Wednesday, April 6 – NWA Meeting on overnight/extended trips
We invite you to be sure to attend our April NWA meeting that will bring in some of our many experienced boaters in the club to present a program on extended and overnight trips. They will provide tips on all things related to that experience that can only be had on wilderness river trips.
Want to provide your expertise? Have something you want covered? Email presenters Larry Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Wayne Benjamin (email@example.com) or Bart Rayniak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We also invite any local/area vendors to participate and we’ll toss in some swag as door prizes, too with EXTRA tickets to all 2016 paid members.
(REMEMBER, we are always looking for meeting programs and invite your thoughts and input).
Sunday, April 10 – Indoor Flip Clinic and Whitewater Safety Day
NWA returns a popular event when we present another edition of our indoor flip clinic. This is a vital "insurance policy" for those of you who have not enjoyed the challenge of righing a flipped boat. While it take splace in a warm indoor swimming pool, hopefully what you learn will help you if and when it take splace in moving and cold water.
We bring a variety of boats for you to practice on. In addition we plan to offer some basic river first aid and do some rescue rope practice as well. The clinic is FREE to 2016 NWA members or $25 for non-members (The fee covers a year's worth of club dues).
To RSVP of for Info: Email
Wednesday, April 13 – Reel Paddling Whitewater Film Festival
Our whitewater friends at the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club — and NWA — are bringing this event to Mountain Gear's headquarters in the Spokane Valley. We'r e in the process of selecting a variety of films foor the night, PLUS, we'll have some vintage whitewater videos.
To RSVP of for Info: Email
Thursday, April 28 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Spokane Riverkeeper, Mountain Gear and Patagonia are thrilled to bring the Spokane community together around local and global issues in a venue where environmental groups are able to help new activists take action. Whether depicting the struggle for environmental justice or an educational tale about an endangered species, the films expose people to forward-thinking ideas and global awareness.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival: South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is a watershed advocacy group that was started in 1983 by a small group of concerned citizens who banded together to fight against several proposed dams. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status in 1999 for 39 miles of the South Yuba River. After twenty-eight years, thousands of supporters and 700 active volunteers later, SYRCL is one of the largest single-river organizations in the nation and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind in the United States.
Movies at 7:00 Doors open at 6:00 for beverage and conversation.
Thank you for your support! All proceeds benefit the Spokane Riverkeeper: For a fishable and swimmable Spokane River. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/819695761486130/