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Thanks to Charlene Stark for a good job at the microphone describing various Rodeo moves as demonstrated by Ralph Rhein and Jeff Lewis.

The following Businesses proved their generosity by providing great draw prizes for the competitors. Many thanks.

Chilkoot Brewery             Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters
Coast Mountain Sports   Prospect Yukon 
Deja Vu Music                  U-Brew Yukon
Kanoe People                    Valhala Pure Outfitters

Many thanks to Tatshenshini Expediting for transporting competitors and their boats between venues, Northern Avcom Ltd. for the two-way radios, Sport Yukon for stop watches, Mt. Sima ski team for the racing bibs, City of Whitehorse for picnic tables and electrical power, Yukon Electric for river flow control.

Last but not least the many volunteers whose efforts made for another fun Rodeo. Pat yourselves on the back.
See you all again next year for Whitewater Rodeo Numero Eight.!

For further information contact John Quinsey at 668-4221.


The summer of 1998 was the second year of the Club's kayak introductory program for kids. The intent of this program is to provide a kayaking experience for kids 11 to 18 years of age who's life circumstances would likely not allow them the opportunity to try this exciting sport.

A group of experienced Club members trained in River Rescue and First Aide worked one on one with eight to ten youths per session through three evenings of kayak introduction. Starting with that first soaking in Chadburn lake, the youths learn to be upside down in their kayak and do a wet exit. By the end of the third evening they're doing multiple runs through the shoot at the intake on the Yukon River.

New this year was the involvement of the RCMP. Three of their members joined our group of  program leaders.  Their experience with working with youth is a strong asset to the program. Financial support was also provided by funding river rescue training. This partnership will help ensure the longevity of the program. We look forward to working together in the future.

A big thanks to all those who were involved with the planning and running of this program,

Vernon Beebe, Gord deBruyn, Bob and Marie Burrell, Wade Holmes, Sly Jack, Theresa Landman, Rob Lewis, Jeff O'Farrell, Mary-Jane Oliver, Murray Scheck, Jim Tousignant, Ingrid Wilcox, Jean-Michel Sauve and Eyvie Smith

Nathan Aasmen, Scott Burrel, Kevin Daffe, Jeff Faulkner, Ben Gibson, Owen Holmes, David and Nathan Quinsey.

Wayne Foster, Leeanne Lind and  Keith Ryzowski

If you have any interest in helping with this program or have any used paddling gear you could donate, call John Quinsey at 668-4221.

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