Monthly Meeting – Tuesday, Feb. 21st – 6:30 PM

festive canoe

Yes it’s a CANOE. So?

  •  Speaker: Susan Marie Conrad – Author of INSIDE:  One   Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage.  
  • Topic:  Please join us for an evening with local author, paddler, and WAKE member – Susan Conrad – as she talks about the magic and mayhem of a solo trip from Anacortes to Alaska, and writing a book about her experience.  It’s a story of the sea and soul, with beautiful  photos and excerpts read.  Copies of her book will be available!
  • Time:  6:30 PM Social, 7 PM Meeting Starts.
  • Location:  The downtown Bellingham Library, lower level.  [Map]


WAKE (Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts) is a non-profit, social kayaking organization based in Bellingham, WA. We encourage any adult who wants to paddle in the many areas of the Pacific Northwest to visit us. Our focus is sea kayaking, however, we do have many whitewater kayakers as members. Because paddling conditions in the Pacific Northwest are typically cold and fickle, WAKE emphasizes safety in all sponsored events: trainings, occasional day paddles and trips, annual events and monthly meetings with speakers addressing all aspects of paddling.


  • WHEN: We meet the third Tuesday of the month, September through June.  Meeting dates/topics are posted on the website home page and calendar, and announced in the newsletter. (No club meetings during July & August. The Annual Holiday Party serves as the December meeting.)
  • WHERE:  The downtown Bellingham Library, lower level.  [Map]
  • WHO: The public is welcome to attend WAKE meetings. Feel free to visit and check out our schedule of events.


Membership is $25 per individual/$40 per household. Fees help pay for WAKE trainings, events, meeting room rental, website, newsletter software and insurance. To find out more, visit our Membership page.

Events and Trips

Day paddles, trips, and the WAKE Symposium are members-only events. Participants must have a signed liability release form on file prior to participation. Visit our Calendar for event listings and details.

Happy Paddling!