Power Authority Helps to Sponsor
‘Paddles Up Niagara 2007’
June 21, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority will help to
sponsor “Paddles Up Niagara 2007” on Saturday, July 28. The day-long
program will take place on the Niagara River in the vicinity of
Beaver Island State Park and will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Kayak and canoe enthusiasts will participate in a
non-competitive, 4.8 mile paddling event after a traditional Native
American Departure Ceremony at noon. The program will also include a
“Paddle Fair” in which paddle-sports retailers and company
representatives will be on hand to give the public an opportunity to
try out canoes and kayaks.
“We are very enthusiastic about our involvement
with this program,” said Power Authority Chairman Frank S.
McCullough, Jr. “It was a huge success last year and we hope even
more people will be drawn to the beautiful area this year.”
The event was first held in July 2006 in a campaign
by the Niagara River Greenway Commission to connect people with the
Niagara River. About 140 people in 116 canoes and kayaks
To learn more about Paddles Up Niagara, please
visit the Niagara River Greenway Commission at
www.niagaragreenway.org or contact Rob Belue at (716) 773-5361.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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