Sunday, March 01, 2009

Calling All Local Paddlers

Local paddlers are being asked to participate in a rally protesting the new marina for mega-yachts proposed for Vitoria's Inner Harbour. This project is a huge proposal that will drastically re-shape our harbour and curtail all most paddling acticites in the harbour.
Here's the plan via an email for Ocean River:
When: Saturday March 7th 2009, 3:00 PM. Please be sure to meet at the site well before starting time.
Where: We will meet on the water at the proposed Community Marine Concepts Ltd Mega Yacht Marina Location - directly in front of the Songhees Condominiums (see map in the attached PDF file).
Why: To demonstrate the paddling community's profound concern regarding Community Marine Concepts Ltd's Marina proposal, and to show our support for access to shared public waterways - including our Harbour!
Who: Everyone who loves getting on the water in human powered vessels - canoeists (marathon, tripping, voyageur), kayakers, stand-up board paddlers, OC6, OC2, OC1 paddlers, dragon boaters, rowers, surf ski paddlers... All are welcome and encouraged to come paddle with us!
If you can't be there in your boat, an on-land rally will be taking place at the same time on shore.

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