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Rushing whitewater, quiet mountain lakes, meandering rivers - the Inland Northwest has them all, and the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club is the perfect way to experience them.

Dedicated to promoting safe and fun paddling of all types - canoes, kayaks (whitewater, sea and recreational), rafts and paddle boards - the SCKC welcomes all paddlers of non-motorized craft.

Membership is required to participate in our clinics and paddles -- whether organized through meetup.com or otherwise. SCKC is a non-profit club and all dues go to cover club expenses and activities that benefit our members. Annual membership is $25 for an Individual (1 adult), $35 Joint (2 adults at same address), or $5 Youth (17 years and younger). Please visit our website to become a member: https://www.sckc.ws/contact--join

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Williams Lake - Flatwater Paddle

Williams Lake Public Boat Launch

SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN. Your Host is Tim Ahern. Launch at 6pm. Come as early as you need to be ready to launch at 6pm. This is an easy paddle! A leisurely paddle exploring Williams Lake. We ask that each paddler choose outings they can handle comfortably and show up at the put-in prepared and responsible for what the event entails. This is an easy paddle! Things to bring: PFD, whistle & emergency contact are required. Other items: water shoes, change of clothes, cap/sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses with retainer, drinking water and snacks, headlamp. Non-members of SCKC must sign a guest liability waiver, available at the launch. Non-members may join up to 3 SCKC paddling events, after which membership is required. A Discover Pass is required for parking. See you ON THE WATER!

Wednesday Night Whitewater

Centennial Trail Parking Lot

Class II Whitewater paddle on Upper Spokane Meet at Mirabeau (Centennial Trail Parking Lot) between 5 and 5:30 to set shuttle. Put in at Barker Road at ~6pm. Beginners are welcome but some previous whitewater experience is required. Message Marcus with any questions about experience, gear, etc. Requirements: SCKC membership Signed liability waiver Whitewater kayak (no sea kayaks or rec boats), with float bags Paddle Spray skirt PFD Helmet Wetsuit, dry top, or drysuit - the water is cold!

Whitewater Clinic

Centennial Trail Parking Lot

$25.00

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click Here to Register: www.sckc.ws/whitewater-kayak-clinic-registration Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking Clinic Clinic Cost: $25 per person (must have current club membership) Topics include: Expectations, logistics Paddling environment: wind, waves, weather, water Personal preparation Getting on and off the water River reading River running strategies, organization, risk management Equipment Safety and rescue Maneuvers and strokes: sweeps, draws,braces, forward/back stroke, duffek Ferries, eddy turns, peel-outs, surfing Class Requirements: Ability to perform all "Essential Eligibility Criteria" SCKC membership Signed liability waiver Age 12 or older Whitewater kayak (no sea kayaks or rec boats), with float bags Paddle Spray skirt PFD, Coast Guard approved Helmet Clothes for immersion. You will get wet! Wool, polypro, fleece, wetsuit or dry top/ drysuit are options Change of clothes, towel Sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses Notepad, pen Lunch and water NOTE: Please address any gear questions or concerns to instructor prior to class. Start time 8:00 am. Directions to meeting spot: Exit Evergreen Rd Head North Left Indiana Ave Right Mirabeau Pkwy Parking Lot will be on your right after ~0.3 miles

Moving Water Canoeing Clinic

Liberty Lake trail head

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click Here to Register: www.sckc.ws/moving-water-canoe-clinic-registration This clinic will help paddlers develop the skills to run class l and ll rivers, develop an appreciation for safety on the river, and learn basic river rescue skills. PREREQUISITE is flat water clinic on June 10, at no additional charge. Please contact Jerry prior to the flat water clinic (below) to arrange this. Register online for the moving water clinic, but don't formally register for the flat water canoe clinic - just communicate with Jerry. WHERE: Harvard Rd. in Spokane Valley. Exit freeway, north to cross river, left to put-in COST: $25 per person TOPICS INCLUDE: Basic Strokes Basic safety and rescue Canoe transportation Canoe trim/paddler position Equipment Hypothermia Launching River maneuvers and tactics CLASS REQUIREMENTS: Signed liability waiver Age 12 or over SCKC membership Tandem or solo canoe Paddle(s) PFD, Coast Guard approved Knee pads Bailer Clothing: Wool, pile or polypro, rain gear Change of clothing Lunch and water

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Food and Drinks after the Wednesday Night Whitewater Paddle

19859 E Riverwalk Ave

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