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    May 18, 2018
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MONTANA STATE PAR K S Celebrate paddling in the Flathead Valley! Try out demo equipment with experts available for guidance, attend a short talk to learn about paddling safety and tips, and participate in fun activities at the 2018 FLATHEAD LAKE STATE PARK PADDLEFEST! SATURDAY MAY 19 O AM TO 5PM SUNDAY MAY 20 O AM TO 2 PM wAYFARERS 10:00 Kid's Activity Station Bring your kids to learn about Flathead Lake with fun craft activities! 10:00 Kid's ActivityStation Bring your kids to learn about Flathead Lake with fun craft activities! 11:00 Go or no Go? The Flathead Paddlers will walk you through how to make the most important decision in your paddling whether it's safe to paddle or not. 11:00 Places to Paddle Join the Flathead Paddlers to discover some of the best places to paddle around the Flathead Valley! FLATHEAD LAKE YELOW BA1:30 What makes Flathead Lake? 11:30 Water Safety Lean how to safety recreate on Flathead Lake presented by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Join a ranger to learn about the forces that created and continue to shape Flathead Lake! 12:00 Splash 'n' Dash Relay Race Test your speed, on land and water, in this short, family friendly relay race! 12:00 Deep Water Re-entry Demo a kayak to get a front row seat and receive a door prize as the Flathead Paddlers demonstrate re-entry into your kayak in deep water 1:00 Wildlife Safety on the Shoreline Learn how to help conserve wildlife and recreate safely outdoors in this short, family-friendly program. 2:00 Quick Tips to Paddle Faster The Flathead Paddlers will start on land to guide you through how to efficiently and effectively paddle. Once through some basics, you'll put your knowiedge to the test on the water! 12:30 Cardboard Kayak Race What floats your boat? See if you and your team can fashion a kayak out of cardboard in 90 minutes. Cardboard, duct tape, and a box cutter will be supplied. Then, test your boat on Flathead Lake with the builders insidel Teams Sportsmain will be judged on Best Time, Best Design, and 3:00 SUP Yoga Local Yoga teacher Leigh Clausen(www.loveleighyoga. com) will offer a brief introduction to SUP yoga, and Best Capsize. Teams should consist of two people and all participants must be over the age of 12, and must wear a lifejacket RATHEAD Space is limited for the Cardboard Kayak Race. To register, emaid This event is sponsored by Stiters of Bigfork 4:00 Safely Transporting your Kayak or SUP Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Sportsman & Ski Haus will lead you through how to safely load, unload, and transport your kayak or paddleboard. FADS This event is free, although park entrance fees apply, Wear old shoes and bring a dry change of clothes. Bring your own PFD.