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 Kokatat Drytop!DCIM131GOPRO

Full Series Dates: 

Tuckaseegee Gorge | July 1, 2017
Nantahala | July 5, 2017
Pigeon | August 5, 2017
Ocoee | August 20, 2017
Lower Gauley | September 15, 2017


Raffle Tickets

A raffle ticket 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 and more to be announced ! We have close to in prizes and more will be announced as we get closer to each event. Amazing!!


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!


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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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