Training Camp: Coaching & Community By Ruth Eipper
Last year I was lucky enough to meet some paddlers on the river that invited me to Colorado Whitewater's Training Camp. As a beginner kayaker, I was a little nervous to sign up. I was unsure of what classes to take, and if I would be the only person there without a group of friends to mingle with. One quick email later and I was assured not to worry if I needed to switch classes later and to show up ready to have a good time. Read more
Poudre River Weekend:
If you enjoy camping, potlucks, hanging out with friends, and a full weekend of boating (from class II to class V), then you'll definitely want to come to Poudre River Weekend, June 23-25. Read more
Sunday, May 7th is the Last Pool Session for 2017!
It's time to tune-up your kayak roll before you get on the river this Spring. Sign up for the Roll Tune-Up Clinic and let our ACA-certified instructors give you feedback to make your roll solid. May 7th is also the last open pool sessions so take advantage of it! Read more
2017 Cruises: Call for Trip Leaders By Jessie Gunter
It's almost run-off season, and that means it's time to get some cruises on the calendar! What are cruises? For those interested in meeting up with other paddlers, CW offers free river cruises arranged by volunteer trip coordinators. Read more
Monday Night Beginner Meetups Are Back
We're continuing last season's Monday night Meetup to paddle after work. All summer, rain or shine, and flows permitting at Reynolds Park in Littleton or Golden Whitewater Park as the back-up.Read more
Spring Dinner: June 1
Join CW in welcoming Stephen Wright, current World Squirt Boat Champion, five-time U.S. Freestyle Kayak Champion, and hilarious raconteur at our annual Spring Dinner. Stephen will speak on "How to win at the game of kayaking." Great speaker, great food, and the great company of fellow boaters. Play in the Golden whitewater park and then come grab dinner with us! Must register in advance.Read more
Update on Peaks to Plains Trail By Tim Friday
Clear Creek soon will be swollen with spring runoff, and many of us are itching to get on the water. This has me thinking about the Peaks to Plains Trail project and its impact on river navigability as well as access to the traditional put-in/take-out spots. Read more
2017 Golden Rodeo
We want to see you at the Golden Rodeo this year--beginners, experts, and spectators. Prizes to be given away to participants. Mark your calendar! Will take place on the last two Wednesdays in June and the first Wednesday in July: June 21, June 28, July 5.
Forming a Marketing Committee
Would you like to help with marketing for Colorado Whitewater? Jodi Lee, Publicity/Advertising Director for CW, is forming a committee to help with sponsorships, email and social media communications, festivals, and more. Email email@example.com if you're interested.
Upcoming CW Events
May 7, 1:00–5:00 p.m.: Open Pool. Meyers Pool, 7900 Carr Drive, Arvada. $10
May 7, 3:00–5:00 p.m.: Roll Tune-Up If you are looking to brush up on your roll or are looking for feedback on why you are "lifting your head," this two-hour clinic will provide you with direct feedback that should help you on your path to improving your roll.
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Please contribute to your club newsletter. We'd love to hear your story ideas and what you'd like to see in The Spray—whether you want to do the writing or not! To submit content, ideas, or comments, contact Gene Hakanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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