Did you know that the National Headquarters of the American Canoe Association is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia?
Did you also know that the Rappahannock River is The longest free-flowing river to the Chesapeake Bay?
That's right! Both these things are true, and there's a lot to celebrate! Celebrate the Rapp is one of four events that will be part of an ACA pilot for the Paddle Green Program, a community development initiative to encourage recreation and promote good on-water stewardship.
On Saturday, June 1, this event will be a day-long festival to celebrate the river where the ACA is located! Festivities to include:
- On-water instruction, races, canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard clinics.
- Cleanups conducted at heavily used sites along the river
- Local vendors, clubs, and businesses that will inspire you to get outside and play!
- The 2013 World Tour of the Reel Paddling Film Festival will be screened under the stars! Showcasing some of the best paddling films from around the globe! (*Ticketed event $10)
- Libations provided by New Belgium Brewery will be sold in the evening to those of age, so come out for a great time!
The emphasis of the day is fun, family-oriented activities that promote outdoor recreation and good stewardship of the environments we love to play in!
Whether you come out to paddle, check out some of our great vendors, help to make our river a better place to paddle by participating in a clean up, we want you to have FUN doing it!
Participate in challenges and cleanups throughout the day to win great prizes from sponsors! OR buy tickets to the Film Festival for a chance to win some great swag in our raffles!
So What Does this Cost?
Volunteers get will get admission to the day's events FREE OF CHARGE. Simply sign up to volunteer at one of our 5 scheduled cleanups.
Individuals and families participating in on-water events will be charged $5/ person or $20/ family, if larger than a family of four.
Tickets are $10 pay at the time of the film festival
*All funds go towards the ACA's Stewardship Department.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
I'm so glad you asked! There are lots of ways to get involved. You can just come, play, and attend the event. In which case, you need to fill out the form below on the bottom of this page.
An event like this can only be successful because of a strong group of volunteers, and we would love to have you!
This sounds like a blast! I want to VOLUNTEER at the event!
(Volunteers get to have fun too! Don't worry!)
Would you like to become a sponsor of Celebrate the Rapp? Click here for more information.
A big thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and partners who have helped to make this day possible!
Click on any logo to learn more about each organization!