Local kayaking teacher dies

23 October 2008 — Leave a comment

A quick post about a bit of sad news from last week. Jon Jolly, my 41 year old namesake and a kayak instructor from Danbury, USA passed away.

As a co-owner of Hanging Rock Outdoor Center in Danbury, Jolly shared his love of paddling with everyone from young children to senior citizens…

The local paddling community is mourning Jolly’s death, said his friend and fellow paddler, Robert Myrick.
“He helped tons of people get into white-water kayaking who couldn’t really afford to spend $1,000 to $1,400 up front,” Myrick said. “He would work with them.”

Sounds like a good man, with a good name!


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I am a qualified youth worker, writer and consultant based in Littlehampton, UK. I've worked in the voluntary youth sector for over 12 years, am married to Kirsty and we have two daughters named Hope and Eloise. Check out 'Journeying Together: Growing Youth Work and Youth Workers in Local Communities' and read my opening chapter.

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