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Two Spokane River events introduce public to paddling sports

Lynn and Stan Mrzygod lead Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club paddlers out of the Calispell Creek slough area off the Pend Oreille River. (Rich Landers)
Lynn and Stan Mrzygod lead Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club paddlers out of the Calispell Creek slough area off the Pend Oreille River. (Rich Landers)

WATER SPORTS – Two events that promote paddling sports are scheduled this month along the Spokane River.

Spokane River Festival for paddlers, Saturday starting at 11 a.m., is being organized by local kayak and rafting groups Saturday at Glover Field in Peaceful Valley.

The event, an evolution of the former Corbin Kick-off, offers a chance to see new boats and gear, join river tours and meet local whitewater enthusiasts. The date was incorrect in an announcement last Sunday in Outdoors

Paddle, Splash and Play on Aug. 18, another free event to encourage families to try craft such as canoes, kayaks, sea kayaks, inflatables, and stand-up paddle boards, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Nine Mile Recreation Area in Riverside State Park (Discover Pass required).

The event is sponsored by Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club, Mountain Gear, and Spokane Parks and Recreation.




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