(Courtesy Northward Peddle and Paddle)

Midstate Independent Living Choices to host 17th annual adapted kayaking event

By Patrick Lynn

Midstate Independent Living Choices (MILC) will host its 17th annual Adapted Kayaking Event on June 29, 2024, at Nepco Lake County Park. The event, held in partnership with Northward Peddle and Paddle, promotes accessible kayaking for people with disabilities.

Presented by Ki Mobility by Etac and sponsored by Nicolet Bank, Delta Dental, and Mada Custom Apparel, the free event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to individuals with disabilities of all ages and abilities, along with their families and caregivers.

“Our goal is to provide individuals with disabilities access to a recreational activity they may have thought was not possible to participate in,” said MILC representatives in an email release.

Northward Peddle and Paddle will provide kayaks and life jackets. An exhibitor area will feature information from multiple vendors. Food and beverages will be available.

Registration is preferred and can be completed online at https://milc-inc.org/kayaking. For questions, contact Eric Riskus at 715-344-4210 ext. 238 or [email protected], or Alex Lena at 715-344-4210 ext. 232 or [email protected].

MILC is a consumer-controlled, non-profit organization serving 11 counties in Wisconsin, with a mission of “Empowering people toward independence.”