MEDIA ADVISORY: Northeast Passage hosts Adaptive Paddling Workshop for instructors and students with disabilities - June 3, 2007
Contact:  Keely Ames
Northeast Passage
May 24, 2007

DURHAM, N.H. – Northeast Passage is partnering with the American Canoe Association to offer a four-day Adaptive Paddling Workshop, training regional kayaking instructors and enthusiasts in the theory and techniques of adaptive paddling.

On the final day of the course, students with disabilities are teamed with instructors to practice their new skills and test their adaptations in an open water group paddle.

Members of the media are invited to cover the final day of the course.

  • Sunday, June 3, 2007 (paddling begins at 10:30 am)
  • Odiorne State Park Boat Launch, Rye, NH
  • Instructors and individuals with disabilities will be coming from all over New England for this unique training opportunity
  • Instructors and individuals with disabilities will be available for photo opportunities

The Adaptive Paddling Workshop includes instruction on how to compensate for a paddler’s loss of function due to disability, adaptation techniques for equipment and instruction, how to focus on the paddler’s ability, and facility and program accessibility. The course involves classroom and hands-on learning.

If reporters and/or photographers are interested in covering this event, please contact Northeast Passage at 603-862-0070 for more information and to confirm location and time.

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