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Thursday, 11 October 2007

ACA - Executive Director Job Posting

Looking at the American Canoe Association website recently, I noticed that there is a job posting for a new executive director. Review of applications started back on October 5th so if you are interested, you should get it in ASAP as the position will remain open until filled. The outgoing executive director, Pamela Dillon was the ED for 5 years. I'm sure that they are huge shoes to fill! More info: American Canoe Association
The U.S. Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and American Rivers announced an $800,355 grant to renew their joint effort to restore streams and rivers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northwest, and California.
The Wilderness Canoe Association recently announced that they have acquired the website Canadian Canoe Routes from its founder Richard Munn. With 5600 registered users and over 200,000 posts, it is a massive resource canoeists living in or planning a trip to Canada. Over the years there were various threats of scrap the whole thing and shut it down due lack of time to effectively maintain the site. It didn't help things when you had some very vocal people complaining that things were running the way they would like it. The whole thing left some bad feelings on both side of the computer monitor. I often drop in and see what is new and keep tabs on the paddling gossip at the grassroots level. With the WCA taking over the entire project, it will ensure that this vast resource will be available for the public for many more years. With more moderators online now, it should help keep the conversations on topic a bit more.
Saturday, 06 October 2007

Snow Kayaking

With winter coming, a good part of North American paddlers are looking towards putting their boats away for the season. If you are looking to squeeze that little bit more out of paddling might want to consider snow kayaking. I'm sure that you have seen it before but this video that was recently posted is pretty outrageous. Here is the youtube description: Damon Gold, doing more of his famous stupid human tricks. this video was shot in 1991 but has been re-edited into this youtube tease. but you know this if you have been following my more recent stuff. Click on "read more" to view the video.
In response to popular demand, Mustang Survival today unveiled a limited edition vibrant pink Inflatable Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland. Combining the award winning Inflatable PFD with Hydrostatic Inflation Technology (HIT) and a flair for fashion this PFD will keep boaters safe and looking great on the water.

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