Here is the information for the long weekend river rendezvous. I have just copied the info as Chuck sent it out.
The Pinch-o-Crow Creekers are hosting the 7th annual River Rendezvous on May 20-21-22-23 again this year down in southwest Alberta in the "Centre of Adventure". We will be organizing and leading trips on the Castle, Crowsnest and Oldman Rivers in this area. There will also be opportunities to go paddle Cameron Creek and the Carbondale, Elk, Wigwam, Highwood, Waterton or Belly Rivers while you are down here. Only three days and too many rivers to paddle.
There will be opportunities for beginner groups to get on the water and paddle easier stretches as well as more advanced trips. We have several important changes planned for this year, including more sun, less snow and lots of water for all you big wave fans. Okay seriously – its always been fun and it will be fun this year too!
Camping is going to be the same as last year. We will be at the Castle River Rodeo Grounds. You may remember it as the takeout for the Upper Castle River run. It is centrally located and easy to find off Highway 507 between Lundbreck/Burmis and Beaver Mines, just south of Highway 3. This site is well sheltered and has more conveniences as well.
Drive west on Highway 3 past Lundbreck Falls till you come to Highway 507. Turn south and head towards Beaver Mines and Castle Mountain Ski Resort. Drive 8 km south, after you cross the Castle River at the top of the hill turn east to the Castle River Rodeo Grounds. The road swings back down to the river and we are camped right there.
We will again offer a bbq-burger and fixings dinner for Saturday night and the Sunday night we will have a chili dinner. There will be vege-burgers and a vege-chili for those who want it. Please let us in advance know so that we can order enough for you.
And the Oldman River Canoe and Kayak Club is going to host a full breakfast each morning. Cost is $10.00 per person for all three mornings or $4.00/breakfast.
A novice slalom on Boulder Run at the Oldman River will run on Sunday.
Prizes and more will be drawn for during the weekend.
We are building a package price for the weekened. This price includes all entries, camping, food, prizes. I hope that will be reasonable for everyone and still allow us to cover the costs.
Paddlers - Adult/Junior $35.00
Non-Paddling Children (under 10) $10.00
Toddlers (3 and under) Free
Families of 3 $80.00
of 4 $90.00
of 5 or more $100 + $10 for each additional adult/junior
Pancake & More Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings $10.00 for 3 or $4.00 each.
There is an additional prize entry for all those who preregister. Please help us with figuring out how much food to prepare. If you want to set aside a camping spot for you and your friends together I would appreciate knowing that in advance so we can plan for
There is no need to prepay, we'll collect when you get here.
Trips planned Advanced Novice
Saturday - Castle Falls to Rodeo grounds Crowsnest River
- Castle Canyon
Sunday - Castle Canyon to Reservoir Castle R Rodeo to Canyon
- Carbondale River Crowsnest River
- Upper Oldman
Monday - Oldman River Gap to Bob Creek Oldman River Bob Ck
Snowpack in the mountains is coming up and we hope to have more by then for the spring paddling season. So with some warmer weather we should be right on schedule for lots of water this year. For up to date info on water levels go to:
go to Oldman River Basin - River Data - and then check out the Castle and Oldman Rivers.
So we are building on our very successful long weekend event. In 2003 we had 118 paddlers down here. We hope to see you down here and look forward to paddling with you. Please pass this message along to your club members.