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31 May 2007

Third Annual River Safety Paddle Clinic

Essentials of River Safety: Paddling Clinic

Learn the secrets of safe paddling from the experts! Learning stations will be created along Terrapin Creek where participants will be taught safety, rescue drills, and the basic "how to" of paddling by certified American Canoe Association (ACA) instructors. This event is hosted by Terrapin Creek Outdoor Center, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, JSU Field Schools and sanctioned by ACA. The clinic is led by ACA Instructor of the Year, Gordon Black.

Date:     Saturday, June 16, 2007 (Rain date: June 23, 2007)

Where:  Terrapin Creek Outdoor Center -
               Located on Alabama Highway 9 between Piedmont and Centre.

Time:     Clinic from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fee:       $50/person (includes all equipment and instruction)

For more information or to register for a program, contact JSU Field Schools at 256-782-5697 or email

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.



Space is limited…so register SOON!

To pre-register call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or email



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