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July 23, 2019

Ninth annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom

The ninth annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom will offer a family-friendly paddling competition beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, on a calm section of the Tuckaseigee River near Western Carolina University.

The competition will start at the Locust Creek put-in just downstream from the greenway bridge on Old Cullowhee Road, with the course including nine gates on flat but moving water and competitions for canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Canoes, paddles and personal floatation devices will be provided, but kayakers and paddle boarders should bring their own boats. All participants should bring closed-toed shoes, a water bottle and clothes that can get wet.

The course will be open for practice from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 21.

$5 per person, per event, with food available on-site for purchase. Register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, by emailing wcucanoeslalom@gmail.com. Day-of registration not available.

Hosted by WCU Parks and Recreation Management Program students and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. Proceeds benefit the Parks and Recreation Management Scholarship Fund.

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Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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