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  • Maggie Yerman
    On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:29 PM, Riverside Kayak Connection wrote: Riverside Kayak Connection   The Paddle Shop for Paddlers!
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      On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:29 PM, Riverside Kayak Connection <info@...> wrote:



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      WMCKA Rentals                                     May 24th - 26th 
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      Boat & Gear Rentals 
       
      If you need to rent a kayak or wet suits please contact us prior to Friday, May 23.  Rental for plastic kayaks is $125 and for fiberglass kayaks is $200.  Kayak rentals include the kayak, paddle, life jacket, paddle float, pump, and spray skirt.  Wet suits (farmer john or jane) rent for $25.  Call the shop at (734)285-2925 to reserve a kayak or wet suit.  
       
      For information about this fun, beginner friendly symposium see WMCKA Symposium
       
      Elizabeth Park Kayak Rentals               May 24th, 2014
      Demo Day Bridge
      Opening Weekend 
      (May 24th - 26th)

      Kayak the scenic, protected canal of Michigan's first county park, Elizabeth Park.  Great for beginners and fun for the whole family.  Catch a glimpse of birds, turtles, and wild flora as you paddle under the parks newly renovated historic arched bridges.  
       
      Dates:
      Saturdays and Sundays as well as Memorial Day and Labor Day from May 24th - September 1, 2014.  
       
      Time:  
      11:00am - 4:00pm. 
       
      Fees: 
       $10.00 per paddler per 1/2 hour of paddling time.
       
      Location:  
      Elizabeth Park, Elizabeth Park drive off of West Jefferson Avenue in Trenton, MI.

      Port Austin Sea Kayak Symposium    June 20 - 22 

      Come Play With Us! 

      Riverside Kayak Connection is happy to present the 5th Annual Port Austin Sea Kayak Sympoisum (PASKS).  We welcome you to join us in the beautiful Village of Port Austin, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Huron.  The theme for this year's PASKS is Come Play With Us!  Port Austin Sea Kayak Symposium is a small friendly symposium where the teaching is entirely student driven.  Tell us what you want to learn and we will coach you at your own speed in a fashion in which you learn best.  Come play with us while you learn to make your kayak a happy place just for you!  Hope you enjoy our beachy good time.
       
      Where:
      Bird Creek County Park in Port Austin, Michigan 
       
      When:
      Friday June, 20th through Sunday June, 22nd
      Optional overnight expedition course 19th - 20th

      Cost:
      $250.00
      $50 Kids 12 and under
      $10 per meal for any non-kayaker guests
      $50 Thursday Overnight Tripping Class
             (includes camping fee)
       
      Register:
      In person at RKC or contact us at 734-285-2925. Please feel free to call or e-mail  info@... if you have additional questions.There are no online registrations.
      Port Austin - Overnight Expedition                                    Thursday, June 19th, 2014 
      Thursday, June 19th, 2014

      Optional Overnight Expedition Class:  Everything you want to know about kayak touring and leave no trace camping, from how to pack your kayak, simple navigation, to paddling rough conditions.  Two full days of densely packed instruction.  Th plan is to head out from Grind Stone Point and paddle 9 miles to East Light House Park, Point of Arc.  However as we all know conditions will dictate the details, as usual, and we will teach you how to make those decisions as well. The Overnight Expedition Class is limited to Port Austin Kayak Symposium participants and there is an 

      Instructors:  Louise Flory, Henry Davies 
      Fee:  $50  

      *The overnight excursion is strictly limited to Symposium registrants only.  
      BCU 3 Star Training                        June 20 - 21, 2014
      Bonnie
      NEW for Port Austin Sea Kayak Symposium! 

      BCU 3-Star Training with Bonnie Perry
       
      BCU 3-Star
      The BCU 3-Star is a two day trianing designed to assist you in achieving that transition.  As such it is an intermediate sea kayak course.  This course does not start with basics, but rather seks to improve existing skills for experience kayakers who are ready to move up to the next level.  If you have been paddling for a while, or are planning a sea kayaking adventure, 3-Star training is an excellent way to refine skills and build confidence.  
       
      Bonnie Perry
      Nothing makes Bonnie happier than coaching and paddling with people in ALL sorts of conditions.  In the BCU, Bonnie is the fourth woman in North America to be awarded the 5 Star Leader on the Sea.  She's also a Level 3 Trainee.  In the ACA, Bonnie is L4 Open Water Instructor Trainer and in Paddle Canada a L2 Instructor.  She has had the opportunity to paddle and teach in the mid-west, Canada and the UK!   

      The BCU 3 Star Training is included for participants of the Port Austin Sea Kayak but space is limited and pre-registration is required.


       
      ACA Level 3-4 (IDW)                  June 17th - 19th, 2014

      ACA Coastal Kayaking 
      Instructor Development Workshop:
      Level 3-4 (IDW), Instructor Update
       
      Instructors:  
      Steve Scherrer:  
       ACA Open Water Coastal Instructor Trainer Educator 
      Steve Scherrer  
       Michael Gray: 
       ACA L-4 Open Water Coastal Instructor Trainer Candidate 
       
      Prerequisites:  
      Level 3 Skills training or BCU 3 Star training 

      Location:
      Port Austin, MI - Lake Huron

      Cost:  
      $350.00  
      Note to currently certified instructors:If you are in need of an update, you can join in on days 2 and 3 for $150/person.
       
      For more information and to register for this event please follow the link below.  Participation will be limited to 8 students.  
       
      Registration & Information 
      Sprint & Splash                                     June 7th, 2014




      The Third Annual Sprint and Splash at Lake St. Clair will be held on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, Michigan. Just like last year, the event will offer three options for participation!
      • Duathlon: 5K Run and 2 Mile Kayak (please note this race can be done as an individual or as a two-person relay team)
      • Family Friendly 5K Fun Run & Walk
      • Stand Up Paddle boarding Competition: 2 Mile Recreational Race or 6 Mile WPA Sanctioned Race
      RKC will be providing Kayak Rentals for this events.  
      Cost: $35 Kayak rental 
      * Friday night meet your boat and get some personal instruction
      Friday June 6th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm 
      Call to rent a boat:  734.285.2925

      Sprint & Splash Registration:
      Paddle & Pedal                                       June 7th, 2014

      2014 Kayak Tours and Group Paddles
       
      The staff and guides at Riverside Kayak Connection are busy setting the 2014 tours and group paddle dates.  We will continue to update the website and the website calendar as more dates are confirmed.

       
      Happy Paddling,
      Your Friends at Riverside Kayak Connection

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