2015 Gathering: 10 Reasons to Join Us

1. What, you've got plans for September 10-13, 2015? (Event starts at Noon, Thursday)

2. Excite your romantic partner by explaining that you'll return knowing new Greenlandic rope tricks.

3. Picture yourself among the happy traditional paddlers in this photo gallery from past Gatherings and imagine your sense of bliss if you were among them.

4. Experience our sublime venue at Lake Carlos State Park. Get the 360 degree view of our site here. (Scroll through the bottom menu to Hidden Lake Group Center.)

5. See and paddle Minnesota's largest collection of hand-made, skin-on-frame kayaks while learning much more about how to build one of your own.

6. Watch your loved ones' faces light with joy when you explain that you're paying good money to hang upside down in a kayak for hours.

7. Say words like "Tuiliq" or "Maligiaq" without anyone nearby rolling their eyes.

8. Discuss your rolling technique with people who might possibly be interested.

9. Participate in west-central Minnesota's premier harpoon hunt of styrofoam seals.

10. Delight your family by bringing home hundreds of dollars of merchandise from our silent auction and raffle.

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