Kids and Kayaking

Archive for March, 2011

Two yard sales, a car wash and mistletoe

Boy Scout Troop 2 enjoying their hard-earned toys!

Boy Scout Troop 2 enjoying their hard-earned toys!

Boy Scout Troop 2 with Christ the King Lutheran Church in Evans, GA worked hard in 2009 and 2010 to raise money for three kayaks, three paddles, three helmets, three flotation kits, and three skirts,. We had two yard sales, a car wash, and sold mistletoe at a Christmas parade to raise money.

Thanks so much Endless River Adventures for helping us get all the equipment and kayaks that we needed!! We will have lots of fun using it. Our first outing will be as safety boaters for the Ironman Triathlon in two weeks. We have to draw straws to see who will get the honor and who get to train with Mrs. Cermenaro first.

Also, thanks for the great rafting weekend September 10-12, 2010. Rafting the Ocoee was AWESOME!!

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Saying good-bye to another stretch of river: the Silverback

Thoughts on the Dam

(C)Kai-Wen Pai Me, Zoe Ross, paddling down Silverback Rapid.

(C)Zoe Ross Spanish teacher, Lorenzo Andrade Astorga, throwing his paddle in Bujagali Falls.

Tomorrow it will be gone, forever
Blog by Zoe Ross

The Silverback section of the Nile River has provided so many people with excitement and thrill. Everyday for the past week that I have been here it has provided me with joy. I feel that I am becoming emotionally attached to this section of the river. Knowing that tomorrow, no one will ever kayak or raft down it again make me very sad. The river being dammed is like the death of a close friend or family member, irreversible.

I wish that I could take action, put an end to the construction of the dam, but it is too late. I can always keep this experience in mind, so that maybe in the future, action can be organized sooner.

Since 1990, Endless River Adventures has had too many “last time” paddles down rivers – starting with the Bio Bio River in Chile.¬† We empathize with the emotions this new generation of boaters is feeling as they too witness progress and the loss of natural resources.¬† This is a blog entry from Zoe Ross, one of the 2011New River Academy students who are spending this semester in Africa. They blog regularly and you can follow this you group of adventurers….

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