhibit at a boat expo being hosted just west of Austin, Texas called the Lake Travis Springfest in April.

Demo Days
The ever popular, unmatched and never duplicated ACK Austin, San Marcos and Houston Demo Days are now scheduled! If you’ve never attended an ACK Demo Day, this is your opportunity to demo almost every boat we carry and attend a variety of clinics. We’ll be publishing more information about the clinics soon but in the meantime, mark you calendars for the demo day nearest you!

That’s a lot to keep track of so I invite you to click on our store news and event pages above and bookmark the one closest to you. We’ll continue to update them on a regular basis.

Oh and how can I forget to mention ACK Paddler, our in-store newsletter we’ve recently launched? We decided to publish this newsletter as a way to communicate our events and to provide useful content including maps, articles, how-to’s and special offers to our store visitors. Drop by one of our stores to pick up your copy or visit our store links above to download a PDF version.

If you live in this region, surely we’ll see you at one of these events but in the meantime get out and paddle — if it’s warm enough!