3 Rivers Whitewater Rendezvous
The weekend is over and blue skies have returned to Southern Alberta. Thanks to everyone who came out to the 3 Rivers Whitewater Rendezvous this past weekend. In spite of the rainy weather we had a great turnout and some nice paddling. The water wasn't very high this year but it was a great level for our novice and intermediate paddlers. And with the Elk and Bull raging, most folks were happy to stay in Alberta.
Giffin Symko and Alberta Freestyle organized a new event for us - a creek race on the Carbondale that attracted 27 competitors who wowed the crowds.
Simon Coward from Aquabatics with support from NRS organized a river run scavenger hunt for teams of 3 to seek out all the hidden locations to win a $1,000 NRS shopping spree at Aquabatics.
There is a wonderful write up in the Pincher Creek Echo this week on the Rendezvous. http://www.pinchercreekecho.com/2016/05/25/hundreds-gather-to-ride-the-rivers
We couldn't do this without all the individuals who helped Sue Lee and her Castle Mountain cooks to prepare the meals:
PaddleJunkies - Saturday morning eggs, bacon & pancake breakfast crew
Banff Canoe Brigade & Ceyana Canoe Club - Saturday's steak & corn supper
UAPS - Sunday morning pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast crew
Bow Valley Kayak Club, Waterwerks, & Airdrie Kayak Club - Sunday pork tenderloin & potatoes supper
Simon Coward, Jiri Stolarik and Brace Lee - Monday morning continental breakfast
A really big thank you to all our Sponsors who helped with the prizes and donations and the paddling companies which had demo gear and equipment on hand for everyone.
Endless Adventures from Slocan Valley
Aquabatics from Calgary
Undercurrents from Calgary
Gear Hub from Fernie
High Level Canoes and Kayaks from Lethbridge
Just Liquid Sports from Cranbrook
MEC from Calgary
And a special tip of my hat to our club volunteers Craig Hancock, Bob Frantz, Paul Jones and my family Sue, Brace, Shandy, Ron, Ryley, Hannah, Tessa and Liam for their help.
It was wonderful seeing all of you again. Looking forward to getting onto the river with each one of you sometime this year.