Back to Calendar

Rich Weiss Slalom Race

Date 2021 Sep 26 Ical
Days/Times 9.00am-1.00pm
Location Tamihi Rapids, Chilliwack River
Address tamihi rapids

Our first race at Tamihi since COVID! We spent a lot of time renovating the course last year and it’s in excellent shape – come join us!!

If you are coming from out of town please reserve your campsite at Tamihi Rapids Campsite asap - it's very helpful if all the campsites are occupied by paddlers, to avoid conflicts with other users. Unfortunately it has become cost-prohibitive for the club to reserve all the campsites for the weekend. Register for camping here:


Competitive and recreational classes available. To compete as a BC athlete in the competitive category, you must be registered as a CKBC Competitive Member. Out of province competitive members must be registered as a competitive member with a CKC affiliated slalom club.


PRIZES!!! Many racers easy win their registration fees back….


I you don't want to pay by Paypal, please choose "other" payment option and we will email you the etransfer details.

For US participants, please bring cheque or Canadian Cash.



Friday Course Setting


Saturday Open Practice



8:30am - Officials/Volunteers meeting

9:00am - Racers meeting

10:00am - Run 1


11:30am - Run 2

1:00pm - Lunch - Volunteer lunch provided

1.30pm - Awards


Safety rules:

All competitors are expected to follow these safety guidelines as a condition of participation.

 - All equipment must be in proper and safe working condition

 - All boats should be equipped with flotation bag in the event of swimming

 - All paddlers must wear a PFD, helmet and appropriate clothing to protect against hypothermia.

 - All paddlers will maintain a minimum group size of three at all times during training, or have active shore safety


The Rich Weiss Memorial Race is named for American Olympian Richard Weiss who spent many years training with the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence at the Tamihi Rapids throughout the 1980's and 1990's. Rich left our small community too early in an incident on the White Salmon River in Washington a year after his tremendous 5th place performance at the 1996 Olympics.


The Rich Weiss Race is part of the NW Cup Series and is used as a gauge every year by our BC Slalom Team members as they prepare for National Team Selections and the upcoming race season.

Prerequisite Class III Paddling Ability
Contact Jenny Wakeling
Web Site
Type Competition
Category Competition
Deadline September 25, 2021 17:00