Monday, September 18, 2017

Annual Party/Potluck/General Meeting

COME join us for our ANNUAL End of Season PARTY:

When: Monday, October 9 at 6:00 PM
Where: Springhouse Cellar Winery 13 Railroad Street Hood River, OR 97031

Potluck by Last Name: A-F Appetizers, G-M Main Dish/Salad, N-Z Dessert

Join your fellow HROCC team members, friends & family!

  • General Meeting and Elections
  • Beer and wine available for purchase
  • Bring family and friends
  • Please RSVP ASAP!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Gorge Race & Boat Naming Ceremony

The weekend of July 15th was pretty awesome here in the the Columbia River Gorge! HROCC had a honour of racing in JD Davies The Gorge Race, which has taken place in Stevenson, WA since 1997. This year we were fortunate to have raced with 6 teams: 2 mixed teams, 2 women's teams, and 2 men's teams. Our newly named unlimited canoe, Kuakea was raced by the mixed team and then by the men's team. It was windy, wavey and FUN. We all did really well with a few of our teams getting medals. For results visit the Results page.

This year was a first for us as a club to be helping out at JD's race.... he's been at this for a long time and we have lots to learn but we are so proud of all the volunteers that stepped up to help out. Thank you so very much.

Before the race, we held a small boat naming ceremony for our unlimited officiated by John Ritter with flowers brought by Jen Kroner (who also spearheaded the name search and vote). Each paddler who had the honour to paddle her in this race also got to say a personal blessing while on the water and toss a flower. The meaning of Kuakea is White Cap which is a perfect name for the Gorge! The meaning that we've been able to find (on is:

Kuakea: Kua meaning back and kea meaning white. I like this term because when steering you are always keeping a look out for the best back swell to hopefully get into the trough to get the extra push when paddling/racing. When incorporated by wind ( kea, white caps ), it only makes the ride more enjoyable.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4th of July Parade!

Just got some 4th of July parade photos from Wendy & Bernie Boglioli.... Looks like it was SO much fun! There are other photos on our FaceBook page.

THANKS to everyone that made this possible. HROCC has been wanting to pull this off for a few years. 

Here's what Wendy had to say: 

"Well I can say this... it takes a Team to pull that whole parade off! Our team is an amazing group of people with all hands on deck! It was quite an undertaking spearheaded by Peny Wallace!! Great job to everyone involved!!! So fun to be a part of the parade today and our very first ever HROCC in the parade...People in the community LOVED IT..."
Thanks also go out to:

Josh, Bernie Dittenhofer & Bob Smith as well as Andrew & Melissa McElderry as well as Sue Sutherland for lettering and moving our precious Manu Kaha'wai (aka River Bird) to enable her to take part in the parade.

Monika Buczak and her husband who drove and to her kids who were in the canoe. Thanks also to Peny & her grandkids and Amber Wallace, Jane Keeler and anyone else I missed.

Community is what it is all about!
Happy Paddling

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