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Water Trails Events in CT


Elf Yourself Christmas Paddle December 10, 2016

HVPC December meeting and party December 13, 2016

ConnYak Meeting December 21, 2016

Learn to Whitewater Kayak January 6, 2017

Recovery and Rescues class - In the pool! January 29, 2017


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Elf Yourself Christmas Paddle

Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:00 PM Milford Harbor Public Launch (behind Library) 57 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT Look for the elves NOON Feel free to join in the shenanigans. ***must have costume. ***must wear protective clothing. this is fun tomfoolery and one last shot to get back on the water but we do not need anyone getting hurt-so please do not plan to paddle without wet/dry suit and mad skills. for those who have it please come paddle for those who don't please come watch. If signing up please note the water will be very cold, the air may be very cold, cold water gear mandatory. I take no responsibility for you, your skill level, your life saving abilities, or your well being in any way. Everyone paddling will be doing so at their own risk. But hey you already know this!

Event Date: December 10, 2016

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(posted October 19, 2016, number 451)

HVPC December meeting and party

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:00 PM Brookfield town hall 100 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, CT Greetings fellow paddlers! It's that time of year again to kick up our heels and have some holiday fun at our annual December meeting/ holiday party. In addition to the social part of this gathering, we will have a short business meeting. The main topic will be the viability of this club and whether we should continue into the new year, or make a decision to disband the club and discontinue the meet up site. If we decide to continue the club, we need more people to volunteer to give service to the club and lead paddles. Also, if we continue, we will be collecting $10 donations to keep the meet up site going for 2017. What to do? Bring a dessert and if you wish to participate in the grab bag shuffle, bring a outdoor/paddle related gift of up to $10 value. Susan has a few games for us and we always have a good time at this event. Come on down and lets Party!!!! Dixie will be providing paper goods; plates, cups, napkins, utensils, etc. For other ideas, if someone could bring some soda or eggnog (non-alcoholic) that would count as your dessert contribution. See you there!

Event Date: December 13, 2016

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(posted November 30, 2016, number 38)

ConnYak Meeting

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Wallingford Park & Recreation 6 Fairfield Blvd # 6, Wallingford, CT ConnYak business meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, October thru May. Meetings start at 6:30pm and usually end between 8 and 8:30. If there is a guest speaker then there is a short business meeting from 6:30 to 7:00. The presentation is usually an hour. Be sure to check the Bulletin Board for updated information on changes or cancellations.

Event Date: December 21, 2016

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(posted October 19, 2016, number 76)

Learn to Whitewater Kayak

Friday, January 6, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Woodrow Wilson Middle School 370 Hunting Hill Ave, Middletown, CT

Pool entrance is on the left side of school toward the front of school. Entrance is unmarked. If running late just bang on door to be let in.

Price: $20.00 /per person

These sessions are for anyone who is looking to learn the basics of Whitewater kayaking, Learn the Eskimo roll, or just wants to keep the rust off their paddling skills! There will be volunteer instructors at every session. Instruction is generally one on one, in a very casual and friendly atmosphere. A limited amount of boats and paddling gear will be available on a first come first serve basis For a $5.00 rental fee. Pool facility has a large, clean heated pool with shower and locker room facilities. A per session fee will be collected to cover pool rental. Everybody is welcome! To sign up, please RSVP by the night before if possible.

If you own gear you wish to use please note! ALL boats brought to sessions MUST be thoroughly cleaned INSIDE AND OUT previous to sessions, or the boats will not be allowed in pools. ALL AIR BAGS AND OTHER GEAR SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM BOATS. There is no boat washing allowed at facilities.

Cost: $15.00 per person for AMC members $20.00 per person non-AMC members $5.00 Boat and equipment rental If needed for sessions

Repeats every week on Friday from Jan 6 - Feb 24, 2017

Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Jan 13 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Jan 20 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Jan 27 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Feb 3, 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Feb 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Feb 24, 2017, 7:00 PM

Event Date: January 6, 2017

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(posted November 30, 2016, number 282)

Recovery and Rescues class - In the pool!

Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:00 AM Greenwich YWCA 259 East Putnam Avenue , Greenwich, CT Solo rescues and assisted rescues are staples of the sea kayaking community. If you'd like to learn several dependable versions of both, we'd love to work with you. Sea Kayak Connecticut will be hosting two Recovery and Rescues classes in the warmth of the Greenwich YWCA pool. The first class is January 29th. The second class is February 26th. SKG members will receive a 25% discount on rental equipment. There are limited spaces for each class and they do fill quickly, so please book early. Additional details: A video with a good many open session kayakers that has a noteworthy and well executed scramble rescue performed by at the 3:40 mark. We'll teach this rescue and a range of others in the Recovery and Rescues class. Please contact [masked] to book a spot in one of the two classes (Jan. 29 & Feb. 26) Thank you.

Event Date: January 29, 2017

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(posted November 30, 2016, number 481)