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American Canoe Association will hold an adaptive paddling workshop on Lodi Lake

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American Canoe Association will hold an adaptive paddling workshop on Lodi Lake

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According to the News Sentinel, 22 March 2014, the American Canoe Association (ACA) plans an adaptive paddling workshop on Lodi Lake on July 12 2014.

“The workshop will train 10 adaptive paddling instructors, who will then provide classes for a maximum of five students for those otherwise unable to become kayakers due to physical impairments.”

The workshops also require five student volunteers especially individuals who are reluctant to participate in the sport due to physical or developmental disabilities.

“Veterans, firefighters and law enforcement retirees who are interested in learning how to kayak but think that their injuries will keep them from the sport are encouraged to enroll.”

The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a member based, national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition and recreation (aka FUN!).

Since 1990, the ACA has been a leader in offering training to paddlesport instructors and program providers in the best practices of Inclusive Outdoor Recreation opportunities.

The ACA Adaptive Paddling Program offers programming to support and enhance the decades strong National Paddlesport Instruction Program. Through train-the-trainer programs, the Adaptive Paddling Program teaches the skills and knowledge needed to outfit equipment and modify teaching styles to allow people of all abilities to participate in paddlesport

For more information, call Marilyn Hughes at 209-369-2948, according to the News Ssentinel

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