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Media advisory: Gander Mountain celebrates new Arkansas River dock


Outdoors leader donates new river access point, offers specials on canoes, kayaks & gear - ST. PAUL, MN, September 12, 2013 --- A new public use dock donated by Gander Mountain, WaterWalk, the GreenWay Alliance of Wichita and the Arkansas River Coalition will be presented to the City of Wichita this Saturday morning Sept. 14 at 9:00 a.m. The dock is located immediately west of Gander Mountain on the east bank of the Arkansas River. City Commissioner Janet Miller will accept the dock on behalf of the city. Kayakers and boaters will be on hand to celebrate this exciting new downtown river access point.

Gander Mountain is providing some special savings to celebrate the new dock. From Thursday, Sept. 12 to Thursday, Sept. 19, the Wichita Gander Mountain store will offer 25 percent off kayaks, canoes and specialty boats; 20 percent off paddles; and an extra 20 percent off all clearance personal flotation devices.

The dock will be used for launching and landing canoes, kayaks, riverfront activities and the Wichita Fire Department’s emergency personal watercraft. The goal is to provide more access points and usage on the Arkansas River.

For media inquiries, please contact Hoyt Hillman at 316-686-7105 or

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Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation's largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. There are currently 127 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 24 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (, a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.