The 15-member race committee for the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race gathered at the Bangor Armory this afternoon to put the final details on race preparation. They already have over 500 boats registered with a few hundred more expected to sign up before saturday’s race. Today’s rain is a good thing for Saturday. It’s expected to even out the stream as well as raise water levels. Whether you are a racer or just hanging out on the shore, the Kenduskeag Race is one of the rites of spring.Tracy Willette – Race Director”Folks look to the Kenduskeag as that run in to spring that we’re finally making. The timing with it always being the 3rd Saturday in April, it’s always something folks can count on each year. For participants, it’s one of those events that it’s a rite of spring. If they go the Kenduskeag, if it’s only once, they’ve done it, they can say they’ve done it, they get that little sticker on their canoe to indicate that and for the folks that come out and watch the event, it’s finally heading into spring and warmer weather and summer is not far behind.”A reminder, the 45th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race can be seen on TVFive starting at 10AM this Saturday.