Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Just wanted to give everyone an update on what's happening with our construction project in the new room. Here's what you can expect when we are finished:
40% more floor space will allow us to spread things out and show all our gear better.
We will be able to show around 30 boats inside instead of our current 13.
We will have a dedicated "Tent Center" that will allow us to expand our selection of tents and make shopping for tents at Pack and Paddle much easier.
Gear such as packs, tents and boats will not take a back seat to ski and winter wear during the fall and winter seasons. You will be able to shop year round with the best selection anywhere.
Our roofrack department will be using a spiffy new fixture from Yakima.
We'll have some new surprises for you in the water treatment, stove and sleeping bag departments.
You'll be able to get the feel of climbing shoes on our indoor wall.

In case you haven't heard, our new room is convertible to a venue that will feature a variety of events:
Armchair adventure series will take you along with local enthusiasts to great locales and expeditions.
Clinics will help expand your knowledge of outdoor skills and subjects.
Environmental talks will show you both national and local issues and offer ways to get involved.
Adventure and environmental films are great evening outings that will keep your outdoor desire burning.
National level speakers a couple of times per year will be exciting events to participate in.

These are a few of the things you can expect. Again, mark your calendars for September 29th when we'll host our first national speaker. Nate Olive, thru hiker, writer, musician and storyteller will speak and show his photography. If you want to know more about Nate, see the previous post (July 19 - Wookie Wisdom) in this blog or go to www.thawookie.com
Of course, you'll be invited to participate

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