Columbia River Paddle Palooza and Reel Paddling Film Festival

  • Sat May 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Columbia River Paddle-Palooza is a FREE, fun, and family oriented event held along the shorelines of Kinsmen beach.

Want to try paddling? Try out the kayaks, canoes and SUP’s we have in our inventory and /or join some of our paddling activities!

Demonstrations will include

– How to paddle a canoe

– Switching seats on the water

– How to rescue an overturned canoe

– Get your friends back in the canoe if they flipped

– Flat water kayaking

– Kayak rolling

– Stand up paddle boards

– Yoga SUP

– Balance skills

– Race demo with Jacqueline Pinnsoneault –

– Intro to paddling boarding – Jacqueline

– How to rescue an overturned raft

– Paddle demonstration by the Invermere Rowing Club (to be confirmed)

“Try ’em before you buy ‘em”

Thinking about buying a new kayak (flat and white water), canoe or Stand up Paddle board?

Here’s your opportunity to try a variety of paddle craft (canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards). Experts and vendors will be on hand.

Skill testing and competitions and clinics:

– Kayak, canoe and SUP skill competition

– Throw bag toss competition

– Inflatable SUP pump competition –

– Waterski competition (behind our 8 seater canoe

Submit your team to compete!

– Kayak rolling demonstrations, instruction and practice

– Tandem canoe carrying competition

Paddle Presentation Theatre

– Whitewater Standup Paddle Boarding (Brenna)

– Family canoe trip / Canoeing with babies and little kids (Rick Kubian)

– The Nationals on Toby Creek in 1980 (Taoya)

– Lake Windermere Ambassadors (to be confirmed)

– RCMP – save water practices (to be confirmed)

Reel Paddling Film Festival

– At the CP lodge at Kinsmen

– Starting 7pm doors open at 6:30 (2-2.5 hr show)

Ticket prices:

Pre purchased: $15/ $10 children 12 and under

Tickets available at Columbia River Paddle (main location – Athalmere bridge)

At the door: $20/ $15 children 12 and under.

Only 80 tickets available

Popcorn and drinks available

Door prices and swag giveaways