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Today is August 27, 2014

Kayak, swim, walk, run or aquathlon for Breast Cancer Prevention
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is holding their annual Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, and run component, as well as an Aquathlon consisting of a competitive 1-mile swim and your choice of a competitive 5K or 10K run. Participants can choose 1, 2 or 3 of the 6 events. For more information and about the Cape Cod version of the event on August 16th, 2014, please visit or call 800-649-MBCC.

When: June 21 - August 16, 2014
Where: June 21st, 2014 event: DCR's Hopkinton State Park August 16th, 2014 event: DCR's Nickerson State Park
Hopkinton, MA 
Contact: Cheryl Osimo

23. Holz-Gummi-Leinen
The 23. HGL is the anual meeting of kayaks builders in northern Germany - Greenland kayaks, Baidarks, any wooden or folding kayaks (with the exception of plastic kayaks) The HGL is held every year since 1991. Excange about building, tours on the Foerde (Okseøer, usually) and rolling are - as usual not scheduled - on the angenda. Guided Tours are not on offer, every participant is resonsible for his/her own gear. Camping ground (for tents) near the beach and toilets/showers in the EFKK clubhouse.

When: July 29 - 31, 2014
Where: Flensburg, Vereinsgelände EFKK Fahrensodde 18, 24944 Flensburg
Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein 
Contact: Volker Born

Qajaq Training Camp
Qajaq TC (a.k.a. Michigan Training Camp) is a truly unique traditional paddlers gathering. The first event was in August of 2002 and, from the start, we have been affiliated with Qajaq USA. One can rightfully state this is a full immersion event. There is no access by road, so start paddling! Our spectacular venue creates a truly intimate atmosphere. You will be among sixty (60) individuals representing a broad range of skills who want to do one thing — share and gain experience. Registration opens April 1st. It's grown to be a very popular event and fills quickly -- sometimes within the week. Act quickly.

Qajaq USA Event
When: August 22 - 24, 2014
Where: Lower Herring Lake and Lake Michigan
Frankfort, MI 
Contact: Nancy Thornton

Minnesota Traditional Gathering
The Gathering is a relaxed, long-weekend meeting of traditional paddlers on a spectacularly clear chain of lakes in central Minnesota. It's a great opportunity to gain new paddling and rolling skills, to try out a variety of traditional kayaks and paddles, and to participate in Minnesota's foremost hunt of styrofoam seals. The secluded lakeside accommodations include bunk and bath houses, a shaded picnic area and a commercial kitchen where you can prepare your meals. With a limit of 50 registrants, you won't get lost in a crowd. Registration is now open.

Qajaq USA Event
When: September 4 - 7, 2014
Where: Lake Carlos State Park
Alexandria, MN 
Contact: Tony Schmitz

Qajaq Olympics U.K.
An informal gathering of paddlers to enjoy Greenland paddling skills, socialise and enjoy the competition.. There is Racing... Greenland Rolling Competition.. Greenland Ropes event and a harpoon throwing competition. Our competitors are encouraged to teach and demonstrate their skills to grow the sport and enthuse other kayakers.

When: September 19 - 21, 2014
Where: The event is based in Studland, Dorset and uses the waters of Poole Bay and Poole Harbour.
Studland, Dorset, UK
Contact: Allen Westerby. (+44) 1202 467856. Mobile. 07989 112635

26th Annual Delmarva Paddlers Retreat
Why are so many paddlers switching over to the "skinny stick"? What's the fuss all about? Immerse yourself in all aspects of Greenland paddling skills and culture at the Delmarva Paddler's Retreat, where you'll enjoy a rustic camp-style weekend on the scenic shores of Rehoboth Bay on the Mid-Atlantic Coast. You're guaranteed to learn something new, improve your paddling skills, make new friends, and have an all around exhilarating experience.

Qajaq USA Event
When: October 9 - 12, 2014
Where: Camp Arrowhead on the Rehoboth Bay
Lewes, DE 
Contact: Chris Beckman

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