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Potomac Paddlesports Newsletter

April 27, 2005

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In this issue:

 

*FUNDRAISER A BIG SUCCESS!

*WOMEN'S ONLY CLINIC SATURDAY!

*GREAT BLUE HERON ROOKERY TRIP SUNDAY!

*PRIVATE LESSON SALE!

*ANOTHER PARTY AT TOM AND DEBRA'S SATURDAY NIGHT!

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*FUNDRAISER A BIG SUCCESS

Potomac Paddlesports would like to thank everyone who came out for

Saturday's Open House and Potomac River Fundraiser. Over 300 folks

attended and the event raised $6171.30 for river conservation and access.

The bands were AWESOME, the food was great, and the weather was perfect.

Special thanks are in order to Gorge-A-Thon participants who raised

$1963.30 with $1085 of that total coming from 10 year old Jordan

Poffenberger. Geoff Calhoun won the Gorge-A-Thon completing six laps in

2:50:53. A very special thank you also goes out to all the volunteers

including those who ran the swap. Great job to everyone!

 

*WOMEN'S ONLY CLINIC SATURDAY

Are you a female paddler interested in improving your skills? Women have a

different center of gravity and require specific training to compensate.

Join the Potomac's own Kristen Podolak (1st in US Team Trials and #2 in

the World) this Saturday April 30 for an intensive and fun five-hour

women's only clinic! Discuss gear, get tailored feedback, learn balance,

how to use and read features, and more! Kristen's down to earth nature and

professional teaching standards will help you combine strength, mindset,

and technique to take your paddling skills to the next level! Register by

6 PM on Thursday April 27 and get $10 off. Click here for more details:

http://www.potomacpaddlesports.com/whitewa...r/playgirls.asp and call

301-831-8270 to register.

 

*GREAT BLUE HERON ROOKERY TRIP SUNDAY

The weather looks great for Saturday's Great Blue Heron Rookery tour on

the Potomac. If you have done our "Discover the Potomac" trip but not when

the Heron nests were active, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS TRIP! Come

celebrate spring as the Heron's prepare their nests and raise their young

(just don't paddle under the nests or you'll have a "suprise" drop on

you)Space is limited! Click here for details:

http://www.potomacpaddlesports.com/recreat...es.asp#discover and

call 301-831-8270 to register today!

 

*PRIVATE LESSON SALE

Are you still having trouble with your roll? Want to get a huge jump on

the paddling season? Why not consider a private lesson with our expert

instructors? In just two or three hours, our top notch team of

professional instructors can offer you the tailored feedback you need to

take your paddling skills to the next level! Work on rolling, strokes, and

more! Sign up for a two-hour private lesson before Friday, April 29 and

save $50 off the regular rate. Call 301-831-8270 to discuss your specific

goals and to register. You'll be glad you made the investment!

 

*ANOTHER PARTY AT TOM AND DEBRA'S SATURDAY NIGHT

Are you and your significant other going to join us at Tom and Debra's

Spring Fling Party on April 30 from 7:30PM 'til midnight or so? Among

other things, we will be celebrating the kick off of the kayak paddling

season and any other reason you want to make up!! Just come and be

prepared to have a great time. There will be live acoustic music by some

local musicians, great food, fantastic people, plus a continuous showing

of kayak adventure movies. There will be beer on tap, wine and soft drinks

plus grilling food (veggie as well as meat burgers, hot dogs, etc. - you

do the grilling) and snacks. RSVP via email tverratti@msn.com or

debraw@mac.com or call (H) 301 320-0926 to leave a message. Here are

directions to their place from Old Anger's Inn: Proceed south (down river)

on MacArthur Blvd for approximately 5.5 miles. Go one half mile past the

stop sign at The Irish Inn at Glen Echo and turn LEFT onto WALHONDING RD.

At the bend in the road take a SOFT RIGHT (DOG LEG) onto TUSCARAWAS and

then take the first and IMMEDIATE HARD RIGHT onto

WISSIOMING RD and go up a steep hill and proceed straight for 3 blocks

(counting from the left). Just past the third block at WYOMING CT our

house is on the LEFT at 5119 WISSIOMING RD. If you get lost, call them at

301 320-0926 and they will talk you in. We hope you can make it!

 

HAPPY PADDLING EVERYONE!

 

See you on the water!

 

Sunny

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Be Safe! Be Skilled!

 

Sunny Pitcher

President / American Canoe Association Instructor

Potomac Paddlesports Inc.

Potomac River Access Foundation

ACA River Kayak Committee

Potomac Whitewater Festival Committee

http://www.potomacpaddlesports.com

Direct: 301.831.8270

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