Vavenby News: River adventure

Five adventurous women from Vavenby Christian Church went on a 3 1/2 hour rafting trip down the Clearwater River

Five women from Vavenby go through the rapids on the Clearwater River. In the raft with guide Adam are Vicki Cook

Five adventurous women from Vavenby Christian Church went on a 3 1/2 hour rafting trip down the Clearwater River with Liquid Lifestyles on Monday, July 30. The weather was beautiful, the water was warm, and the rapids were exciting.

The group started off by putting on their safety gear such as a wetsuit, fleece vest, windbreaker, and helmet. Then the women listened to the safety rules. As the raft drifted further away from shore everyone had to practice pulling in someone else that had “fallen overboard”. Rowing techniques were practiced next. After that the real trip began.

As the raft traveled downstream the guide pointed out and explained many scenic wonders such as the volcanic caves, the osprey nests, and named the canyons and the wild rapids that the group splashed through.

There was a stop at one point for the group to go on a short hike to see the Kettle Rapids. The women could instantly see why they were not being put to the test on these suicidal waves. Everyone got back on the raft further down the river.

All the ladies had an exhilarating time. After the trip they dried themselves off and went out to lunch to relive their adventure.

Busy month at Serenity

August will be a busy month at Serenity Center for the Performing Arts. Becoming Shiloh will be held there from Aug. 10 – 12 for its fifth year. There will be free camping on the grounds and a concession will be available.

Becoming Shiloh is a Christian music festival with workshops being held on the Saturday. The festival will start at 10 a.m. each day and entrance will be by donation. Some of the groups that will be entertaining are One Silver Coin, Russ Rosen, Benjamin Dunn from California, The Liberty Band, She Says Electric, and Barkley West. For more information go online at

The August concert at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre is on the 18th at 7 p.m. Performers will be Sister Girl and Cod Gone Wild. The group Sister Girl entertained audiences last year at Serenity.

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