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27 Oct 2022
Amazing Season 2022 Recap!
27 Oct 2022 10:14 AM
Amazing Season 2022 Recap!

Wow! What a season is behind us…

We still don’t stop, let’s understand each other. But when we stop for a second and look back… We have something to see!

So, let’s remember together everything that we have managed to achieve so far in 2022..

During the year, we tried to bring each member of BOD closer to you. We want all of you all to feel as part of our Rafting Family, and for that to happen, we all need to get to know each other well.

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IRF invites you to Sustainability in Rafting webinars
27 Oct 2022 08:26 AM
IRF invites you to Sustainability in Rafting webinars

Sustainability in rafting is a high priority for the IRF. In 2019 we joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action initiative as a signatory to the Sports for Climate Action Framework. We know that it is a priority for many of you as well.

To increase your knowledge we are bringing you an opportunity to become more informed about sustainability and rafting.

We invite you to join us for our two part webinar series specifically tailored towards rafting!

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California Poppies give us their WRC roundup
17 Oct 2022 09:20 PM
California Poppies give us their WRC roundup

by Chloe Tippett


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. One of my mother’s guide school instructors had been a founder of Project RAFT and several of my parents’ rafting friends had been on teams that had competed.

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We have some new army of Rafting Guides!
01 Oct 2022 11:34 AM
We have some new army of Rafting Guides!

The training and certification for white waters guides, organized by the Kanjon Rafting Club and with the financial support of UNDP, was successfully completed. Nine participants out of a total 29 received licenses, which will enable them to perform the work of rafting guides according to the rules of the IRF.

They remind that the IRF GTE rafting guide certificate is recognized and accepted in over 50 countries around the world and in many countries it is necessary to register and practice as a whitewater rafting guide.

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