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Upcoming events at BSU’s Outdoor Program Center

BEMIDJI, Minn. (August 16, 2011) — Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center will hold events for paddle boarding, sailing and kayaking over the next several weeks.

Aug. 27 - Standup Paddleboard Demo, noon - 1 p.m. Free; contact OPC at (218) 755-2900 to register.
The Outdoor Program Center and No Comply Board Shop of Bemidji will provide a free demo of stand-up paddleboards. There will be equipment and an instructor on-hand to give guidance and tips.
Location: BSU Waterpark, Diamond Point Park
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Aug. 31 - Sailing Clinic, 1-3 p.m. Free; contact OPC at (218) 755-3900 to register.
This free clinic begins with small-boat safety, parts of a boat, knots, rigging and capsize procedures before taking to the water. Wetsuits, paddling jackets and lifejackets provided.
Location: BSU Waterfront; Diamond Point Park
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Sept. 1 - Sea Kayak Clinic, 3-5 p.m. Free; contact OPC at (218) 755-3900 to register.
This session will introduce users to kayaking in open water, with a focus on safety, equipment, basic paddling and capsize recovery. Participants are expected to tip over a kayak and swim, then return to the boat. This course is required for persons wanting to take rental kayaks out on Lake Bemidji.
Location: OPC Boathouse; Diamond Point Park
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For more information, and to confirm dates and times for all OPC activities, please call the Outdoor Program Center offices at (218) 755-2999.

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About the Outdoor Program Center
Bemidji State University’s nationally-recognized Outdoor Program Center is part of a diverse and active Department of Campus Recreation. The center is dedicated to providing the university and public with outdoor experiences which  allow participants to enjoy the outdoors, explore personal potential, and develop a respect and understanding of the Earth’s natural systems and accompanying responsibilities.

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