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Today is January 30, 2015



Traditional Inuit Paddlers of the Southeast
All Skill Levels Welcome: Whether you paddle with a Greenland paddle, would like to try, or are just curious about the “skinny stick” and qajaq maneuvers. It is the second annual Traditional Paddlers Retreat located in the heart of the Southeastern United States. Proven format of shared Learning: Greenlanders preserve their skills, culture and history through sharing and mentoring, as will this non-profit event sanctioned by QajaqUSA. Learn from masters, mentors and each other in the Greenland way. Varied Agenda: Registration will include a series of land and on-water workshops, lodging, and all meals, as well as all instruction. Sample workshops are strokes and maneuvers, rolling, rescues, yoga, and Greenland Ropes, The greenland paddle and Qajaq design.

Qajaq USA Event
When: May 15 - 17, 2015
Where: W.W.Long Leadership Camp 82 Camp Long Road Aiken, S.C.
Aiken, SC 
Contact: Fran Symes Fern White
E-mail Info@traditionalpaddlersretreat.org

South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposium (SSTIKS)
SSTIKS is a family friendly weekend event featuring some of the best instructors and competitors in Greenland-style kayaking.

Qajaq USA Event
When: June 12 - 14, 2015
Where: Twanoh State Park
Union, WA 
Contact: Jeanette Rogers
E-mail info@qajaqpnw.org

Hudson River Greenland Festival 2015
Come join us for a weekend of traditional Greenland skills, culture and fun sanctioned by Qajaq USA. Our special guests this year will be Dubside and Maligiaq. Registration Opens April 1st.

Qajaq USA Event
When: June 25 - 28, 2015
Where: Croton Point Park
Croton-on-the-Hudson, New York 
Contact: Rosanna Lovecchio
E-mail hrgfny@gmail.com



Event Submissions. If you have an informal get-together or a general-purpose sea kayaking symposium (not a private class, certification, etc), of interest to traditional kayakers, we welcome you to submit your event below. This will appear on the page once it is approved by our administrative team.


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