Newsletter - MLK Day 2021
by Gary De Kock

Jared Munch Returns to QAS

We are again lucky to be joined by Jared Munch for QAS 2021. Jared became one of only five American Canoe Association Level 5 Advanced Whitewater SUP certified instructors in 2017.

His QAS presentation will be based on an 920 mile, 39 day unsupported journey from Duluth, MN to the southernmost tip of the Arctic Ocean. He will dive into the finer skills of stand up paddling while providing an overview of the journey.

His presentation utilizes the main adventure as a storyline while occasionally deviating into winter surfing in Lake Superior, whitewater stand up paddle boarding, elite SUP racing, and more.

To see this topic and the others scheduled to date, visit the QAS website and look for 2021-Virtual QAS.

What's Not to Like!

Hap Wilson (pictured above) will also return to QAS because the QAS Program Committee (i.e. Linda De Kock) has been working for months to bring you the best QAS possible. You can see it taking shape on our website. Visit the links below to see the line up for each of our five evenings.
February 16 
February 18 
February 23 
February 25 

February 27

Each date promises to be a fast paced evening with new choices every half hour. We are only a click away but once you GET REGISTERED and drop $10 in our PayPal account. Remember that this is your only chance to see the first ever virtual QAS.

QAS Social Media Resources

Even in the best of times, the QAS budget for promotional expenses was small. In hard times, let us just say that it is even smaller. We are working to get the word out over Facebook, Twitter, and our website but we ask that you give us a hand and post some of our event information to your networks. Examples of what to share are below.
Social Media Posts
  • The 26th Annual Quiet Adventures Symposium is a multi-day event that begins on February 16, 2021. This virtual event brings together those who are passionate about outdoor recreation and want to learn of new ways to find new adventures. Find out more at   
  • Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Quiet Adventures Symposium which features the best in outdoor recreation  Visit  for a list of event dates, presentations, speakers and to get registered. #outdoors #adventure #hiking #paddling #biking
  • Images to include in your posts can be copied from Social Media Resources.
If you have not already done so, please take this opportunity to Like and Follow each QAS social media accounts. Links to each of our pages are provided below.
If you need any additional information or are looking for more content/information, please visit the event website at       

Share Your Story at QAS

Join our friends from Paddle Antrim (photo above) who will share their story at QAS 2021. The deadline to register your promotional video for QAS is February 1. If you do not already have a short promo recorded in an mp4 format, one is easy to make with PowerPoint or similar software. For a QAS example created from four slides and a few lines of narration, CLICK HERE.

Promo slots in the virtual show are available for $25 per 60 seconds or $50 for a two minute slot. Your prerecorded message will run either before or after one of the evening presentations. There will be just three slots per presentation or a total of 30 slots per evening.

If you need to connect your organization to outdoor enthusiasts, this is the way to speak to the QAS audience. Let them know that you are always ready to help them find their next adventure.

To register your promo, visit Promotional Opportunity. To upload your final mp4 file, access the QAS Dropbox at QAS Commercial Promo
QAS 2021b - Newsletter - MLK Day 2021