Essentials of River Safety Paddle Clinic
August 19, 2006
Learn the secrets of safe paddling from the experts!
The Second Annual Paddling Clinic will be presented on
August 19, 2006 at the Terrapin
Center which is located on
Alabama Highway 9
between Piedmont and Centre. The object of
this event is to promote paddling and river safety for all levels of
participant. This event will feature hands-on paddling safety instruction,
proper use of personal floatation devices, how to read the river that you are
exploring and much more. Workshop participants will receive valuable knowledge,
skills, packages including coupons for future clinics and a certificate of
This American Canoe Association (ACA) sanctioned event is
geared to teach beginner/novice paddlers the skills needed for a safe paddling
trip in canoes or kayaks. Our first annual event received commendation
from ACA for spectacular participation with over 80 folks attending and a 100%
participant safety record.
Paddling professionals, such as Gordon
Black, JSU’s Dr. Jimmy Griffin, and Fred Couch, have designed this hands-on
workshop to increase knowledge and safety on our waterways.
Learning stations will be set up along
Terrapin Creek (with the help of Alabama, Florida, Georgia &
Tennessee canoe clubs) where participants will be taught safety, rescue drills,
and the basic "how to" of paddling by ACA Certified Instructors.
This event is hosted by
promoted by the Cherokee
County Chamber of Commerce, sanctioned by the
American Canoe Association, supported by the
Anniston Outdoor Association and organized
through Jacksonville State University Field Schools.
When & Where
Saturday, August 19, 2006
(Rain date: August 26, 2006)
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(Lunch break on site around noon)
$50/person (includes ALL equipment)
Lunch & drinks will be sold on site by the Ellisville Volunteer
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
limited…so register SOON!
call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or email email@example.com
Would you like
Black at 205-999-3459 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A FREE* ACA
certification class is being held on August 16th -17th
workshop on August 18th.
*The usual ACA
fee of $250 will be waived (by instructor) for this certification class if
assist with the August 19th Paddle Clinic. For more information
contact Gordon Black.
Interested in sponsoring a learning
station or making a donation?
Contact our sponsorship coordinator,
Fred Couch, at 256-831-4628 or email@example.com
See Paddling Clinic brochure.