Spier Eerste River Canoe Challenge

Monday, 16 September, 2013
The Stellenbosch Heritage Project hosts an annual festival of sporting events, and this is the first year that Spier will be sponsoring the Canoe Challenge.
The Maties Canoe Club’s annual Eerste River Canoe Challenge will start at Hangbrug and finish at Spier Wine Farm on Heritage Day starting at 10:00. This dash down the river takes just under one hour and passes the River Festival site in Die Laan. The canoeing fraternity regards this stretch of river as the most exciting in the Western Cape.

Important information:
  • Date: 24 September 2013
  • Time: Starts 10am and takes just less than one hour
  • Starts at: Hangbrug 
  • Finishes at: Spier Wine Farm.
  • Prize-giving: Stellenbosch Heritage Day Festival in Die Laan, where there will also be live music, food stalls, craft stalls, games and Spier wine for sale.
  • Enquiries: Owen Gandar (owengandar@gmail.com)
This year’s sporting events includes the following events over the week:
  • Khayamandi Netball and Soccer Cup
  • VriendsCUP Games
  • Moore Stephens 10km Night Run
  • Eikestad Heritage Pedal Events
  • Get-Into-Rugby Festival
  • Red Bull River Tube Races
  • Spier Eerste River Canoe Challenge
The canoeing fraternity regards this stretch of the Eerste River as the most exciting in the Western Cape, and it is unique as it runs through the town of Stellenbosch as well as the surrounding winelands. There are fantastic viewing opportunities for seconds and spectators all along the route. A water release is guaranteed.

Visit www.heritagefestival.co.za for more information.

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