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Playak News Flash - February 17, 2018
Playak News Flash - February 17, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Traversing Snowshoe Lending Program Kicks Off At 7 PEI Libraries
Traversing - A fantastic endeavor has just launched at 7 PEI Public Library locations to encourage people to spend more time outdoors.
Canoe Kayak Meet the Veteran Paddling 2,000 Miles for Suicide Prevention Awareness
Canoe Kayak - Joseph Mullin a disabled veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) himself felt the the to spread awareness on the issue of many veterans committing suicide, so we can do something to prevent this sad incidence. Therefore, 65 year-old Mullin embarked on a 2,000-mile journey down the entire East Coast, while doing this, he was fund-raising for Mission 22, a national organization aimed at suicide prevention among veterans and active military members.
The Paddler ezine The Magical Douro River in Portugal
The Paddler ezine - This post is password protected. You must visit the website and enter the password to continue reading.
Canoe Kayak Kayak Anglers battled in extrem condition in the Sailfish Smackdown - Leg 1
Canoe Kayak - Extreme Kayak Tournament: Leg 1 Results Announced - Anglers deal with 3-5ft seas as they chase the bite off Pompano Beach, Fl. Top Anglers took home cash prizes and other attractive prizes comprising of kayak fishing gear.
International Rivers South Asia'S Rivers in Song & Story
International Rivers - Traditional Miniature drawing Sohni Mahiwal, Circa 18th Century Source. WikiMedia Commons To choose safe waters is the route of imposters. Those who love take on the mighty river. 
Adventure Kayak Legendary Sea Kayaking Adventurer Frank Goodman’s inspiring story
Adventure Kayak - Frank Goodman had done a lot in sea kayaking. He sea kayaked around Cape Horn, Chile, built sea kayaks, founded Valley Canoe Products, paddled rivers and done loads of things. Here is his story and it tells us what propelled him to do many sea kayaking adventures and do other things that benefited the sea kayaking community. He passed passed away at 86-years-old.
SUP World Mag Motorized Live Watersports Paddle Board
SUP World Mag - Pretty cool toy for SUP Fishing What do you think?
SUP Magazine Indo Vibes With Kai Bates
SUP Magazine - Australian SUP surfer Kai Bates take a trip to Indonesia where he carves, shreds and gets barreled at several different iconic breaks in this latest edit.
SUP Examiner Standup Paddling Headline News
SUP Examiner - Stand up for clean water Environment friendly and sustainability are hot topics in the standup paddling industry these days. With more and more paddlers taking to the water there is a growing realization that many of the world’s waterways are littered with trash.
unsponsored 100% Biased Review of the Pyranha Ripper
unsponsored - Bren Orton gives us his thoughts on the new Pyranha Ripper.
SUP World Mag Caught in a Skookumchuck Whirlpool
SUP World Mag - The standing wave in Skookumchuck, BC, Canada, is one of the best for SUP surfing. Whirpools behind it are big though.
International Rivers Brazil Shelves Plans for New Megadams to Reassess Strategy
International Rivers - This article originally appeared in Bloomberg Law's Infrastructure Investment & Policy Bulletin.
SIC Maui New 5 Star Glide Center Black Creek Outfitters
SIC Maui - Black Creek Outfitters to its Five Star Glide Center program! Located in Jacksonville Florida, the family-owned specialty outdoor retailer is the premier place for paddlesports gear and outdoor apparel. If you are ever in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by Black Creek Outfitters to try out an SIC board. If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop by Black Creek Outfitters to demo an SIC board.
unsponsored New Banner
unsponsored - Our good friend Graeme Kerr has created a couple of graphics for banners that will be seen at a number of events this year.
Paddle Making Two Antique Canoe Paddles - Identifying them through references
Paddle Making - "While browsing through some back issues American Indian Art Magazine at the Toronto Reference Library, I came across an advertisement featuring two familiar paddle blades featured on the blog before.
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