If you’re one of the thousands of people who have had a life-changing experience on a Grand Canyon river trip, the chances are high that the hard working commercial river guides were a big part of your positive experience. Anyone who befriends a guide finds out fairly quickly that behind this seemingly happy-go-lucky lifestyle can hide a reality of physical ailments, strained family relationships, and the financial challenges of seasonal work.
The non-profit Whale Foundation has been helping the river running community address these issues for more than a decade. One of their biggest sources of revenue is the annual Wing Ding, a night of great food, great music, and a lively auction of donated goods and services ranging from fine art sculpture to shiatsu massage. The next Wing Ding will take place at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 26.
Don’t miss this opportunity to give back to those passionate, knowledgeable and nutty individuals that have spent much of their adult lives sharing the wonders of Grand Canyon with others.