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Check Out These Opportunities to Learn From Our Friends

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We noticed that many of Portland Paddle’s favorite organizations and instructors are offering some terrific opportunities for learning in the months ahead, so we thought we’d give you a heads up…

  • Rolling Practice at Riverton Pool with

Portland Paddle friend Cheri Perry of Kayak Ways is a master of teaching the roll, and there’s still time to sign up to work on your roll with her at the Riverton Pool on Sunday April, 3. The session is approximately 3 hours, starting outside with land exercises and basic explanations followed by 2 hours of pool time to practice.

April 3, 1pm-4pm

  • Webinars from the Maine Island Trail Association

MITA offers regularly scheduled webinars on all sorts of topics of interest to paddlers. We took note of a couple coming up that look very interesting:

Bees on Maine Islands: Learn about the wild bees found on islands in Maine, their biology and ecology, and bee-plant associations, presented by local expert Sara Bushmann. April 28, 12pm.

Cold-Water Paddlecraft Safety: Mike Moloney, a volunteer member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, will discuss the role of the Auxiliary in promoting Paddlecraft safety, and how to prepare for the hazards of cold-water immersion. May 12, 7pm.

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  • Sea Skills for Women

Portland Paddle instructor Suzanne Blackburn is teaming up with Maine Island Kayak’s Liz Johnson to offer two special days of building skills, confidence and power on the water.

“Building our skills on the water develops our competence as paddlers. As our abilities increase, our confidence grows. Learning how to plan and problem solve, we become “captains of our own ships”. It’s a journey we take both as individuals and as a community of women, empowering each other as we expand our horizons. Join us for this weekend of learning, challenge and fun in a supportive environment.”

Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 14, 2022

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  • Wilderness First Aid with Nancy Zane

Portland Paddle friend Nancy Zane is teaching a Wilderness First Aid course in May that we recommend taking if you’re looking to become better prepared to deal with backcountry emergencies. Wilderness First Aid courses are really fun and you’re sure to learn a lot from Nancy.

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 9am – 5pm

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