Events

2024 Winter Social

MASKGI Winter Social is back!  January 30th from 5:30-8:00 at Bath Brewing.  This year we've got Peter Piconi from the Maine Small Business Development Center who is going to talk about Starting and Growing a Guiding Business.  Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/.../2024-maskgi-winter-social...  Hope to see everyone there. 



2024 Winter Pool Sessions

We'll be holding sessions in both Portland, Boothbay and Waterville this year.  Similar to last year, sessions will be booked on-line using EventBrite. This is a great opportunity for those new to paddling who would like to practice essential self-rescue and assisted-rescue skills, others who want to work on bracing  and more experienced paddlers who wish to develop the muscle memory for bombproof Eskimo rolls in a safe indoor pool setting. Although formal instruction will not be provided, the mix of people with different skill levels will allow for the sharing of tips and techniques.  

Sessions will be $25 for members. ($35 for non-members) Boats must be cleaned before launching into the pool.  Hoses may be available at each venue.  For more information or questions regarding the Portland sessions contact Kyle Martin at kyle.martin.8080@gmail.com. Waterville and Boothbay sessions contact Alvah Maloney at info@mainekayak.com 



Registration Links for 2024 Pool Sessions

Waterville:   EventBrite 

Portland: No Pool Sessions for 2024

Boothbay: EventBrite

Previous Events

2023 Training-Day

June 10, 2023 


It’s Back!  MASKGI’s PreSeason Training Day is Back!  Conducted by some of the best instructors in the U.S., Training Day combines a full day of on-water skill development in a friendly, supportive environment with a delicious dinner and a chance to get to know fellow Maine guides.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 10th at the Pemaquid Historical Site in Bremen, Maine.  Registration will open April 15th, so save the date.  


New this year will be a gear-swap for MASKGI members.  The dinner and gear swap are open to all MASKGI members, so even if you can’t make it for training, consider coming just for the food. 


2023 Winter Social

The Winter Social at Bath Brewing was a huge success with 20 members enjoying good food, brew and conversations.  Big thanks to Sergeant Hladik of the Warden Service for his talk on cold water survival, and to John Mathieu for setting everything up!

The following are the links that Sergeant Hladik provided on the videos from Dr. Giesbrecht.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz3gy5XyaBo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl2ccVP9jzo

 

https://umanitoba.ca/kinesiology-recreation-management/faculty-staff/gordon-giesbrecht



2023 Winter Pool Sessions

We'll be holding sessions in both Portland and Boothbay this year.  Sessions can be scheduled online at EventBrite. This is a great opportunity for those new to paddling who would like to practice essential self-rescue and assisted-rescue skills, others who want to work on bracing  and more experienced paddlers who wish to develop the muscle memory for bombproof Eskimo rolls in a safe indoor pool setting. Although formal instruction will not be provided, the mix of people with different skill levels will allow for the sharing of tips and techniques.  

Sessions will be $25 for members. ($35 for non-members) Boats must be cleaned before launching into the pool.  Hoses may be available at each venue.  For more information or questions regarding the Portland sessions contact Kyle Martin at kyle.martin.8080@gmail.com. Boothbay sessions contact Matt Lutkus at mattlutkus@hotmail.com 


2022 Member Training Day 

2022 Member Training Day

13 members along with 4 of our member instructors completed our first annual Training Day. We'll have more about the event soon, but I wanted to get some of the photos up on the site.  Big thanks to Rose Weggler for taking the photos!