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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.