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The outpouring of love for our dear friend Beth is overwhelming, personally its helping to fill the little piece of my heart I lost Sunday. I know Beth's brother has been on the buzz and read the love and can only imagine what that means to him and the family.

For anyone planning travel, Beth's Celebration of life will be Friday in Boulder, CO. Beth sister in law is still waiting on final confirmation but the venue they have chosen is the Millennium Hotel outdoor pavilion by the creek. Once the times have been finalized I will post updates here with exact times and address; plus further details the family would like me to express.

After talking with her brother, we both thought that Beth would not want flowers sent. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, we agreed that a donation in Beth's name to American Whitewater would be what she would have wanted.

Also, her brother has a mountain of Beths kayak gear and showed desire that it go to someone who can appreciate it and get it back on the water. If anyone knows of a kayak school or program in need of gear please let me know.

What an amazing community of river folk we have here. Thank you all who have reached out in this difficult time to offer help and share the love Beth radiated.

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There will be a specific page set up in Beths name through AW for people, if they'd like, to send contributions. I am working out the details on it, but our thoughts are that it will go specifically to conservation of CO rivers, like Gore Canyon, that Beth held so dear. Exact info will follow as I receive it.
 

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From her Brother John via her Facebook page:

We are having a celebration of her life this Friday, the 22nd of August, at the Millennium Hotel in Boulder from 4-7pm. We are having a short remembrance by Boulder Creek at the Hotel starting at 4. There will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to share stories to do so. Celebration of Beth's amazing life to follow. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.
 

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In lieu of flowers for the Celebration of Life for Beth McVay, we have set up the following for donations and Instructions for online giving are as follows:
Online contributions in memory of Beth McVay are being accepted on the American Whitewater website at, https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Membership/donate/
• In the ‘comment’ block, indicate the contribution is ‘In Memory Of Beth McVay.’
• The person making the contribution will receive a thank you letter/tax receipt.
• American Whitewater makes every attempt to copy the family with an acknowledgement.
• Donations in memory of Beth McVay will be restricted to AW river stewardship projects on the rivers Beth loved in Colorado.

Beth loved this organization and volunteered her time to them in past. This will go directly to the rivers Beth paddled on and loved so much, and we believe it's a good way of keeping her spirit alive and flowing through the rivers of Colorado

I'd like to thank Beth's good friend Nathan Fey at AW and Mark Singleton executive director for helping set this up, you guys are top notch. Thank you.
 

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A good option for the gear would be the National Sports Center for the Disabled. They have a kayaking program that gets both kids and adults with disabilities out on the water. If they are interested in donating the gear, I can connect them with a head of the program. I am sure they would be very appreciative.

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A friend is working on a photo tribute for Beth for Fridays memorial and requested photos of Beth be emailed to her at abigailconverse [at] yahoo [dot] com. Abigail requested that folks not overload her with volume but send the best of the best Beth photos.



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I think Beth might have wanted her gear to go to First Descents.


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I would like to the stomper she was paddling burned at the temple. That's my input on her gear.


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My thoughts are with Beth today during her memorial and sending healing vibes to her friends and family. I am wearing an old Gore Race shirt today in her honor.

Peace...
 
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