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Old 05-01-2009   #1
Bryson City, North Carolina
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The 2009 Boater Chick Festival

The 2nd Annual BoaterChick Festival is Friday, May 15th - Sunday, May 17th, 2009, at Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground in beautiful Bryson City, North Carolina. The first festival was a huge success and we would like to continue the tradition for many years to come. Whether you prefer class V, class II, kayak or canoe, competitions or camaraderie. This festival caters to all women in whitewater and we hope to see you all there!

Festival Features (all river events are ladies only)

trips on class II through Class V rivers
kayak rolling clinic/practice
intermediate/advanced kayak play clinic
beginner kayak play clinic
beginner creeking clinic (kayak)
canoe rolling clinic/practice
whitewater canoe techniques clinic (Nantahala/Ocoee)
intermediate/advanced Ocoee freestyle competition
Nantahala beginner playboat competition
Cheoah boatercross race
co-ed paddle trips
kayak outfitting clinic!!!!!
Morning yoga with Yoga Ventures
Thai massage therapy
acoustic music in the evening (artists tba)
competition award/prize ceremony and dinner
raffle for some fabulous prizes from our sponsors
group/ private/and rv camping available
Boater Chick of the Year award
wonderful, wonderful food!
chick gear swap
good times
good whitewater
good friends

We would like to thank the following companies for their continued support in the Boater Chick Festival!!

River gypsies
Yoga -Ventures
Waldens Ridge
Plastic Welding Services
RIVERBONE and Zach Thomas
Immersion Research
Otter Box
Snap Dragon
Predator Helmets
Kokatat-- a big huge thanks to Kokatat for making a big investment in this festival!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wolf Creek Creations
Pyranha-- for helping us out again this year with a small Burn for auction. Bidding starts at $400 and runs Friday afternoon until Saturday night at 9pm!

Attention Volunteers We have alot going on for this years festival and it will not be possible without volunteers. The volunteers run this festival we just organize it. We welcome the help of guys as well. the river trips are ladies only but everything else is open to everyone. If everyone could donate 2-4 hours then we can more than cover all the jobs. If you would like to consider volunteering for this festival please contact

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Old 05-03-2009   #2
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Oooooh! Chick River fest! All girls canoe clinics!!! Wow... if only I could make it! If this is to be an ongoing event- eventually, some year, I will be there!

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Old 05-03-2009   #3
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I'll be there a month too late unfortunately- sounds like a great time!
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Old 05-04-2009   #4
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Yes this is the 2nd year! We plan on being around for a long time!!
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