The time is near…Colorado Whitewater’s fall dinner is just around the corner! This year we will be hosting in person with some social distancing measures, but also have a virtual option. Please be sure to read the details below before signing up.
Date: October 13, 2021
Special Guest: Lonnie Bedwell
Location: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
4005 Kipling St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
CW Members: $20
Non-CW Members: $25
MUST pre-register online and read detailed info below.
Please pre-register. Link will be sent to virtual participants 1 day before the event.
MUST READ: Due to the varying concerns around covid-19, the fall dinner will adhere to specific social distancing measures. In-person attendance will be limited and guests will be asked to wear masks while not eating or drinking. It has been decided only vaccinated guests will be invited to attend in-person (please be prepared to show proof of vaccination). A covid waiver must also be signed by in-person participants (link here). In order to allow non-vaccinated guests to also attend, a virtual option is available.
5:30 - Doors Open; Beverages/Socialize
6:00 - Dinner by Tocabe, an American Indian Eatery (vegetarian options available)
**beer donated by New Belgium Brewing and wine donated by Winesellers, Ltd**
7:15 - Announcements and Annual Elections
7:45 - Guest Speaker Lonnie Bedwell
8:45 - Socialize/Cleanup
We will be conducting our annual elections at this dinner. If you're interested in serving on the CW Board of Directors, please contact April Hillman. You can find descriptions of the board positions here.
Covid Waiver (for in-person attendance - either fill out at home and bring in or sign on-site):
About Lonnie Bedwell:
Blind paddling and climbing athlete, Lonnie Bedwell was a National Geographic 2015 Adventurer of the Year. He has kayaked some of the most challenging whitewater in the world and is responsible for first blind descents of Africa’s fabled Zambezi River and West Virginia’s world-renowned Gauley River. Lonnie is best known for his first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon — an effort successfully completed during 2013 as part of a team of boaters assembled by Team River Runner. A command performance in the Grand Canyon in 2014 resulted in the Adventurer of the Year nomination. For 2022, Lonnie is prepping for an ascent of Denali and then Everest in 2023. Join us for a story of amazing perseverance and bravery with a whole lot of humor and humility in between.
Beer for the event has been donated by New Belgium Brewing, and wine has been donated by Brooke at Winesellers, Ltd.! Our one and only Pete Bellande will guide the night as our Master of Ceremonies.
Dinner will consist of authentic American Indian food from Tocabe.
Prize giveaway, featuring gift certificate for Swiftwater course with Whitewater Attainment!