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Water Trails Events in CT

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WIN a kayak, support a good cause! ( Event Date: November 26, 2014 )

Rivers Alliance of CT Annual Meeting ( Event Date: December 8, 2014 )

Housatonic Valley Paddle Club Annual December meeting and holiday party ( Event Date: December 9, 2014 )

HVPC Christmas / Holiday Gala ( Event Date: December 20, 2014 )

Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC) ( Event Date: December 31, 2014 )


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WIN a kayak, support a good cause!

Thursday, November 27, 2014 7:00 PM Blue Pine Outdoors 21 Furnace St, Danielson, CT (map) WIN a Old Town Vapor 10 for $20 you will receive a Paddle for a Cure PEN and a 1 in 50 chance of Winning a Vapor 10 (valued at $399). Stop by Blue Pine Outdoors or talk the Lance. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO PADDLE FOR A CURE. Drawing Date : Thursday,. November 27, 2014 at 7:00pm Winners name to be posted on facebook ( Paddle for a Cure and Blue Pine Outdoors) or call Blue Pine Outdoors during business hours Here is a link to see what kayak will look like
Event Date: November 26, 2014

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(posted November 21, 2014, number 28)

Rivers Alliance of CT Annual Meeting

December 8, 2014, 5-7 PM
at Robinson & Cole 280 Trumbull Street, Hartford

Open to all members and potential members.

All are welcome to join us for refreshing drinks, delicious snacks, and holiday cheer. This year we will have an exciting door prize! RSVP by Friday, December 5, if you plan to attend. Directions available upon request.

Tel.: 860-361-9349 E-mail:
Event Date: December 8, 2014

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(posted November 17, 2014, number 719)

Housatonic Valley Paddle Club Annual December meeting and holiday party

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:00 PM Brookfield Municipal Center / Brookfield Bandstand 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT (map) Join us for a fun evening to celebrate the holiday season. We will have a very short meeting, followed by a gift exchange (please bring a wrapped $10 gift -something related to paddling or outdoor adventuring), yummy treats and desserts (please bring yummy treats and desserts - paper products will be provided), fun games, and lots of laughter. We will also be collecting contributions to cover our meetup site fees. Suggested contribution is $10/person for the whole year.
Event Date: December 9, 2014

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(posted October 13, 2014, number 715)

HVPC Christmas / Holiday Gala

Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:30 PM Needs a location The 10th Annual HVPC Christmas / Holiday Gala for members, friends, partners and spouses, will be December 20 at 6:30 pm. Restaurant is yet to be determined. On October 13, we will be investigating potential venues for the 9 HVPC RSVP's received for the Holiday Gala on December 20. Places book up early
Event Date: December 20, 2014

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(posted October 13, 2014, number 716)

Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC)

Founded in 2001, the Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC) is an eclectic group of active paddlers who enjoy exploring the various waterways of the Housatonic Valley and other areas of upper Fairfield County and Litchfield County.

Our goal is to bring together fellow paddlers of all skill levels and paddle in an environmentally friendly manner while enjoying the camaraderie of those with similar interest. We schedule various types of activities throughout the year: paddling, camping and picnicking in the warm seasons; hiking, bowling, and dining when it's too cold to paddle.

Most of HVPC's paddle outings tend to be comfortably-paced, moderate-distance excursions on flat water; and are a good venue for newer paddlers, or those who just enjoy quiet, low-key paddles with lots of socializing.

You will find us to be a very friendly club and we welcome paddlers of all levels and interests. If you don’t yet have a boat, we can guide you as to what to buy or rent, along with the required necessities, such as whistles and PFDs. An annual skills workshop is held every year on Mt. Tom Pond and has proven helpful for novices as well as more experienced paddlers.

Some of our favorite venues include Candlewood Lake (pre-Memorial Day and post-Labor Day), Lake Waramaug, the Lake Lillinonah and Lover's Leap sections of the Housatonic, Lake McDonough and Mt. Tom Pond. Bantam Lake, Bantam River, the Twin Lakes, and New York State's Great Swamp are also visited on a regular basis.

While we are an easy-going group, we take safety seriously. PFDs and whistles must be worn when paddling with the club. A signed release of liability is also mandatory. Note that the Housatonic Valley Paddle Club, its organizers, and its members assume no legal and or civil responsibility for or to any individual or event. Your personal safety is your responsibility alone.

NOTE: HVPC is currently transitioning from our old site to the Meet Up site and we are currently getting our existing members up to speed with the features of this new site. It may take some time (possibly several weeks) for new members to receive their notice of admission. Thank you for your patience! Note also, for the safety of our members, we do require that you have a recognizable profile picture.

We're 45 Social Paddlers Join us! New members must be approved by the Organizer Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 7:00 AM Impromptu Paddle 6 Social Paddlers attending
Event Date: December 31, 2014

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(posted March 20, 2014, number 335)