Harvie Passage Slalom Course - Bow River

by Mike Holroyd mholroydcoach@gmail.com

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Jan 17, 2017

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Mar 03, 2017

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Harvie Passage Slalom Course - Bow River

by Mike Holroyd in Calgary


Business Plan

Whitewater Slalom  combines the excitement of paddling a river, with the technical skill of navigating through poles hung over the river. Alberta has a long history of success in slalom including an Alberta born World Champion in 1999.

Harvie Passage slalom course is the opportunity that slalom kayaking been waiting for to: increase participation, visability, and performance! The facility will allow clubs to recruit more athletes. It will help clubs and businesses to teach more people general paddling skills and how to enjoy rivers safely. It will allow for an accessible and safe venue right in the heart of Calgary allowing for more people to learn about the sport of slalom. Athletes will be able to train more effectively, more often, giving them more chances to reach their goals.

The foundation of the slalom course is the anchors that the posts sit in, that the slalom poles are then hung from. The anchors need to go in the ground in the spring of 2017 while the site is being rebuilt. 

Contribute now and you can help us build our dream, as well as get rediculously cool givebacks like: Your name on one of the posts, an opportunity to train with an athlete, a kayak, SUP, delicious coffee and much more!

We'd like to thank our supporters in the community, like Aquabatics, Cobs Bread, Undercurrents, Crowsnest Coffee Company, Spolumbos and Waterflow for their help with some of the givebacks.

 

 

Note: Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak is actively working with the Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary to seek the necessary approvals for this faciltiy. We are confident that we will be sucessful. In the event we are unalbe to fulfill the plan as outlined, or if we have an excess, the funds would be used for direct programming at Harvie Passage when it re-opens. Any such decision would be communicated to all of our supporters.

Comments (42)

Amy Paran says:

Meant to do this ages ago...I am the ultimate procrastinator! Good luck with the course!

14 seconds ago

Roger Colbeck says:

Fantastic initiative!

29 seconds ago

Julien Billaut says:

I hope project will go ahead and I will paddle there one day! And hope this work outside Canada!

30 seconds ago

Jordie Mckenzie says:

Good luck!!

45 seconds ago

Dan Norman says:

If a name is going on a post, it should be Kate Richardson -I always liked the idea of sticking my motherinlaw out on an island in the river.......she would like that

7 seconds ago

Larry Norman says:

Good luck. Hope to come paddle there sometime.

43 seconds ago

Kurtis Broda says:

Hi Guys, Looking forward to helping make this project a success. Regards, Kurtis Broda, President, AWA

58 seconds ago

Joanne Cole says:

From The Cole Family!

56 seconds ago

Darren Thompson says:

Hope this comes to fruition! Good luck! Great work!

41 seconds ago

Simon 1 says:

Hope you get to your goal. Well done on your initiative. Looking forward to the finished product! Thanks Simon

42 seconds ago

Jane Robarts says:

John and I are both really excited to see this happening!

21 seconds ago

Julia Saks says:

Good luck.

31 seconds ago

Whitewater Quebec - Julie C. Boisvert says:

Count on us to help in any way we can!

2 seconds ago

Elizabeth Seale says:

Good luck - a great project

35 seconds ago

darcy wilkins says:

C3 x1, frank sumatra x2, ethiopia yirgacheffe x1

18 seconds ago

Stuart Dry says:

Gates for Harvey Passage yes!

1 seconds ago

Scott Shipley says:

Great work guys

33 seconds ago

Rick Stolz says:

Good luck with the project Mike. Janice & Rick Stolz

28 seconds ago

Isabelle Gagnon says:

this is to add to previous donation to total 500$ and get river right

36 seconds ago

Isabelle Gagnon says:

Marc and Isabelle "on the post"

13 seconds ago

Adrian Powell says:

Please can I have a post in the middle section reading Bretz Powell . Thanks

59 seconds ago

Edward (Ted) Anderson says:

What a great faucilty.

14 seconds ago

madison veldboom says:

Can't wait to start training once the course is built! #Tokyo2020

19 seconds ago

Mark Illing says:

Name for plaque: "Hannah & Colin Illing"

22 seconds ago

Susan Patrick says:

Happy to help!

15 seconds ago

Howard Heffler says:

Good work Mike

19 seconds ago

Yuko Onosato says:

I am new to Calgary, but I am excited to know there will be great place to practice SUP in future. Good luck and looking forward to see the project come true.

29 seconds ago

Allen Yip says:

Best of luck!

33 seconds ago

Daniels Hirl Family says:

Paddling has brought our family together and we want to leave that legacy for other families to come!

51 seconds ago

Elizabeth Seale says:

This course would be an excellent addition to sports facilities in Calgary and would greatly benefit Western Canadian slalom kayakers.

26 seconds ago

Michelle Oruski says:

Such a great sport! Happy to help ๐Ÿ˜€

27 seconds ago

Blair & Lauren H says:

Good Luck with the project, it will be a great addition to Calgary!

2 seconds ago

Dan P says:

10k should buy plenty of twine and pvc. Gates galore! - good luck -DP

35 seconds ago

Andrew Loughlin says:

I think this is a really great opportunity! Can't wait to see it in place

31 seconds ago

Mary Lukasik says:

Keep up the great work!

14 seconds ago

Meike Erichsen says:

Congrats!!! Great initiative!!

32 seconds ago

Lori Vollmerhaus says:

Good luck getting to $10,000.00 gang! Lori and Andy

10 seconds ago

Peggy Holroyd says:

Whoohoo! Congratulations on rallying for a kayaking course that I'm sure will be well used by community, Alberta and National athletes.

16 seconds ago

Elisabeth Beaubien says:

Congratulations on making whitewater kayak accessible to young athletes in Alberta!

58 seconds ago

Anne and Tim Shaw says:

Please make a kick ass eaten๐Ÿ˜€

10 seconds ago

Greg Hunter says:

How many free touches does this include at my post ? :)

18 seconds ago

Mike Holroyd says:

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Team

Mike Holroyd

Bio

Mike has been leading Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak since 2007. Before that he spent a decade on the Canadian national whitewater kayak team. Mike keeps ASCK on track by supporting his athletes, designing programming that is needed and ensuring the important things, like the Harvie Passage facility, become reality. He has two kids, 3 and 6, who are already kayaking up a storm!

Haley Daniels

Bio

Haley is in her fourth year at Mount Royal University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Business and Administration with a major in Marketing and a minor in Sociology. She is also the Canadian champion for whitewater slalom canoeing where she won a Bronze medal at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and is an olympic hopeful for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Haley is also the athlete representative for Canoe Kayak Canada and sits on the AthletesCAN branding committee. She is also a vegan athl...

Paul Manning-Hunter

Bio

Paul is a graduate of Mount Royal University and spent 10 years whitewater kayak racing for team Canada. Spending so much of his life in a kayak gave him an appreciation for the outdoors and the environment. In 2013, Paul visited the Great Bear Rainforest and made this beautiful video documenting his travels https://vimeo.com/61707379.

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