CORA Town Hall – Cold Water Safety – Sunday 21 January 2024 @ 4pm Pacific Time

Please join us at 4:00pm Pacific Time on Sunday, January 21st, 2024 for the first CORA Town Hall of the year when Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, aka Dr. Popsicle, will provide us with a special presentation on cold water safety.

Now retired, Dr. Giesbrecht, Ph.D., was a Professor of Thermophysiology in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, at the University of Manitoba where he operated the Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and studied human responses to exercise and work in extreme environments. He has conducted hundreds of cold water immersion studies that have provided valuable information about cold stress physiology and pre-hospital care for human hypothermia. Dr. Giesbrecht has studied drowning physiology and prevention as well as prevention of vehicle submersion deaths. Other research interests include human physical and mental performance in other stresses such as altitude (hypoxia) and diving (hypobaria).

Dr. Giesbrecht was dubbed Professor Popsicle in a feature article in Outdoor Magazine in 2003, and has appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman” in 2004, “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki” (twice), and the “Rick Mercer Report” (three times). He has also been featured on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and several National Network News Networks in both Canada and the US.

CLICK HERE or on the image below to watch a recording of the town hall session.

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CORA Town Hall (11 November 4PM Pacific): Stellar Seven – CORA Hall Of Fame

The CORA Off-the-Water Video Forum Series has resumed this Autumn 2023 with the next up presentation being Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame Induction on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11 ~ 4PM (PACIFIC).

CORA is hosting this online Town Hall presentation for 2023 Hall Of Fame inductees spread across Canada and around the world. Microwave some popcorn, heat up a warm drink, curl up next to the fireplace, and join us this Autumn evening as our Inductees and Guest Speakers share with you some great tales.

This is an opportunity to get to know those individuals who have been recognized this year including Ruth English Matson, Nancy Botting, David Hill, Lynda Roberts, Norman MacDonell, Leanne Stanley, and Len Morris Jr. who have made significant and exemplary contributions to outrigger canoeing in Canada over their lifetimes as athletes / coaches-builders and as pioneers. Although their histories have been published on the CORA website, their friends and colleagues have personal insights they wish to share.

Guest speakers are being invited and will hopefully include Heather Taylor, Andrea Dillon, Ron Williams, Wendy Rae-Perkins, Janet Davis, Karen Simpson, Alan Thompson, Donna Harrison, Kristine Malmqvist, “Uncle” Leonard Kimokeo Kapahulehua, Mhairi MacDonell, James Hill, Zoe Norcross, Melanie Conard, Rita Morris, Gordon Martinez, John Richardson, contributions by Hugh Fisher and several other luminaries.

Topic: CORA Town Hall: Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame Induction
Time: Saturday Nov 11, 2023 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)