Weekend Pick: Creeking Clinic

first_imgAll the best paddlers know that winter boating is well worth the cold water, if only for one major reason – creeking season! Prepare to join the ranks and clean up your skills this weekend with ACA certified kayak and swift water safety instructor Dave Kessmann at his Creeking Clinic this Saturday, January 17, on the Maury River. Dave KessmanDave Kessmann is an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor in both Kayaking and Swift Water Rescue. With more than ten years of paddlesports education, he now bases his work out of Lynchburg, Va., and offers courses all throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.This particular course will focus on the skills and safety measures involved in intermediate and advanced creekboating. The Goshen Pass piece of the Maury River is a classic run for local boaters, and features some of the best Class III and IV creeking in the region. Kessmann will lead boaters down the relatively short 5-mile section, stopping often to share his insights on the surrounding water features and to teach important creeking lessons – including boofing, paddle technique, eddy-catching, scouting, and refined boat control. However, the quality of kayaking on Goshen Pass depends entirely on the water level of the river from rainfall and snowmelt. If Kessmann determines the pass to be unrunnable, he will move the class to the Upper Meadow River in West Virginia, another Class III-IV creeking option.Interested paddlers should contact Kessman via his Facebook page or email at dkessmann@gmail.com for more information and to register for the course. Everyone will need all of their own whitewater equipment and should prepare for cold temperatures with proper layers and drygear. This is not a beginner course, so be prepared for a fun but challenging event! A day on the river with Dave Kessmann will not only leave you exhausted and smiling, but also full to the brim with unmatched creeking experiences and skills for your whitewater future.last_img read more

Uniting our Voices by Speaking Together during AAPI Heritage Month

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Uniting our Voices by Speaking Together during AAPI Heritage Month Asian Pacific American Affairs,  The Blog,  Videos This year’s theme for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, “Uniting our Voices by Speaking Together,” reminds us that the AAPI community is made up of diverse cultures, histories, languages, and religions.We must come together as a united front to advocate for the issues that impact all of us. Regardless of where we are from or whom we love, of where we worship or what language we speak, the values that unite us are stronger than our differences.We all want our children to have access to a quality education, and for our families to feel included and safe in their communities.William Penn founded Pennsylvania on the principles of fairness, inclusion, and tolerance. It is in this spirit that we unite our voices and speak together to uphold his vision for our Commonwealth.The commonwealth is proud to honor the history and contributions of AAPIs in our state and throughout the nation, and will hold a celebration in honor of AAPI Heritage Month on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at The Forum Auditorium (500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA) from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.The Wolf Administration encourages all Pennsylvanians to celebrate this important observance and to continue to work toward the goal of liberty and justice for all.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf May 26, 2017last_img read more

Action in the Europa League tonight

first_imgLiverpool are among the teams in action as the Reds travel to take-on Jurgen Klopp’s former Borussia Dortmund charges.There’s an all-Spanish contest as Atletico Bilbao play host to Sevilla.Elsewhere, Sporting Braga are at home to Shakter Donetsk while Sparta Prague travel to take-on Villarreal. All four matches will kick-off at five-past eight.last_img


first_imgLarissa in action against WalesDonegal halfback pairing of Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton will take to the field at Twickenham this evening, hoping to beat England on their home turf – and fire Ireland towards more championship glory.By that stage, perhaps – just perhaps – the men may have turned history on its head and landed a Triple Crown.The women’s game is now getting the recognition it deserves. So it’s great to see the game against England being televised on RTE2 this evening, straight after the men’s match.Larissa, from Cappry, plays her club rugby with Bristol and the Exiles, was recalled to the team for the win over Wales and keeps her position for the clash.Nora, from Fahan, will win her 21st cap today. She plays with Old Belvedere and Leinster.Kick-off is at 6.20pm. Good luck girls.England Women: Emily Scarratt, Katherine Merchant, Amber Reed, Rachel Burford, Kay Wilson, Katy Mclean, Natasha Hunt, Rochelle Clark, Emma Croker, Sophie Hemming, Rebecca Essex, Joanne McGilchrist, Hannah Gallagher, Margaret Alphonsi, Sarah Hunter.Replacements: Victoria Fleetwood, Laura Keates, Sasha Acheson, Tamara Taylor, Marlie Packer, La Toya Mason, Ceri Large, Lydia ThompsonIreland Women: Niamh Briggs, Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Jenny Murphy, Alison Miller, Nora Stapleton, Larissa Muldoon, Fiona Coghlan, Gillian Bourke, Ailis Egan, Sophie Spence, Marie-Louise Reilly, Siobhan Fleming, Claire Molloy, Heather O’Brien. Replacements: Stacey-Lea Kennedy, Fiona Hayes, Kerrie-Ann Craddock, Laura Guest, Amy Davis, Hannah Casey, Grace Davitt, Jackie ShielsLarissa with Laura Guest at Twickeham yesterdayDAY OF DESTINY AND PRIDE FOR DONEGAL’S RUGBY GIRLS AT TWICKENHAM was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EnglandIrelandLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonRUGBYTwickenhamlast_img read more