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Paddles Up Niagara 2012
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When: 7/28/2012
Where: Beaver Island State Park
2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, New York 
United States
Contact: Rob Belue

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Paddles Up Niagara is an annual event that is open to all paddlers. The event first established in 2005 and steeped in Native American tradition celebrates the cultural, historic and scenic attributes of the upper Niagara River. Paddlesports safety education is a common theme throughout the day's activities.

There is an early morning kayak poker run with prizes followed by a trade show that includes on water rescues demonstrations and a paddling sprint competiion. The event concludes with a supervised leisurely paddle around the southern tip of Grand Island. Every paddler gets a free souvenir shirt and except for the entry fee to Beaver Island State Park there is no cost to any event participant.

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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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