Kayak Demo Day, Slab Town Throw Down contest set for March 19

Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee has teamed up with local kayak manufacturers to host its sixth annual kayak demo day on the East Fork of the Tuckaseigee River at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19.

Attendees will be able to try out the newest models of whitewater kayaks and get tips on kayak skills from area instructors. The event also includes a freestyle competition called the “Slab Town Throw Down” and a ducky race.

The river rapid called “the slab” can be accessed from Shook Cove Road about 2 miles from the intersection with Highway 107.

After events at the river, an extreme kayaking video and food will be shared at Illusions in A.K. Hinds University Center.

For more information, contact Base Camp Cullowhee at basecamp@wcu.edu or 828-227-3633.