Ladies Southeast Paddling Series

The Ladies Southeast Paddling Series is all about creating community by connecting, sharing, paddling and supporting each other on the river! It is a FREE paddling meet-up offered on different rivers representing a range of skill levels and is open to all women in all water craft! Donations to this series benefit the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund, an organization that supports women’s empowerment non-profits.

And our sponsors have donated a Dagger kayak of your choice, a Werner paddle and a


paddling trip to Ecuador courtesy of Endless River Adventures and Girls at Play to be raffled off to help make this happen!

Full Series Dates: 2017 Dates DBA

Tuckaseegee Gorge
Lower Gauley


Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets  will be given to each participant at each event to win some sweet day prizes, courtesy of our sponsors. Additionally, each participant will be able to purchase tickets for the master drawing at the end of the series (all proceeds going to the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund). Prizes include a Dagger kayak of your choice, a Werner paddle, Kokatat Dry top, Jennifer Whitlock Glasswork, Becca Day Stain Glass Piece, Patagonia Handbag, and an Endless River Adventures paddling trip to Ecuador* with Anna and Juliet! We have close to $3000 in prizes and more will be announced as we get closer to each event. Amazing!! *Must be present at Raffle to Win Ecuador Trip!



Summer 2016 – We raised over $4300 for the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund and $670 for American Whitewater! Along with the help of other events such as the Green Takeover we met our goal or reaching $10,000 in the fund! In 2017 we will begin donating funds to charities that support and empower women! If you have a favorite non-profit that empowers women please tell us about it!

2016 marks our 2nd Annual LSPS kickoff!

Summer 2015 – $1660 was raised. Shannon Christy Memorial Fund officially recognized by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

And Last year’s Kickoff and End of the season Success Story!


Check out our Blog from Anna about Ladies Southeast Paddling Series!

Remembering Shannon: Kayaking and Faith

Shannon Christy Memorial Fund Facebook Page


Age Limit?

We’d love to have as many ladies and their mamas and little ladies join us for snacks and the raffle at the end! Due to the awesomely large turnout of ladies on the water, we ask that children be at least 12 years of age to participate, competent swimmers and accompanied by an adult guardian.


Interested in at Tax Deductible Donation?

The Shannon Christy Memorial Fund lives at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and donations are tax-deductible. All donations will support organizations/grants that empower women and girls in the outdoors and build confidence. Tax deductible gifts can be made out to the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina with ‘Shannon Christy Memorial Fund’ written in the memo. Checks can be sent to the following address:

4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28803

You can also Donate online – Please indicate Shannon Christy Memorial Fund Under “OR Is your gift for a fund not listed above?”


A HUGE Thank you To our Sponsors!


Jennifer Whitlock Glassworks

Dagger lengthwise  Endless River Adventures Kokatat Werner PaddlesGirls at Play

Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on kayak instruction for women and yoga and wellness for paddling, including SUP Yoga. Named one of the most inspirational paddlers alive by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Anna’s twenty-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor and instructor has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF magazine.

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“Thanks for the great weekend! My skills are on the right track and confidence is high. Not to mention the new paddling buddies I have now and trips scheduled. You ladies rock!” - Cindy, TX

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