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Here are a few things that may be of interest.

Only 52 days left to spring. Not that we’er countin’. 

1. SOUTHWEST PADDLERS ASSOCIATION. 

Please consider joining. It’s only $15 a year (simple e-transfer to Dan Earle <[email protected]> or mail a cheque to SW Paddlers, c/o Dan Earle, 97 Chebogue Point Road, Rockville NS, B5A 5E8. Remember to include your email to be added to the membership e-loop.

Keep in the paddling loop by checking out SWPA website http://www.southwestpaddlers.com/ (check out the menu for canoe and kayak points of entry with public access and parking!)  and FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/201129713331842/ 

SWPA members keep in touch during the late fall and winter by meeting the first Tuesday of the month and having dinner together. *** Next gathering is at Anchored Grounds in Tusket, Feb. 5th at 6 p.m. Let me know if you plan to attend as I’ll be making reservations.

We’ll have some special programming coming up at the March, April and May gatherings (first Tuesdays) so mark your calendars. More info to follow.

SWPA contributes to the costs of a SPOT which is available for members to borrow (and we’re now looking into GArmin INreach … another tracking device.) SWPA also has a bothy bag which members can borrow for trips (emergency shelter … think “balloon.”)

… and there are other benefits to being a member. Do consider joining!

2. WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE  

With Blair Doyle this winter/spring.  Fabulous courses! http://adventureandsafety.ca/wilderness-first-aid/ Anna Mallin is planning to take one so get in touch with her if you want to team up with someone for one of the weekends.  <[email protected]>

3. TANDEM KAYAK FOR SALE:

Seaward fiberglass G3; like new condition; used 16 times over 2 seasons. Comes with c-tug and carbon fiber accent paddles. 2012 Kayak of the year. Canadian made. 22′ long and 90 lbs. Paid $8000.00 new for package. Check it out online at:  http://www.seawardkayaks.com/products_fibreglass.phpAsking $5000 OBO  

Call Mike at 902-229-8924 or email at [email protected]

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