Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event
Access for 90 days
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
||Dave Ellingson has pursued a life of adventure, learning, and discovery. Known as the "Paddle Pilgrim," Dave's kayak adventures have taken him down the Mississippi River, Erie Canal and Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty, and on the Sogne and Hardanger fjords of Norway. Future adventures include the Mekong River in southeast Asia. Dave is an author, speaker, podcaster, and award-winning film-maker, and frequent guest on "Travel with Rick Steves." He is a Lutheran pastor, Master Gardener, former distance runner, and triathlete, and is married with five grown children and five grandchildren. He lives in Edmonds, Washington.
Find links to the Paddle Pilgrim podcast, books, videos, photos, and more at www.paddle-pilgrim.com.
Dave has paddled the Mississippi River, Erie Canal and Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty, along with the fjords of Norway. The best advice he ever received from his grandmother, "Go outside and play..." This workshop will explore how the outdoors is a classroom, laboratory, and cathedral where we can learn some of life's best lessons. Explore the Nordic wisdom of "friluftsliv" or fresh air life, the spiritual traditions of pilgrimage, and the science of climate change. He won't forget to "play", relax, savor, and have fun!