News - Womens Whitewater Weekend - Playboating Session
This year we had special guest Stephanie Gloutney come and teach us surfing skills! Stephanie graduated from World Class Academy and is an instructor that now bases herself in Fernie. Over twenty women had a fun time practicing their surfing skills and were super inspired by watching Stephanie absolutely style it! The music was pumping; we playboated, danced and even had some attempted body surfing! Come and join in on the fun at the Women’s Whitewater Weekend 2022!
Call For Candidates
The Alberta Playboaters League and Alberta Whitewater Association are seeking a candidate to fill the vacancy of Director-at-Large on the APL Board of Directors and Freestyle Chair on the AWA Board of Directors. This is a single, joint position and is a volunteer position. The chosen candidate will be required to fulfill duties on both boards, essentially acting as liaison between the two organizations. For further information, please follow this link (Call for Candidates)
KanFest August 6-8 - "Bottoms-Up Cup" Stop #3
KanFest is back for 2021! It will be slightly scaled back from previous iterations, but all of the crucial pieces will be in place; Paddling, fun competition, clinics, ball race and party! The Alberta Playboaters League is supporting by running the freestyle competition and AQ Outdoors is supporting by offering a freestyle basics clinic. The competition will be a stop on the "Bottoms-Up Cup". To see the standings so far follow this link. To join the this weekends event, follow this link to registration.
Freestyle Development Camps July 5 - 9
Canadian Team Coach, Kalob Grady, is coming west again this year! He will be running a youth development camp during the days and will be offering evening sessions for adults. This program was hugely popular with the kids last year, and everyone was very impressed with his concise, detailed coaching and spot-on feedback. Whether you are looking to improve your flat spin, or your trying to figure out how the heck to finish a tricky-woo, this is the time! (Adult Registration) (Youth Registration)
"Get Yer Sticker" Campaign
If you have been following our progress in the last little while, you know that we have ambitious plans to get people out playboating this summer. We now need your help! More specifically your money! We will give you a sweet sticker in exchange and you can be proud that you helped push freestyle events forward in Alberta. Click here to Donate and "Get Yer Sticker".
Brierlies June 26 - "Bottoms-Up Cup" Stop #2
Alberta Playboaters League and Alberta Slalom Canoe and Kayak are pulling together another last minute event. This time over at the Brierlies. This will be the 2nd stop for what is turning into a new series of freestyle events in Alberta. We want to conitinue to build momentum and shape a playboating circuit that can be repeated in the coming years. To see the standings so far follow this link. To join the this weekends event, follow this link to registration.
Harvie Passage Open June 12
Alberta Playboaters League presents in partnership with Alberta Slalom Canoe and Kayak, this years Harvie Passage Open . This is our first event of the season and after last years event drought, we are all very excited to get out on the water as a community and have some friendly competition. Find the full details here: Harvie Passage Open Schedule