On May 4, 5 and 6, 2012, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe will hold its Annual Spring Paddle Fest. The festivities begin on Friday afternoon with free two-hour kayaking lessons beginning at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the back lawn at Tumalo Creek. On Saturday, the party starts at 1…0 a.m. in Riverbend Park. Join the Tumalo Creek crew as well as boating representatives from major kayak, canoe and paddleboard companies, and demo the latest models of the best human-powered watercraft on the market. Both reps and staff will be on hand to answer questions and get new boaters safely and comfortably out on the water.
New this year, Tumalo Creek will be partnering with Lay It Out Events, who will be holding the 24th annual Salmon 5K and 10K Run/Walk and Little Fry Run. The race benefits the Central Oregon Environmental Center. The race will end at Riverbend Park during the festival, and participants are encourage to join the paddling festivities after they finish the race.
On Sunday, the festival moves back to the lawn behind Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe where experts will again teach free two-hour basic skills kayak clinics all day starting at 10 a.m. Please call the shop to make reservations, as classes always fill up. 541.317.9407
This is the perfect opportunity for those new to paddling who would like to learn the basics and find a boat that is just the right fit. The demo day is also a great option for advanced paddlers who are looking to upgrade, but would like to gain a hands-on knowledge of what is available before investing in a new boat.
Attendees will receive a coupon towards 10% off one non-sale boat, and 15% off one non-sale accessory through May 11, 2012.
For more information contact, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe at 541.317.9407 or 411@tumalocreek.