Ladies Southeast Paddling Series

BIG NEWS!!! The Ladies Southeast Paddling Series is now the Womens Paddling Fest at NOC! Save the date: June 1 – 3, 2018!!

This festival is all about creating community by connecting, sharing, paddling and supporting each other on the river! It’s based at the Nantahala Outdoor Center offering trips on different rivers representing a range of skill levels and is open to all women in all water craft!

Donations and registration benefit the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund, an organization that supports women’s empowerment non-profits.

Our sponsors have donated a Dagger kayak of choice, a Werner paddle and NRS gear among other prizes to be raffled off on Saturday nightIn addition, this year’s sliding scale registration fee includes a t-shirt, dinner and raffle tickets.DCIM131GOPRO

Festival Schedule: 

Friday

7 – 9 p.m.Check in and informal gathering on the Big Wesser deck at the NOC.

Saturday

7 a.m. Yoga for Paddling with Anna Levesque

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Check in and transport to Ocoee, Tuck and Pigeon Rivers provided by NOC. Paddle all day, enjoy, make friends and return back to NOC in the afternoon. Bring your own lunch and snacks for the river trips! There will also be playboating options at the hole at NOC.

6 p.m. – Taco dinner provided by NOC followed by slide show/honoring of women in kayaking, followed by the big raffle!

Sunday

8:30 a.m. SUP Yoga at Fontana Lake with Anna

Noon Head up to the Nanty put-in for a big ladies’ trip down the river ending at the play wave for some freestyle fun and coaching!

Wrap up when you’ve got to leave. Registration info coming soon!

 

 

 

 

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!!

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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:

CFWNC
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

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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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