An update and a cool event related to the whitewater park courtesy of Friends of the Falls
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Kayaking Exhibition: 6pm
Dinner: 7:30-9:30pm
Bitterroot Lodge
21850 E. Bitterroot Lane
Liberty Lake

Enjoy a live demonstration of whitewater kayaking on the Spokane River and an evening with Gary Lacey, the designer of the Spokane Whitewater Park and, with 30 completed parks to his name, the nation’s foremost expert on community whitewater parks.

FREESTYLE KAYAKING
At 6pm, Gary will judge a freestyle “Hydrotherapy Session” on the Spokane River near Liberty Lake. Local kayakers will give you a taste of the action the Whitewater Park will bring to downtown Spokane. Admission is free for Friends of the Falls members; for non-members we suggest a $10 donation. The location will depend on river flows – check here for updates on location and logistics.

DINNER AT BITTERROOT LODGE
At 7:30 pm, join Gary Lacey and local paddlers at the Bitterroot Lodge in Liberty Lake’s River District for dinner, $25/plate, and enjoy complementary beverages. We’ll give a brief update on the Whitewater Park, and Gary will award prizes for the day’s kayak events. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Falls.

Dinner seating is limited. RSVP today to mail@friendsofthefalls.org. Join or renew your Friends of the Falls membership at our website by April 30 and dinner is on us!

Thanks to our event sponsors, Greenstone Homes, the Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company, and Mountain Gear.