Saturday, September 5, 2009

Anna Levesque - Girl at Play

One of the people I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet while working at the Confluence and Eastern Mountain Sports Paddle Sports Center at the fifth annual Adventures NYC was Anna Levesque (photo right)- Girl at Play.

Anna is a world class white water kayaker rather than a sea kayaker but a kayaker nevertheless. I originally read about her a year or two ago in a kayaking magazine and was glad to meet her in person. One day Anna was reading a kayaking instructional book and realized that out of all the photos and illustration only two featured women. Wanting to support, inspire and educate other women paddlers, Girls at Play was born. Girls at Play is a woman's only kayaking education and trips program, so I will never experience it first hand.

While she works and guides across the world, Anna lives in Asheville, NC and works out of the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, NC.

You already read my impressions of kayaking in Central Park. Read what Anna posted to her blog.

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