You will receive a signed copy of the book as a thank you for your charitable donation of $250 or more, which is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Chris Brown’s pictorial history of WCC, entitled Images of America: Washington Canoe Club, is the culmination of a three-year project sorting through thousands of images that document the WCC’s 115-year history. The book has accounts of floods and dramatic rescues, pioneering women and men in paddling, social events and high jinx, Olympic greatness and everyday living, all in the context of the remarkable 20th century of Washington history.
Since 2011, Chris’s major focus has been planning for and raising funds for WCC boathouse rehabilitation. We now have architectural concepts for a phased restoration and are moving forward on fundraising toward a goal of $1.5 million to complete Phase 1. We hope to start construction in about two years after lengthy review processes are complete.