WATERFEST XI 2011 Highlights
CRBI thanks the hundreds of supporters who attended CRBI's WATERFEST XI, making it our most successful WATERFEST ever! Together, with more than 40 volunteers and dozens of sponsors, we raised more than $25,000 to protect our drinking water sources and North America's most biologically diverse river basin.
In the Canoe Tug-O-Wars, 17 four-person teams vied for the $200 cash prize and gift certificates to area restaurants. Model High School's entry took top honors while Blue Sky Outfitter's entry was the runner up.
Some 75 paddlers competed in the 13-mile Race down the Oostanaula. Dean Jordaan of Atlanta was the fastest finisher, completing the course in 1 hour and 29 minutes. Click here for complete race results.KAYAK TUG-O-WARS
Children and adults competed in the Kayak Tug-O-Wars to kick off the WATERFEST celebration on Friday evening. Andrew Beacham won the 17-under boys division and Aspen Donaldson took the prize in the 17-under girls division. The adult winners were John Haller and Christie Boyd. Winners in the various divisions won gift certificates from Blue Sky Outfitter.
CRBI's Canoe-a-thoners set a Canoe-a-thon record by raising more than $7300 for river protection as they vied for a host of prizes including:
- Two Air Tran Airlines Tickets!
- A New Old Town Canoe valued at $700 courtesy of Johnson Outdoors
- A New Old Town Kayak valued at $500 courtesy of Cedar Creek Park
- A Week-long Getaway for four at the Villas at Coosawattee valued at $800
- A Week-long Getaway for two at the Villas at Coosawattee valued at $600
- A Weekend Cabin Getaway Atop Lookout Mountain courtesy of Adams Outdoors
- Clothing and products from Patagonia
- A framed photograph of Georgia's rivers valued at $275 courtesy of Joe Cook
- A Massage from Heart & Hands Massage
The winners were:
Kendall Christian & John Haller--$225
Environmental Quiz Bowl
East Central Elementary School won CRBI's Environmental Quiz Bowl tournament for a record fourth straight year in a competition that included eight teams from elementary schools in Chattooga, Gordon and Floyd counties.