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Paddle Smart 

Beginner and experienced paddlers were on hand at Husson University Friday night.It was the tenth annual Bangor Paddle Smart Safety Symposium.There were race preparation workshops and river reading.Folks got to learn paddle safety on fresh and salt water.Some of the seminars included how to survive cold water immersion, selecting the right kayak or canoe and packing your boat for a picnic or overnight trip.” Our primary concern is that people going on the water do so in a safe manner. Have fun, but do so safely. They wear their life jackets, they know the conditions of the weather, know the conditions of the water tides etc. So that when they go on the water you do so safely and come back.”The symposium is being held in just enough time before folks hit the Kenduskeag River for the canoe races next weekend.