by Chloe Tippett “THE FORMATION OF THE CALIFORNIA POPPIES” I GREW UP on the river. My parents met 30 years ago as guides and raised me and my brother as whitewater kids. Today, our family owns a rafting company, Coloma Lotus Whitewater. Growing up I had a vague awareness that raft racing was a thing.
The IRF is proud to announce that we have been invited again to participate in the United Through Sport (UTS) 3rd World Youth Festival 2022! The WYF is a unique celebration of youth, sports, regional history and culture. It is to encourage an inclusive and educational approach to keep connected, active and united. UTS World Youth
Quebec Juniors team are heading to World Rafting Champs 2022. So who is this new under 23 womens’ team from Canada? The team is composed of five girls from Quebec City aged 19-22. It was formed in the summer of 2019 by a former national team athlete during her pregnancy. Béatrice Provencher is studying to become
Team RAFA is made up of young athletes from the town of Turrialba – Marcelo Omodeo, Sergio Jiménez, Enrique Segura, and Jose Contreras are the ones to be racing at WRC 2022. Marlon Bustos started the team in 2016 and after his first race was noticed by Rafa Gallo for the great work he was
The upcoming World Rafting Championships (WRC) which start on the 25 May, will see the California Poppies as the USA U19 Women’s team. Teams from all over the world come to compete at the WRC, and while they may not understand each others’ languages, they all understand one common language – that of the river.
The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) have an awesome auction coming up where you can bid on some incredible adventure trips in all sorts of places around the world. An Alaskan multi-day rafting trip Two different California rafting trips A historic Colombia rafting and cultural adventure A multi-day, multi-sport adventure in Huasteca Potosina, Mexico Costa Rica
The UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021 came to an end with a breath-taking Closing Ceremony from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was the centre for youth of all abilities coming together under the patronage of the IOC, IPC, SOI, SportAccord, GAISF and AIMS. Over 100 organisations joined forces with one mission, to
The second World Virtual Youth Festival will be happening in November 2021. Time to get your youth into action! Registration to be done by 30 October latest. This festival is brought to you by United Through Sport (UTS) which is an alliance of many organisations working together through sports to bring unity and peace to
After the hugely successful World Virtual Youth Festival, UTS and the IRF are inviting rafting youth to get active, get creative, and use social media pro-actively in the “What’s your daily?” challenge. At a time where the corona virus pandemic still affects daily life, youth all around the globe have been affected by this pandemic