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SIU hosting free kayaking clinics for veterans

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Veterans and their families can learn the basics of kayaking for free at three upcoming clinics.

The kayak clinics will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays at the SIU Student Recreation Center, 300 E. Grand Ave., in Carbondale.

Clinic dates are:

  • February 26
  • March 25
  • April 29

The clinics are open to all veterans along with their family members. Participants will learn the basics of safe kayaking including paddle strokes and rolling a kayak.

Kayaks, outriggers, paddles and adaptive paddles, universal padding seats and personal flotation devices will be provided.

Participants should bring swimsuits and towels.

Registration is free for all veterans and their family members. Click here to sign up online.

The clinics are sponsored by Team River Runner Southern Illinois (TRR-SoIL), Marion VA Medical Center and SIU’s Veteran Adventures and Recreational Sports and Services.

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