Of Boats and Brews

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  • Date
    Saturday, 06 July, 2019
  • Time
    From 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Edmonton, Edmonton South
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Downtown Edmonton
    11904 104 Ave
    Edmonton, AB

Of Boats and Brews

Come connect with your local paddling clubs and chat with the pro's in this unique after-hours experience at our downtown store!

You must register to attend this event.  ID will be required at the door for this 18+ years event.

We will have some cool prizes, great discounts and of course fun beverages and boats.

You must register to enter.


6:30 pm

Doors open

7:30 pm

Jillian A Brown gives a talk on expeditioning

8:30 pm

Door Prizes

9:00 pm

Event Closed



Jillian A Brown

A photographer, but first an adventurer, Jillian's passion for the water, nature and the wild began at a young age growing up experiencing three seasons each year at her family’s cabin on an island in Northwestern Ontario. Each day spent exploring on and in the water, from rowboats to canoes to kayaks to speedboats to paddleboards, wakeboards and other nautical activities. With her passion and determination only growing with each wild step she takes, the journey and goals for Jill are no-doubt going to push all boundaries to connect the outside world to hers. 

In 2018 she spent became the first Canadian to paddle across America, completing the 4,000mile/6,600km journey from Oregon to Florida in 7 months and earning the title of the ​World's First to Tandem Sea Kayak down the Grand Canyon.  

"To paddle, to explore may be my means to get away, but it is truly my way of coming home. As I travel farther and farther away from the places I grew up, I find myself coming to understand how we got there. Connecting to the land, the wild, and the people along the way helps to connect me to who I am, where I am going, and where we have been. It is too appreciate, to learn to appreciate. " - Jillian A Brown

You must register to attend this event. 

Unregistered attendants can register at the door.