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20th Annual Rich Weiss Slalom Race

Date 2019 May 03-05 Ical
Location Tamihi Rapids
Address Tamihi Rapids, Chilliwack River Rd, Chilliwack, BC

Canoe Kayak BC Acknowledges that this event is being held on the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) and the Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq’eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ First Nations Territories

This is a club hosted event. Please register using the link below.

The Rich Weiss Memorial Race has been BC's premier annual slalom race for 20 years.

The race is named for American Olympian Richard Weiss who spent many years training with the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence at the Tamihi Rapids throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Rich left our small community too early in an incident on the White Salmon River in Washington a year after his tremendous 5th place performance at the 1996 Olympics.

The Rich Weiss Race is part of the NW Cup Series and is used as a gauge every year by our BC Slalom Team members as they prepare for National Team Selections and the upcoming race season.

Open to all whitewater paddlers, this race is not only competitive but a fun way to test your skills against some of our young slalom stars AND former slalom stars.

Competitive and recreational classes available. To compete as a BC athlete in the competitive category, you must be registered as a CKBC Competitive Member. Out of province competitive members must be registered as a competitive member with a CKC affiliated slalom club.

Please register online! [link below]


Friday (May 3)
Course Setting
-as this is a NW Cup event, the race course is set early for open practice.

Saturday (May 4)
Open Practice

Sunday (May 5)
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - On-site registration
8:30 a.m. - Officials/Volunteers meeting
9 a.m. - Racers meeting
10 a.m. - Run 1
11:30 a.m. - Run 2
1 p.m. - Lunch - Volunteer lunch provided
2 p.m. - Awards

Concession stand with food and beverages for purchase will be available.

Please listen for announcements and check this site for any changes regularly.

Don't forget to renew your 2019 CCEPC / CKBC MEMBERSHIP, forms will be available on-site

LTAD Levels:

Train to Train to Competitive for Life

Safety rules:

All competitors are expected to follow these safety guidelines as a condition of participation. Random inspections will be conducted by race officials to ensure compliance.

 All equipment must be in proper and safe working condition

 All boats must be equipped with flotation bag in the event of swimming

 All paddlers must wear a PFD, helmet and appropriate gear to protect against hypothermia.

 All paddlers will maintain a minimum group size of three at all times during training

 All participants will follow directions provided by race organizers (eg. off-limits areas, areas to put in and take out, etc.)

Tag: Whitewater

Prerequisite Class III Paddling Ability
Contact Brendan Curson 306-250-7278
Web Site https://chilliwackcentreofexcellence.sportical.com/events/4241
Type Competition
This is a Canoe Kayak BC sanctioned event
Category Whitewater
Affiliate Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club