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New event gives kids a shot at the good kind of paddling

Rob Casey demonstrates stand up paddling on his board in Puget Sound. (Courtesy photo)
Rob Casey demonstrates stand up paddling on his board in Puget Sound. (Courtesy photo)

PADDLING -- A boat-load of fun is awaiting youngsters during a new free event that will let them paddle canoes, whiewater kayaks, sea kayaks, invlatable kayaks -- as well as the latest rage: stand-up paddle boards.

Paddle, Splash and Play is set for on July 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Nine Mile Recreation Area in Riverside State Park downstream from Nine Mile Dam.

The equipment and assistance in using the boats will be provided by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club, Mountain Gear and Spokane Parks and Recreation.

Visitors who have their own life jackets are encouraged to bring them, as there could be a shortage at times on site.

CURIOUS about Stand Up Paddling?

The photo above shows Rob Casey, author of " Stand Up Paddling: Flatwater to Surf and Rivers," recently published by Mountaineers Books.
 




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