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PORPA sprint deadline set for Aug. 1

| July 23, 2022 1:00 AM

It’s time to hit the water with the The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association.

A club for rowing, paddling and other non-motorized water sports, PORPA has set Aug. 1 as the deadline for its annual sprint competition. The annual event will be held Aug. 13 at the Priest River Recreation Area (Mudhole) starting at 7 a.m

All are welcome to join the celebration of non-motorized water craft, with organizers saying there will be paddling events for kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards , and rowing shells.

Entry is open to all ages and skill levels. There will be free registration for youth 17 years old and under.

Human-powered water craft races will take place Aug. 13 at the Priest River Recreation Area (Mudhole) starting at 7 a.m. The event will feature competition between teams using three different kinds of non-motorized watercraft in a relay-race. As a special guest, the Kalispel Tribe will bring their traditional canoes and offer participants and spectators stories about the Priest River and other local waterways.

“This locally sponsored event is a great way to get to know fellow rowers and paddlers while learning about local opportunities for non-motorized water recreation,” Sheila Thomas, PORPA member, said.

For more information, go online to, look under 2022PORPA SPRINTS link. For direct questions, email