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Canoe, kayak paddling classes offered by Spokane club

Members of the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club head off on a group paddle down the Spokane River in the stretch just upstream from the Division Street bridge.
Members of the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club head off on a group paddle down the Spokane River in the stretch just upstream from the Division Street bridge.

PADDLING –  A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks and sea kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway next week in an annual skills program offered by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club.

The first in the series is the Flatwater Canoeing Clinic set for May 14 at Medical Lake.

The clinic for solo and tandem canoeists covers strokes, equipment, safety and rescue, hypothermia, transporting canoes, launching and canoe trim and paddler position.

Cost per clinic is $55 per person, plus club membership ($25 annual fee), which opens the door to group outings and mentoring from accomplished paddlers.         

The Flatwater Clinic is a prerequisite for the Moving Water Canoeing Clinic set for June 11-12.

Other club-taught clinics include:

Sign up at least one week prior to a clinic at www.sckc.ws.

Info: (509) 325-2338 or email clinics@sckc.ws or Lynaia Liptak, liptak.lynaia@gmail.com.

  • Basic equipment required.
  • Preregistration required; no drop ins.
  • Must be 12 years or older, varies by clinic.

For whitewater paddling instruction, contact Jon Wilmot at Flow Adventures, (509) 242-8699.



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