2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

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Tash
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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by Tash » Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:27 pm

I've never been to a symposium before, how does it differ from a normal meet?
ls there a rough programme of activities for the weekend or anything like that?

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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by johnd » Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:19 am

There will be a programme of events that will
include full and half day paddles, and skills workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

These will be led by a group of coaches/instructors that are providing their time free of charge. They will need assistance.from the experienced paddlers amongst the attendees. This 'volunteerism' is central to the way ISKA and the symposium work.

There will be a dinner on the Saturday night. During this dinner, there will be a raffle for items donated from shops, providers and individuals. The proceeds of the raffle will be donated to the local branch of the RNLI at Portrush.

The AGM will take place before the dinner.

Peer paddles are often organised amongst the attendees on the Friday and Monday of the symposium weekend.

Like ISKA meets, the symposium is a social event that takes place on the sea during the day, and 'around a fire' at night. Unfortunately at the symposium, we cannot actually have a bonfire in the hotel restaurant 😕.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by Chris McDaid » Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:55 am

We will be auctioning off the ISKA library at the Symposium. In this digital age there is little need for it. It has been gathering dust for a number of years. The proceeds will be added to the funds raised at the raffle for the RNLI

Cheers
Chris

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RNLI raffle

Post by tallpersononboard » Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:53 am

Many wonderful prizes have been sponsored by our fantastic Irish independent suppliers, so don't forget when visiting these retailers in person or online, to thank them for supporting our favourite charity, the RNLI and the Irish Sea Kayak Association :D

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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by DDowd » Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:24 pm

Chris McDaid wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:55 am
We will be auctioning off the ISKA library at the Symposium. In this digital age there is little need for it. It has been gathering dust for a number of years. The proceeds will be added to the funds raised at the raffle for the RNLI

Cheers
Chris
Nice idea, can you post up some indication of the ISKA library, number of books, maybe a photo of the collection, to generate some pre-event interest. :P

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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by johnd » Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:57 pm

DDowd wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:24 pm
Chris McDaid wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:55 am
We will be auctioning off the ISKA library at the Symposium. In this digital age there is little need for it. It has been gathering dust for a number of years. The proceeds will be added to the funds raised at the raffle for the RNLI

Cheers
Chris
Nice idea, can you post up some indication of the ISKA library, number of books, maybe a photo of the collection, to generate some pre-event interest. :P
The books available in the collection are shown in this album:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ogHZSByJkgh65ztg7

If possible, bids will be accepted before the symposium to facilitate those who cannot attend. More details to follow...

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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by johnd » Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:43 am

The booking form is now closed. If you wish to attend, please contact the symposium organiser by emall: iskasymp at gmail.com.

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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by Tash » Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:17 am

I'd be happy to help out with skills training one of the days...so long as someone can sign my log book for me 😄

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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by johnd » Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:13 pm

Details of the ISKA Library Auction are available here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3934&p=11827#p11827

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Re: 2022 ISKA Symposium 30 Sep-2 Oct

Post by johnd » Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:43 pm

Thanks to all the coaches, instructors, leaders and everyone who attended the 2022 ISKA symposium.
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A total of €2298 / £2021 was raised through the raffle and the ISKA library auction for the Portrush RNLI station.
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Looking forward to seeing you all in Streamstown in 2022 (if not before then).

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