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Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Sprints


A paddler participating in the PORPA Sprints on Priest River event. The paddler is gliding gracefully on the water using a human-powered watercraft. The event takes place on Saturday, August 12, and features exciting races for various watercraft, such as SUPs, kayaks, canoes, rowing shells, and rafts. Participants will have the chance to learn about the Kalispel people's relationship with the Pend Oreille and other rivers in the area, with Tribal members and experts providing insights. Races will be held from 7 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch, awards, a Kalispel Tribe presentation, and rowing shell demonstrations from 1 to 4 pm. To join and get more information or register, please visit PORPA.org

August 12

Mark your calendars for the thrilling Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Sprints on Priest River, happening on Saturday, August 12! Participate in exciting races with SUPs, kayaks, canoes, rowing shells, and rafts. Explore the unique connection between the Kalispel people and the Pend Oreille and other rivers in the area, guided by Tribal members and experts. Races will run from 7 am to 1 pm, followed by a delightful lunch, awards ceremony, a special Kalispel Tribe presentation, and captivating rowing shell demonstrations from 1 to 4 pm. Don't miss out on this incredible event! Register and get more details at PORPA.org.

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