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Big Paddle

Saturday, June 1, was the eighth annual Big Paddle at the Ridgefield Waterfront. Families and friends gathered to celebrate National Trails Day with live music, an obstacle course, food and drinks, and of course time on the water.


Kayakers and Paddle Boarders take a break from rowing to wave at The Reflector, during Big Paddle, in downtown Ridgefield, June 1.


Portlanders (from left to right) Zarod, Ann, and Tracy dance while enjoying music from Chicamarimba at Big Paddle. 


Kelsey Jennrich paints Elizabeth Bivens face during Big Paddle. Jennrich, a Battle Ground resident has been painting faces for nearly 10 years. 

Under the tape

11-Year-old Kingston Rathburn from Vancouver determinedly moves through the obstacle course set up for all ages to enjoy at Big Paddle.


Phillip Wallace from Vancouver participates in axe throwing at Big Paddle. 

Annual World Celebrations Parade

Union Ridge Elementary students paraded through downtown Ridgefield Thursday, May 30, representing a wide variety of cultures that they have been studying in the classroom. Locals lined the streets in support, cheering on the students as they passed by. 


Union Ridge first-grader Ellie Woodbury stops to tell the public about Greece during the Annual World Celebrations Parade. 


Union Ridge second-graders represent the Cultural Influences of Historical Figures.

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