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Save the Date

By on March 6, 2016

Save the Date! Expedition Launch Party!

Join friends, supporters and sponsors as we send John off on his epic adventure – in style! We’re looking forward to a fun night at Sea Dog Brewing Company South Portland, Maine on April 5th starting at 6:00pm.

The Details:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
South Portland, Maine
Tuesday, April 5th
Starting at 6:00pm

Come on out to see the expedition route that includes the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Maine Island Trail Association and learn more about how you can stay in touch with John along his journey thanks to DeLorme InReach technology and our amazing media sponsor Pulp+Wire!

There will also be some opportunities to help John reach his fundraising goal — we’re almost there! Bring cash to participate in the raffle for many items donated by PaddleQuest 1500’s wonderful sponsors. Some raffle items will help you have your own epic adventures!

Big thanks to PaddleQuest 1500’s sponsors DeLorme, Shipyard Brewing Company, NRS, Maine Island Trail Association, Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Stellar Kayaks, Maine Sport Outfitters, Wenonah Canoe, Good To-Go, GrandyOats, MSR – Mountain Safety Research, Therm-a-Rest, ReVision Energy, Bangor Savings Bank, Adventurous Joe Coffee and Pulp+Wire.

Enjoy the camaraderie of adventurous kindred spirits, some light fare and your first beer is on us if you buy raffle tickets! We hope to see you there and please feel free to bring others!

John Connelly
Kayaking in Maine

In April of 2016, I’ll launch on a 75-day river/ocean odyssey that will carry me over 2 countries, 4 states, 22 streams, 58 lakes, and 1500 miles. As leader of L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools for 10 years and a former member of the US Canoe & Kayak team with numerous whitewater first-descents to my credit, I believe I am uniquely qualified to meet this challenge.

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