Photo by Jon Jonckers.

Shame on you if you missed the Spokane River Kickoff at Corbin Park in Post Falls this past weekend. The weather was fabulous, and the event was a lot of fun. The bad news is you missed the initial Hydrotherapy Session of the year and the FREE Barbecue. The good news is that Mountain Goat Outfitters and Mountain Gear are starting their on-the-water canoe and kayak demos in the coming weeks. The demos vary depending on weather or other outdoor-related engagements, but don’t miss your chance to test-before-you-buy a canoe or kayak. Contact either paddle-specialty shop for their upcoming paddling events.