Long Island Paddlesport Safety Symposium

Announcing the 6th-Annual Long Island Paddlesport Safety Symposium: For all who paddle, or dream of paddling - an annual public symposium for paddling safety and education on Long Island. It will be held this year at the Dowling College Oakdale, New York on March 8, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 6:30 pm. Each year experts in the sport assemble for a day of public education. This free symposium consists of demonstrations, lectures, and displays on many aspects of paddling, paddling techniques and paddling equipment. Gain information on fun things to do from a kayak, like fishing, or photography, and where are the best launch sites? There are opportunities to discover more about our amazing marine environment, and about the lives of animals that share your waterways, and the environmental concerns that affect all of us.

Professional paddlers and experts in their fields will be in attendance to share information and answer questions. Local clubs and organizations will be offering important information for the paddling community. There will be something for everyone at all levels of paddling experience.

Because of the great success with last year's symposium it is again free to the public. For more information go to www.LIPaddlesport.org

This symposium is organized and supported by:

Sea Kayaking Skills and Adventures, Ltd.
U.S. Coast Guard & Coast Guard Auxiliary
N.Y. State Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation
American Canoe Association
North Atlantic Canoe and Kayak Club
American Red Cross
Please help us publicize this free symposium to the paddling community and the general public. Let us know if your organization can support, attend or participate in this event. For more information please contact:

Elizabeth O'Connor   Phone: 631-563-6654
Symposium Coordinator   E-mail: lipaddlesport@optonline.net
P.O. Box 25, West Sayville, NY 11796

Web: www.LIPaddlesport.org