Rock Aqua Jays Celebrate 50 Years!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Rock Aqua Jays amateur ski team. Join in the celebration as they played host and placed first at the National Ski Show August 12-14, 2011, at Traxler Park, along the Rock River. You can also read The Janesville Gazette's special section to "Celebrate 50 Years!"

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--first 'Aquacade' held Sunday, August 10, 1958

The history of the Rock Aqua Jays mentions the annual "Aquacades" held on the Rock River, and sponsored by The Janesville Gazette and WCLO. The "Aquacades" would become the Rock Aqua Jays, and the rest, as they say, 'is history'. Our Access NewspaperArchive database of historical newspaper articles includes these two stories. The first aquacade occured on Sunday, August 10, 1958.

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The library has an extensive file of newspaper clippings and pamphlets about the Rock Aqua Jays, and some are featured in the display case outside of The Janesville Room of the library during August 2011.

Contact the Reference Desk for more information.

posted 8/18/2011 by sb