Annual Fall Dinner

Colorado Whitewater hosts a fall dinner each year featuring a guest speaker to help raise money for the club and to conduct its annual election of board of directors.

***Colorado Whitewater's 2020 VIRTUAL Fall Dinner and Annual Elections***

Please join us! Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

We will be voting for our new Board, giving away swag, and filling everyone in on our direction and plans for 2021.
We are still accepting nominees for all board positions as well, so let us know via the "Contact Us" link if you are interested.  
All board positions are volunteer based and elected. Position descriptions are here:

Link to the Facebook "Fall Dinner" event:

General Topics for the event:

-Approach for CW events and membership for next year

-Conservation updates

-Colorado Whitewater Board elections


-Special video

Info to join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 998 1523 7926

Passcode: 348460

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2019 Fall Dinner and Elections

Join your CW friends at this year's annual Fall Dinner! We have Peter Heller joining us to share stories of his writing and travels, a great prize drawing for our Cruise Leaders (you don't need to be present to win), and elections for the 2020 board of directors. Did we mention a delish Mexican dinner and beer from our sponsor, Good River Beer.

Registration is now closed. For anyone who was late to sign up we may have room for day of registration at the door.  

Date: Rescheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time5:30 - 10:00 pm

5:30 - Doors Open; Beer and Wine/Socialize (BYOB)
6:00 - Mexican Dinner, vegetarian options available
7:15 - Announcements and Annual Elections
7:45 - Guest Speaker Peter Heller
8:30 - Socialize/Cleanup

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


Catered by Bonfire Burritos
An assortment of soda will be provided, beer will be donated by Good River Beer, wine will be donated by Winesellers, Ltd. You're welcome to bring your own beverage as well.

Members - $20 
Non-members - $25
At the door - $30*

* Online ticket sales will be available through December 4th. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $30 for members and non-members alike. It really helps with food planning to buy your tickets in advance. No promises of yummy food for you if you wait!

Annual Elections

We will also be conducting our annual elections. If you're interested in serving on the CW Board of Directors, please contact Jessie Gunter. You can find descriptions of the board positions here.

Guest Speaker:

Previous Year's Fall Dinners

2022 Fall Dinner:
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2021 Fall Dinner:
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2020 Fall Dinner:
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2019 Fall Dinner:
Guest Speaker: Peter Heller. Peter is a celebrated adventure writer, author of four award-winning books of literary nonfiction, and a critically acclaimed novelist. A longtime contributor to NPR, and a former contributing editor at Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure, Peter has traveled the world as an expedition kayaker, writing about challenging descents in the Pamirs, the Tien Shan mountains, the Caucuses, Central America and Peru.

2018 Fall Dinner:
Guest Speaker: Abby Holcombe, Imagine chasing whitewater full-time in a 170 sq. foot RV with your parents for 5 years? Come join 14 year old Abby Holcombe as she talks about her favorite rivers across the country including; Ottawa River, Kennebec River, and many more and how all these rivers and their communities have left her with important kayaking and life lessons that she will always carry with her and skills that have led her to bigger kayaking opportunities such as the remote Magpie River she paddled this summer.

2017 Fall Dinner:
Guest Speaker: Tom Martin, Grand Canyon historian and guide book author. Tom will presented a 50 minute behind the scenes look at Otis “Dock” Marston’s book “From Powell to Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners Through Grand Canyon.”

2016 Fall Dinner:
Guest Speaker: Scot Grossman, Jefferson County Open Space Special Projects Coordinator, gave a short presentation on the Peaks the Plains Trail project in Clear Creek Canyon.

2015 Fall Dinner:
2015 Colorado Whitewater Association Fall Dinner
Speaker: Landis Arnold

2014 Fall Dinner:
2014 Colorado Whitewater Association Fall Dinner
Pat Keller

2013 Fall Dinner:
Over the Edge: A Passion for Big Drops, Overcoming Fear, and the Discovery of Mexico's Whitewater.
Speaker: Rafa Ortiz

2012 Fall Dinner:
2012 Colorado Whitewater Association Fall Dinner
Speakers: Zak Podmore and Will Stauffer-Norris; Source to Sea: What Remains of the Colorado River

No Refunds:
All sales are final for annual dinners, Spring Kickoff/Movie Night, and memberships.

Become an Event Sponsor:
For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Brett Jacobs at

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