Friday, August 24, 2012

40th Annual Alberta Whitewater Canoe/Kayak Provincial Championships August 31 - September 3, 2012 Canoe Meadows, Kananaskis

This event is aimed at bringing together a broad cross section of our paddling community to enjoy good paddling, good food and good friends.
The goal is for everyone to take part in the clinics and as many events as possible. For some, taking part is the goal. For others, winning a prize is the goal. Whatever your motivation, you’ll have fun paddling with the group. Join us!
All are welcome from beginner to expert.
Important Dates
Monday, August 27, Midnight Eary bird registration ends, register by this date to receive a SUBSTANTIAL discount!
Wednesday, August 29, Midnight
Online registration ends and:
the weekend package is no longer available
it is unlikely that tickets will be available for the catered meal
on water clinic space may be limited
Friday, August 31, Noon Event begins, individual events & camping may be registered for on-site, on water clinic space may be registered for - space permitting & catered meal tickets may be available.
- Subject to change
Friday Afternoon Campsite opens, on water clinics
Saturday Morning Registration - events & clinics, on water clinics begin
Afternoon On water clinics, judging clinic, 'sladeo', boater cross
Evening Pot luck dinner, games & activities including a 'Settlers of Catan' board game tourney
Sunday Morning Advanced freestyle competition, novice slalom downriver race
Afternoon Novice slalom race, downriver race, beginner slalom race
Evening Catered dinner, awards, games & activities (S or C tourney continues)
Sunday Morning Advanced slalom race
Afternoon Novice freestyle competition, advanced sprint downriver race, awards
Detailed schedule of events
Canoe Meadows Group campsite, opens at noon on Friday, Aug 1 ends on Monday, Sep 3. Amenities: pit toilets, non-potable water, cook shelter. Until August 27 fees are $35/unit/night for families, $25/tent/night - individuals, camping fees also included in the event package. After August 27 the fees go up by $5/night. Everyone is welcome to camp with us - you don't need to be a paddler and space is plentiful!
Fees & Registration
Click here for detailed fee information. Early bird pricing is in effect till midnight on August 27. There are substantial discounts in effect for those who register early!!!  You will be able to register on site for the competitions (please register online if at all possible) and camping. 
Click here to Register Online - available till Wednesday, Aug 29
Online registration allows for more efficient and effective event planning resulting in a more enjoyable event for you. That means the right number of instructors available, the right amount of food, and volunteers will enjoy having participant lists for the events they are coordinating.

Saturday night will be a pot luck supper, please bring enough food to feed your group/family. We will supply hot drinks (coffee, hot chocolate). Sunday night will be a catered meal - more details available soon.Please bring your own cups, plates & cutlery. These are the only group meals organized this year. Picinic tables will be set up as in previous years to encourage people to informally come together for all meals, to visit, play games, etc.

This event is hosted by the Alberta Whitewater Association with support from
 Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak & Alberta Freestyle Kayak Association.

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