CRBI is welcoming more than 400 paddlers to the upper Coosa River basin June 18-24 for Georgia River Network's Paddle Georgia 2016, a 7-day, 103-mile journey on the Conasauga and Oostanaula Rivers.
Included in the week of fun is a street party and canoe tug-o-war contest in downtown Calhoun on June 22 at 6 p.m. and a fish fry feast at Heritage Park in downtown Rome on June 24. The public is invited to participate in each event.
Canoe Tug-O-Wars & Street Party June 22 in Downtown Calhoun
On Wednesday, June 22, CRBI and Georgia River Network will host a free street party at the Calhoun Depot (located at corner of Court and King Streets) featuring food vendors from Calhoun restaurants, a DJ and dancing, canoe and kayak test rides and canoe tug-o-war competitions.
Event sponsor Cedar Creek Park & Outdoor Center will set up its mammoth portable pool in the depot parking lot. Canoe and kayak test rides will begin at 6 p.m. followed by tug-o-wars at 7 p.m.
The tug-o-wars feature two canoes tied end to end, each filled with a co-ed team of three paddlers who attempt to paddle pull their opponents across the pool. A double-elimination tournament will determine the tug-o-war champions who will take home cash and prizes.
Form your tug-o-war teams now and get ready for wet and wild battles.
Registration is $25 per four-person team. Note: though only three paddlers compete in each tug, you'll need a substitute! Some to the tugs can be exhausting!
Scroll down to register your team for the canoe tug-o-wars.
Google Map of Calhoun Depot:
Paddle Georgia River's End Feast June 24 at Rome's Heritage Park
It's not every day, nearly 400 paddlers finish a 7-day, 100-mile journey in downtown Rome. Come help CRBI celebrate the accomplishments of these intrepid paddlers by enjoying a feast of fried catfish, hushpuppies, cole slaw and cheese grits Friday, June 24. The meal begins at 6 p.m. but paddlers will be arriving from 1-5 p.m. at the boat ramp at Heritage Park.
Tickets to the meal are $15 with all proceeds benefitting CRBI's river protection projects.
Scroll down to purchase your tickets online.
Google Map of Heritage Park:
Canoe Tug-O-War Registration
River's End Celebration Tickets