Get Kids Paddling Responds

Hello again!

It is certainly a summer like no other I’ve experienced!  The Climate Crisis is increasingly apparent and the need to organize critical. 

Covid-19 is still with us and there are numerous other unsettling issues. 

Where Get Kids Paddling fits in all this is a question for each of us to answer. With over 80% of our 4 million plus youngsters living in urban environments, how can we hope for them to appreciate the outdoors?  

In Ontario, the Nicholas Mills trial over the drowning of Jeremiah Perry has still not been resolved. We are advised that on September 3, 2021, the judge will either deliver a verdict or ask questions of the lawyers. If the latter, the decision will come several weeks later. On July 9, 2021 the following Canadian Press article on the trial was published.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/07/09/crown-to-begin-closing-arguments-in-case-of-teacher-charged-in-teens-drowning.html

In June, Get Kids Paddling developed the following response to the drowning and trial. We welcome your comments.

https://getkidspaddling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/GKP_Response-Jeremiah_Perry_Incident-Nicholas_Mills_Trial_20210708.pdf

Finally for now, Paddle Canada has made the following offer.

https://www.paddlecanada.com/youth-paddling-grant

Best wishes.
Dave Goldman, Chair
Get Kids Paddling

Beautiful & Messy : Outdoor Education

Dear friends- our most-recent blog post update, which may have arrived to you via email newsletter should have directed you to this post and article by Morten Asfeldt. Please forgive our second attempt to share this post and great piece of writing with you:


Most readers of this blog can give solid reasons to answer the question, Why Get Kids Paddling. Yet when faced by the powers that be, we have not produced the evidence to support what we intuitively know.

Many thanks to Morten Asfeldt for sharing the following article that has been submitted to Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, Spring 2021 Issue. 

A Beautiful Messy Process : Outdoor Education in Canada

We hope that it and other supportive articles we plan to share, will help us build that evidence and those arguments. Please share your thoughts with us in the Comments section below. And please share with us any articles, evidence or arguments that you think will help.

Why Get Kids Paddling?

Most readers of this blog can give solid reasons to answer the question, Why Get Kids Paddling. Yet when faced by the powers that be, we have not produced the evidence to support what we intuitively know.

Many thanks to Morten Asfeldt for sharing the following article that has been submitted to Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, Spring 2021 Issue. 

A Beautiful Messy Process : Outdoor Education in Canada

We hope that it and other supportive articles we plan to share, will help us build that evidence and those arguments. Please share your thoughts with us in the Comments section below. And please share with us any articles, evidence or arguments that you think will help.