Sunday, July 12, 2009

KNL Safety Day

Saturday was the annual KNL safety day. The association partnered with Tumblehome Canoe Club, Avalon dragon boat paddlers, RNC, Rovers search and rescue, Outfitters, Arthur Janes and the town of Paradise to bring about a successful event. A large focus was on personal safety - but additional demonstration was provided regarding technical safety: how to handle a canoe, how to carry out a rescue. Paddlers were on hand as well to provide a safe introduction to basic kayaking and to try out kayaks generously lent by local kayak companies. One or two potential NL members who had never tried kayaking, even had an opportunity to practice exiting and a scramble reentry. KNL members used the day to fine tune their own rescue and reentry skills.

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