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May
25
Thu
Virginia Beach Boat Demo @ First Landing State Park - The Narrows
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This spring we’ll be offering free, informal kayak & canoe demonstrations conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. This is a great opportunity to try out a boat in an environment that is informational, informal and presented at no charge.

Our Afternoon Boat Demos are geared towards customers who have already narrowed down their choices after visiting one of our shops and feel that some on-water time prior to purchase is necessary. However, we also welcome folks who are just curious about kayaks & canoes and want to try it out in a low pressure environment.

Folks unable to attend one of our scheduled on-water demo events can inquire with their local shop regarding a fee-based demo.   As for specific boats, in addition to any particular models from an attending manufacturer, we’ll bring some of our most popular boats and boards that are best suited for flatwater, fitness, fishing and all-round use. However, please let us know in advance if there is a particular boat or board in our demo fleet you would like to try and we will do our best to get it to the lake. Please note that if a boat or board is not in our demo fleet, we will not be able to bring it to the event.

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Jun
5
Mon
Flies & Flights @ Bottlecraft @ Bottlecraft Virginia Beach
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flies & Flights @ Bottlecraft @ Bottlecraft Virginia Beach | Virginia Beach | Virginia | United States

Flies and Flights is happening next door from the VA Beach shop at Bottlecraft.  Call or email the store for more details:

Phone: (757) 962-6618

Email: gopc701@greatoutdoorprovision.com

 

Jun
8
Thu
International Ocean Film Tour – Va Beach @ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
International Ocean Film Tour - Va Beach @ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center | Virginia Beach | Virginia | United States

The ocean is our greatest adventure playground and likely the biggest treasure chest of nature. The International OCEAN FILM TOUR Volume 4 wraps the most powerful stories, inspiring protagonists and stunning visuals into one evening event to show us the place where all life began.

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Jun
24
Sat
Va Beach, VA: Wilderness First Aid Course @ Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – Jun 25 @ 7:15 pm
Va Beach, VA:  Wilderness First Aid Course @ Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad | Virginia Beach | Virginia | United States

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: http://www.solowfa.com/

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
> Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
> Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
> Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees), and more
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Flyer: http://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf
> Testimonials: see below

TOPICS:
> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
> Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
> Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
> Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
> Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,
> Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
> Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
> Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain Problems, and Heart Problems
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
> International Travel: preparing & packing for safe travel, problem prevention before and during travel, and identification & treatment of many travel illnesses – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

SCHEDULE (2 days, 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm each day):
> May 9 – 10 … Charlottesville, VA
> May 13-14 … Triangle area, NC (Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill / Greenville)*
> May 20-21 … Washington, DC
> May 27-28 or 29 … Charlottesville, VA* (CPR / AED / Choking also offered, eve of May 26)
> June 3 – 4 … Richmond, VA*
> June 10-11 … Triad area, NC (Greensboro / Winston Salem)*
> June 24-25 … Virginia Beach, VA*
> July 8 – 9 … Charlottesville, VA*
> July 15-16 … Fredericksburg, VA*
> Aug. 19-27 … Wilderness First Responder course near Circleville, WV*
> Sep. 2 – 4 … Mountain-top Weekend Retreat near Blacksburg, VA* (CPR also to be offered)
> Sep. 23-24 … Chattanooga, TN
> Oct. 14-15 … Charlottesville, VA* (CPR / AED / Choking also offered, eve of Oct. 13)
> Nov. 11-12 … Washington, DC
> Dec. 16-17, 2017 … Uwharrie National Forest, NC

WHY:
Mired in a disaster zone, travel or rural area far from a hospital, or natural area miles from an access point … accidents, destructive weather, and terrorism happen, and all-too-often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. This leads to improper care of the patient, and endangers the entire group. Many recreational accidents are preventable, and improper care of trauma can compound even simple injuries. Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not immediately reachable. In this course, classroom instruction and Q&A are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience – a most powerful learning tool – during scenarios comprise ~50% of class. 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm both days; you come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.

Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor-Trainer
> Fee: 185 for the 2-day dtWFA (note that another org in the region charges $255!)
> *Charitable Donation: a nonprofit organization will receive 10% of proceeds.
> REGISTRATION ONLINE / MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

TESTIMONIALS (those without names are from post-course anonymous feedback forms):

“The course blew my expectations out of the water.”

“I was … in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much more prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!”

“It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.”

“The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.”

“Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses).”

“The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.”

“When I walked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a backcountry {or disaster} medical emergency was terrifying. Now I feel confident that I can help.”

“I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people. I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training.” – 2-day course graduate Jacquie W., 10/31/2013

“Shortly after receiving my WFA cert … I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do … I took control to treat her … Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out … I credit being able to successfully treat my ‘patient’ to your WFA training.” Ian K., 6/5/2008

“Take the class, Save a life!”

>> More testimonials: http://www.solowfa.com/course-reviews-MEDIC-SOLO-disaster-wilderness-first-aid.htm

>> REGISTRATION ONLINE + MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

Gwen Christensen, Assistant Manager

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In Virginia Beach we’re building on the same legacy of outdoor retail that GOPC has cultivated since 1972. A legacy of integrity. A legacy of treating others the way we would want to be treated. A legacy of putting the customer first. In a world of big-box shops and online retailers, GOPC is a breath of fresh air for both customers and staff. We are still a human enterprise where people matter.

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