If you’ve followed the local news much here in Kent you’ve probably heard something about the possibility of a whitewater park in downtown Kent. We’re still pushing that concept to see if we can get some state funding support. We sent a grant application in to the state in May and we should hear back in August or September. In the meantime, some of the local whitewater advocates have offered to make the huge sacrifice of having to actually get out their kayaks and force themselves to take a kayak ride through downtown Kent so that we could get some good video shots of the ride in order to help promote the cause. The sacrifices people make for their community. Thanks to a local kayaker we now have a video kayak trip through Kent for you to enjoy.
Our professional videographer, Mike Pritt, has done a fantastic job capturing the spirit of Kent in all the different shots he has taken around town. In classic Kent form he’s worked on a shoestring budget and put in a lot of extra time in just because he lives here and he loves this town. Don’t let his easy going facade fool you, he’s a first rate video production guy — which is why he’s such a great example of the best Kent has to offer.
Kent’s more of a laid back, free to be you and me kind of place where people can afford to live as a small business person. And best of all, its people are full of surprising talents like Mike. Anyways, I wasn’t intending for this to be a shameless plug for Mike and his business but trust me, if you need professional video marketing work you can’t go wrong hiring Mike.
Last week I posted Mike’s economic development type of videos on line but this morning I got a copy of Mike’s version of rolling down the river and I wanted to add that to our video library. Mike took the shots at average river flow levels so you don’t see the whitewater excitement of spring but you can still get a great feel for the variety of the Kent river experience.
Since I’m busy thanking people for their contributions to these types of projects I need to give a shout out to Don Schjeldahl who was conscripted to be our kayak star and I want to extend a big thanks to the Record Courier for hosting the video clip on their server.
Enjoy: Watch the Kayak Video