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
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||Originally a buckeye, Tony has lived in West Virginia for the past 35 years. He got the paddling bug while guiding boy scouts on 2,500 miles of Maine's waterways. Also as a college student, he and a buddy would use guidebooks to explore the streams of the Cumberland Plateau., located in Kentucky and Tennessee.
He taught 35 years in elementary schools and became a reading specialist in Fayette County, West Virginia . In the summer, when Tony wasn't teaching, he was a video boater for the rafting industry on the New and Gauley Rivers and logged over 400 trips filming with a VHS camera from a whitewater C1.
The Upper New River in West Virginia is now a frequent paddling destination for him, and although Tony no longer has the big water skills of his youth he still enjoys the occasional surf wave. He has been a past president of the West Virginia Wildwater Association and has set a personal goal of paddling in all 50 states.
Join Tony Daniel on his paddling quest to explore rivers, lakes, bays, canals, whitewater, swamps, and creeks in all 50 states. His "all good" philosophy applies not only to different paddling environments but also various paddle craft- canoes, kayaks, c1s, etc. A brief video will feature the beauty of the 40 states he's already completed. This will be followed by a discussion of basic strategies and routines that he uses in different environments. You'll learn what makes some paddling destinations a "one and done" and what makes other places special and worth revisiting. Tales of "suffering needlessly" and "poor judgment" are bound to creep into the end of his presentation. From rec boating to whitewater you'll leave knowing "it's all good".