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Changing Tides PaddleCraft LLC and New Haven Parks and Recreation invited you and your organization to the

2nd Annual Southern Connecticut Small Craft Symposium

To be held March 9th at the Wilbur Cross HS at 181 Mitchell Drive New Haven, Connecticut 06511 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5. The purpose of the event is to promote safe maritime skills and awareness of environmental issues that affect our waterways. The event will be focusing on the manual powered vessels and the conditions and equipment that affect their safety on the water.

We are still in the planning stages for this event and looking for input. There will be 4 classrooms available for presentations, a pool for on water demonstrations, and a display area for organization to set up to promote their cause or business.

Lectures: We are beginning to put together our lecture program. We will provide class room space to hold educational presentations. Talks are typically 45 minute in length unless otherwise requested. I f you would like to participate please fill out the attached form. Because time is short please send it back to me as soon as possible.

If you have a suggestion for a topic or a speaker please forward us the information.

Demonstrations: We have access to a full size pool for demonstrations. We are seeking interested candidates for kayak and canoe skills, maneuvers, rescues, etc. If you or your group is interested in providing a demonstration please contact us with your topic and details on the size of your team.

Booths & Displays: I would like to invite you to attend and set up a display about your origination. Tables and chairs are provided and there is no fee for display space. We do ask those wishing to sell merchandise to please bring a donation that we can raffle off to help pay for this event.

Support: we do need help with support to help with registrations hand out agendas and direct attendees to various locations. If you would like to aid us in putting on this even we would greatly appreciate the help. Please let us know.

Advertising: We are getting the word out, but today viral advertising is easily the most effective method. We are asking if you all could help spread the work about this event by sending a copy of the poster to people on your e-mail list. We ask those with the capability to put a posting on their website as well. We encourage you to print copies of the poster and post them in your shop and hang them in public spaces in your local area where paddlers might encounter them.

If you have any questions please let me know. Stay warm and we I hope to see you on March 9th.

Elizabeth O'Connor

Changing Tides PaddleCraft LLC.

PO Box 3165

New Haven CT 06515


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  • Shari

    yes, planning to attend

    March 5, 2013

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