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January/February 2018
The Spray Newsletter for Colorado Whitewater
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Welcome Letter From Our New President

By Jessie Gunter

I am honored and excited to be CW’s new board President for 2018! Outgoing President Elizabeth Austen, who has also served as Training Camp Director for the last five years, worked tirelessly to ensure that 2017 was another great year for Colorado Whitewater. Guided by her vision and leadership, and supported by the hard work of our other volunteer board members, instructors, and general membership volunteers, we were able to achieve an INCREDIBLE amount. Read more.

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 February 18: Members' Winter Social

CW is hosting a Members’ Winter Social on Sunday, Feb. 18 at New Image Brewery, 5622 Yukon St. in Arvada from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come meet your fellow members after the Meyer's Pool class or pool session. CW will provide nachos for members (while they last). Your beverages are on you. We'll have some calendars to give away! 


Register Now for 2018 Kayaking Classes!

Join us in the heated Meyers pool to practice and learn new skills with CW's ACA-certified instructors. Classes and open-pool sessions take place on Sundays through May 6. Read more.


2018 Spring Kick-off - Reel Paddling Film Festival

Come see the best new White Water films from the 2018 Paddling Film Festival March 21, 2018 at 7 pm.  All ages show. Cash bar and food truck will be available on-site. Come early to socialize, grab a bite and a beer. Bring some cash to enter to win some awesome raffle prizes and giveaways during the intermission. Read more.

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CW's Fall Dinner Was a Huge Success!
by Judith Thomas

If you missed it, Tom gave a fascinating presentation with film footage from the archives of quirky Grand Canyon Historian Otis “Dock” Marston. Tom has mined the tens of thousands of documents and film footage of early Colorado River pioneers that Dock preserved in his California archives. Some of this footage and documents have never been shown publicly before Tom unearthed them. Read more.


62nd Annual Training Camp: May 18-20, 2018

Training Camp is Colorado Whitewater’s greatest annual event, in terms of both size and scope. About 175 people usually attend this event! Come improve your paddling skills, hang out with members old and new, and support Colorado Whitewater in its largest fundraising event of the year. Read more.


2018 River Weekends
                                              

Poudre: June 22-24

Arkansas: July 20-22

Colorado: Sept. 7-9

For more information, click here.
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Upcoming CW Events


FEBRUARY

11: NO OPEN POOL
18: Open Pool 1-5 pm
         Intermediate Fundamentals 1-3 pm
         Strokes Clinic 3-5 pm
         Beginner Kayaking 3-5 pm
      Members' Winter Social at New Image Brewery in Arvada 5:30-7:30 pm
25: Open Pool 1-5 pm
         Intermediate Fundamentals 1-3 pm
         Beginner Kayaking 3-5 pm
         Roll Tune-up Clinic 3-5 pm


MARCH

4: Open Pool 1-5 pm

       Roll Tune-up Clinic 1-3 pm

       Kids Paddling Team 1-3 pm

       Beginner Kayaking 3-5 pm

       Intensive Roll Course 3-5 pm

11: NO OPEN POOL

18: Open Pool 1-5 pm

          2-Day Roll Tune-up Clinic (Day 1) 1-3 pm

          Kids Paddling Team 1-3 pm

          Strokes Clinic 1-3 pm

          Intensive Roll Course 3-5 pm

21: Spring Kick-off - Reel Paddling Film Festival 7 pm

25: Open Pool 1-5 pm

         Kids Paddling Team 1-3 pm

         Intensive Roll Course 1-3 pm & 3-5 pm

         2-Day Roll Tune-up Clinic (Day 2) 1-3 pm

         Beginner Kayaking 3-5 pm


APRIL
1: NO OPEN POOL
8: NO OPEN POOL
15: Open Pool 1-5 pm
         Kids Paddling Team 1-3 pm
         Intensive Roll Course 1-3 pm & 3-5 pm
         Beginner Kayaking 3-5 pm        
         Roll Tune-up Clinic 3-5 pm
22: Open Pool 1-5 pm
         Kids Paddling Team 1-3 pm
         Intensive Roll Course 1-3 pm
         2-Day Roll Tune-up Clinic (Day 1) 1-3 pm
         Beginner Kayaking 3-5 pm
         Intermediate Fundamentals 3-5 pm
         Hand Roll Clinic 3-5 pm
29: NO OPEN POOL

MAY
6: Last Open Pool Session 1-5 pm
       2-Day Roll Tune-up Clinic (Day 2) 1-3 pm
       Roll Tune-up Clinic 3-5 pm
       Intermediate Fundamentals 3-5 pm
12-13: Beginner Kayaking Flat Water/Moving Water Weekend
18-20: Training Camp Weekend

JUNE
22-24: Poudre River Weekend

JULY
20-22: Arkansas River Weekend

SEPTEMBER
7-9: Colorado River Weekend


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