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Kayak Tours – Free

Kayaking under the St. Johns Bridge

Novice paddlers

Kayak tours will be led by Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe. Paddling allows the first sign-ups to experience the river first hand with expert guidance. Tours will begin at 1:30pm (novices), 4pm and 6:30pm. The tours are free and kayaks are provided.

Troll City Boathouse will also be renting kayaks, paddle boards and peddle craft by the hour on the beach. They are new and popular business open only on weekends on the Cathedral Park beach.

Paddle boarding


Kemba Shannon dancers

Dancers from the Kemba Shannon Dance CenterStudents from the Kemba Shannon Dance Center will perform at 5pm!  The Dance Center is located in the Kenton neighborhood in north Portland.

With African dance, jazz, ballet, tap, and hip-hop classes, the studio provides an affordable service at an accessible location. The mission of the school is to engage kids who can’t afford the arts and aren’t getting it in school. Can’t wait to see them!


George Middle School boat launch

children rowing their hand built boat on the Willamette River.

Students rowing their hand built boat on the Willamette River.

Come celebrate with George Middle School students as they christen and launch two wooden boats built from scratch with the help of Wind & Oar Boat School.

The boats will a launched from the beach at Cathedral Park at 12:30, on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, as part of the Willamette River Revival event.

This summer, W&O worked with the George M.S. SUN program to build the boats. With great support from the SUN staff, W&O gave the students a chance to work with hand tools and gain confidence in their ability to make things.

Wind & Oar Boat School is a positive youth development organization that inspires learning through the art, science, and craftsmanship of building wooden boats.

At SUN Community Schools, the collective efforts of youth, parents, businesses, faith communities, libraries, and community organizations create a network of supports that ensure academic success, family self-sufficiency, and economic prosperity.

Students hand building a boat at George Middle School.

George Middle School students building a boat with the help of Wind & Oar.


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