Thank You VANCOUVER!
Monday, June 13, 2011Wow, what an interesting and Fantastic Paddling Neighborhood you have up there!
First off, your hospitality was really great and I appreciated being treated like “family” in my group of new paddling friends.
Second, what an incredible paddling-community! I don’t think I’ve been anywhere in North America that has such a thriving paddling environment as in Vancouver, BC. With the weekly Deep Cove Tuesday Night Races as the hinge-pin, the level of interaction, friendships and desire to Get Out On The Water was unsurpassed in any of my teaching-adventures. The sheer number of people who are deeply interested in becoming stronger and more efficient paddlers blew me away! Paddling has become a way of building new friendships, as well as, breeds a healthy sense of “friendly competition” that pushes folks to stay Healthy & Happy! You have something special up there folks, keep it going!
I want to thank not only the 16 students who attended my classes over this past weekend, but also a heartfelt thank you to Bob, Morgan and Seth Putman for taking me into their home and treating me like family during my teaching engagement this weekend. Also all the folks at Deep Cove Paddling Center and Store for their support in making these clinics happen as well.
Feel free to send me an email with any questions you may have about what we covered this past weekend. Also feel free to shoot me out any comments I might want to put up for others to read here on my site.
Cheers, and one more BIG Thank You to all of you up in Vancouver, you Live & Paddle in a truly special place.
I am already looking forward to my next visit, brent