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Adaptive Paddling Workshop

6/3/2016 to 6/5/2016
When: Friday, June 3, 2016
Where: Cattaraugus Community Center
12767 NY-438
Irving, New York  14081
United States
Contact: Andrea Vaillancourt-Alder

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Adaptive Paddling Workshop

Interested in making paddlesport accessible to those with physical disabilities?

Adaptive Paddling Workshops (APWs) provide the information necessary to seamlessly integrate individuals with physical disabilities into outdoor recreation programs in the context of paddlesports.   APW involve hands-on learning in both a classroom and in an accessible pool.

These workshops are designed to provide instructors, outfitters, recreation program providers, and rehabilitation professionals with the information they need.


June 3rd- June-5th June, 2016

Cost and Scholarships

$300 per candidate (includes materials, text book, venue, instructors)

$150 scholarships are available per candidate towards the course fees.

Contact the Watersports Institute on with your expression of interest.


Cattaraugus Community Center, Irving NY


ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop

  • Provide a skills course for individuals with physical disabilities
  • Provide opportunity for American Canoe Association (ACA) instructors to earn the Adaptive Paddling Endorsement and non- ACA instructors to earn the Certificate of Completion. 
  • APW counts as an ACA Instructor Update


Spaces limited contact Andrea @ Seabirds to book your place:

(716) 392 2708 or,


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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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