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CHAMPLIN MN.

AGC TALKS EVENT

MISSISSIPPI CROSSING EVENT CENTER, 307 East River Parkway, CHAMPLIN, MN 55316
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Wednesday May 15th @ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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This Event's Motivational Speaker
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Dennis Van Norman

Threading a Kayak down the Mississippi

In 2005, Dennis Van Norman climbed into a kayak for the first time to spend an afternoon Huck Finning down the Mississippi River with his son and grandson. Little did he know that what started as an innocent, eight-mile kayaking introduction would eventually become a passionor an addiction. He spent thirteen years, from his sixties through his mid-seventies, kayaking the length of the Mississippi, bit by bit, traveling more than 2,500 river miles from northern Minnesota to the southern tip of Louisiana in a boat built for one.

Threading a Kayak down the Mississippi is the story of how one traveler fully experienced and embraced the Mississippi River and its surroundings. In the vein of Jonathan Raban's Old Glory, Dennis's account casts light on the Mississippi Rivers history, geography, and sociology, but it is a book about more than the river itselfits also about the individuals and characters living along the Mississippis shores. From the local foods and music to the customs and history, each experience is sandwiched between moments of pure serenity and those of sheer terror. This is the story of a journey of discovery on the countrys most celebrated waterway, and an exploration of the wonderment, joy, and fear that will inevitably grab hold of you when youre sitting alone in a fourteen-foot plastic boat on Americas greatest river.

Learning Objectives: Speaker Bio:
Dennis Van Norman grew up in a river town, St. Paul, Minnesota. His corporate career includes leadership consulting in the areas of Human Resources, strategic planning, and executive coaching.

His writing includes executive speeches, business journals, and a regular newspaper column, Shots from a Grassy Knoll - Its About Golf.
In his early 60s he was introduced to kayaking and spent parts of the next 13 years kayaking and traveling the entire Mississippi River, from northern Minnesota to southern Louisiana.

In those 13 years he learned about paddling 2,500 river miles, our countrys cultures and characters - and mostly about himself.
Some of his best times are spent on his regular morning walks along the banks of Americas most celebrated river.

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