Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spokane River Kickoff

It was back to my old stomping grounds last weekend for a locals, grass roots event.

Vendor tents lined the banks of the Spokane River, while spectators roamed the tents checking out the latest products in whitewater kayaking and rafting, but, no tent was busier than the Nookie Tent. Folks were amazed with the quality, style, and function of the gear. I had two extra Zone Shells for people to try on and test in the water, impressive. Latex Free is a Hit!

I donated a pair of Xtreme Dry Trousers to the raffle, with all the proceeds going to support the Friends of The Falls River Cleanup. The winner was later approached by several people who wanted to buy the Trousers from her, she wasn't selling these extremely versitile pants.

Several local Shops and Schools were on hand with free lessons and clinics. While the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club members were slinging hot dogs and burgers to the crowd.
We experienced all four seasons with cold in the morning, sun mid morning, a little snow in the afternoon, more sun late afternoon, and a bit of rain that night. But people still came out and had a good time.

Thanks to Steve Bailey who put the event together. I look forward to warmer weather and better river flows for next year.
I have a one weekend lay over at home to re-pack, clean, and play with little Anthony, then off to the Vancouver Kayak Club Festival on the Chilliwack River in British Columbia Canada May 2-4.
Tony Z
Nookie North America