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4th Annual Columbia River Paddle Fest

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RICHLAND, Wash. - If you'd like to learn how to kayak, you'll want to be at Howard Amon Park in Richland May 30th, and 31st.

It's the 4th annual Columbia River Paddle Fest.  Friday, people anxious to learn plopped into the water, but there's also lots of events planned for Saturday.  Experienced kayakers will teach free classes. There's also canoe classes for kids. And several vendors will be giving demonstrations.

"There's an awful lot of water, and an awful lot of paddling to be done out here. We organized this originally to get people on the water," said Pat Daly, Columbia Kayak Adventures.   

All of Saturday's events are free and open to public. But if you'd like to get in on the classes, they're on a first come, first serve basis. Registration starts Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the information booth at Howard Amon Park.  Just take George Washington Way to Newton and turn towards the river.