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Welcome to Ohio Paddlers. If you enjoy paddling rivers, creeks and lakes, this is the group for you! Keep in mind that paddling involves some inherent risk. Because of this, some paddles may not be appropriate for new or beginner paddlers. You must read and accept our release of liability prior to joining or attending any event. Now, lets go paddling!


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Cold Water Safety Discussion: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gTL636jr5OTYW7VGzAxaj7tKBM0bI4E0/view?usp=sharing

Our Web Address: http://www.ohiopaddlers.net

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Upcoming events (4+)

Paddling Film Festival Primer at Warped Wing Brewing Company | A Meet and Greet!

Warped Wing Brewing Company

Prior to the Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Neon Theatre, let's gather for a Warped Wing Hydro Haze and dinner at Warped Wing Brewing Company which is located within walking distance of the movie venue.

The taproom opens at 4PM, but the official gathering begins at 5PM. The brewery is first come - first serve seating. Those of us that work in Downtown Dayton will attempt to arrive a bit early and hold seating the best we can.

Come for dinner or just for a pint but come. This is a unique brewery that I am sure you will enjoy. The brewery is located at 26 Wyandot St., Dayton, OH 45402 and is in a building that was once a foundry. The food menu is located at the bottom of this web page. The food is very good and there is variety for all.

See this link for more information for the Reel Paddling Film Festival.
See this link for directions to Warped Wing Brewing Company.

17th Annual Paddling Film Festival

The Neon

Join us for this year's best paddling films!

The Paddling Film Festival has been showcasing the very best paddling films since 2006. Be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, appreciate wild places and fully embrace the paddling lifestyle. Join us at a World Tour theatre screening in more than 135 cities around the world or rent the Virtual Tour right now and watch it anywhere, on any device. Then, go paddling. We’re pretty sure you’ll want to.

More information at: Paddling Film Festival – Official Website

Hosted By: Massie Creek Paddlers & Tomfoolery Outdoors
Event Date and Time:[masked] at 07:30 PM
Venue: The Neon, 130 E 5th St. Dayton, OH 45402

Ticket Price(s): $12.50

Place(s) where tickets are being sold:
The Neon Theater and neonmovies.com

Proceeds Benefit GWC projects: Creating self-sustaining water purification projects for global indigenous communities.

GWC Projects is about establishing small sustainable projects that manufacture and distribute safe drinking water. There are large portions of the world that lack drinkable water which leads to both primary and secondary health problems causing unnecessary disease and death. gwcprojects.org

Countryside YMCA Roll Lessons / Practice

Countryside YMCA

This event is provided for informational purposes only and is not associated with Ohio Paddlers. Ohio Paddlers is not used for organizing this event and is not responsible for the content. Please sign up for this third-party event through Gwen English.
Demo video link https://youtu.be/Xo7jiBI8JaQ

Reservation is required through Gwen English No walk ups. Do not call the YMCA. Call Gwen. Her contact info is at the bottom of this notice.

We are teaching rolling to up to 7 new students each week. New students pay $75 for the first session only. You learn using our equipment. $10 of that goes to the YMCA. We guarantee the roll class fee. If you fail to roll one of our boats in the first class, we will not charge for the roll fee. Less the $10 pool fee. This meet up is just an FYI. Signing up here does NOT give you access. As confirmation of your slot in class, Gwen will send you an email with class details, including how to enter the facility. This is the largest YMCA in the U.S. We do not use the front door.
Fees collected when you arrive. Bring a clean boat, if you are bringing your gear. If you do not get a positive confirmation from Gwen, you do not have a reservation. I am posting this to get the word out to your group.

Bill Cacciolfi
New World Expeditions
830 Xenia Ave
Yellow Springs Ohio[masked]

George Davis[masked]

Gwen English[masked]

L1 ACA Introduction to Kayaking. Wright State University

Wright State University

This event is provided for informational purposes only and is not associated with Ohio Paddlers. Ohio Paddlers is not used for organizing this event and is not responsible for the content. Please sign up for this third-party event through George Davis.

Location is at Wright State University

This is a paddling kayak class indoors. All gear provided if needed.

This is an ACA class curriculum.
$80 course fee
Cash payment at the venue.
please have exact change.
Space is limited.
Holding additional classes on 4/15 and 4/29

you must make a reservation with George Davis.

I am planning a zoom meeting for 40 minutes on the Friday March 31 7:30 pm, to cover safety issues. This way, when we meet, we can jump straight into paddling instruction.
Will share the Zoom meeting slides hard copy Saturday morning.

Bring water.
Kayak needs to have flotation bags or at least one bulk head,
unless it is a sit on top.
beach balls taped in with gorilla tape work.

We will cover various aspects of kayak safety, transportation, en try, exit, strokes, forward, back, side, turning, braces, and, an assisted rescue technique.

Any questions, please reach out to me.


Past events (1,296)

Countryside YMCA Roll Lessons / Practice

Countryside YMCA

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