About Covid-19 has caused us to Cancel Paddlers
Canceling Paddlers Gathering 2020
March 10, 2020
Dear Paddlers Gathering Participants,
We are sincerely sorry to have to tell you that we have decided to cancel the
Wilderness Paddlers Gathering, March 13 - 15, 2020. It was a very hard
decision but given the concerns about the Covid-19 virus we know it is the
prudent thing to do. As those of you who have been to Paddlers before
know, it would be impossible to practice “social distancing” at the Hulbert Outdoor Center. “Distancing” during
presentations, while dining together, and while living in the cabins is impossible and actually not part of Paddlers
program intent. Also, some of our participants are in the high-risk category. With all of these factors in mind canceling was the right thing to do.
At this late date, we are concerned about getting this information to everyone and NEED YOUR HELP!
Help us get this word to fellow paddler attendees.
This is not a group that always checks their email in a timely fashion and in a few instances NOT AT ALL.
We are therefore asking you to contact EVERYONE that you know that is planning on attending and be sure
that they have received and read this note. If they have not, please pass along this information ASAP!
We will be back in touch with you later this Spring with a new date for either a Fall program or a later winter/spring
program. More details at that time.
As for your Payment, you may request a full refund, a partial refund, or no refund. Partial and no refund contributions
will go to help support future programs. In any case, please let Andy know your preference at your earliest
convenience. firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Paddlers Refund on the subject line or write Andy Williams
Box 1031, Norwich, VT 05055
We are sincerely sorry for the need to make this decision but know that it is the correct decision under these difficult
Wendy Scott and Andy Williams on behalf of the NWTC Committee.