Published on April 17 2017

Watertrek joins the Eau Vive Festival in France

Watertrek is very happy to join the event organized by Le Grand 8 SUP club in Joinville on the 13th and 14th. May 2017: the race and event of the Eau Vive. Various coordinators of the association from different countries - France, England, Belgium - will participate in the races offered during the weekend, and will take care of a stand aiming to raise awareness on the problem of waste in rivers through several games. Marwan will join and tell stories about water to kids.

The adventurers Carolyn & Carlos - volunteers at Watertrek in London - will join the event from Brazil to make a paddleboard in plastic bottles, a way for them to raise awareness but also to announce their expedition project, These will launch during Ocean International Day on June 8th and will lead them to perform 12 marathons in recycled SUP across Europe. Join us as we will be building the board and bring some 2-litre plastic bottles!

Watertrek is particularly happy to participate in this event, as Joinville hosted its very first foreshore clean-up 4 years ago, a trip back to where it all started and for sure a great reason to celebrate and enjoy local white wine.

A huge thank to Gilles de Joinville for welcoming us.


Friday 12 May
16:00       SUP session with champion Olivia Piana (beginners)
17:30       SUP session with champion Olivia Piana (confirmed)

Saturday 13 May
14:00      Opening of the village
14:00      Clean up organized by Surfrider Foundation
15:30      Dragon Paddle Race
17:00      Long Distance Run 12,6 Coupe de France
18:30      Street Paddle Session
18:30      Yoga Paddle

19:00      Presentation of the Sup expedition project in the mangrove in November 2017 by Mel & Paul from Watertrek (in English, translated)
19:15       Awards ceremony, Drinks
20:00     Guinguette Party

Sunday 14 May
10:00     Opening of the village
11:00      Sup yoga
12:00     Fun bikes
14:00     Friendly sup cruise
14:20     Technical Race
15:30      Dance Paddle
16:00     Sup-dog Contest
16:30     Dragon Paddle Race
17:15      Awards ceremony, Drinks

All weekend
- 18 stands (SUP equipment, environment, mineral water tasting etc ...), including the Watertrek stand offering educational games
- sup testing initiation
- construction of a SUP with plastic bottles with Carolyn & Carlos from Watertrek
- tales for children about water with Marwan from Watertrek

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