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The South Island Sea Kayaking Association and BC Marine Trails are teaming up to present the 2019 spring forum "A celebration of sea kayaking" on April 13.

Online pre-registration is required by April 6 to allow organizers to know how much food to prepare. You can register online at http://bit.ly/springforum2019.

South Island Sea Kayaking Association (SISKA) and BC Marine Trails are co-sponsoring the day-long Spring Forum to celebrate ocean kayaking and to promote a greater awareness of the value of creating and preserving a network of BC coastal marine launch points and public recreation sites.

The morning session's keynote speakers will be Justine Curgenven and Jean-François Marleau.

Justine is an award-winning film maker from Wales. She has filmed kayak expeditions around the world and won numerous awards for her work.  Jean-François is a certified Level 4 Guide and Level 3 Instructor Trainer and author of books and training manuals. When JF is not having fun on the water, he runs SKILS, one of Canada’s premiere sea kayaking training centres.

They will talk about their expeditions around the world and how paddling on their door-step in British Columbia has as much to offer as traveling the four corners of the globe. They will be sharing award winning videos and photos from Kamchatka, the Aleutians, the Canadian Arctic, Antarctica, Mexico, Wales, Vancouver Island and The Great Bear Rainforest. For a preview check out http://www.cackletv.com/

The afternoon sessions include the opportunity to participate in information sessions. A panel discussion includes some of BC’s best-known kayakers including: John Kimantas (journalist and author), Brian Henry (Ocean River owner), Paul Grey President BCMT), Mike Jackson (President of SISKA), plus Justine Curgenven and Jean-François Marleau.

It takes place April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gym of the Salvation Army Citadel, 2030 Douglas St, North of McKenzie Blvd in Victoria.

The cost is $12.50, and includes lunch.

Online pre-registration is required by April 6 to allow organizers to know how much food to prepare. You can register online at http://bit.ly/springforum2019.

Thanks to all our sponsors especially SISKA (Victoria BC based ocean kayak club -- http://www.siska.ca/ ) and BC Marine Trails (a registered non-profit society and a charity organization dedicated to creating and preserving a network of BC coastal marine launch points, public recreation sites and protecting of the environment -- https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/).

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