The Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club (LCKC) is excited to announce the beginning of a new para-canoe program this spring. The “Paddle-ability” program is intended to introduce and offer paddle sport opportunities to the disabled veterans of our community. It will focus on the individual’s ability in canoeing and kayaking rather than disability.
“We’re excited to be able to offer this program to the veterans of our community,” said LCKC President Terry Baker. “The Paddle-ability program goes hand-in-hand with our mission to promote health, education and fitness for all ages and abilities through quality flatwater canoe and kayak programs.”
The program will meet on Saturdays throughout the year and will cater to a wide range of interests. It goes without saying that the characteristics and attributes of water in itself are therapeutic. Looking for fitness? Paddle sports make an excellent choice. For those with a competitive drive, this program could be the stepping stone to LCKC’s competitive sprint teams. Para-canoe is making its debut in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“Part of our vision at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club is to give back to our community by providing programs for all individuals regardless of gender, national origin, religion or ability levels,” said Para-canoe Committee chair and former President David Haack, “I believe that this program will fill a needed void for our community. I look forward to working with and growing Paddle-ability to its fullest potential.”
LCKC will host an Open House on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 from 9am-3pm. Please join them to learn more about this exciting new program, try out a boat or tour the Venue. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available at noon.
The Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club makes it home at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue and Clark’s Bridge Park located at 3105 Clark’s Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506. The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue was host to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games for the canoe, kayak and rowing events.