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B4B 2010 Summer Rafting/Canyoning/BBQ Party @ Canyons in Minakami!

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B4B 2010 Summer Rafting/Canyoning/BBQ Party @ Canyons in Minakami!

Time: July 3, 2010 all day
Location: Canyons Alpine Lodge Minakami
Street: 379-1728 Gunma-ken, Tone-gun
City/Town: Minakami-machi, Yubiso 45
Website or Map:
Phone: 0278-722-811
Event Type: b4b, fundraiser
Organized By: Mark Baxter
Latest Activity: Jun 16, 2010

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Event Description

Its time for a Beers for Books in the great outdoors! Come join us for a B4B Blowout Barbeque Bash July 3rd weekend up in Minakami in northern Gunma Prefecture. Canyons, an outdoor tour operator extraordinaire, will host an event organized by Mark Baxter at Canyon’s lodge in Minakami.

We did this one last year for the first time and it was a BLAST. Canyons is a great place for a party and their river/canyoning guides are world class. Be sure to book your space early and feel free to invite your friends.

Participants are encouraged to not only attend the B4B BBQ + beer drinking in the evening but also take advantage of the outdoor adventure activities which Canyons is offering together with the main event. Here are some sample packages:

1) B4B BBQ only: ¥2,000 (includes a full BBQ meal, your beers/cocktails are extra and each drink will create one book for kids)

2) Lodge accommodation (includes breakfast) and B4B BBQ: ¥8,000 (Recommended basic package)

3) Half day canyoning or rafting and #2 above:¥15,000. Now is your chance to experience the Tone River either in it or on top of it!

4) Half day of canyoning and half day of rafting and #2 above: ¥21,000. For all you hardcore outdoor adventurers!

This will be a fantastic opportunity to spend some time enjoying the great outdoors up in Minakami followed by a one-of-a-kind B4B event afterwards on the deck of Canyon’s lodge which overlooks the Tonegawa River.

For those of you new to B4B, the concept is simple: For every drink (beer, wine, cocktails, non-alcoholic beverage) you have, Canyons donates 100 yen to Room to Read and that buys one treasured local-language book for kids in places like Nepal, Cambodia, Zambia, etc. Have a drink, create a book!

Further information about Canyons and how to get there can be found on their website:

For reservations, contact Canyons at or call 0278-722-811 to book a spot and join the fun. Make sure to mention B4B when booking.

Note that in addition to the traditional 100 yen from each drink going to B4B, Mike and Dexter have generously offered to contribute a portion of each package above too. Hope to see you there!

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