When it comes time to co-ordinate projects, our get-togethers are about sharing ideas and connections to make great things happen in Clutha, such as the annual Big River Raft Race & Festival. By bringing diverse skills together and teaming up, we can develop other successful projects in the Clutha community.
Big River Raft Race & Festival is an annual fun-filled day out on our amazing Clutha River. Contestants enter a home-constructed raft to paddle their team 20km down the river between Clydevale and Balclutha. The Balclutha Bridge marks the finish line and the festival is held on the riverbank there. Many local groups and businesses are involved and the race raises funds for local community groups, usually LandSAR and Surf Life Saving Club who help out on the day with their safety expertise.