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Old 02-13-2007   #1
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Damon Miller/denver movie 3/1

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

As most of you know, our adorable Damon, about to turn 35, died in a motorcycle accident last August. In his memory, we have set up a fund to build a playground for him in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in connection with a daycare center, called Casa de los Angeles which Annie's mother is building there for indigent Mexican women and their children. Many of you have already generously contributed to this fund, and for that we are most grateful.

Planning this playground, to be called Parque de Paniman (Waterman in Nepalese) has become a labor of love and a wonderful way of keeping Damon's spirit alive. I would encourage you to visit the website at to see the wonderful work of this non profit. We're thrilled to be a part of the wonderful work this organization is doing in San Miguel.

On March 1, as a fundraiser for Parque de Paniman, but more to celebrate Damon's life, we are showing an awe inspiring kayaking film. We want to share with those of you who can join us Damon's wonderful sense of adventure and his enormous respect and awe for the rivers he navigated and places he explored. Please try and come and pass this invitation on to others you think might be interested.

What: The Denver Premier of "Whitewater Gods", a 90 minute, professionally produced sports documentary. The film follows Damon Miller and his boating buddy Russell Kelly on a 6 month kayaking expedition in Peru and Chile where they ran over 40 rivers, many of them first or second descents.

When: Thursday, March 1, 2007, 7:30pm. Doors will open at 6:30. Come have a beer or glass of wine before the show, say hi and look at a map of this epic kayaking expedition and other memorabilia of Damon's life.

Where: The Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 East Colfax, between Elmira and Florence on the south side. Parking in the back and behind the MLK Library just to the west.

How much: $15 advance purchase; $17 at the door. . Please RSVP to Kay, Kent or Annie and we'll have tickets waiting for you at the theater. Checks or cash only. Half of the ticket price will be donated to the Parque de Paniman fund at Casa de los Angeles and is tax deductible.

Hosted by: Kay Miller, Damon's mother
Kent Miller, Damon's father and best friend
Derek Miller, Damon's brother and fellow adventurer
Annie Quathamer, Damon's girlfriend and soulmate

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Old 02-13-2007   #2
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Sounds great. I didn't know Damon, but had the luck of meeting Russell a few times. Last year was rather tragic for the Colorado paddling community.

I will be there for sure... the date/time work out great and I will be sure to shake hands with the family.

Thanks for putting this together.

Bottom line, it's get'n to be spring in a couple months and it's time to get fired up!

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather...To skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... WOW !!!! What a ride!!!!!!"
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This sounds awesome! I really want to go but I have two midterms that night. Will there be any other showings in the area? Thanks.

"The world would be a better place if everyone kayaked."-Brad Ludden (Valhalla)
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Old 02-14-2007   #4
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can someone make this a sticky? thanks
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Old 02-18-2007   #5
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This is a great vid!

You should try to see it. It is not like most videos you've seen and Damon does a great job working the vid and comentary. Some huge big water runs that most of us will never see. Amazing places and some sik lines. Damon and Russell, what a team!

I was lucky enough to watch this video after we all bombed the NF payette in tribute to DM, it was a special evening, seeing all the friends hanging out on the banks telling crazy stories then being part of 30 people dropping into Jakes blue angel style. It was crazy seeing so many awesome paddlers everywhere in that insanity. Every eddy had one of Damons friend in it for a mile. So cool.

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Old 02-19-2007   #6
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going to the show in denver from ft collins need a lift?

anyone want a lift. will be leaving about six ish call 970-708-1512
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Old 02-21-2007   #7
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Tickets for Whitewater Gods available at Confluence Kayaks


Confluence Kayaks is selling tickets for this showing. The advance purchase price is $15. Besides being a great memorial to Damon and Russell the movie features incredible footage from some of the rarely run rivers of the Peruvian Andes. Please Join Damon's family and freinds at this movie/ fundraiser/ memorial.

Hope to See you there...
March 1st , Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 E Colfax
Doors Open 6:30 Showtime 7:30 pm

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Old 02-28-2007   #8
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Whitewater Gods tomorrow night

Just a reminder...

this film showing is tomorrow night.
Get your tickets at Confluence Kayaks for $15
Or at the door for $17

Great movie, great cause

see you there

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Old 03-01-2007   #9
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Steven - are you going to be at the showing?

Also - Lil' Pete and I are leaving from FC ~ 6pm if anyone wants to carpool.
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Old 03-05-2007   #10
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i was out of town for the last week, what did you guys think of the flick? i have seen it and thoroughly enjoyed it

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