Lanier Canoe 2003

The 33rd ICF Flatwater Racing

World Championships




In 1996, Gainesville, Georgia and Lake Lanier hosted the Canoe/Kayak competition for the Atlanta Summer Olympics .  As a result, a new world-class Canoe/Kayak venue was born.  We extend an invitation to the world to return to Lake Lanier for the World Championships, the qualifying event for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Since 1996, the Lake Lanier Olympic Center has hosted 20 major events.  The Lanier  Canoe and Kayak Club has won three national club titles and placed several athletes on national and World Championship teams.

Located fifty miles north of Atlanta and nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gainesville remains the “hospitality capital of the world,” a designation earned during the ‘96 Olympics.

The Lanier Canoe 2003 Organizing Committee would like to invite you to Gainesville-Hall County and to participate as an Concessions/ Merchandise vendor for the Lanier Canoe 2003 World Championships.





 There are three (3) categories for vendors at the 2003  World Championships:

            1.    Concession Vendors

            2.    Merchandise Vendors

            3.    Sport Demo Vendors

 Lanier Canoe 2003, Inc.  is looking for a variety of food vendors to provide a selection of items for consumption by spectators, participants and officials of the 2003 World Championships.  The Concessions/Merchandise Vendor Committee will select appropriate vendors to reflect this variety and make every attempt to eliminate duplicate services.  Vendors wishing to sell related merchandise and sports equipment are also welcomed.  Lanier Canoe 2003, Inc.  will operate a “Lanier Canoe 2003 World Championships” Merchandise booth.  No other vendor shall be allowed to sell “ Lanier Canoe 2003 World Championships” merchandise.  The Sport Demonstration Vendors will be allowed to demonstrate related sports equipment and/or services.

 Please make a copy of this application for your records and return to:

Cheryl Hinderscheid

Concessions/Merchandise Vendor Chairperson

Lake Lanier Olympic Center

3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506

 770-532-3562 or



Lanier Canoe 2003 reserves the right to make final interpretations of vendor/merchandise sales rules.  An application is a commitment by the vendor to show.  Exhibitors/Vendors will be responsible for collections and paying any local state taxes for the sale of any merchandise during the event. 


I do hereby release, indemnify and forever discharge the Lanier Canoe 2003 Organizing Committee, USA Canoe/Kayak, the city of Gainesville, Hall County, its agents, servants, successors and assigns, and all other persons, firms, and corporations, from any and all actions, causes of action, claims demands, damages, costs, loss of service, expenses, and compensations, which I may acquire or may accrue, arising out of any events taking place September 10-14, 2003 or otherwise connected with the Lanier Canoe 2003 World Championships.  This indemnity agreement includes all reasonable attorney’s fees, costs and expenses incurred by indemnities.  Lanier Canoe 2003 , the city of Gainesville and Hall County, in conjunction with asserting a claim against the undersigned for any permits, licenses, insurance coverage and revenue/sales tax applicable for vendor booths at the Lanier Canoe 2003 World Championships.


Signature: ________________________  Date:  ___________________ Booth/Company Name: __________________________________




Vendors to supply their own extension cord 12 gauge, 120V, 20 amp (A standard power drop will support 110 volts which will pull 15 amps)       


All Vendors must provide a fire extinguisher for their booth



Booth may be located either at the Spectator Area or the Athlete Area of the Venue. Athlete area will have limited waterfront space available for demonstrations.



Each vendor is responsible for collecting and reporting Georgia Sales Tax (7%) on all sales.



Applications must be postmarked by - August 9, 2003. Applications received after this date may not be considered for inclusion. 



Booths will be set up by the Lanier Canoe 2003 and vendors may move in on the mornings of Wednesday, September 10 (Weekly booths) and Friday, September 12 (Weekend Booths).  Booths must be open 1 hour prior to the beginning of the day’s events and must remain open until the last event of the day has been completed.





Company: ___________________________________________ Name: ________________________________________


Address: ________________________________ City: _____________________ State: ___________  Zip: ___________


Phone: _______________________  Fax: ______________________ Email: ____________________________________


Tent Size: ____________________________ Dates: __________________________ Price: ________________________


Power: ________________  Total $: _____________________________


Method of Payment: Check _____________  Money Order _______________


* Make Checks or Money Orders payable to: Lanier Canoe 2003, Inc. in current U.S. dollars.



VENDOR TYPE (Attach your menu/prices, description of merchandise or exhibition):   

Specify where you would like your booth to be located: ______________________________________________________________________