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Pride Day – Event

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June 13, 2020

Zoar Gap Rafting Adult (16+):
Zoar Gap Rafting Youth (10 - 15):
Guided River Kayaking Adult (16+):
Guided River Kayaking Youth (10 - 15):
Zip Line Canopy Tour Adult (16+), Youth (10 - 15):


Come celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month on the Deerfield River and in the trees! All LGBTQ+ folks are invited to
paddle down the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River or Zip through the trees on Saturday, June 13th. In collaboration with Zoar
Outdoor and The Venture Out Project, both new and experienced paddlers will spend the day exploring and building community. New to boating or zipping? Great! Zoar will provide instruction so you’ll have fun and
learn how to learn a new activity safely. Been down the Fife before? Also great! Venture Out will be meeting at 11 am for Community Paddling. We will finish up the day with an after-party at Zoar Outdoor to connect with new and old friends.
Yes, there will be Pride-themed souvenirs! 🙂

Why are we doing this? With a history of prejudice, discrimination, and abuse in the outdoors, LGBTQ+ people
can be hesitant to engage in new outdoor recreation activities, which contributes to the lack of diversity in the
outdoors. The Venture Out Project specifically creates inclusive and affirming spaces for the queer community
to explore outdoor recreation opportunities. Facilitating access to river-based activities can build a more
inclusive and diverse outdoor movement. The purpose of the day is for LGBTQ+ people and allies to
participate in whitewater boating, make friends, and create community and connections to encourage further
enjoyment and stewardship of our outdoor world.

11:00 AM: Lunch provided at Zoar Outdoor (in our Paddlesports school)
12:30 PM: Check in for Whitewater Rafting or Guided River Kayaking at our Rafting Pavilion
1:00 PM: Check in for Zip Lining at our Zip Base
5:00 PM: After-party Gathering at Zoar Outdoor. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.