Thanks for posting about local training opportunities, demo days, sales, good paddling parties, etc. I don't care if there's a bit of advertising - I buy gear from local shops and want them to stay in business. And it's these shops that sponsor video nights, pool sessions, safety clinics, new play parks, etc. If I'm not interested in the thread, I'll just ignore it. So to Don, Brian and the others - thanks for the work you're doing, bringing the pros out, keeping us informed, and stocking the latest and greatest gear in your shops.