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