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P.O. Box 925516
Houston, Texas

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June Club Meeting Topic:
Paddle Sport Safety

Speaker: Phil Salvador
Date: June 14, 2023

Texas summer is great for water sports. On-the-water safety for our members, families and paddling community is always Houston Canoe Club's top concerns. So we dedicate this month's club meeting to a safety topic. Whether you are new to paddling or you have been an experienced paddler, safety should never be taken for granted. Please come join us for this discussion.

Our guest speaker is Phil Salvador. Phil is a certified ACA L2 instructor (Essentials of Kayak Touring) and a certified Wilderness First Responder via NOLS.  He is currently Safety Director and Training Coordinator for HASK kayak club. As an avid kayaker, Phil enjoys leading trips and providing training. In this presentation, Phil will examine paddle sport safety as a mindset that should be engaged before, during and after an event.  He will also review a few more technical aspects of paddle sport safety, such as clothing and gear.  His goal is to present a few thoughts about the huge and oft-discussed topic of Safety so as to encourage fresh reflection and discussion within the audience.  The presentation will be about 30 minutes long, with 10 - 15 minutes extra for questions and discussion.

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Welcome to the Houston Canoe Club (HCC).  We are a group of multi-faceted canoers and kayakers who have a shared interest in all types of paddle sports that include, but are not limited to; whitewater, flat water, touring, racing and stand up paddling.  We paddle the bayous, lakes, rivers, streams and Gulf shores of Texas and the United States.  We offer a variety of trips including day trips, weekend trips, overnight camping trips and expedition trips. 

The HCC was established in 1964 when a group of interested canoeists got together and talked of organizing a canoe club. The rest is history. 

We currently have about 130 members in the Houston-Galveston area and beyond.

The club is run by volunteer members.  Our member base consists of people of all ages and includes singles, couples and families. 

Our trips and skill levels range from beginner to experienced, and from day trips of a few hours to week-long expeditions.

Club Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.

We socialize, discuss where we've paddled, review upcoming trips and have guest speakers present topics of interest to the club.

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much
worth doing as simply messing about in boats
 "Wind in the Willows"
by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)