Hello there paddlers! I hope everyone’s doing well and has found some water recently! I just sat down today to let everyone know about our Pre Series Planning Meeting.  On Wednesday, December the 11th, I’ve acquired the Outdoor Learning Room at the REI in Brentwood, TN,      (261 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027) from 730pm-900pm (CST), for us to think this whole thing out!

Ian Stewart crosses the finish line during Clear Creek Boater X.

There will be some representatives from WeStroke, World Kayak, the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, and Walden’s Ridge Whitewater  there to help put together the pieces of this enormous undertaking. There will be plenty of hot coffee, tea, and snacks too!

Rock Island Boater X 2013

We are also asking anyone that wants to volunteer for the series, to please come out as well so we can meet you and get a feel for how you can best help the project!

Clear Creek Boater X

We need all the help we can get:  We need hike-in photographers (there are some DIFFICULT trails to some amazing places!), hike in safeties, boat safeties, registration staff, contestants,  we need a local printer who’d  be willing to cut us a deal on event posters, We’re looking for local outdoor sports related small businesses that want to get their name out. Sign on and throw some prizes in with your business name on them! Then we’ll hype you up all series long! We need spectators. We need other WK Ambassadors who want to lend a hand!  But most of all, we need you folks, to come out and support!

the gang all gathers for a picture at the Big South Fork Grand Prix

So if you feel like being a part of something huge, that will greatly benefit our local paddling community, then come on out Wednesday December 11th at 730pm to the REI Brentwood‘s Outdoor Learning Room for our World Kayak Nashville Winter Event Series – Event Planning Meeting. Hope to see you there!

Jack's Rock, Clear Creek, TN

And don’t worry, if you miss the meeting, you can still volunteer for individual events, just show up and offer a hand or let me know prior by sending me an email @ hardscapesbytheyard@gmail.com.

Dueling Karmas

Thanks Everybody!

Philip Byard

Nashville WK Ambassador