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WOMEN'S
OUTDOOR CONNECTION

SATURDAY,  OCTOBER 26, 2024

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A Seattle area event for women of all ages to meet others who like to. . .

Hike, Walk, Run, Bike, Climb, Paddleboard, Sail, Surf, Ski and Snowboard.

Meet the groups that lead, teach, and organize outdoor events and adventures.

Speaker panel, breakout sessions, conversations and epic raffle!

All ages, all levels. 

Erica Lichty - SEASTR PNW October event

Erica Lichty - SEASTR PNW October event

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  • Powder Poobah - Sponsor
    Who and what is the Powder Poobah? Well, it's Larry a meteorologist and it's me, Andrea. More on the Sponsor page. We send Powder Alerts, a snow forecast for PNW skiers and snowboarders from Oct-April. If you ski or snowboard, you should definitely be a subscriber. PowderPoobah.com
  • Mad Hippie - Sponsor
    Mad Hippie is sponsoring gift bags for our event. More about Mad Hippie on the Sponsor page. Welcome Nicole and Chris, they're coming for the event. https://madhippie.com/ https://linktr.ee/madhippie
  • Amber Parucha Photographer
    Amber Parucha (sounds like paruka) WHERE ADVENTURE MEETS ANECDOTE I'M AMBER - A TREE HUGGING, ADRENALINE SEEKING I'm Amber, and I live in the Great Pacific Northwest. My life has always been fueled by curiosity. These fascinations with the natural world and the human experience led me to pick up a camera almost 5 years ago and I haven't looked back. I've found connection in the valleys of Nepal, the jungles of SE Asia, and the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, but also under the electric sky in Las Vegas. I tell stories of the universal flow through the raw filters of natural light and composition. https://www.instagram.com/amberinwndrlnd/
  • Crank Sisters: Mountain Bike
    Crank Sisters Crank Sisters is an all-female club within the Cascades to Sound chapter. We connect and inspire anyone that identifies as female, in all levels of riding, beginner to advanced; working to create a community through FREE group rides and events! Evergreen offers a wide range of classes for women identifying riders. Join us to improve your riding skills in a supportive and encouraging environment in these fun sessions! View all Evergreen classes and use the search filter "Women Only" on our website. Mountain Bike Foundations 1: Beginner - Women Mountain Bike Foundations 2: Intermediate - Women Foundations in the Air: Women Advanced Cornering: Women Intro to Freeride Series: Women https://www.facebook.com/evergreencranksisters https://www.instagram.com/evergreen_crank_sisters/
  • Crystal Mountain
    Try out Crystal Mountain in the summer. All five of Washington’s volcanoes can be spotted from the summit on a clear day. FLYING RAVEN ADVENTURE COURSE Welcome to Crystal Mountain’s first-ever aerial adventure course; the ultimate outdoor summer challenge. CRYSTAL CLIMBING WALL Welcome to Crystal’s newest summer activity! Take your summer adventure to new heights on the 24-foot-tall Crystal Climbing Wall. GUIDED HIKES Not quite ready to explore on your own or want to adventure with a new crew? Check out our new guided hikes offered this summer! SCENIC GONDOLA RIDES A ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola will take you 2,400 vertical feet to the summit where you will find breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range. https://www.crystalmountainresort.com/things-to-do/activities
  • Conscious Classroom Yoga
    We provide students with tools to move away from anxiety and stress towards emotional regulation, self-control, increased concentration, and agency over their education. Students incorporate breathing and stretching to calm their minds, help to alleviate stress, anxiety, and even symptoms of ADHD. Benefits also include supporting athletes to prevent injury, and helping students stay focused and on task with their schoolwork. WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING: Listen to how students incorporate breathing and stretching to calm their minds, help to alleviate stress, anxiety, and even symptoms of ADHD. Benefits also include supporting athletes to prevent injury, and helping students stay focused and on task with their schoolwork. https://linktr.ee/Consciousclassroomyoga
  • Edge Outdoors
    edgeoutdoors.org EDGE Outdoors is a powerful initiative created to address the invisibility of Black, Indigenous, Women of Color in snow sports. Our dynamic initiative that tackles the underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, Women of Color (cis, trans, queer) in snow sports. Our goal is not only to introduce people to snow sports but to also revolutionize the landscape and create opportunities for women of color to recreate, become leaders on the slopes, and even compete professionally in skiing and snowboarding. Through our programming and scholarships, we are dedicated to mending past discriminatory practices at the local, state, and federal levels that was purposely designed to exclude Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color from mountain spaces. We are a Black woman founded and led organization. EDGE Outdoors is a WA state non-profit 501(c)3 organization
  • Girl Get After It
    GGAI Girl Get After It More girls getting after it. We empower women by showing them that anything is possible with the support of a community behind them. Whether that's health, fitness, relationships, professional or personal growth — together, we’ve got this. Since our start in 2017, we’ve… Hosted hundreds of IRL events Everything from working up a sweat to working on our mental health — our events have empowered women in a safe and inviting way. Supported over 50 nonprofits We love to support the people and causes we care about through our gear that gives back program and fundraising events nationwide. Impacted thousands of women From trying something for the first time to meeting your new found bestie, we’re on a mission to encourage more girls to get after it! https://www.facebook.com/girlgetafterit/ https://www.instagram.com/girlgetafterit/
  • HumanNature
    Forest Bathing Finder Mileva Huljev(she/they) has a deep passion for cultivating a relationship with Nature. This has been the foundation of a career as an outdoor educator and guide; facilitating experiences for folx to connect with Nature, come to appreciate (even fall in love with?!), and then be moved to take care of our planet’s land and waterways. Mileva has done a lot of ___-ing (traveling, backpacking, paddling, road-tripping, hamster-wheeling at work, snowboarding, yoga, etc), and been grateful for the experiences. But it wasn’t until training to be a Forest Bathing guide, that the tools to really be present became a reality. Forest bathing walks guide us through a sequence of invitations to slow down physically and mentally, and use our senses to interact with the natural world. This is not a hike or meditation, but best described as a slow meander. These walks are an invitation to get curious, to investigate, to feel, to play, and otherwise interact with the here/now of life. To just be ourselves, as imperfect and healthy as the trees. Participants often report a reduction in stress, as well as increased feelings of overall well-being, creativity, deep connection, and a sense of calm while also feeling more alive. https://www.instagram.com/sojourn.in.nature/
  • A Higher Calling
    A Higher Calling PNW-based nonprofit network of mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts working to advocate for the community. Our goal is to increase accessibility to the outdoors, provide support to victims of abuse in the outdoor community, support the families of missing/murdered hikers, and healing with art. Creating community resources for survivors of SA/DV crime. Our Areas of Focus: Connect: Survivors are invited to join us monthly for support hikes and climbs (now partnering with Edgeworks Climbing + Fitness). Check out Instagram to sign up and the official Climb, Heal, Overcome website for more info! Restorative Justice: Our network of lawyers, members of law enforcement, therapists, and mental health professionals are available via referral to help survivors gain justice. Preventative Measures: The Anti-Harassment Alliance and Bystander Training *Coming soon!* https://www.instagram.com/ahighercallingpnw
  • Lake Union Crew
    Lake Union Crew is a vibrant community of athletes and coaches, located on the west side of Lake Union in the heart of Seattle. Since LUC was founded in 1998 by Rome Ventura, the club has grown into a home for all who value fitness, fun, and friendship. Our Motto: Where Teamwork is Everything Our boathouse is like a family dedicated to rowing, racing, and giving back to the community. We pride ourselves in running a professional business with world class facilities and staffed with talented individuals who bring their humor and humanity to their work. Whether you are interested in our Learn to Row classes, private lessons, or joining one of our many programs, you’ll find great friendships and lasting commitment to fitness at LUC. Lake Union Crew was founded upon the guiding principle that teamwork is everything. Above all else, LUC strives to connect athletes of all ages, abilities, and goals to create one team, who support, encourage and challenge each other. SEATTLE TIMES ARTICLE - By Sandi Doughton Pacific NW magazine writer Inspiring Seattle rowers: ‘boys in the boat,’ and now, women age 70 and up. https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/inspiring-seattle-rowers-boys-in-the-boat-and-now-women-age-70-and-up/ https://lakeunioncrew.com/ Take a look at their Learn to Row and list of programs. https://lakeunioncrew.com/adult/ Our Facebook page is a good place to see what we’ve been up to recently. https://www.facebook.com/lakeUnionCrew
  • Mary's Place - raffle proceeds
    Mary's Place Raffle ticket proceeds and your donations benefit Mary's Place. Clothing will be collected at the event. We will update this section with their high needs items. Mary’s place ensures that no child sleeps outside by centering equity and opportunity for women and families. Since 1999, Mary’s Place has helped thousands of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations. We do this in three ways: Across five emergency family shelters in King County, we keep families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go, providing resources, housing and employment services, community, and hope. Each day, our housing team works with families to address barriers and empower parents to build family stability, secure housing, and prepare for employment. Kids are connected with schools, participate in fun and enriching activities, and go on outings and adventures in Kids Club. In the evening, families in shelter eat dinner, do homework, spend time together, and prepare for the week ahead. Our families include two-parent families (pregnant or with children), single parents of all genders (pregnant or with children), extended families, and families with pets!
  • Montlake Rowing Club
    Montlake Rowing Club Montlake Rowing Club trains and races in both sweep rowing and sculling. We are committed to sportmanship and the growth of the sport of women's rowing. Our experienced coaches are hired from the ranks of the PRC coaching staff. (PRC is Pocock Rowing Club) Our private fleet of boats (eight, four, quad and doubles) is for exclusive use by MRC team members. Montlake Rowing Club is based at the Pocock Rowing Center near the south end of the University Bridge. We row on the waters between the Ballard Locks and Lake Washington. All of the members of the Montlake Rowing Club are also members of Pocock Rowing Club (PRC). This dual membership includins use of PRC training and racing shells, PRC group classes and private lessons as well as use of the locker room and fitness center. Meet the MRC at the event on May 19th or check them out now. Questions? Are you wondering if MRC is a good fit for you? Experienced rowers are welcome to join us for a complimentary row. Want to learn To Row? From this page: Although Montlake Rowing does not provide lessons, those who are new to rowing can take 'learn to row' classes or private lessons through Pocock Rowing Club located at the same boathouse as Montlake Rowing Club. Pocock Rowing Club at the Pocock Rowing Center www.pocockrowingclub.org info@pocockrowingclub.org There are other Seattle area rowing clubs and rowing programs through the Seattle Parks and Recreation that also offer beginner lessons. Below is a list of rowing organizations within Seattle that have various programs for new or minimally experienced rowers: Lake Washington Rowing Club Lake Union Rowing Club College Club Kenmore Community Rowing Club Renton Rowing Center Duwamish Rowing Center Seattle Parks and Recreation Programs: Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Green Lake Small Craft Center More inf from the MRC website: Pocock Rowing Club at the Pocock Rowing Center www.pocockrowingclub.org info@pocockrowingclub.org
  • Outdoor Asian
    We are a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors. Outdoor Asian is of a different nature. Our vision is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors. We are hikers, but we also forage for mushroom, rockhound, climb, surf, fish, hunt and build sand castles. And sometimes, we just stay home. Washington, Oregon, Vermont, Colorado, Los Angeles. Meet new friends, be in a supportive, beginner-friendly space, share stories and engage with content related to AAPIs and the outdoors. https://www.outdoorasian.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/outdoorasianwa/
  • Outdoors for All Foundation
    Outdoors for All provides adaptive recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities through programs such as kayaking, rock climbing, gravel biking, day camps, paddleboarding, skiing, snowboarding and more! With the support of over 900 volunteers each year, Outdoors for All provides year-round recreation for over 2500 individuals and groups in the greater Seattle area." FYI: "Summer volunteer registration is now open! We have opportunities for everyone ages 14 and up from Magnuson Park to Lake Sammamish State Park and beyond. Support our participants in an array of activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, cycling, day camps, and more. We’ve even added a new kayak and paddle board program out of our new Lake Sammamish location! Spots fill up quickly so be sure to sign up today." https://outdoorsforall.org/
  • SEASTR PNW
    Seastr PNW.org We offer solutions, pathways, and accessibility to recreational and commercial maritime programs. SEASTR is a nonprofit, which means that we're able to offer experiences to participants at little to no cost. While access to the maritime community is a multi-faceted conversation, our low-cost programming aims to help alleviate the financial factor, break down the barrier of affluence, and encourage equal access. Inclusion will change the way this world operates and with reciprocity we create sustainability.
  • Shred-It Sisters
    Shred-It-Sisters Shred-It Sisters is meetup group comprised of members from all over Western Washington and beyond. Our group is for ALL women (cis and trans), non binary, queergender, agender, and other gender diverse participants. * We host monthly free Member-led Mountain Meetups at Stevens Pass, Crystal, and the Summit all winter long as well as MMM's in the spring through autumn for mountain biking! We also conduct meetups off-piste pretty frequently that we call "Bites and Brews" to get to know new friends to adventure with at local breweries and restaurants! You can find information about all of our upcoming events and meetups on Facebook and Instagram. * Our goal is to build connections and to be a space where we can bond over our love of snow, dirt, and shared adventure. We provide weekly winter carpooling threads on our Facebook group for Crystal, Steven's Pass, Summit, Baker, and for backcountry touring buddies in addition to our monthly meetups across resorts. We are also happy to support members wanting to start their own meetups for any outdoor activity! Members of our group also receive special discounts from a number of local brands! * To connect with the Shred-It Sisters, join our private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/484124458895597 and/or follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/shreditsisters/ * FYI- our group is managed by just a couple of gals who love to promote rad women expanding their shred-circles in our free time. We are not a nonprofit organization but, rather, a members-driven organization that exists because our members volunteer their time. Come join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/484124458895597 https://www.instagram.com/shreditsisters/
  • Sisters in Action Sports
    SAS Sisters in Action Sports We fulfill our mission by creating amazing affordable opportunities in snow, wake & kiteboarding, surf, mountain biking, rock climbing, hikes and skate events throughout the year. These opportunities draw hundreds of sisters of all ages and abilities to find their stoke in action sports. SAS provides opportunities for progression and support to first timers who are just looking for a welcoming inclusive female community. We've given clinics and community building events to network sisters to each other and the results are beyond our wildest dreams. https://www.instagram.com/sistersinactionsports/ https://www.facebook.com/sistersinactionsports.org/
  • Stevens Pass
    Stevens Pass has summer and winter activities. Stevens pass is a ski and snowboard destination in the Cascades, with lessons, rentals, events and more. MOUNTAIN BIKING - With an instructor in lessons or out on your own, experience freeride or downhill technical trails via our Hogsback chair lift. HIKING - Enjoy a serene downhill jaunt on our Cowboy Mountain Nature Trail or hike the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail to the top of Cascade Crest. SCENIC CHAIRLIFT RIDES - Head up the Hogsback high speed quad chairlift and enjoy the peace and serenity that is the Cascade Mountains in the summer time. DISC GOLF - Stevens Pass offers 18 holes of exhilarating disc golf play on a fun and challenging mountain course. RV CAMPING - Be close to all the summer activities in Skykomish, Lake Wenatchee, Plain, and Leavenworth. RV overnight parking at Stevens Pass offers a unique experience for our guests who want to spend the night, or the week, in the comfort of their own RV, complete with 30 amp electric hook ups. https://www.stevenspass.com/
  • Surf Vamps
    Surf Vamps on Instagram Surf Vamps exists to create an inclusive surfing community through online and in-person opportunities to engage and connect. We believe that a supportive community is critical for breaking down access barriers and being empowered to explore and grow.
  • The Change Collective
    We are a community of BIPOC snowboarders and skiers who work to help each other navigate the industry. We are athletes, activists and advocates who wish to strengthen our community through storytelling and showcasing our talent.ur goal is to break down barriers by supporting each other, sharing knowledge and skills, overcoming mental and emotional barriers and showcasing our talent. The Change Collective is a community of BIPOC snowboarders and skiers who work to help each other navigate the industry. Our goal is to break down barriers by supporting each other, sharing knowledge and skills, overcoming mental and emotional barriers and showcasing our talent. By sharing our experiences we hope to bring insight and awareness to the inequalities within snowports. This is how we create a ski and snowboard industry that we ALL want to be a part of. It is time for the snowsports industry to shift into a more sustainable and inclusive one. It is time to join the movement. https://linktr.ee/the.change.collective
  • the Service Board
    the Service Board As a youth-led organization, the Service Board (tSB) builds community through the power of youth. The Core Program rotates between intensive service learning projects and snowboarding, hence our name: the Service Board. For the last 27 years, tSB has developed and implemented culturally-relevant programming for high school-aged youth from historically marginalized communities (BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, low-income, immigrants, refugees, houseless youth, and or those in foster care). At tSB, we amplify youth voices and give them tools to foster a more equitable future. Our year-round programming provides equitable access to traditionally inaccessible outdoor activities. Through sports like snowboarding, we are committed to increasing diversity in the outdoors and building confidence in youth. In combination with community service projects, adult mentoring, social and environmental justice education, tSB creates courageous communities of young change-makers, athletes, and future environmentalists.
  • Women on the Water - Center for Wooden Boats
    Women on the Water - the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) is providing a way for women to connect and learn on the water by going sailing together! Women on the Water is a monthly sailing event. The goal is to strengthen and grow the local women's sailing community. You will be using the larger sailboats in our livery fleet which can accommodate 4 or more adults. After sailing is done and the boats are back at the dock, there will an opportunity for social time in the SLU Gallery. >May 8 | Register for May 8, 2024: 5:00PM - 7:30PM >June 12 | Register for June 12, 2024: 5:00PM - 7:30PM https://www.cwb.org/women-on-the-water What’s different about this event? A discounted sailing price and awesome community! Usually large sailboats like our Blanchard Junior Knockabouts and Lightnings cost $80 per hour for Members and $100 per hours for non-Members. For just $60 you will receive: 2 hours of sailing time A guarantee you will get on one of our large sailboats (BJK or Lightning) No-hassle planning to sail with others to create a positive learning and sailing environment A boathouse facility rental with amazing lake views. History of Center for Wooden Boats
  • How much is the event?
    Ticket details will be published in July. Please make sure to sign up for email announcements.
  • Where is the event?
    Address: 400 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 The Collective Seattle On the street level in The Collective. Enter from Dexter Avenue North or from the parking garage. There is a parking garage, enter from the alley off Harrison Street.
  • Is there parking?
    Yes, there is paid parking in the garage $5.00. Enter from the alley off of Harrison Street. There is some free parking in areas. There are some paid lots nearby.
  • What is included with my ticket?
    Registration includes beverages and a light menu, 1 raffle ticket, 1 adult ticket beverage (over 21) wine or beer.
  • What ages can attend?
    All ages can attend. We created a special youth ticket so that attending adults can bring along young girls and students. There are some groups that have outdoor activities for girls as young as 6 years old. Please email Andrea (@) womensoutdoorconnection.com for more info.
  • Can men attend?
    No. This event is created for women and girls to support each other, share experiences and learn about opportunities in the area. It's for all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to email andrea (@) womensoutdoorconnection.com
  • What groups will I be able to connect with?
    See the drop down list with GROUP INFO & LINKS
  • Can I get my ticket on the day of the event?
    Yes, but...space is limited so please buy your ticket in advance. You can buy your ticket on the website when you arrive. We can take Venmo and cash at the event. If you have any specific questions about this please email me: andrea@womensoutdoorconnection.com

OUR MISSION

MISSION: to make it easier for you to find your outdoor fun at any level. To connect you with the women of non-profits, clubs, and instructional groups. To create a ripple effect so you can share your outdoor inspiration with friends and family. 

Who is this for:

  • Women of all ages. Beginners to experts. 

  • Someone who wants to learn something new.

  • Someone who is new to the area and you want to have more fun outdoors.

  • Someone who wants to find new friends who share their passion.

We embrace diversity and value the positive impact of those who support it in our community. We invite and include all women who connect and identify with the women's community.

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