Saturday, March 28, 2015
Posted by Jennifer Hart at 11:31 AM
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Werner Paddles is celebrating their 50th Year handcrafting paddles at the Gorge Paddling Film Festival! Year after year, Werner keeps crankin' out the most durable and innovative paddle designs. We could not be more thrilled that they have agreed to celebrate their "birthday" by joining us in supporting First Descents and providing a prize package that anyone would be stoked to win! A top of the line, premium fiberglass Werner paddle, to fit the winner, a Werner hat, belt buckle and sweatshirt to help you represent! Get those cameras rolling and fire up your editing software - this sweet set up could be yours!
Posted by Jennifer Hart at 8:46 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Many, many thanks to the good folks at Astral for joining us in supporting First Descents! We are proud to announce a ridiculously cool prize package for one lucky winner of the 2015 Gorge Paddling Film Fest of an Astral Greenjacket and Astral Rasslers! We know safety is your first concern (it's ours too, of course) - enter the Gorge Paddling Film Festival to have a chance to get yourself right with a safety vest and kicks from Astral!
Posted by Jennifer Hart at 9:34 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Location: 601 State Street, Board of Commissioners Meeting Room
The Board of Commissioners will be meeting on Thursday night to consider the Park Advisory Committee's plan for Punchbowl Falls as a County Park. It is very important that the community attend this meeting to show their support for the project.
Those of you who formerly used Copper Dam Road to access the Hood River know only too well that public river access through private property is a very precarious thing. Public ownership of Punchbbowl Falls as a County Park is the best way to preserve access in perpetuity. If you value the Punchbowl Falls property as a community asset, please come and let the commissioners know that they should protect and preserve it for future generations.
If you can't make the meeting, send the Commissioners an email.
Write a letter
This is a once in a generation opportunity to save a magical spot for public use. Community support is what will make it a reality. We need support letters to submit with the County's grant application for acquistion funding from Oregon Parks and Recreation. Share the story of why you love the property and why it should be a public park. Letters can be sent to Heather Staten.
Posted by Jennifer Hart at 10:08 AM
Monday, March 16, 2015
The Kayak Shed is proud to present the inaugural Gorge Paddling Film Festival, benefiting First Descents, an organization that provides life-changing outdoor adventures to young adults impacted by cancer! We're looking for your most creative & inspiring 5 minutes of original footage to be judged by a panel of whitewater pioneers and world famous whitewater photographers and videographers. Three submissions from each category will be selected to be shown on April 24th at River City in Hood River, Oregon. Attendees of the film fest will make the final voting decisions for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in professional, amateur and "young gun" categories. $10 cover at the door will include film festival admission, voting tickets, after party and will go directly to First Descents! Film makers, grab your best footage, invite all of your buddies and let's raise some money for a great cause! Doors open at 7pm, films start at 8pm, band starts at 10pm.
Posted by Jennifer Hart at 3:35 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015
|photo courtesy of American Whitewater|
- Attend the public forum next at the County Administration Building, 601 State Street, Hood River. A second forum will be on .
- Take this short online survey https://www.
- Volunteer to serve on our Park Advisory Committee
- If you know the property well or use it a lot, do a stakeholder interview
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It's that time of year for all of you procrastinating Santas that slept in on Black Friday and are just now putting together your Christmas shopping list: who can get you what and when?
We here at the Kayak Shed aim to please, but since we don't have turbo speed reindeer like Santa and are confined to carrier logistics, here is our schedule for December 2014:
Last Days for Free Express Shipping (USPS, 1-4 day ship time):
United States: December 17th
Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID): December 19th
Portland, OR: December 22nd
UPS 2 Day: December 22nd
Have any questions? Give us a call! 541.386.4286 or drop us an email.