Silly Things I Have Done In a Kayak

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by jk, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. jk

    jk Paddler

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm giving a talk at various locations over the next few weeks, and decided to do it outside of clubs for the time being in the hopes of reaching a different audience. However, the fear is always that no one will show up, so just a notice for anyone who wants to join me for a chat about the last 15 years of kayaking in a talk entitled "Silly Things I Have Done In a Kayak -- the Stories that Never Made the Guide Books." It should be a fun look at what can go wrong on the water when for some odd reason you survive it all.

    The dates/locations are:

    • Courtenay: Monday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtenay Public Library, 300 Sixth Street
    • Sidney: Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney/North Saanich Library, 10091 Resthaven Drive
    • Nanaimo: July 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Nanaimo Regional Libary, 6250 Hammond Bay Road
    • Squamish: July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Squamish Public Library, 37907 2nd Avenue

    It only lasts an hour or so. Hopefully I'll see a few WCP faces. Drop by and say hi.

    Thanks! John Kimantas
     
  2. JohnAbercrombie

    JohnAbercrombie Paddler

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    Sounds like fun! :big_thumb
    Is there an admission fee, and if so, how much will it be?
     
  3. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    No Vancouver appearance?
     
  4. blondie

    blondie Paddler

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    Sounds fun, Mark and I will pencil ourselves in for the North Nanaimo talk.
     
  5. jk

    jk Paddler

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    It's free. No Vancouver appearance for now, maybe later.
     
  6. Mark_Schilling

    Mark_Schilling Paddler

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    Sounds like fun - see you on the 23rd!
     
  7. jk

    jk Paddler

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    About 65 people jammed into the tiny room allocated for the first "Silly Things" night in Courtenay last night. A good mix of non-paddlers and a few familiar faces. A blast! And I was worried no one would show up...
     
  8. pryaker

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    how about filming the next one for those of us who can't attend? I'd love to hear the adventure stories behind the books that have inspired so many great times for me.
     
  9. GeroV

    GeroV Paddler

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    Yes please - as a right coaster with his shoulder out of commission, I'd love to be able to see one of these online.

    Thanks,
    Gero