Registration Now Open for the 2011 Atlantic Paddle SymposiumTuesday, 04 January 2011
If you are mapping out your 2011 canoe & kayak symposium schedule don’t forget to leave room for the Atlantic Paddle Symposium which just opened up registration. It takes place this year in Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland, Canada May 20-23, 2011.
This is the fourth year for the Atlantic Paddle Symposium which has turned into a highly successful event over the years as it’s moved around the Canadian east coast. Generally speaking; its similar to other symposiums with a variety of clinics for all types of paddlers including canoeing, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking and stand-up paddling. The biggest different with this over others is that it takes place in that paddling dream destination, Newfoundland.
I’m pretty excited to be on the guest coach list and I’m joining an awesome group of names who I have looked up to for many years including Mark Scriver from Ottawa, Maligiaq Padilla from Greenland, fellow P&H Team Paddler Christopher Lockyer and Brenna Kelly who also a member of the Canadian whitewater freestyle team. The list is to long to mention everybody, way to long.
If you are thinking of attending why not turn it into a learning vacation by participating in one of the several courses/trips planned around the symposium. If I had the vacation dates available I would jump on the six-day Bay of Exploits Expedition in a heartbeat. Icebergs, rocks, Newfoundland. What else is needed to sell it? Nothing else.
More info: atlanticpaddlesymposium.com
Top photo credit: Wayne F.
Bottom photo credit: Don U.
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.