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Shoutout: Rhonda Ardoin, Bayou Paddlesports

This month we would like to honor Bayou Paddlesports for their sponsorship support of WWOZ, and for their dedication to bringing recreation back into New Orleans.

Paddling and rowing clubs in the New Orleans area date all the way back to 1879. When Bayou Paddlesports owner, Rhonda Ardoin, created her business five years ago, she says the journey was started because there was a need for accessible paddling within the city. "When I decided to go out on my own, I wanted to share my experiences on the water with everyone and operate a green, sustainable business. I wanted to share the outdoors with others and teach them how to responsibly navigate our local waterways."

Located mid-city on historic Bayou St John, today Bayou Paddlesports offers kayak rentals, paddle board rentals, kids kayak rentals and "Paddlefit," a workout class while on a paddle board. Rhonda also gives back to the community by hosting a bayou cleanup event twice a year, along with other events such as her Earth Day Regatta, Moonlight Paddle, and Boo on the Bayou.

"We are determined to put New Orleans on the map as a major paddling destination," says Ardoin when asked about what we should expect in the future from Bayou Paddlesports. She not only intends to start offering lessons, paddle board yoga, and paddling camps.... but she's also just starting a large project that should result in some pretty great changes for water recreational enthusiasts in New Orleans.

Summer operation hours are 9a-7p, Thursday-Monday at 1101 Florida Avenue on Bayou St. John, and WWOZ members receive a 10% discount on any rental when they show their membership card. So whether you may be seeking recreation, exercise, or a just new perspective.... keep Bayou Paddlesports on your radar and don't forget your WWOZ membership card!


 

Our Sponsors

WWOZ’s business sponsors demonstrate their commitment to 'OZ’s unique, innovative public radio programming. We say "Thank You!" and invite you to learn more about some of the current members of the WWOZ corporate community by clicking on the links below.

Aetna/Coventry Health Care

www.CoventryHealthCare.com

Treasure Travel
www.TryTreasureTravel.com

Silk Road Collection
www.SilkRoadCollection.com

New Orleans Healing Center
www.NewOrleansHealingCenter.org

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
www.TheNOJO.com

The Historic New Orleans Collection
www.hnoc.org/

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
www.LPOmusic.com

Solar Alternatives
www.SolAlt.com

Bonnie Raitt
www.BonnieRaitt.com

New Orleans Fringe Festival
www.NOLAFringe.com

Rounder Records
www.Rounder.com

Saenger Theater
www.SaengerNOLA.com

Liberty Bank Foundation
www.Liberty-Bank.com

The New Freret
www.TheNewFreret.com

  

Rouse's Supermarkets
www.shop.Rouses.com

Old New Orleans Rum
www.OldNewOrleansRum.com

Harrahs New Orleans
www.harrahsneworleans.com

Backroom at Buffa's
www.BuffasBar.com

Evacuteer.Org
www.Evacuteer.org

Hotel Monteleone
www.hotelmonteleone.com

The Contemporary Arts Center
www.cacno.org

Joule Solar Energy
www.joule-energy.com

French Quarter Festival
www.fqfi.org

Little Gem Saloon
www.LittleGemSaloon.com

Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival
www.BogalusaBlues.com

Live Nation
www.LiveNation.com

Cajun Country Rice
 www.CajunCountryRice.com 

BRIC (Brooklyn)
www.BRICArtsMedia.org


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