289 days left until Canoecopia!     March 12 - 14


Canoecopia is presented by Rutabaga Paddlesports

Location
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Advance Tickets
1-Day: $13.00
3-Day: $26.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE

Day of Event Tickets
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only

Parking Fees
1-Day: $7.00
3-Day: $19.50
Cash only, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center



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  Mary Blaisdell



Mary Jean Blaisdell, 60, lives in Independence, Iowa. She is a retired elementary principal who loves wilderness paddling and camping. Having had limited experience growing up with the sport, she later discovered it was a passion. She had heard of wilderness places like the Boundary Waters and dreamed of going. She first attended a Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop to learn some basic skills and then tried car-camping on her own and then a week long road trip that involved camping and some paddling. She went on a guided group trip to the Apostle Islands and then went on to do BW trips and local river paddling outings. She has taken over 15 trips to the Boundary Waters/Quetico areas and participated on 3 Wabakimi Project (Canada) trips. She has also taken two short successful solo trips and recently completed her longest solo yet of 7 days/6 nights in the BW. She plans to continue taking trips up north with others and alone for as long as possible!



Presentations

 Solo Tripping, One Step at a Time

Have you been thinking of taking a wilderness trip alone or with others and have not done so yet? In this presentation, Mary Jean will take you on her personal journey of becoming a wilderness tripper and completing a 6-night solo in the Boundary Waters by taking one step at a time and planning for success. By setting small goals to achieve each trip and identifying and resolving apprehensions along the way, she upped her game a little at a time.


 
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours:
Friday: 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Parking:
1-Day: $7.00
3-Day: $19.50
Cash only, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
Ticket Prices:
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE.

Tickets may be purchased at Rutabaga or online at www.rutabaga.com through March 1, 2020.
At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.