The Paddlers had their annual Dinner and Presentation night on November 17, 2016. All attendees were surprised with a little presentation by Chris Daley, who showed a clip of the wolf on Discovery Island howling into the wind. It was quite the sight to see!
Around 45 people attended a delicious gourmet hot dog dinner with all the fixings. And when I say all the fixings, I mean it! We had three different types of buns, three types of meat, pineapple relish, caramelized onions, crispy shallots, crunchy julienne corn tortilla, cheddar cheese, hot sauce, green relish, ketchup, mustard, mayo, fresh basil, jalapenos, bacon bits, and the list goes on.
Everyone enjoyed their hot dog dinner while engaging in conversation. When everyone was finished eating their meals, a flurry of activity started to happen. Chairs were being brought out from the storage closet, lounge chairs were being brought forward from the main foyer, and couches were being moved so we could fit the extra crowd of attendees that arrived for Ian Hinkle’s presentation! Ian told us about the movie we were about to watch, which was one he did 20 years ago over a three month paddle along the Inside Passage, which was commissioned by the Discovery Channel. The movie was called ‘The Living Coast’ and was not only very informative, but visually stunning. Still today, many of the lessons taught echo in today’s economy and environmental landscape. After the movie, Ian answered a few questions that were tickling our minds as we watched.
A big thank you to Anne Daley for organizing this event, and executing a very successful evening. Well done!