Women's Whitewater Weekend 2020

Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, July 19, 2020 (All day)

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Welcome to the Women’s Whitewater Weekend! The festival will be a little different this year, but we’re stoked to get out on the water with you.

If you are a qualified kayak leader, and interested in leading or running safety for peer led river runs at this event, please contact Elissa at women.ww.weekend@gmail.com before registering.

We will be camping at Sunset Guiding on the Panther River (5km from Blue Bridge on the Red Deer River). This venue boasts running water, hot showers, flush toilets, plenty of firewood and is right on the Panther River, which is a fast Class II creek that feeds into the Red Deer River above Blue Bridge. We have a very large grassy field to camp in and there will be plenty of space to distance ourselves and keep each other safe.

To participate in the weekend, you must have the ability to self-rescue on a class II river. On Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday there will be peer-led river runs in groups of 10 people or less. We will have designated peers leading, but as always, you are the person primarily responsible for your own safety.

Due to Covid-19, this will be a BYO meals and beverages event. There will be no cooking facilities, so you need to come with everything you need. We will also not be providing any kayaking gear. You must bring everything you need for the weekend. You must bring a mask and wear it when shuttling.

There will also be post-paddle Yoga on the Saturday night with Rhonda’s RaajasaH Yoga. Please BYO yoga mat.

All whitewater enthusiasts are encouraged to participate, but at this time, the event will only be formally coordinating peer led river runs for kayaking. If you are planning to attend and not participate in the kayaking programming please indicate below e.g. canoeing. The event coordinators can potentially connect you with other participants for the weekend.

  Directions from Sundre, Alberta

  • Drive west on AB-584 W from downtown Sundre 8 min (9.7 km) to MountainAire Road - Range Rd 63 
  • Continue south and west on MountainAire Road  for 1 h 2 min (45.4 km) to Forestry Trunk Rd/AB-40 S
  • Turn left onto Forestry Trunk Rd / AB-40 S for 5 min (3.1 km) 
  • Turn right and drive 8 min (4.6 km). Destination will be on the right

 

Register Here: https://www.albertawhitewater.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=52