This week we start our PE unit on whitewater kayaking. We will be partnering with the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Kayak Club. As part of the OEA, students receive a membership to the club, which allows them to participate in many of the club events (pool sessions) over the fall and winter.
This weekend the CCE is hosting the Tamihi 50/BC Whitewater Slalom Championships up on the Tamihi Rapids on Chilliwack River. These are 2 separate races that run together, makes for some crazy entertainment. The open boat canoes are amazing to watch as they negotiate the rocks and gates, and the kayaks are just amazing slalom machines! Saturday is practice. Race Day isSunday the 15th, starting at 10AM. There will be paddlers from all over the lower mainland, maybe even a few from the states, and will feature a large component of local Chilliwackians ranging in age from 10 years to 50+. The CCE’s own group of kids, including VMS students Avery Wilkins (grade 7), and Austin and Maddison Atkins (grades 8 and 9), will be battling it out in the BC Slalom Championships.
Maddison is a part of our class this year so come out and cheer her on.
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