I got this forward that I thought I would add here for people planning their summers.
Hello to all the clubs in Alberta and the north, and a note about
the upcoming 2005 Ashlu Festival in Squamish, BC
The Squamish Whitewater Paddlers are extending an invitation
to all the paddlers in Western Canada - to come out and join us
for another Ashlu River Festival.
This year the dates are August 17 - 21.
Like last year we have events for every level of paddler, as well
as for non paddlers. We have raft trips, float trips, canyon hikes,
throw bag shootouts, freestyle clinics, creeking clinics, beginner
lessons, guided trips for beginners to experts, plus boatloads of
gear to give away.
Like last year the very reasonable event fee gets you: shuttles for
the weekend, a Saturday Night BBQ meal and party, an event T-shirt,
camping for the event, guided trips, and much more !
Last year this was one of the largest whitewater events held in
Canada, and we have even more going on this year.
If you are travelling from afar, we have mid-week paddling in the
Squamish - Pemberton area that is exceptional for paddlers
of any skill level.
Help support our efforts to ensure the Ashlu stays free flowing.
As with last years events, all proceeds go to our river
There is more information at the festival web page, and we
will be posting more daily until the event.
Mark this one on your calendars, and if you are planning
a trip out west, this is one event you will want to see.