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White Water of Siberia 2021 promo
IRF

Are You Ready for White Water of Siberia 2021?

This month, Russia will again host the International Cultural and Sports Rafting Forum “White Water of Siberia 2021” – the 6th time for this uniting event. It will take place on the territory of the Tomsk Region and the Altai Republic from August 16 to 25, 2021. More than 86 applications have already been submitted

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New GTE Committee
Development

We welcome our new GTE Committee members

Despite the pandemic, the IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) System has continued to grow in leaps and bounds across the globe. In order to keep up with the changing GTE environment, we regularly review the make up of the GTE Committee and so it is with great pleasure we welcome our new GTE Committee

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2021 Congress announced
IRF

IRF 2021 Congress dates announced

The IRF Board of Directors (BOD) announce that the IRF 2021 Congress will be virtual and on the 23 and 24 November 2021. Without a doubt, the pandemic has created the most difficult times ever faced by the world’s sports organisations, and the IRF is no exception. However, even though faced with these extraordinary circumstances,

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Graham Maifredi OAM
IRF

Topping up medals and recognition: Congratulations Graham Maifredi OAM

He’s no stranger to medals and recognition and just last month, Graham “Fredi” Maifredi added the highest pinnacle to date receiving an Order of Australia Medal (OAM). Congratulations Graham Maifredi OAM! Appointments to the Order of Australia in the Australian honours system confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The Medal of the

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new generation
Racing

Inspiring a new generation

Many teams have been impacted by the pandemic these last 18 months but that hasn’t stopped a new generation of rafters from wanting to race. Anastasia Gubanenkova is used to competitive raft racing having raced for several years with the Russian Open Women’s team. She has since taken up coaching a new generation of Russian

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Children of water
IRF

Mission: Change the world (Children of Water)

If we believe in ourselves, we believe in children of water “We are connected by rivers, there are no borders. There are only good people sharing the same thought. Small rivers join and form large and powerful ones, just like many small actions make a big impact. If we believe in ourselves, we believe in

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Sport and Sustainability International
Sustainability

Sport and Sustainability International advancements

Last month we were invited to the Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). As full sports entity members we took part in the discussion for future projects. We were also invited to speak regarding the linkage with our other partner the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (Sports for Climate Action). The

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ARF AGM reaching equality
IRF

Reaching equality: ARF elects Commitee of more than 50% women

The Australian Rafting Federation (ARF) held their Annual General Meeting on 17th June, at which they elected a new Committee for the 2021/22 year. In a resounding effort for reaching equality, more than 50% of the committee are women! The new committee comprises of familiar faces to many on the racing circuit including recent Order

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