Just a big word of thanks to the 300+ paddlers, 30+ instructors, volunteers, daycare staff and more than 20 exhibitors who attended this yearâ€™s Palmer Fest. I donâ€™t think we could have had a better representation of the whitewater paddling communityâ€”simply a great bunch of people.
Itâ€™s true the Rapid Media and Paddler Co-op staff do the organizing and preparation for the event, but itâ€™s you who make it a festival.
Huge thanks to the organizers and instructors at Palmer Fest. It was an amazing event, I will definitely be there again next year!
There was just one thing that bugged me a bit, and that was that especially on Sunday a fair number of people who signed up for clinics did not show up any more. There were instructors who had no one show up for their clinics at all .
It was a great festival. I particularly enjoyed all the little people in little boats. I don’t think I have seen so many pre-teen paddlers in one place before, both single- and double-bladed. That is a trend I want to see grow. I love that little Splash.