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Truckee River Safety Fair Saturday in Downtown Reno

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From the City of Reno:

The Truckee River Foundation (TRF) will host the ninth annual Stay Afloat Safety Fair on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a day of free river safety classes for kids and parents. Through its River Safety Fair, TRF has distributed more than 1,000 free water safety helmets, life jacket and water shoes to kids who play in the Truckee River Whitewater Park.  This year, the Fair is proud to announce the support of the Dixie May Foundation.
 
"The goal is to prepare children five to 13 and parents for a safe and fun river experience, specifically on the popular Truckee River," Debbie Leonard, a TRF Board member said. "We teach them how to swim through a rapid so that they can experience the sheer power of the water in a safe environment," Leonard said. 

Throughout the day, the Stay Afloat Safety Fair offers free 50-minute workshops for kids age five to 13 that cover proper fitting of a personal flotation device and helmet, how to safely maneuver in the currents and eddies and how to escape potentially dangerous situations in the water. Each participant will be able to keep the equipment free of charge upon completing the course.  With only three to four children per instructor and safety personnel in the water and on shore throughout the event, this is an intensive, must-attend workshop.  In addition, advanced classes using boogie boards are available for kids who have successfully completed the introductory workshop.

Reservations are not required and workshops are first come, first serve.  TRF started the Stay Afloat Fair as a direct result of the enthusiastic response received from the community's youth who have played in the downtown river since construction of the Truckee River Whitewater Park.  
 
For more information about the Truckee River Foundation and its Stay Afloat Safety Fair, visit www.TruckeeRiverFoundation.org.

From the City of Reno

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