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Idaho Whitewater Association Event 7/21


IWA has Safety Saturday on the Payette Saturday 7/21

Just wanted to remind everyone that the IWA will be running the second annual on river Safety Saturday on the Main Payette this weekend. Well have a check in station at Banks where well have a cat and a raft rigged for safety, and a couple stations along the river. Great chance to learn and/or practice some basic rescue skills such as raft and cat re-flipping, raft re-entry, defensive and aggressive swimming, throw rope toss, and well have a z-drag set up at Chief Parrish. WHERE….well be grilling up some burgers and dogs for the particpants, and drawing for some great raffle prizes…as in rescue equipment. Its free and its easy, you get a raffle ticket for each station you participate in!
Timing for the event will be from 10 am to 4 pm. 4 pm is when well start wrapping things up at Chief Parrish and do the drawing, so youll need to launch by about 2 to hit all the stations.
Please join us! Anyone can participate, and its a great way to raise your river safety awareness. Look for the check in station down on the beach at Banks for all the info youll need.
Ted IWA Board Member

Safety Saturday on the Payette – 7/21/07


Idaho recently lost a popular guide on the Payettes South Fork. Honor the life of a veteran guide by brushing up on your own knowledge of safety.

The Idaho Whitewater Association is planning its annual Safety Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 21, on the Main Payette River from Banks to Chief Parrish.
The organization will have information and a safety check of gear at the Banks launch area. Beaches will be identified where stations will be set up for raft-flipping exercises, kayak rolling, a throw-rope toss, swimming practices, a Z-drag demo and kayak extrication.
Participants can pull into each beach and take part in the activities. There will be a barbecue at Chief Parrish where rafters and kayakers can eat and then head on downstream to the take out point at Beehive Bend.