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World Paddle for the Planet Events at Carillon Beach

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What: World Paddle for the Planet Events at Carillon Beach
When: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 6:30 am to 9:45 pm

Friday Oct 11 is filled with activities for paddlers and families at Carillon Beach

registered paddlers, teams and individuals, event guests: 6:30 AM Qi Gong with Bob Purdy, on the beach 8:00 AM Daily paddle with Bob Purdy, Gulf of Mexico or Lake Powell  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Round table summit with Planet Paddlers

Family World Paddle Day [free of charge] 
Everyone is invited for Family Paddle events all day on the shores of Lake Carillon in Carillon Beach Resort.
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM SUP Yoga! Mom and Dad, start your day balanced and energized! Call to reserve your space, (850) 866-2199. 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Family Education Day  Held in Carillon Beach. Plein air artists will be around town. Carillon Farmers Market will also be open from 12pm - 8pm.

  • NOAA’s touch tanks
  • Lake Powell Community Alliance’s coastal dune lake education
  • Turtle Watch, and other eco-educational groups
  • Sara Brenes “Shark Whisperer”
  • Plein air artists, on location, painting the scenes of the festival
  • Eco-friendly product vendors
  • Music
  • Food vendors
  • SUP Yoga

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Family Paddle
Relay style, parents giving kids rides one hour before sundown and one hour after, on lit stand-up paddleboards by NightSUP. Carillon Lake.

7:30 PM Outdoor Film Screening of Documentary “Stand”... preserving the waterways and homelands of the threatened west coast of British Columbia. $5 suggested donation.
World Paddle For The Planet 2013 is four day eco-educational festival culminating with a 24-hour paddle on coastal dune Lake Powell in Panama City Beach, Florida. The festival will be held in Carillon Beach and Camp Helen State Park October 10-13, 2013. With satellite events around the world, the purpose is to educate and raise awareness, sending the message worldwide, to “Be the change you want to see!” Funds raised by this event will benefit Justin Riney’s Expedition Florida 500, a project of the non-profit Mother Ocean.

The festival is a family-friendly expo, including NOAA’s booth with ocean creature touch-tanks, and Sara Brenes, known as “TheShark Whisperer” with an interactive exhibit about her work saving sharks. Norm Hann from British Columbia will show his documentary film “Stand”. Bob Purdy and Justin Riney will join other Planet Paddlers from around the world for a public round-table discussion, sharing experiences and ideas for making change. With art, film, family paddle, SUP-yoga, and music, this festival will bean opportunity for attendees to become inspired, and motivated, and to gain tools for making effective change when they return home. 

All types of paddle craft are welcome to paddle any portion of or all of the 24 hours, beginning at noon, on Saturday, October 12. For more information and to register either as an individual or as a team of up to 10 members, go to

Register a team, individual or family day paddle!

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