• Monthly Meeting – Tuesday, March 21st – 6:30 PMnancy?
  • Speakers:  Nancy Blouin and Janiene Licciardi, local kayakers. Nancy, of course, is our WAKE President.
  • Topic:  Cleaning up marine debris on Shuyak Island State Park, near Alaska’s Kodiak Island. They used little more than pocket knives, trash bags, and kayaks. Come share their slide show and stories about this beautiful place, and the problem with beach trash that has become an unfortunate problem everywhere.
  • 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!