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Cali-Burn Fest ’08

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October 10-12, 2008
Cali-Burn Fest ‘08

Arcata, California

Combining an Explosive Big Air Ocean Expression Session with TWO days of racing through Burnt Ranch Gorge, this year’s Cali-Burn Fest is set to be one hell of a good time!

This October 10th-12th when the local rivers are dry and most paddlers have all but given up on paddling options, there is one spot on the West Coast that will be going off harder than ever. Building on the success of years past, the 4th annual Cali-Burn Fest will consist of 5 radically different events: Ocean Surf, Open Downriver, Slalom, Boater-X and Team Relay. During which paddlers will experience the magnificent Humboldt County redwoods, the beauty and possibly huge surf of the Pacific Ocean, and the Class IV/V awe inspiring wonder of the Trinity River known as Burnt Ranch Gorge.

In addition to a great event Cali-Product is pleased to announce that all funds generated from this year’s festival will be donated to the Sun Catchers Project. Founded by Rita Riewerts, The Sun Catchers Project is a non-profit organization which builds and donates solar ovens to impoverished African villages. These ovens come in two sizes; the larger of which can cook up to 1,500 meals a day! For her to be able to continue this great cause she needs your support. If you plan on heading out for the race and can help out with a donation to her organization that would be awesome!

While in Humboldt, think Green! For this reason and many others the Cali-Burn Fest will be a “Carbon Negative” Festival. During the weekend Cali-Product will be polling racers on how far they traveled as a result of the festival. After collecting the total number of estimated vehicle miles, C.P. will purchase an even greater number of Carbon Credits than what was emitted.

– Paddlers doing their part to make the World a cooler place.

Presented by: Cali-Product, Kokatat, Colorado Kayak Supply, Sun Catchers Project, Farmer Brown’s Garden Supply, American Whitewater, and Canoe & Kayak Magazine.

For those in Arcata or anyone who can rally up early, check out: – Subliminal Sabatoge & Adrenaline Rush at Humbrews, Thursday October 9th. 9pm $5 Doors. Details on the poster.

More info at www.caliproduct.blogspot.com

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Paul

Paulgamache at gmail.com

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