May 13, 2019 3:00 PM

Overview Location: Faroe Islands Dates: May 13 - 18, 2019 If you're looking for an incredible photography destination in 2019, join Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha in the fantastical Faroe Islands for six days (five nights) of exploration and adventure. Come let us help you take your landscape, night, and portrait photography skills to the next level!  You'll get a chance to work closely with both of us as we tackle a variety of topics (primarily in the field, with some classroom learning and critiques) aimed at expanding your technical photo skills and your creative vision, all while soaking in the  splendour of an incredible environment. The Faroe Islands Located between Iceland and Norway - a small archipelago of volcanic islands; a place that looks like someone mashed together Scotland + Greenland + Ireland + Iceland. This will be a six-day workshop with a great group blending daytime landscape/nature (and even portrait!) photography with a night component.  If you're looking to come explore an incredible country with a group of passionate people - well, we'd love to have you there! Itinerary (note: subject to change as we finalize all details) Day 1 - Monday, May 13 -  Workshop starts mid-afternoon at about 3PM at our hotel on Vagar. Group introductions, overview, astrophotography presentations, field sunset session. Day 2 - Tuesday, May 14 -   Sunrise photography around  Vagar, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, dinner at Vagar Hotel, sunset session on Vagar. Day 3 - Wednesday, May 15 -  Transfer day to Gjogv with stop in scenic Saxon. Early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset in northern Eysturoy, possibility of night session. Day 4 - Thursday, May 16 - Sunrise somewhere near Gjogv, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset session on northern Streymoy. Day 5 - Friday, May 17 -  Sunrise somewhere near Gjogv, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset session on northern Streymoy, night session. Day 6 - Saturday, May 18 - Final group breakfast. The finer details: Included:- Daily instruction/mentoring by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha- All in-country accommodations + breakfast/dinner during the dates of the workshop- In-country transportation during duration of workshop (we have a number of rental vans secured) Not Included:- International Airfare (participants will need to be in Vagar, Faroe Islands for the start date of the workshop)- Lunches. As this will be a workshop around late nights and early mornings, participants will have free time from late morning through late afternoon; as such, lunches aren't with the group and are "on own".- Travel Insurance Price/Payment Schedule: Cost: CAD $4,950  Payment options: Full payment or $1050 non-refundable deposit to secure a space with remaining three payments spread over the year:   Non-Refundable Deposit: CAD $1,050   Payment #2: CAD $1,300 - August 1, 2018  Payment #3: CAD $1,300 - November 1, 2018  Payment #4:  CAD $1,300 - February 1, 2019 Note: failure to pay by payment due date means forfeiting deposit and spot will be freed up and potentially sold to another interested participant (see more in cancellation policy below). If unforeseen circumstances arise, participants are welcome to transfer/sell their space to another interested participant. Accommodations Hotel Vágar Gjáargarður - Guesthouse of Gjógv Important note:  this is not a "luxury" tour.   While we feel you will find it very comfortable, please note that accommodations will be shared (two participants per room).  We will do our best, however, to accomodate friends/spouses traveling together to ensure you room in the same cabin.  All accommodations during the duration of the workshop dates (from kick-off to final group breakfast) included.   Transportation All in-country transportation from the time of the formal workshop kick-off at the hotel in Vagar (details of which to be sent to participants upn registration) to final group breakfast included/covered. What to expectThe workshop is suitable for participants of all levels of experience in photography. Most locations will be readily accessible with drives/short hikes.  This event focuses primarily on landscape and outdoor photography, but participants are free to ask questions about and practice portrait photography as well. It is worth noting that the workshop will be quite intense in order to maximize field time. Participants are not expected to participate in every aspect of the workshop/tour. It’s up to you to get out as much as you like, though of course it is recommended you give it your all. LEAVE NO TRACE Both Dave and Paul preach and live the ethics of "leave no trace" photography, which means that the utmost care is given, while hiking and photographing, to leaving zero impact on the natural environment.  Participants are expected to approach this tour with the same ethics at all times. What to BringAs this event is in May in the Faroes, there is the possibility of some very diverse weather conditions and cool temperatures, especially in the late evening and early mornings.  Please come prepared for a variety of weather conditions as the more comfortable you are, the more enjoyable your experience will be.  Make sure to pack:• suitable and comfortable clothing, which you can layer (including long underwear)• warm jacket.• waterproof jacket and pants• hiking boots (we will be in potentially wet and rocky areas)• warm hat• a headlamp or flashlight• gloves (try to find gloves that still allow you to operate your camera)• your own camera equipment (preferably DSLR, which allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings and a range of lenses, if you have).  Our recommended lenses to bring would be one wide angle lens with a fast aperture (useful for night photography) and a 70-200MM lens.  Other lenses are useful, of course, but those two lenses were our most frequented "go-to" lenses. • a sturdy tripod • a cable (or wireless) shutter release• a laptop for editing (with editing software, preferably Adobe) As well, we optionally recommend: • small first aid kit• blister bandages• water bottle Cancellation Policy Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable). Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Ltd reserve the right to cancel the tour at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a  minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation).  In the very unlikely event of a cancellation, all monies/deposits made to OFFBEAT Photography Ltd. would be refunded to participants however no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees.  Insurance It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance and emergency medical transport coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).  By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions. Travel Visa It is the participant's responsibility to ensure they have a valid Travel Visa (if applicable/required) for the duration of the workshop.   About Dave Brosha "Critically acclaimed....spectacular photos." - The Globe and Mail Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, northern commercial, personal, and landscape photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his wife and children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad. Dave’s personal affiliations and representations include the First Light agency, Aurora Images, Offset, Getty Images (stock), National Geographic (stock), and the Canadian Press, for which Dave is a freelance photographer.   About Paul Zizka Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, includingIMPACT, Alpinist, Canadian Geographic, Islands, PhotoLife, Fodors.com and explore magazine. In addition to his work for a number of clients, over the past few years Paul has created a signature collection of images for Banff Lake Louise Tourism, which are used to promote Banff National Park throughout the world. In the Canadian Rockies, Paul has hiked extensively in the backcountry and photographed from the summits of countless peaks. His adventures abroad include a 1400-km unsupported double-crossing of Iceland on foot (2004), which is believed to be the first of its kind, and a 1488-km solo crossing of the South Island of New Zealand (2007). Recent travels have taken him backpacking in the Caribbean, exploring tiny insular nations of the Pacific, trekking in remote corners of Scandinavia and Nepal, and ski touring on Baffin Island. For any additional questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Aug 22, 2018 5:00 PM

Mobile Film Making Introduction (free) Create professional business video content with your smartphone. The basics of filming with your smartphone. A short introduction to use your smartphone to create professional video content for your business. Who is it for? Small Business Owners Marketing Professionals PR Professionals Educators Training Professionals HR Professionals Sales and Product Professionals Anyone with a smartphone who wants to share a story or a continuous flow of video content.   This is a FREE taster of the full-day Mobile Film Making and Editing Masterclasses (iPhone and Android) Martine van Woudenberg is a video journalist,  video editor, radio reporter and voiceover professional and owner of The Waves Video. With almost 10 years of experience in marketing and customer focus and over 5 years of journalism experience in both radio and television Martine combines her business and journalism knowledge in this practical valuable Masterclass. In 2017 her work mainly focused on mobile journalism at Videonewsreport for corporate clients in The Netherlands such as Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch National Railway), The Rijksmuseum, The Red Cross and the Dutch Ministries.  At the Rio Olympics she provided live and recorded reports for Allsportsradio.nl and Dutch radio. Her main interests and business partners are in sport, outdoor, health, education, events & travel. She holds a degree in International Business Studies – Marketing and Organization at Maastricht University. Contact Martine van Woudenberg at [email protected]

Aug 01, 2018 10:30 AM

Mobile Film Making and Editing Masterclasses (iPhone and Android) Create professional business video content in one day. MODULE A. FILM MAKING MASTERCLASS DESCRIPTION: Learn to shoot professional business videos with your smartphone. Grow your business with low budget, high quality video content for social media. What will you learn? Filming: You will learn to use your smartphone to create professional video content. You will learn the technical aspects (no experience needed) and the creative preparation for your own story. How to prepare, shoot, use audio and create your own film as a professional. Interviewing: You will be able to film an interview for professional purposes. Storytelling: What is your audience and why are they watching? You will learn to prepare the story for your video content and film. Bonus: Share and receive content ideas You receive personal feedback on your video content ideas and how to reach your customers best with other business professionals in the room. You might get the brightest ideas on the spot. Another bonus: Presentation You don’t have to present but if you do want to present on video you will learn how to feel comfortable quickly and you gain easy tricks to help your interviewee feel at ease too. MODULE B. EDITING MASTERCLASS DESCRIPTION: Learn to edit professional business videos with your smartphone and share your business video content now. Grow your business with low budget, high quality video content for social media. What will you learn? Editing: You will learn to use your smartphone to create professional video content. You will learn to edit on your smartphone with easy to use and professional free available apps. Editing for social media: You will learn to edit for different social media channels. Editing techniques: You will learn the professional basics in editing. Storytelling: What is your audience and why are they watching? You will learn to edit a story from your video content. Interview: You will be able to edit an interview in a professional way on your smartphone. Soundbites: You will be able to use audio, voiceover and music and find the tone of your video. You will go home with a high quality business video made by you on your smartphone! Who is it for? Small Business Owners Marketing Professionals PR Professionals Educators Training Professionals HR Professionals Sales and Product Professionals Anyone with a smartphone who wants to share a story or a continuous flow of video content. We recommend that you book both modules. However, if you want to book just one module at £99 ex VAT then please contact us (organiser) by email.   Martine van Woudenberg is a video journalist,  video editor, radio reporter and voiceover professional and owner of The Waves Video. With almost 10 years of experience in marketing and customer focus and over 5 years of journalism experience in both radio and television Martine combines her business and journalism knowledge in this practical valuable Masterclass. In 2017 her work mainly focused on mobile journalism at Videonewsreport for corporate clients in The Netherlands such as Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch National Railway), The Rijksmuseum, The Red Cross and the Dutch Ministries.  At the Rio Olympics she provided live and recorded reports for Allsportsradio.nl and Dutch radio. Her main interests and business partners are in sport, outdoor, health, education, events & travel. She holds a degree in International Business Studies – Marketing and Organization at Maastricht University. Contact Martine van Woudenberg at [email protected] Contact the BASE centre team for more information and or directions on 01420 550980.

May 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Last Day To Sign Up: May 14, 2018!   Attention CAIS Campers! Presenting the Spring 2018 edition of CAIS Family Camping at Olema Campground on the weekend of May 18-20, 2018. This is a great opportunity to spend time with the awesome people in the CAIS community! The fun begins as early as Friday afternoon for those who choose to get a head start on the weekend. Other campers will arrive on Saturday morning in time for lots of outdoor activities—such as playing soccer at the campground or visiting nearby beaches and parks. The evening includes a community barbeque, fun around the campfire and s'mores for all.  This Camp will no doubt add its own special events to the growing lore of CAIS Family Camp. Be part of the fun! (password: cais150) No camping gear? No problem! A list of resources is included here or search the internet for local stores (e.g. Sports Basement, Costco, REI) that have camping equipment for purchase and/or rental.  Want to attend AND want to sleep in a cozy bed? Click here for nearby lodging accommodations.  Also, check out www.JucyUSA.com, a mini-van RV equipped with stove, sink, and refrigerator.   Want to lend/borrow camping equipment?  Click here to enter the equipment you're willing to share, or browse to see what's available to borow.  Olema Campground is located on Route 1 in Olema about an hour north of San Francisco. It has well­ maintained bathrooms with hot showers and open areas for playing. We welcome everyone to participate in the Saturday night barbecue; all other meals are on your own.  Pt. Reyes Station, a small town full of eateries (Cowgirl Creamery, Bovine Bakery) is only 5 minutes away.  Two families will share each campsite, and each campsite is equipped with 1 picnic table and 1 fire ring. There is only enough space for two cars per campsite. If you are bringing in an RV, please contact May ([email protected]) prior to purchasing tickets.  Additional cars must be parked at the Campground’s central lot. We also must have the campground cleared by Sunday at 12pm.  The Saturday night communal barbecue will feature snacks, traditional charcoal-grilled meats, baked salmon and veggies, and s'mores for kids of all ages. Special Note: Each adult family member is expected to participate in some way in putting on the communal Saturday night barbecue. Select how you'd like to volunteer during the checkout process and see additional volunteer opportunities as well.  Volunteer opportunities for kids too!

Sep 30, 2018 7:30 AM

O Wanderlust 108 é o único ‘triatlo mindful’ do mundo. Realizado em parceria com a marca de desporto Adidas consiste de uma corrida de 5 quilómetros (ou caminhada), uma aula de yoga ao ar livre de 90 minutos e uma sessão de meditação guiada. Ao longo do dia, os Wanderlusters podem também participar em aulas de aerial yoga, acro-yoga, hoop dance e meditação, assistir a um talk ou participar num workshop de óleos essenciais, alimentação saudável (entre outros) ou ter uma experiência de yoga no relvado. Música, um mercado de artesanato, venda de comida orgânica e saudável e outras surpresas preparadas para acontecerem ao longo de todo o dia tornam o dia 30 de setembro em algo único. Bilhetes à venda em Eventbrite, Ticket Line, Worten, Fnac, El Corte Inglès, A.B.E.P., a partir de 25 euros.   Mais informações sobre o evento em: https://wanderlust108.pt Facebook Instagram  Hashtags oficiais: #Wanderlust108 #Wanderlust_portugal #adidaswanderlust #wanderlust2018 @adidaswomen #cometogether INFORMAÇÕES E BILHETEIRA  • Após a compra, será enviado um email de confirmação da Eventbrite, parceiro na área de gestão da bilhética do Wanderlust. O seu bilhete eletrónico será envido por e-mail. Importante: se não receber um email de confirmação, verifique a sua pasta de spam.  • Se encontrar outros problemas com o pedido, clique aqui e vá a Eventbrite.   • Gostaria de rever ou atualizar o seu pedido? Aqui encontra toda a informação. • Todas as compras são efetivas e independentes das condições atmosféricas. • O cancelamento e/ou alteração do evento, não obriga o promotor a devolver o valor do bilhete. • Os professores, speakers e artistas anunciados podem ser alterados sem aviso prévio. Aqui poderá consultar os termos e condições gerais. PARA MAIS INFORMAÇÕES: Contacte o serviço de apoio ao cliente do Wanderlust. THE WORLD'S ONLY MINDFUL TRIATHLON Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. This “mindful triathlon” brings three events together in a Lisbon local park: a 5K* run (or walk), an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation – but with a twist. From DJs on the main stage to lawn activities like hooping and acroyoga, to local food and craft vendors, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat. Nationally recognizedteachers, speakers and musical talent are featured at each event to make for a fun-filled day.  Bilhetes disponiveis na Eventbrite, Ticket Line, Worten, Fnac, El Corte Inglès, A.B.E.P., a partir de 25 euros.   Join the Mindful Movement at Wanderlust 108! For more information about the event, including ticketing, vendor and volunteer applications, please visit https://wanderlust108.pt Follow Wanderlust UK on social media for live updates: Facebook Instagram Official Hashtags: #Wanderlust108 #Wanderlust_portugal #adidaswanderlust #wanderlust2018 @adidaswomen #cometogether TICKET INFORMATION • After your purchase you will receive a confirmation mail from Eventbrite, Wanderlust Ticketpartner. Your e-ticket (s) can be found in the appendix of this mail. Important: If you don’t receive confirmation mail, please check your spam folder. If you can not find them there too, please click here and go to Eventbrite. • If you have other problems with your order, please click here and contact Eventbrite. Further questions and general information about the event can be found here. • Would you like to review or update your order? Here you can find all the information. • All purchases are biding. • Whether it’s a rain or sunshine, the event takes place. • The mentioned teachers and artists are confirmed at the time of the publication, but can change at short notice.I accept the terms of use to purchase the online ticket. Here you can find the general terms and conditions. DO YOU NEED HELP? Look at the Wanderlust Helpdesk and contact us for all FAQs directions and more.

Sep 21, 2018 2:00 PM

Dear SHS Family: We are very excited to announce our 2nd Annual U-Knight in Color Run/Walk fun day!! The Color run will take place on Friday, September, 21, 2018 at 2:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The event will begin and end on the girls softball field. The walk/run is approximately one mile.  There are three ways to participate: 1. Walk/run. 2. Throw color. 3. Make a donation. To participate, choose either the basic ($20), the deluxe ($40), or the super deluxe ($100) options. The first 200 participants, will get a FREE commemorative T-shirt ********INDIVIDUALS SIGNING UP BEFORE 9/5/18 SAVE $5******* ****GROUPS WITH 20 OR MORE (SPORT TEAMS, CLUBS, ETC...) SIGNING UP BEFORE 9/5 FOR $10 PER PERSON***** We will be raffling off prizes, which include but aren't limited to: gift cards to area restaurants *, SHS sponsored events, VIP seats for graduation, VIP parking for graduation. The class with the most participants will win up to $1,000 towards their prom. *dependant upon donations You can't participate this year? No problem, please consider making a donation!!  One hundred (100%) of the dollars raised from this event stays within SHS to support our students and teachers with educational supplies, curriculum materials and technology. Each participating student MUST complete a mandatory waiver form, so that their class is properly credited.  The class with the most participation, can win up to $1000 towards their class prom!! Waiver forms can be located on SHS school website www.stamfordhigh.org  Forms can be dropped off at SHS main office no later than 9/17/18, labled SHS Color Run or emailed to Sharon DeLuca, [email protected] or Susan Bolognino, [email protected] All are welcome (parents, siblings, faculty) to  throw color during the event from the designated color stations.  This will be a great opportunity to mingle with administrators, teachers, PTO members and other SHS families If you have any questions regarding this event or have an organization that would like to sponsor a color station, please contact Sharon Deluca, [email protected] or Susan Bolognino, [email protected] This event is our major fundraiser for the school year. Thank you from SHS PTO (FOSH) for your continued support!!  Member of PT Counsil, Stamford, CT FAQ's: What's the refund policy? No refunds. Rain or shine event Is Color Powder Safe? Safety is our main priority! Our colors are made with high quality cornstarch and food dyes. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade and approved by the US FDA. However our product is not designed for consumption. If you would like a copy of the Safety Data Sheets please contact us at 888-252-6567 or email us at [email protected] Is it harmful if you inhale it? Although all the materials are food grade we do not recommend inhaling large quantities of color powder. Anyone who has asthma, is allergic to any of the ingredients or has any respiratory issues should exercise caution when participating in color powder events. It should also always be used in well ventilated outdoor space. Does Color Powder Stain Clothing? Our color powder washes out of most clothing. However, it can stain some materials. 100% cotton clothing is recommended and typical machine washing with stain remover, removes the stains. We recommend removing excess powder from clothing before washing and/or applying water. Does Color Powder Stain Skin or Hair? Just as with clothing we recommend shaking off all excess powder before exposing to water. Normal soap and water should remove color powder from skin and hair. Some color does tend to linger for a few days especially on blonde hair. If you are worried about staining, we recommend applying a moisturizer to skin and coating your hair with a small amount of coconut or olive oil before the event.  Wearing a bandana, shower cap, or a hat is also suggested.   

Aug 11, 2018 8:00 AM

August 11th and 12th, 2018,  Saturday 8am-8pm,  Sunday 8a-6pm   ************************************************************************************************************************** Wilderness Medicine Field Course is a 2 day outdoor intense seminar in Emergency Medicine in the Wilderness.  WMFC  teaches the Athletic Trainer, the physician, the medical student, the non physician medical provider, RN, ATC, PA, PT, EMT, Police officer  and the avid athlete how to apply emergency medicine assessment, treatment, rescue and techniques to the patient in the non hospital environment.  This course is ESPECIALLY useful and pertinent to Athletic Trainers as they are almost always treating conditions outside of a hospital environment.  this class is a FULLY ACCREDITED MEDICAL SCHOOL ELECTIVE CREDIT FOR THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA.   Parents and colleagues of Medical Students, faculty and residents also welcome!  This course will include woodlands medicine and survival, orthopedic expanded section, cardiac, pulm, derm, OB, GYN, infectious disease, trauma, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, overnight survival, shelter making, emergency conditions hyperthermia, hypothermia, environmental injuries, vacation medicine, travel medicine, flood survival, ground school for vertical rescue, introduction to knots and vertical rescue techniques, intro to water rescues, live multi case scenerios with students getting experience being each portion of the outdoor rescue team: team leader, navigator, medical lead, trauma lead, airway expert, wound care expert and of course victim.  New packaging techniques and new spinal techniques discussed and each student will get the chance to teach a section.   Kayaking will be on Little Seneca Lake.  Mountain biking day 2 for much of the day. Class is Saturday (woods day) and Sunday (bike and kayak day) from 8am to 6-8pm each day   Once your registration clears,  and we are a month pre class, I will send you class syllabus and all info.  You will need to bring a backpack, your own lunch food, and a rented or your own mountain bike for day 2..  We will have suggestions for camping or driving in and directions.  This class usually has a lively mix of Athletic Trainers, military and police folks, medical students, boy scout leaders, community athletic leaders, and physicians all contributing to the overall knowledge of the group.  Class in its 14th year with > 1500 Alumni.  This class is rapid fire and also appropriate for your family member who may be taking that dream outdoor trip with you.  Each student must register and we do not allow observers.  Please see return/refund policy before sending payment.   Athletic Trainers: Accreditation Statement for 2018   Ellen L. Smith, MD is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 22 hours of Category A continuing education. BOC Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.BOC Approved Provider Number: P8700  Wilderness Medicine Field CourseRELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENTcourses held in 2016-2018 NOTICE OF RISK I understand and agree that participating in the Wilderness Medicine Field Course in its various forms, or a portion taught at another site including a climbing course and Wilderness related activities including the use of the kayaks and/or canoes, ropes, climbing, mountain climbing, hiking, running, river swimming, whitewater activities, diving, jumping, and other planned activities are inherently dangerous and contain inherent risks that could result in catastrophic injury or death. These risks include, but are not limited to variations in terrain and other man-made terrain features, rocks, mountains, cliffs, trees and other forms of  forest growth and debris (including above and below the water surface), water crossings, paddling on a lake, swimming in whitewater and component parts and other forms of natural and man-made obstacles on and off designated trails, as well as collisions with other trail users, motor vehicles, spectators and varying trail conditions due to weather changes and recreational usage. I further agree that participation in the Wilderness Medicine Field Course is potentially dangerous and contains additional inherent risks other than those listed above.  These inherent risks present an additional risk of permanent catastrophic injury or death. Not all of these risks  can be anticipated or mitigated. ASSUMPTION OF RISKUnderstanding the inherent risk, I agree on behalf of myself and/or my minor child to voluntarily and expressly assume the risks involved.RELEASE OF LIABILITYI the undersigned, in consideration of being notified of the said course and this event and any preparatory training therefore, DO HEREBY AGREE NOT TO SUE AND TO RELEASE, Ellen Smith and instructors and volunteers participating in course or planning, Montgomery County Department of Fire Rescue and its employees, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Participants and any of the related Public Parks and Public Park  Lands including VA and PA,FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, RELATED TO ANY CLAIM, ACTION OR DAMAGE WITHOUT ANY LIMITATION WHATSOEVER, whether consisting of personal injury, property damage, or death, that may or does result in any way from my participation in these sport/ training sessions/events, regardless of any negligence on the part of the same.AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFYI FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND DEFEND ALL OF THE ABOVE NAMED FROM ANY LIABILITY which results from me or my minor child’s participation in these sport/ training sessions/events. I specifically agree that before any given training session/event takes place, I will if I so desire, inspect all areas involved in the training session/event, fully realizing, accepting, and understanding that training sessions and related events in general and of this type in particular are inherently risky and dangerous, as are preparations, practice, or training for such events.As a participant or parent/guardian, I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PARAGRAPH CONSTITUTES A COVENANT AND A PROMISE ON MY PART, NOT TO SUE AND TO FULLY DISCHARGE ALL OF THE ABOVE NAMED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSS, DAMAGE, OR DEATH WHICH MAY RESULT FROM MY OR MY MINOR CHILD’S PARTICIPATION IN THESE TRAINING SESSIONS/EVENTS.This release is binding, not only upon myself, but upon my heirs, administrators, executors, and assigns, and I herewith again reaffirm my free and willing intent to execute it, acknowledging a complete understanding of its terms and conditions and the totality of its effect.AS A PARENT, OR GUARDIAN, I AGREE THAT ONE (1) PARENT, ORGUARDIANS, BINDS BOTH PARENTS, AND GUARDIANS, IN REFERENCE TO THISAGREEMENT. I agree that all disputes arising under this contract shall be litigated exclusively in theCircuit Court for Montgomery County or in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.This agreement is governed by applicable law of this state. If any part of this agreement isdetermined to be unenforceable, all other parts shall be given full force and effect. I have not changed any of the wording of this form except to add my name, signature and date as my complete affirmation and agreement to this form in the registration section.  Refund Policy: The WMFC will consider refunds of fully paid students if requested >30 days before class start date.  Registration fees of $50 early bird and $75 general admission are  not refundable.  Transfers to a later class may be considered instead of a refund with any additional fees assumed by the transferee.  Transfers of tuition to a different student require the new applicant to pay registration fee and have consent of faculty. Bike rental payments and surgical equip fees/payments are not refundable at any time. Registration indicates you have read the refund policy and liability policy and agree to all the policies. 

Apr 06, 2019 8:30 AM

Course Description: This highly interactive course is designed for clinicians who have already had some experience working with clients with limb loss, but want to further challenge their clients in order to improve their functional outcomes.   Do your clients complain of low back pain when standing and walking? Are your clients confident in their functional abilities? Does your client have a stubborn gait deviation that you just can't resolve? Do you struggle with the role of prosthetic alignment when providing gait training? Are you wanting a better understanding of how prosthetic knees (including microprocessor knees) function? Do you have clients who want to perform at a higher functional level? (Eg running, golfing, skiing, cycling, etc)   Learn how to progress your clients a step above their current function by attending this two day dynamic course with the opportunity to work with patient volunteers and a local prosthetist. The course will cover the following topics:   Low back pain with prosthetic use: why does it happen and how to prevent/resolve  What are realistic outcomes: good enough vs maximal function. Are you underestimating client    potential? Clinical patterns: knowing how to build a good foundation for optimal function; when/how to progress without negatively affecting future outcomes  The importance of single leg stance stability in gait and higher level function   How prosthetic alignment impacts gait training In - depth gait analysis and how to improve gait symmetry Prosthetic knees (including microprocessor knees): how they work and how best to train clients  on various knees Body-resisted exercises for functional core and limb strengthening   This 2-Day course runs from 8:30am-4:30pm each day.   Course Objectives: 1.  Understand basic prosthetic alignment principles and how alignment can affect your gait training    ability; learn to recognize sub-optimal alignment in Trans Tibial and Trans Femoral gait, and how to work with the prosthetist and client in achieving optimal alignment for maximum function   2.  Understand the importance of core strength in contracture management, movement patterns and on all levels of function; learn how to strengthen core and limbs functionally   3.  Understand principles of different prosthetic foot and knee designs, and learn how to maximize gait efficiency and functional use of components. (Training with microprocessor knees will depend on availability of client volunteers with microprocessor knees) **** A local prosthetist, Scott Pearen C.P. (c) from Hodgson Orthopedic Group, will also attend the course. He will answer questions and make alignment changes on volunteer client models if applicable. Instructors Shirlene Campbell  PT Shirlene Campbell has 27 years of experience working in the field of adult and pediatric limb loss rehabilitation. Shirlene is currently working privately in the community providing in-home prosthetic gait training for clients having undergone amputations for many different reasons, including trauma. Shirlene's mission is to help her clients achieve their goals and maximize their function, working closely with prosthetists for best practice in achieving optimal outcomes. Shirlene is experienced with microprocessor knees and teaching clients how to use them. Shirlene is keen to assist other health care professionals to learn more about limb loss rehabilitation, and has been involved in teaching at U of T, UBC and the George Brown College P&O Program. Scott Pearen, C.P.(c) Prosthetist from Hodgson Orthopedic Group Scott is a Certified Prosthetist. He graduated from the BCIT prosthetics and orthotics program in 2004 and received his national certification in 2006. Scott has had the opportunity to experience numerous ventures in the prosthetics field. He has worked in both public and private clinics, as well as providing training for one of the industry’s largest manufacturers. In 2009, he managed a large rehab hospital in northern Pakistan with the Canadian Red Cross, before coming back to Vancouver to start the Hodgson Orthopedic Group. In his spare time, Scott loves to keep active and enjoy all of the great outdoor things that Vancouver offers. Scott enjoys curling in the winter and spring months, and looks forward to continuing improvement of his golf scores and taking his game from double bogies to birdies. Register now as space is limited!   PABC members benefit from significant savings on courses. Not a member yet? Explore membership. Licensing: All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have a current license to practice from the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC). If participants are from out of BC, they must acquire a Courtesy License from CPTBC: http://cptbc.org/applicants/registration-applicants/courtesy-registration/. PABC Course Cancellation Policy: PABC Course refunds are issued for cancellations received two weeks prior to the event,  less a $100 Cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event.

Oct 19, 2018 5:00 PM

Get to know your yoga community while exploring the mind and body connection with live yoga classes, workshops, food, art, music and more!  New to Yoga? Join us for a safe, fun and festive environment with all of the top Yoga Studios in Sonoma County. We are gathering the leaders of Yoga and Wellness into one place for a weekend centered around community and connection. A Great Way to Start Your Practice You will have the opportunity to connect with your tribe and start your yoga journey! You Downdog? Make lasting connections while celebrating your practice at the 2018 Sonoma County Yoga Festival! Come for the day or campout all weekend, we've got you covered!    Sponosored By SOMO Village, Rohnert Park SF Yoga Magazine, San Francisco  Renew Yoga, Petaluma Bluedoor Yoga and Wellness, Penngrove   Foodog Yoga, Petaluma   Hot Yoga Calistoga, Calistoga   Fire Flex Yoga, California First Responders Resiliency Training, Santa Rosa PTS Fitness and Rehabilitation Clinic, Santa Rosa Napa Hot Yoga, Napa    Soul Yoga & Wellness, Santa Rosa  Yoga Community, Sonoma  Yoga of Health, SOMO Village Class Offerings   FRIDAY NIGHT   |   OCTOBER 19TH, 2018  | 5:00pm - 11:30pm     Vinyasa Flow w/ Pamela Maldonado Sponsored by Renew Yoga   Hip Hop Yoga w/ Jensen Curtis Sponsored by Stillness Retreat   Black Yoga Buti Yoga w/ Andrea Thomas & Laurie Gatti Sponsored by FooDog Yoga   Core Stability w/Nicole Myers Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   Inferno Hot Pilates   w. Amy Wolff Sponsored by Napa Hot Yoga   Baptiste Power Beats  w/ Lisa Ellisen Sponsored by Soul Yoga Hot Hatha Flow w/ Zachary McCloskey Sponsored by Napa Hot Yoga     SATURDAY   |   OCTOBER 20TH, 2018  | 8:00am - Midnight Yoga       Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra  w/ Barbara Brady Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga and Wellness   Vinyasa Flow  w/ Jenn Russo Sponsored by Yoga On Center   Kundalini Yoga  w/ Anne Seaver Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga   Vinyasa Flow + Workshop  w/ Jessica Webb Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   Workshop: Intro into Slacklining w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining    Workshop: Yoga for Special Populations  w/Shannon McQuaide Sponsored by Fire Flex Yoga   Baptiste Power Yoga  w/ Lisa Ellisen Sponsored by Soul Yoga   Stable Flow  w/ Amy Wolff Sponsored by Renew Yoga   Yoga for PTSD  w/ Sonya McVay Sponsored by Fitness Rx   Slack-Yoga Class w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining    YinYasa  w/ Helaine Sheias Sponsored by Renew Yoga   Black Light Inferno Hot Pilates  w/ Anne Seaver Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga   Silent Disco Yoga Dance Peak Flow w/ Chrys Johnson Sponsored by Point of You Yoga   Hatha Flow w/ Jesi Mifsud Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   Powerflow  w/ Anna Kyshynska Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga   Black Light Buti Twerk  w/ Tristan St. Germain Sponsored  by FooDog Yoga   Moon Salutations & Yoga Astrology w/ Mellissa Lakritz Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   Midnight Yoga w/ Pamela Maldonado Sponsored by Renew Yoga     SUNDAY   |   OCTOBER 21st, 2018  | 8:00am - 6:00pm       Morning Meditation  w/ Zachary McCloskey Sponsored by YOGA Cube    Sunshine Flow  w/  Simone Simon Sponsored by FooDog Yoga   Yoga Church w/ Chrys Johnson Sponsored by Point Of You Yoga   Yin and You  w/ Lisa Willet Sponsored by Yoga Community    Slow Flow w/ Healing Touch w/ Pamela Maldonado & Amy Wolff  Sponsored by Renew Yoga    Workshop: Elevated Slacklining  w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining    Hatha Yoga  w/ Shane Davis Sponsored by Yoga One   Yoga Fusion  w/ Jensen Curtis Sponsored by Stillness Retreat   Yoga for PTSD  w/ Sonya McVay Sponsored by Fitness Rx   Medical Panel w/ Nikita Mehta Sponsored by SF Yoga Magazine    Nikita Mehta   Sponsored by SF Yoga Magazine   Slack- Yoga: Partner Class  w/ El McCall Sponsored by Elevated  Slacklining   Yin - Yang Claudia Terry,Helaine Sheias and the music of Frank O'Connor Sponsored by FooDog Yoga FAQs When is the Sonoma County Yoga Festival? Friday October 19th - Sunday October 21st   What can I expect from the schedule of events that are being offered that are NOT YOGA?  Listed below, you can find a sample of some of the events and content that is being  offered.  FRIDAY 4:00pm - 5:00pm Early Arrival Registration, Camping Set up and Class Sign in.  5:00pm - 11:00pm Beats and Bites Join us for a celebration and kick off to a fun weekend. Bring your positive vibes and find your tribe. Dance party starts at 9:00pm with DJ Dragonfly, Dj Micah plus Special Guests. Bubble Party and complementary small bites and appetizers, no host bar for 21 and over.  (18 and over only)  SATURDAY 10:00am - 5:00pm - Workshops and Panel Discussions featuring local leaders in Yoga, Health and Wellness Presented by Nikita Mheta and SF Yoga Magazine. - Wellness Fair featuring yoga clothing,  health food brands, dietary supplements and various wellness products.  - Self Care Sanctuary, Sound Healing & First Responders Resiliency Center. - Heart Healthy Lunch Buffet is included with each Festival Pass or Single Day Pass (Saturday and Sunday Only, limit 1 Lunch Ticket per person per day.)  - Local Music, Art and Family Friendly Kids Zone. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Bliss Bar Happy Hour and BBQ  Join us for local delights in craft beer and boutique local wines from the region. Sally Tomatoes will be grilling up some BBQ and we will have live music to help you recharge from a full day of all things yoga. (Food and Drinks  sold seperately) 8:00pm - 11:00pm  Live Concert - Multiple Acts, Headliner & Artists - TBA 9:30pm - 11:30pm Outdoor Film Screening in the Main Courtyard Heal  A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself.  Awards Maui Film Fest - Winner Soul in Cinema Award Starring Dr. Deepak ChopraAnita MoorjaniMarianne WilliamsonDr. Michael BeckwithDr. Bruce LiptonDr. Joe DispenzaAnthony William ' Medical Medium'Dr. Bernie SiegelGregg BradenDr. Joan BorysenkoDr. David HamiltonDr. Kelly BroganRob Wergin Directed By Kelly Noonan Produced By Adam Schome r SUNDAY 8:00am - 4:00pm - Workshops and Panel Discussions featuring local leaders in Yoga, Health and Wellness Presented by Nikita Mheta and SF Yoga Magazine.  - Self Care Sanctuary, Sound Healing, First Responders Resiliency Center. - Heart Healthy Lunch Buffet (Saturday and Sunday Only, limit 1 Lunch Ticket per person per day.)  - Local Music, Art and Family Friendly Kids Zone.   Where is the Sonoma County Yoga Festival being held? We are thrilled to be partnering with SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, CA. We are creating a spectacular scene with the sprawling Sonoma County hillside as our backdrop. We are taking over this one of kind location and providing multiple yoga spaces, vendor and wellness fair, art, local music, body healers, sound healers, a mediation meadow and ample room for outdoor lawn camping and car camping.    What is SOMO VIllage?  SOMO Village is an internationally recognized and award winning 200-acre redevelopment in southern Sonoma County in the City of Rohnert Park, California.    What makes SOMO Village perfect for a Yoga Festival?  SOMO Villages creates a healthy, happy, high quality live-work community in one of the most beautiful places in the World. The community is a leading example of a thriving and sustainable community and is being developed consistent with One Planet Community Principles. It has been certified at the highest Platinum level by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-ND).   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? SOMO Village is conviently located at 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928    What can I bring into the event? You are encouraged to bring your yoga mat, water bottle and any props, blankets or bolsters that you may want to include in your yoga practice or for sitting for long periods.    What can't I bring into the event? You are not allowed to bring in any outside food or drink. No alcoholic beverages, drugs, cannabis or other illegal or controlled substances. No explosives, weapons, or firearms of any kind.     How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please send any questions, emails or inquiries to  [email protected] or www.sonomacountryyogafestival.com   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Friday, Saturday & Sunday This will be an all ages event and welcome to everyone in the community with a kids zone and family friendly atmosphere. There will be parental consent and liability waivers needed upon class check-in for minors.  *** Friday Night *** 8:00pm - 11:00pm Beats and Bites Event will be limited to 18 and over only crowd.    What's the refund policy? Complete refund exluding any ticketing fees, taxes or surchages 30 Days prior to the event.    Can I be a Vendor or Exhibitor?  Yes, please fill out the Vendor / Exhibitor Form  and let us know more about yourself.   Can I become a Yoga Studio Sponsor for the event?  Priority is give to North Bay Yoga Studios and Independent Yoga Instructors with a connection to Sonoma, Napa and surrounding counties. Please fill out the Yoga Studio Sponosrhip Form  and tell us more about yourself.    Can my business get involved and become a Sponsor?  Yes, we are actively looking for local and reginal businesses, brands and products that are in alignment with the core values of  the Sonoma County Yoga Festival. Please fill out our Business Sponsorship Form and let us know more about you and your business or organization. 

Sep 08, 2018 7:00 AM

Are you ready for a challenge that will help a great cause? Do you want to see how your team matches up against teams from all branches of our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, EMS, ROTC, scouting and local sports teams? Do you want a chance to show your support for our local men and women in uniform? Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is proud to present the 5th Annual Heroes Ruck Challenge on September 8, 2018    This event benefits Sheep Dog Impact Assistance - Central AR and its mission to engage, assist and empower our military veterans and first responders in need with continued service opportunities, holiday assistance and outdoor adventures.     This is a 15.3 mile, squad level, road march charity race. Teams will consist of five members, each carrying a minimum 35 lb rucksack/duty gear. Five division trophies will be awarded for the best team time in each division. Each mile along the route will honor the sacrifice of a fallen service member or first responder.  (Each mile marker sign will be offered to the surviving family members afterward as our way of letting them know that we haven't forgotten their sacrifice.) All registered perticipants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. All finishers receive a commemorative 2018 HRC medal. Teams are also encouraged to march "in memory of" or "in honor of" an injured or fallen comrade. The route starts at the Clinton Presidential Center grounds, winds through downtown Little Rock, up River Trail Rd to the Big Dam Bridge, crosses over to Cook’s Landing and back to the Clinton Presidential Center using the Arkansas River Trail.   NOTE:  We are currently taking nominations for this year's mile marker honorees. Nominations must be for fallen members of our military and first responders who died in combat, in the line of duty or in an act of serving others. To make a nomination, email [email protected]    A member of the Alexandria, LA, SWAT team quietly shows respect as he passes by a mile marker at 2016's event. With mile marker 11, we remembered Deputy Sherri Jones of the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, who died in the line of duty on 18 April 2011.   Teams will compete in five divisions.   The Active Duty Division is open to those who are currently on active duty status in a Military, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue or EMS unit.  This also includes volunteer firefighters actively serving a community volunteer fire unit.  Four members of the team must meet this guideline. The Former Duty Division is open to those who are former members of active duty military and first responder units to include Veterans Groups and those with Honorable Discharges and Retirees.  Four members of the team must meet this guideline. The Civilian Division is open to anyone who is not a current or former active duty member in any unit who wants to honor those who served. The Civilian Light Division is open to civilian and youth teams who want to support our local heroes and participate without the 35 lb rucksack requirement. New This Year - The Collegiate Division is open to those students taking any college or junior college course regardless of level (undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, etc.), status (part-time or full-time) or degree status.  ROTC units are included in this division.  Four members of the team must be registered college students.          Lodging New hotel rates coming soon     Official Rules     Active Duty Division  Division Eligibility - The Active Duty Division is open to those who are currently on active duty status in a Military, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue or EMS unit.  This also includes volunteer firefighters actively serving a community volunteer fire unit.  Four members of the team must meet this guideline.  Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for a trophy. Active Duty participants will wear BDU’s, ACUs, or their service equivalent uniform IAW their department/unit standards.  Distinctive unit T-shirts may be worn in place of the regulation T-shirts or in lieu of uniform tops.  All shirts will be tucked and will exhibit a high level of professionalism.  All team members must be in identical uniforms.  PT uniforms are not acceptable. Participants must have a minimum of 35 lbs of duty-specific gear, to include their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified before the start of the race.  The weight will be annotated on the waiver form.  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be responsible for injuries sustained from carrying more weight than the minimal requirement. The frame of the ruck/backpack will count towards the 35 lb limit.  Alice Style, Blackhawk, Propper and Molle or civilian packs are authorized.  The 35 lbs cannot include rocks, sandbags (unless securely taped shut), logs, water or other items which could be picked up or discarded along the route.  The rucksacks of the first place winning team will be weighed after the race. Participants with less than 35 lbs at the end of the race will be disqualified from winning the trophy, unless that member has a documented physical condition that precludes him from carrying the weight.  In that case, the weight will be distributed among the team and carried throughout the challenge. Fire units may substitute rucksacks with bunker gear and air tanks as long as the weight meets the 35 lb minimum standard. Footwear is limited to military service recognized boots.  Consult your service regulations.  Hi-Tech style boots may be worn only if authorized by individual service regulations or commander. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times.  Water-carrying devices will NOT be weighed as part of the official weight of the duty gear.  If the participant chooses to carry their water source in their rucksack, the water source and all components of water-carrying equipment (LCE, canteens, canteen cup, etc) will be removed prior to weigh in. NO team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they’re left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are not authorized in the Active Duty division.      Former Duty Division Division Eligibility - The Former Duty Division is open to those who are former members of active duty military and first responder units to include Veterans Groups and those with Honorable Discharges and Retirees.  Four members of the team must meet this guideline. Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for a trophy. Former Duty participants may wear BDUs, ACUs or their former service equivalent uniform.  Distinctive unit T-shirts may be worn in place of the regulation T-shirt or in lieu of uniform tops.  All shirts will be tucked and will exhibit a high level of professionalism.  All team members must be in identical uniforms. Participants must have a minimum of 35 lbs of duty-specific gear, to include their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified before the start of the race.  The weight will be annotated on the waiver form.  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be responsible for injuries sustained from carrying more weight than the minimal requirement. The frame of the ruck/backpack will count towards the 35 lb limit.  Alice Style, Blackhawk, Propper and Molle or civilian packs are authorized.  The 35 lbs cannot include rocks, sandbags (unless securely taped shut), logs, water or other items which could be picked up or discarded along the route.  The rucksacks of the first place winning team will be weighed after the race. Participants with less than 35 lbs at the end of the race will be disqualified from winning the trophy, unless that member has a documented physical condition that precludes him from carrying the weight.  In that case, the weight will be distributed among the team and carried throughout the challenge. Participants registered in the Former Duty Division may wear any footwear or attire appropriate for road marching.  Individual components of military-type clothing (i.e., BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.) may be worn, but the participants must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrants by finish line personnel. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times.  Water-carrying devices will NOT be weighed as part of the official weight of the duty gear.  If the participant chooses to carry their water source in their rucksack, the water source and all components of water-carrying equipment (LCE, canteens, canteen cup, etc) will be removed prior to weigh in. No team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they’re left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are authorized in the Former Duty division.     Civilian Division  Division Eligibility - The Civilian Division is open to anyone who is not a current or former active duty member in any unit who wants to honor those who served.  Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for a trophy. Participants must have a minimum of 35 lbs in gear, to include their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified before the start of the race.  The weight will be annotated on the waiver form.  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be responsible for injuries sustained from carrying more weight than the minimal requirement. The frame of the ruck/backpack will count towards the 35 lb limit.  Alice Style, Blackhawk, Propper and Molle or civilian packs are authorized.  The 35 lbs cannot include rocks, sandbags (unless securely taped shut), logs, water or other items which could be picked up or discarded along the route.  The rucksacks of the first place winning team will be weighed after the race.  Participants with less than 35 lbs at the end of the race will be disqualified from winning the trophy, unless that member has a documented physical condition that precludes him from carrying the weight.  In that case, the weight will be distributed among the team and carried throughout the challenge. Participants registered in the Civilian Division may wear any footwear or attire appropriate for road marching.  Individual components of military-type clothing (i.e., BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.) may be worn, but the participants must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrants by finish line personnel. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times.  Water-carrying devices will NOT be weighed as part of the official weight of the duty gear.  If the participant chooses to carry their water source in their rucksack, the water source and all components of water-carrying equipment (LCE, canteens, canteen cup, etc) will be removed prior to weigh in. No team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they are left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are authorized in the civilian division.     Civilian Light Division  Division Eligibility - The Civilian Light Division is open for civilian and youth teams who want to support our local heroes and participate without the 35 lb rucksack requirement.  Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for a trophy. There is no requirement for any type of rucksack in this division. Participants registered in the Civilian Light Division may wear any footwear or attire appropriate for road marching.  Individual components of military-type clothing (i.e., BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.) may be worn, but the participants must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrants by finish line personnel. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times. No team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they are left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are authorized in the civilian division.     JROTC Units Junior ROTC teams will enter in the Civilian Division. Junior ROTC participants will wear BDU’s, ACUs, or their service equivalent uniform IAW their department/unit standards.  Distinctive unit T-shirts may be worn in place of the regulation T-shirts or in lieu of uniform tops.  All shirts will be tucked and will exhibit a high level of professionalism.  All team members must be in identical uniforms.  PT uniforms are not acceptable.  Footwear for Junior ROTC units are limited to military service recognized boots.  Consult your service regulations.  Hi-Tech style boots may be worn only if authorized by individual service regulations or commander. In the Junior ROTC team category, instructors may march with the cadets as a team member or as a group leader without charge as long as there are five registered members.     Collegiate Division  Division Eligibility - The Collegiate Division is open to those students taking any college or junior college course regardless of level (undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, etc.) or degree status.  ROTC units are included in this division.  Four members of the team must be registered college students. Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for a trophy. Participants must have a minimum of 35 lbs of duty specific gear to include their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified before the start of the race.  The weight will be annotated on the waiver form.  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be responsible for injuries sustained from carrying more weight than the minimal requirement. The frame of the ruck/backpack will count towards the 35 lb limit.  Alice Style, Blackhawk, Propper and Molle or civilian packs are authorized.  The 35 lbs cannot include rocks, sandbags (unless securely taped shut), logs, water or other items which could be picked up or discarded along the route.  The rucksacks of the first place winning team will be weighed after the race. Participants with less than 35lbs at the end of the race will be disqualified from winning the trophy, unless that member has a documented physical condition that precludes him from carrying the weight.  In that case, the weight will be distributed among the team and carried throughout the challenge. ROTC participants will wear BDU’s, ACUs, or their service equivalent uniform IAW their department/unit standards.  Distinctive unit T-shirts may be worn in place of the regulation T-shirts or in lieu of uniform tops.  All shirts will be tucked and will exhibit a high level of professionalism.  All team members must be in identical uniforms.  PT uniforms are not acceptable.  Footwear for ROTC units are limited to military service recognized boots.  Consult your service regulations.  Hi-Tech style boots may be worn only if authorized by individual service regulations or commander. Non ROTC participants may wear any footwear or attire appropriate for road marching.  Individual components of military-type clothing (i.e., BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.) may be worn, but the participants must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrants by finish line personnel. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times.  Water-carrying devices will NOT be weighed as part of the official weight of the duty gear.  If the participant chooses to carry their water source in their rucksack, the water source and all components of water-carrying equipment (LCE, canteens, canteen cup, etc) will be removed prior to weigh in. NO team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they’re left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are not authorized in the Collegiate ROTC section of the division but are acceptable for Non ROTC teams.   Miscellaneous All participants must sign the required event waiver form. Minimum age to participate is 13-years old, providing the individual is registered and marching with a parent/guardian or group leader 18 years or older.  Groups of minors must be accompanied by a group leader/coach.  Group leaders are not required to pay an additional fee as long as the minor group has five registered members.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the required waiver form. Each participant’s rucksack will be weighed at check in and the weight entered onto their waiver form.  Any weight over the minimal 35 lbs will be carried at the discretion of the participant and the waiver will state the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be held liable for any injuries sustained by the extra weight. Participants must be in full uniform during the opening ceremony and at the start of the march.  Only uniform tops and headgear may be removed along the route as desired. The route is on a public course and courtesy to other users must be exercised during the course of the event.  Team members are prohibited to walk more than two persons wide while on the trail to allow other runners and bicyclists to pass. No pets, strollers, or roller blades are allowed as part of the event. CD players, boom boxes, etc., are allowed only if headphones are used. All team members must follow and stay on the designated route. Removal of signs or other markers is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any trash must be disposed of in trash cans along the route or held on your person until the race is complete then deposited in a trash can. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather or cancellation of the march. Numbers will be attached to the front of the uniform only.   Vehicles are not allowed on the course.  Teams may have support vehicles along the route.  The support vehicle cannot trail or lead the marchers but may stage along the route, as safety and common sense allow, and provide the marchers with food or water.  Participants may not enter the support vehicle for any reason or disqualification will result.  Non-participants may be staged along the route to encourage participants, but may not follow participants along the route. If the support vehicle provides equipment (boots, socks, clothing), the participants must remain in the appropriate uniform for the event they are participating.  If a participant completes any portion of the march in any uniform other than the appropriate uniform for their category, they will be disqualified. Only team captains will report to march officials with any discrepancies or grievances prior to the conclusion of the march.  March officials will make final decisions on all discrepancies or grievances.  Good sportsmanship and camaraderie is expected at all times.    Hotel Accomodations The Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock is happy to once again be named as the HOST HOTEL for Sheep Dog Central AR's Heroes Ruck Challenge 5 in September!  Start your day off with a complimentary FULL HOT Breakfast buffet each morning.  We also offer complimentary PARKING, WIFI, and a SHUTTLE to Downtown North Little Rock as well as the Little Rock Rivermarket area.  Our guests will enjoy a REFRIGERATOR in ALL sleeping rooms, a newly updated exercise room and a staff that is known for their Customer Service!  Come check out our recently updated POOL area!  Don’t forget about our two RESTAURANTS.  The Riverfront Steakhouse and Benihana are on property with great service and 2 onsite BARS.  Hurry and book your room. They may go quickly!  Contact Lana Roach at 501-907-4842, e-mail your request to [email protected] or go online and make your reservation: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/hr/sheep-dog-impact-assistance-race        For more information, call 501-712-5514 ext. 704 or email [email protected] Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that serves the needs of the men and women serving in our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and EMS services – a community of people we call “Sheep Dogs.”   SDIA exists to ENGAGE, ASSIST & EMPOWER our military veterans and first responders in need, reminding them that they have much to give back and life is worth living. SDIA offers continued service opportunities through disaster response missions, and assistance to fellow Sheep Dogs in need through various programs like Outdoor Adventures and Holiday programs. This “impact assistance” inspires growth and healing for all involved and, for many, fosters a renewed sense of purpose. HELPING IS HEALING.    Check us out at www.sheepdogia.org or our local Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sheepdogcentralar Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 organization and a Bronze member of GuideStar.